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Travel accommodation and activities for the Norfolk island trip are many and varied, so we have excluded these entirely from the the conference fees this gives you maximum choice of:
- departure in return days – your trip can be from 5 to 8 days or longer
- choose the city to fly from and return to. They don’t have to be to same, especially if you are going from the from Sydney but returning to another city
- choose your accommodation from budget through to more upmarket
- choose dining to suit – from budget to more upmarket
- choose what else to do on Norfolk Island – from minimal through to “everything”
But to help you hear some options we have checked out, some recommendations and other ideas.
How to book
We recommend booking with Norfolk Island Travel Centre – a one stop shop for your flight and accommodation bookings. They have negotiated special deals for our group in some cases.
Book early – flights and accommodation generally tend to increase over time. Or book out altogether.
Norfolk Island Travel Centre has negotiated special deals for our group – for flights and accommodation. They are holding a limited block of seats with Air New Zealand from Sydney at prices $200-$300 less than the best available listed airfare. Flights are also available from Brisbane and Auckland or any other city connecting through these cities.
They also have limited accommodation and car hire packages available at great rates.
To be eligible for these group rates you must have already booked or be prepared to book within 2 days the Norfolk Island conference itself.
Flights to Norfolk Island and back
Air New Zealand is the only airline with regular flights to Norfolk Island. The days they fly are:
- Sydney – Mondays and Fridays
- Brisbane – Tuesdays on Saturdays
- Auckland – Sundays
Connecting flights to these three cities from other cities can be chosen. For those going from Sydney on Monday (likely for most also doing the 6th cruise) may find it cheaper to return to your home city via Brisbane or Auckland.
You can book any time you wish as long as there are flights available – and rooms for accommodation.
Hibiscus Aloha Apartments – recommended conference group accommodation – web site
Special prices and benefits for our group for bookings through Norfolk Island Travel Centre, who can also handle your airfare bookings.
- 4 night From: $380 per person based on twin share in a one bedroom apartment
- 5 night From: $440 per person based on twin share in a one bedroom apartment
- 7 night From: $529 per person based on twin share in a one bedroom apartment
Benefits of staying at a Hibiscus Aloha
- very central location – within walking distance of shops and services in the town
- this is the largest block of units Norfolk Island Travel Centre has reserved for our group
- has a meeting room for our exclusive group use where we can meet for informal discussions or research help at any time
Situated in Burnt Pine Township, Norfolk’s shopping and café district, these fully self-contained one and two apartments offer the makings of a pleasant holiday with swimming pool, shaded BBQ area complete with modern gas BBQ’s and picnic tables, guest laundries, departure lounge, and reception office available for all Hibiscus Apartments guests. With the bowling club, supermarket, cafes and restaurants literally a minute’s walk from the front entrance, Hibiscus Aloha is popular with those who want to be close to all the amenities while still being able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the private landscaped grounds.
Inclusions: Car hire including surcharge – Petrol usage is additional cost, return airport transfers, half day Island Tour.
Other places Norfolk Island Travel Centre can book for you if you have a particular preference for something different:
- Pine Valley Apartments
- Hideaway Retreat
- Polynesian Apartments
- a hotel – check with Norfolk Island Travel Centre
Some tours offer bus transfer to and from, usually with a nominal cost. But most accommodation also offers attractively priced car hire bundled with your booking – or an option you can choose at an attractive rate.
Other things to do
These are listed on a separate page – click here for details