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Half-Day Norfolk Island Guided Convict History Tour

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Want to learn all about Norfolk Islands Convict History? Join us on an in depth tour of the World Heritage Listed Georgian settlement of Kingston. This whole area is a living showcase of Polynesian, convict and Pitcairn Islander history. We take you through the cemetery, where you will hear the history of the colonial headstones, as well as the old houses along Quality Row.

You will also walk through the ruins of the New Gaol, see the Pier Store, Boat Shed and the Crank Mill - all of which has to be seen to be believed.

Trust us - the only way to truly experience the incredible history of Norfolk Island - is to see it for yourself.

Afternoon Tea is included.

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Stop At: Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, Norfolk Island Australia

The Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area (KAVHA), is of outstanding significance to the nation as a convict settlement spanning the era of transportation to eastern Australia between 1788 -1855. It is also significant as the only site in Australia to display evidence of early Polynesian settlement, and the place where the Pitcairn Island descendants of the Bounty mutineers were re-settled in 1856.

In 2010 the Australian Federal Environment Protection and Heritage Minister, Peter Garrett, and Norfolk Island Chief Minister, David Buffett, welcomed an announcement by the World Heritage Committee that Norfolk Island's Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area has been included on the WORLD HERITAGE LIST as part of the Australian Convict Sites inscription.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Norfolk Island Cemetery, Quality Row, Kingston, Norfolk Island 2899 Australia

Norfolk Island has one cemetery, located at Kingston, on the shores of the aptly named Cemetery Bay. Burials have taken place here from the period of the first settlement to the present day.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Crankmill, Norfolk Island Australia

A witness to the horrific past of the now idyllic Norfolk Island, The Crankmill served as a facility for convicts from 1837 to 1855. Originally built as a store in 1827, the building changed its purpose several times before it was consumed by fire in the late 19th century. Today, you can see only the moss-covered walls and remnants of the old whaling boat, which survived from the period when the building was used as a boat shed. The remains of the crank mill mechanism are kept in the Norfolk Island Museum.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Pier Store Norfolk Island Museum, Pier St, Kingston 2899, Norfolk Island

The Pier Store was originally known as The Beach Store and was built in 1825 as a Commissariat (a Government or Military store). Located at the end of Kingston Pier, it was the most efficient and suitable place to unload goods to. After a tsunami hit the building in 1834 it was converted to a mill where corn was ground by use of hand-mills. In 1841 the upper storey became a guard-room and the lower continued to be used as a store. After the arrival of the Pitcairners in 1856 the lower floor became a customs shed and the upper storey was also used as a coffin room. A complete renovation of the building began in 1977 and it was then used as a store for lighterage gear, old crankmill machinery and pallets of beer. In 1988 the building became available for use by the Norfolk Island Museum.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Inclusions
  • Tea
  • Professional guide


Departure Point
68 Taylors Rd, Burnt Pine 2899, Norfolk Island

Traveler pickup is offered



Departure Time
1:00 PM

Duration
3 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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