History & Culture

Our guests come to Norfolk Island essentially for the natural beauty, the peace and the tranquillity, the friendly hospitality and welcome by the Norfolk Islanders, as well as the amazing history from our connection to the early settlement of Australia, the brutal convict settlements on the Island and the fascinating story of the Bounty Mutineers and the arrival of the Pitcairn settlers in 1856.

We have selected a range of tours that we recommend to our guests to learn about our Islands amazing history and dverse culture.

Set in Convict Stone

This is not a “ghost tour” that just tells stories of haunting, this is an immersive historical and hands-on paranormal investigation tour.

As the sun goes down over the World Heritage listed Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, join Liz who has been working and touring in active sites on Norfolk Island for nearly twenty years. Learn spine chilling stories of her "Phantom Friends" that frequent the Island.

Pitcairn Settlers Village

Experience the proud history of the Pitcairn Island Settlers. Your guided tour will include, the gracious original Bailey homestead & gardens, a stroll through the barn, dairy and out-buildings, a museum filled with items of nostalgic and historic interest, the oldest working forge in the Pacific, an ex-New Zealand Army hut, with war-time memorabilia, an exclusive film of Norfolk Island interest and complimentary refreshments

Twiilight Tour

This is not a “ghost tour” that just tells stories of haunting, this is an immersive historical and hands-on paranormal investigation tour.

As the sun goes down over the World Heritage listed Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, join Liz who has been working and touring in active sites on Norfolk Island for nearly twenty years. Learn spine chilling stories of her "Phantom Friends" that frequent the Island.

Fletchers Cyclorama

Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama is an amazing 360° painting offers a unique way to experience the history of the Bounty adventures and discover how the world’s most famous mutiny created the Pitcairn and Norfolk Island communities.

Museum Pass

The Norfolk Island Museum reveals to you Norfolk's amazing and multi-layered stories. Famous for its colourful history, the island was first settled by Polynesians, then in 1788 by the British who later made it a convict hellhole. Since 1856 it has been home to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers

Colleen McCullough Tour

The Colleen McCullough Tour gives you a glimpse into the life of this modern-day literary icon. The world-renowned author called Norfolk Island home for almost 36 years. She and husband, Norfolk Islander, Ric Robinson, created a luxurious hideaway here. They maintained their privacy to ensure Colleen had the perfect environment for her writing. 

Tag-a-Long Tour

The Museum has two guided Tag-A-Long tours. These tours include a guided journey behind the scenes, to reveal additional stories from the museum collection and Norfolk's history.

RSL Museum

Norfolk Island has always sent a large number of people to join the armed forces in major world conflicts.  Nowhere else in Australia has sent such a large proportion of their population.

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