Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 2014

Cruise ship Orion visits

By |March 24th, 2014|

The expedition cruise ship National Geographic Orion arrived today with 100 passengers on-board for a short visit to Norfolk Island.

The ship arrived very early from the Bay of Islands and most passengers were on land by 8:30am. The passengers were transferred ashore using the Orion’s inflatable Zodiac boats.

They were hosted by Baunti Escapes, the island’s most boutique tour company, who took the visitors on a 2.5 hour tour of NI, or optionally a 4 hour tour that included a visit to some of the island’s out-of-the-way places including Captain Cook lookout and Mt Pitt / Mt Bates, the island’s highest points.

One of […]

Summit to Surf Fun Run

By |March 16th, 2014|

The Banyan Park Summit to Surf fun run was held on this beautiful NI day (Sunday 16th March 2014).

It is one of the favourite events for those who live on Norfolk Island, and is enjoyed by those who holiday on Norfolk Island as well.

The weather was magic, the island green, the ocean a little wild, the sky blue, and the fun atmosphere amongst race-goers was contagious.

Starting at 9:30am, the race began at the Banyan Park Playcentre at Middlegate, and ended at the Kingston Gaol building with a sausage sizzle and refreshments.

This is the major fund raiser for the centre, […]

Foundation Day on NI

By |March 6th, 2014|

Today was Foundation Day on NI. For those who live on Norfolk Island, and travel here for the event, it was a wonderful day.

A re-enactment of the landing in 1788 by a small party of seven free men, two marines, two seamen, one midshipman and nine male and six female convicts, led by Philip Gidley King, was held.

Hundreds of visitors and locals were there to witness the celebration. They heard the stories of those times, and the stories of the lives of the early settlers from their children.

That first settlement brought on shore provisions for six months, plus sheep, […]