Convict Settlement Tour Norfolk Island

Convict Settlement Tour Norfolk Island

The Norfolk Island tour of the Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) is a unique experience as it offers an immersive journey through time, taking visitors back to the colonial era. The tour is led by expert guides who provide insightful and captivating stories, providing a firsthand experience of the intriguing past of this World Heritage Listed Georgian settlement. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore various historical sites, each with its own unique story to tell. The tour also includes a lovely morning or afternoon tea, providing an opportunity for visitors to relax and reflect on the historical significance of the sites they have just explored. By the end of the tour, visitors will have gained a deep understanding of the history of Norfolk Island's convict past and the Georgian settlement that remains today. Overall, the tour offers an educational and engaging experience, making it a must-do activity for anyone interested in history and culture.

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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, WXR3+WVG, 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.

Informacion Adicional
"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"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"

Horário de Início: 01:00 PM
Duração: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Ponto de partida: Tax store Norfolk Island, 77 Taylors Road Burnt Pine NF, Burnt Pine 2899, Norfolk Island
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from Hotels and Motel in the general Burnt Pine Town Area. Guests staying at other accommodations further out of town must come to our loading area located at 68A Taylors Road.

Please provide your accommodation when booking.

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Tea
  • Professional guide

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