Norfolk Island Holidays
Our Convict past and historic treasures – in a modern world. Discover Sydney’s magnificent historical buildings and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area on Norfolk Island is one of the foremost national examples of a cultural landscape with heritage and social values and is listed on the National Heritage List.
Norfolk Island is located 1600km north-east of Sydney and an external territory of Australia, home to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and a colourful convict history.
Take a walking tour of the city’s most popular monuments and bustling piazzas starting from the Customs House, a precinct where old 19th century sandstone buildings. During our 3 hours walking tour we will admire historical buildings.
The Old Great North Road in the Hawkesbury region NSW is the best surviving example of an intact convict-built road with massive structural works, which remains undisturbed by later development.
World heritage listing for Australian Convict Sites, that presents the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts.
In July 2010 the World Heritage Convention’s announced that Kingston and Arthurs Vale on Norfolk Island and the other 10 Australian convict sites on listed the World Heritage List.
As many as 50,000 convicts transported to New South Wales spent some time at the Hyde Park Barracks. Today it is a museum of its own history and a window into our past.