HMS Sirius Week March 2025

HMS Sirius March 2025235th Anniversary events of Shipwreck of HMS Sirius on Norfolk Island are being held in March 2025.

Sirius Week Tour Package includes …

  • Return ‘Seat & Bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island and all pre‐paid Airline taxes and Norfolk Island airport transfers
  • Seven nights accommodation – one bedroom or two-bedroom self-contained apartments (Single – twin/double – triple share or quad).
  • Hire car to explore Norfolk Island (one car per apartment)
  • Discovery half day Norfolk Island tour.
  • Walk in the footsteps of your ancestors: Tour of old Sydney Town of the first settlement.
  • Enjoy the special day for the 235th Shipwreck anniversary of the Shipwreck HMS Sirius on Norfolk Island, including lunch with heritage guest speakers.
  • Discover modern day location of your ancestor’s land.
  • Attend the launch of HMS Sirius Infants and Love Children 1787 to 1790.
  • Shadows of the Past – Visit the first Settlement burial ground and cemetery showcasing the 1st Settlement headstones.
  • Visit all the Norfolk Island Museums including HMS Sirius Museum and the Bounty Museum.
  • Saving the Souls of the shipwreck HMS Sirius 1790
  • Norfolk Island 1st Settlement History and Family History research resources and primary records; research zone and workshops.
  • Personalised heritage and history holiday guide and much more

Accounts of the voyage and shipwreck – Passengers and Crew of HMS Sirius March 1790 – HMS Sirius Shipwreck: what really happened – Why all the fuss over HMS Sirius? – Life on Norfolk Island 1st Settlement – Where is my Ancestor’s land today? – Norfolk Island Family History 1st Settlement research workshop. The 235th Shipwreck anniversary of HMS Sirius luncheon is being held at the exact location where the crew and marines landed at Sydney Town on 19 and 20 March 1790.

Two choices of self contained accommodation:
Accommodation: Daydreamers (Twin/Double Share – Single – Triple – Quad): Self-contained apartments, open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms, set in a protected landscaped garden area just a few minutes’ walk to the centre of town. Some views across the valley. Local bananas are hung for guests to eat when available and there is a common well-equipped barbeque area. Includes wifi, local mobile phone and guest laundry

Accommodation: Ocean Breeze (Twin/Double Share – Single): Rated 4 stars by Star Ratings Australia with one-bedroom self-catering cottages with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. The kitchen is modern and is well equipped for you to enjoy preparing your own meals, complete with an oven, stove, microwave and refrigerator. The front decks have outdoor furniture for you to sit and enjoy the fresh ocean air and the views beyond with common area BBQ facilities. Includes wifi and local mobile phone. Located on property of Andrew Goodwin – Lydia Munro and Richard-Cornelius Burrows – Elizabeth Cole from first Settlement and HMS Sirius.

Sydney Friday 14 March 2025: Departs Sydney 9:55am / Arrives Norfolk Island 1.35pm – Sydney Friday 21 March 2025: Departs Norfolk Island 2.45pm / Arrives Sydney 4.30pm.

Or Sydney Sunday 16 March 2025: Departs Sydney 9:55am / Arrives Norfolk Island 1.35pm – Sydney Sunday 23 March 2025: Departs Norfolk Island 2.45pm / Arrives Sydney 4.30pm

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Online bookings coming soon for Ocean Breeze Cottages.

HMS Sirius Week Norfolk Island March 2025 is a project of Australian History Research – Heritage Tourism – Norfolk Island Tourism – Bounty Museum.

Further enquiries and booking form contact Cathy Dunn 0459 044 780