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Convict Kingston Tour
4.5

Convict Kingston Tour

By Baunti Tours
Recommended by 93% of travellers
93% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 4-95, max of 34 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Light refreshments
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Entry/Admission - Norfolk Island Cemetery
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 79c Taylors Rd, Burnt Pine 2899, Norfolk Island
    Baunti Tours is located at 79C Taylors Road, Burnt Pine.
Pickup details
  • Please go to the Baunti Tours Office on 79c Taylor's Road before the tour departs to confirm your pick time.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91908P4

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Guests must call into the Baunti Office in Burnt Pine to confirm their departure time and exchange their voucher for a Baunti ticket.
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      Convict Kingston Tour is hosted by Baunti Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Baunti Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Convict Kingston Tour on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91908P4

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        79c Taylors Rd
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • 1
        Norfolk Island Cemetery
        Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
        Visit one of the most beautiful cemetary's you will ever see. Explore the historic graves from the first settlers and from the convict era.
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Baunti Tours
        192
        Burnt Pine, Australia
        Joined in October 2018
      • mictom63
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very disappointed
        Very disappointed with our experience in dealing with Baunti Escapes. Due to a miscommunication that the dates were changed for one of our tours we missed the bus and their attitude was pretty much too bad go back to your travel agent. Then on the fish fry we chose to sit at the end of the table so my mum could easily get in and out only to be told (quite rudely) to shift so a group of six could sit there. There were six seats on the other side of us they could have accessed. We couldn’t see the dancing girls due to the table positions. The music was good, the bus driver friendly that is pretty much the only good thing
        Written 18 April 2024
      • jillcI947NA
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Love that honey. Great tour
        The highlight was the bee man who was so knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. Could have listened to him all day and of course the honey was delicious. The tea tasting was lovely and the initiative shown by that young man was impressive. The stories of the salt lady were fascinating
        Written 28 March 2024
      • trevorrose
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        So interesting.
        This tour was a complete surprise! Never having read a Colleen McCulloch book, I tagged along with my wife who was very keen. It turned out to be a most interesting morning, with an interesting drive out to the property and then a most personal and informative look into the house and the life of the famous writer. Our guide, Rebecca, having worked with McCulloch for many years, was a veritable mine of information and the exquisite furnishings, art and artefacts in the house was incredible. Definitely recommend this tour!
        Written 26 March 2024
      • garryo846
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful tour
        My friend wanted to go not me but I really enjoyed the tour Cols housekeeper that took us through was wonderfull with great insight to Colleen very much enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it.
        Written 21 March 2024
      • Philwhill
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Not so good fish fry
        Unfortunately the weather was not the best for this event. However we were not impressed by the meal. We got 2 small pieces of fish and salads, such as you could get anywhere else. Mine was okay but my partners was cold and dried out. Sure you could go back for seconds. The dessert was a coconut custard pie, not very appealing. No chips. The highlight of the evening was the singer. Otherwise I would not recommend it. Perhaps I was prejudiced as I had attended a fish fry years previously which was far better.
        Written 10 March 2024
      • seetheworld58
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Tour of Colleen's home
        Lovely home in idyllic surrounds. Welcomed by Rebecca and shown through many rooms; so many pieces collected by Colleen over the years are on display. Absolutely loved the 'fernery' - would love to sit there & chat to Colleen with a cuppa !
        Written 29 February 2024
      • 947dannyh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unfortunate Cancellation
        Unfortunately had to cancel our tours due to sickness The response from this company was fantastic With full refund offered and kind words of support
        Written 19 February 2024
      • Tropics-876
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Intro to Norfolk Island
        9/10 for the Tour Guide on Tuesday am 7 Feb. Pick up from hotel and drop off were punctual. Knowledge as a local about local matters was excellent and general banter with the passengers was positive and uplifting. Driving skills were excellent. My only negative comment, as a person who has been on many tours in a number of countries, is that no name tag was worn by the guide. Yes, he introduced himself, but as part of a small group of other people I didn’t know, I am lucky to remember my own name!
        Written 7 February 2024
      • Chelenb33
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good food and entertainment
        Better than expected. The fish was fresh and excellent quality with thin batter. Salads were good as well with some Pacifica dishes also offered for variety. The venue is covered but open air. The local musician gave a pleasant musical backdrop with some interesting stories about his family of Pitcairners. This was followed by a hula dance ensemble of young women from the island. All in all a pleasant experience.
        Written 3 February 2024
      • Donna J
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Cultural Delight
        This was a very interesting and informative tour. It was wonderful to be invited into a true Norfolk Islanders property and listen to island stories that would not necessarily be shared on other tours. It really gave us a great appreciation of how gifted islanders are at improvising and problem solving. This tour was truly a rich cultural experience. The tasting plate was delicious thanks to the wonderful chef and Mark the poet shared some moving island inspired poems.
        Written 23 January 2024
      • Z2784OFdavidb
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        A lottery - depends on the home!
        Expect anything. Entree course we had a woman who gave us a comedy history of her family, which was fun. Main course the hostess produced her frail 86 year old uncle to talk about whaling, who had obvious memory loss and kept forgetting what he was saying. Sweet guy but very hard going, and not once did she come out to support or help him. Dessert course we were politely blackmailed into buying a local fundraising liqueur, while the hostess regaled us with stories of basically how fabulous she was. With 50+ people in the group there is very little (i.e. none) chance to talk to the hosts about anything, it's a case of "get in, eat, get out." Food was very ordinary. I know this tour has been around for a long time, and in theory it's a great idea, but I think the Norfolkians are doing it by numbers and just grabbing the tourist dollar, which is disappointing. Might be time to revisit the concept and do it better than they are at the moment.
        Written 10 January 2024
      • Z2784OFdavidb
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Show? What show? AVOID!
        Without doubt the worst thing we have ever sat through. Three performers - you'd never call them actors - staggering through a meandering list of historical trivia, "umms" and "aahs" everywhere because they can't remember the lines, sprinkled with overworked non-jokes along the lines of "the Commandant's wife never liked an early morning cock". All three laugh at their own jokes and think they're hilarious. They're not. Done in a bland hotel function hall with no sound, no lighting, no set, cheap badly-fitted costumes and zero atmosphere. Also features a narrator who for some reason ISN'T in costume like the others, and wanders around in a caftan with a book prompting them as they all forget what they're doing. It looks exactly like what it is - a very tired tourist gimmick for a captive audience screwed out of $100 in advance, who then have to buy overpriced cheap wine from the venue. And when you think it can't possibly get any worse, the food - the soup could have been anything, meat tough as an old boot, canned gravy and tinned veggies. We escaped before dessert. This embarrassment desperately needs a writer, a real script, genuine humour, a director with imagination, some (any) attempt at production values and actors who actually know how to deliver lines rather than C-grade amateurs. I've seen pre-school shows with more cred than this garbage. Excruciatingly bad - AVOID.
        Written 10 January 2024
      • 335keithg
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Insights into the life of a celebrated literary figure.
        A real thrill to visit the home of an author whose books you've read and largely enjoyed. Guided by her long time housekeeper who gave all relevant facts about Colleen but also related many little anecdotes about her that much more fully filled out the life she led and revealed quite a lot about her character. The house itself is kept as it was during her occupation and many of the pieces of art, sculpture and furnishing are of great interest in their own right. Absolutely worth experiencing.
        Written 10 January 2024
      • dianemC5543NT
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Island Adventures 4WD Tour - great experience
        My daughter and I travelled to Norfolk Island in May 2023 and this tour was our favourite. The bus driver was great and shared his knowledge without any political conversations. We visited several private properties where the views were amazing so this tour is a must for photos. We ended with morning tea at the home of a local weaver. I would not hesitate in doing this tour again on my next visit, this tour was very good value for money.
        Written 5 January 2024
      • rachvb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a fantastic evening.
        Had a great time at the dinner, we had a great group who really entered into the spirit of the evening. None of us guessed the murderer but was still an amazing time. Well done Rachel out host you did Norfolk island proud.
        Written 29 December 2023
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      Lyn A
      Bozeman, MT262 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2021
      Convict discovery tour interesting but TOO many people (over 30) on a tight bus. Half of the time we were either picking people up from resorts, dropping off at resorts or getting on and off the bus. Find another tour that limits the amount of people, do not recommend this tour.
      Written 22 April 2021
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      Hi Lyn A, we have taken your comments on board. we have checked the day of tour and we had two 36 seater coaches out on the tour and we had not filled them as we like to leave some spare seats. It is a very popular tour which we run 3 times a week. We hope you enjoyed the other tours you also experienced while on island.
      Written 15 May 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      PatrickSCD
      Sydney, Australia57 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brook was our tour guide. I don’t know how to thank him enough. This is the best activity we had on the island. Brook is extremely knowledgeable. He presented the history in an unassuming Aussie way. My teenage son loves Brook’s sense of humor.
      Written 5 July 2023
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      Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are so glad your son enjoyed the tour :-) We will definitely pass this on to Brooke, who takes great pride in his tours. We hope to welcome you back to auwas ailen hoem very soon.
      Written 6 July 2023
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      Geoff C
      Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020
      Wonderful place to visit. So much history to be learnt. Our tours were well organised (thanks Pinetree Tours) with exceptional and informative tour guides in John and Max.
      More than top marks for our accommodation at Ocean View Cottages.
      We will have to return and relax some more.
      Written 15 January 2020
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      matmob
      Adelaide, Australia259 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020
      We did the Convict Settlement Tour with Pinetree Tours. It is recommended as you wouldn't know what all the buildings were without doing a tour. A lot of the buildings are not there anymore, but the ones that are are being kept well. Parts of the old gaol have been excavated so you can see the size of the cells (not nice). Max was our guide - very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. He had some old photographs of what some of the areas used to look like which was great. Definitely recommended
      Written 12 February 2020
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      Margaret S
      Blue Mountains, Australia61 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022
      This was the best tour we went on. Easy, friendly and full of relevant and interesting information.

      The walk around with easy to listen too comments and answers to plenty of questions.

      Great afternoon tea.
      Written 18 May 2022
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      Hi Margaret, Thank you for leaving a lovely review. We will pass on your comments and praise to the guides.
      Written 29 May 2022
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      Greg P
      Mooroopna, Australia73 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2019 • Couples
      We had a great guide who was entertaining, interesting and informative. The tour was well paced and set us up with what to visit or revisit during our stay.
      Written 13 November 2019
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      Hi Greg, Thanks for the review. We are very lucky to have a World Heritage site on our little island and the opportunity to taken you on a tour into our past history.
      Written 6 April 2020
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      Villin H
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2021
      Great our with Brooke full of knowledge of the area, he gave us a excellent overview of area. Backed up by reading material for us with images and maps of how the area was set out.
      Written 20 February 2021
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      Thank you for your review on our Convict Kingston Tour. It is one of our most popular history tours.
      Written 9 March 2021
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      Linda C
      18 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      July 2023 • Couples
      History is still alive if you have a good guide and this is a very interesting tour. Even the children could enjoy this one
      Written 9 July 2023
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      Neil and Margre... S
      17 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023 • Friends
      We were so impressed with the knowledge of our guide Brook. He made the tour so interesting.. We felt we had a much greater understanding of Norfolk history after this tour. Good value for money
      Written 9 February 2023
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      Thank you for your review on our Convict Kingston Tour. Brooke is an amazing tour guide on all things Norfolk.
      Written 13 February 2023
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      judy d
      Caringbah, Australia2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A fantastic tour. We really enjoyed the Convict tour with our excellent guide Rachel. Her historical knowledge was incredible and we certainly learnt so much by choosing to go on it.
      Written 20 October 2022
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      Hi Judy Thanks so much for your review. The convict Kingston tour is a excellent tour and Rachel is a 7th Generation Norfolk and her passion for NorfolkIsland shines through in everything she does.
      Written 22 October 2022
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