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					Page 22 - Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, October 17, 2007                                                                                                       www.melbourneobserver.com.au



     Shearwater Luxury Villas                                                                                                      Norfolk Island




   The pinnacle of luxury on Norfolk Island is                     FACT FILE
   to stay high on a cliff-top at Shearwater
   Scenic Villas, an enchanting, 8-acre, pri- NAME: Shearwater Luxury Villas
   vate world, yet just 8 minutes from town        ADDRESS: PO Box 479, Norfolk Island,
      From your superbly appointed villa, set         2899
   on its own exclusive peninsula, you'll gaze PHONE: 0011 6723 22 539
   out on views which will literally make you FAX: 0011 6723 23 559
   gasp - the finest on Norfolk Island - guar- CONTACT: Peter Clarke                                 Direct Melbourne-Norfolk Island
                                                                                                      flights commence this Friday
   anteed!                                         WEB: www.shearwater.nf
      When you gaze out over this gorgeous E-MAIL: pete@shearwater.nf
   vista of soaring pines and sparkling sea,
   you'll realise why Shearwater is known as
   'the millionaire's hideaway'.                                                                     ■ Norfolk Air will become the newest inter-               Mr Wilson said the new Melbourne ser-
      But you can stay in this privileged world,                                                     national airline to fly into Melbourne when           vice, which is to include eight Bounty Class
   in a spacious, gracious, private villa, for                                                       direct flights begin to Norfolk Island on Fri-        (business) seats, is bookable now via
   much less than millionaire's rates.                                                               day (Oct. 19).                                        www.norfolkair.com and licensed travel
      Whether your party is of two, three or                                                             Visitors from Victoria, Tasmania and South        agents.
   four people, you will have sole occupancy                                                         Australia presently make up about 16 per                  "We're planning to launch a marketing
   of an entire villa, invisible to your                                                             cent of all arrivals to the small island 1600km       campaign with Norfolk Island Tourism to get
   neighbours, yet commanding a stunning                                                             north-east of Sydney and the direct connec-           the word out about the new service as quickly
   panorama including pine-fringed Emily Bay,
   reef-enclosed Slaughter Bay and old                                                               tion is designed to build on that share by            as possible," he added.
   Kingston Town..                                                                                   providing the convenience of a more direct                NIT General Manager Steve McInnes said
      Your luxurious, glass-walled living room DVD and a large selection of books and                service.                                              he was delighted with the move to Melbourne
   offers every comfort, including TV, CD and games.                                                     The new non-stop service will leave               flights because of the importance of the
                                                    The modern kitchen is fully equipped,            Melbourne International Airport at 12.50pm            southern markets.
                                                 including wall oven, microwave and dish-            every Friday and arrive on the island at                  "Norfolk Island appeals to Victorians,
                                                 washer. Every splendidly-appointed bed-             5.50pm local time. Return flights will leave          South Australians and Tasmanians because
                                                 room has it own en-suite,bathroom with full-        at 8am on Fridays and arrive in Melbourne             it is one of the most affordable international
                                                 length bath.                                        at 11.50am after a brief Sydney stopover.             destinations available and holds great ap-
                                                    Feel like a spa? Your luxurious Spa                  "We believe the convenience of a direct
                                                 House adjoins, ready to offer you a heated
                                                                                                                                                           peal for families and nature and heritage lov-
                                                 spa, day or night. Or walk through                  flight will attract more visitors," said Norfolk      ers," he added.
                                                 Shearwater's own grounds down to the lim-           Air General Manager Ewan Wilson.                      "The island offers a vast range of tours and
                                                 pid rock pools and rolling surf of Cresswell Bay.       "Although the non-stop sector will be out-        activities, and its affordability means
                                                    You'll find it nigh-impossible to believe        bound initially, we plan to offer a totally non-      holidaymakers can stay longer, making the
                                                 you're just eight minutes from 77 duty-free         stop service when we replace our present              Friday flights ideal for those wanting to get
                                                 shops!                                              Boeing 737-200 with a new aircraft in 2008.           away for a week or more."



                                   Madisons                                                                 Norfolk Island Tourism
                                                                        FACT FILE                                                                                           FACT FILE
                                                          NAME: Madisons                                                                                    NAME: Norfolk Island Tourism
                                                          ADDRESS: PO Box 394, Norfolk Island 2899                                                          ADDRESS: PO Box 211, Norfolk Island 2899
                                                          PHONE: 0011 6723 22 952                                                                           PHONE: 0011 6723 22 147
                                                          CONTACT: Charles Blackwell                                                                        FAX: 0011 6723 23 109
                                                          E-MAIL: madisons@ni.net.nf                                                                        CONTACT: Tania Anderson
                                                                                                                                                            WEB: www.norfolkisland.nf
                                                                                                                                                            E-MAIL: tanderson@nigtb.gov.nf

                                                                                                                                                           locals, and a very mild all year round climate,
                                                                                                                                                           Norfolk really has the best of everything..
                                                                                                     All islands carry a special mystique that sepa-          Regular flights operate from Sydney, Brisbane,
                                                                                                     rates them from everyday life.                        Newcastle and Auckland with a Melbourne ser-
                                                                                                         But when you land on an island steeped in         vice to commence October 19, 2007. For fur-
                                                                                                     as much history, culture, scenery and tranquil-       ther information check out www.norfolkisland.nf
                                                                                                     ity as Norfolk Island you are left in no doubt you    or phone 1-800 214 603.
                                                                                                     have arrived on one of the most unusual and
                                                                                                     beautiful places on Earth.
                                                                                                         Combining beauty, history, romance, Norfolk
                                                                                                     Island has the best of everything.
                                                                                                         Captain James Cook was the first to officially
                                                                                                     discover Norfolk Island, describing it as a "para-
                                                                                                     dise" ... but it wasn't always paradise.
  Madisons, in the Village Place shopping area of                                                        Norfolk was Australia's harshest penal colony
  Norfolk Island, is a manufacturing jeweller - the                                                  and fascinating 18th Century buildings survive
  only ones.                                                                                         from this colourful past.
     If you want fine jewellery at the best prices,                                                      Norfolk is now home to the descendants of
  Madisons is the place to shop.                                                                     the infamous Bounty mutineers whose barefoot
     Madisons promise that you will see the big-                                                     manners, warmth and hospitality have been wo-
  gest selection of fine jewellery in the Pacific, from                                              ven into the island's unique and timeless rhythm
  the norm to the frankly heirloom.                                                                  - a special charm that draws visitors back time
     Madisons claim to have the largest range of
  gold chain in the Pacific - with thousands of chains                                               and time again.
  in stock.                                                                                              Aside from lazing under the majestic pines,
     There are new technology watches, with a                                                        you can snorkel in the lagoons, hike amongst
  wonderful selection of diamonds, rubies, sap-                                                      spectacular rainforests, kayak along the stark
  phires and emeralds - and other gemstones - in                                                     granite coastline, play golf on one of the world's
  rings, pendants and earrings in an assortment of                                                   greenest courses, experience scuba diving, or
  exclusive pieces.                                                                                  take a trek on one of the outer islands.
     Madisons suggest you compare prices before                                                          Norfolk Island is renowned for its fresh, deli-
  purchasing elsewhere.                                                                              cious food and locally made dishes,
       They are gemologists, offer department store                                                  complimented with Norfolk brewed beer, coffee
  variety, and personal service.
     For the most expert advice on Norfolk Island,                                                   and wine.
  please visit Madisons.                                                                                 With the cleanest air after Antartica, friendly

				
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