DescriptionCome and experience the Bounty Day picnic with us. Bounty Day, also known as Anniversary Day, is our national day. It celebrates the arrival of the Pitcairn Islanders and the establishment of the current settlement on Norfolk Island. The day commences with an 8:30am pick up from reception with Kingston as your destination.
Watch the Bounty Mutineer descendants as they enact the landing of their forefathers. The landing takes place at the Kingston Pier, the oldest pier in the Southern Hemisphere. Next, follow the procession of the Bounty Mutineer descendants, all dressed in period costume. First stop is at the Cenotaph to pay respects to fallen heroes where hymns are sung. Then, it’s onto the Cemetery where wreaths are laid, local hymns and the Pitcairn Anthem, (Norfolk Island’s national anthem) are sung. The Bounty Mutineer descendants then make their way to the All Saints Church for the judging of the best dressed families. You can observe the tradition of the children of the Bounty Mutineers descendants rolling down the Government House hill.
Finally, it’s off to The Compound for morning tea followed by the much anticipated Bounty Day picnic lunch featuring traditional Island dishes. Before lunch, the Norfolk grace will be sung. You will sample some traditional Norfolk Wettles (food), enjoy complimentary red and white wine, orange juice, tea and coffee. Baunti Tours will also have a local entertainer for their guests.