We arrive at Governor's Lodge

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Instant professionalism at Governor's Resort

Governor's Lodge reception Governor's Lodge


Our shuttle bus pulled into the Resort and we were met by the lovely Emily. She proved to be so professional and, more importantly, friendly. Little did we know at that point that all Norfolk people are very friendly.

Emily personally escorted each of us down to our cottages and then she came back to each of us a few minutes later to explain items of interest about our accommodation. Our cottage instantly impressed us. Here are a few photos of the inside and the exterior:

 

 

Front of our cottage The approach to our cottage - No.10
Our little verandah We would enjoy sitting out on our verandah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our lounge in the cottage A lounge to watch TV
The kitchen in the cottage Our kitchenette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful king size bed awaited us A king size bed
We had a fabulous shower at the resort Our bathroom had the best shower imaginable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch at Bailey's

We were starting to feel very hungry and it was almost 2 p.m. We virtually dropped our luggage in our room and walked across to the resort's restaurant - Bailey's.

The restaurant and the surroundings were a sheer delight.

We were both served magnificent lunches. There was so much food on our plates and each of our meals cost only $10. Each day the restaurant has varying specials and most are $10 each. The restaurant serves "outsiders" as well as resort guests. Over the week we were in Norfolk Island we ended up eating there so many times.

Verandah-baileys-restaurant We settled ourselves at a table on the verandah
A yummy lunch for only $10 each Ian chose fish and chips. I had chicken omelette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only down side to this magnificent restaurant was one of the staff members. I believe he came from Vanuatu. He seemed so disinterested in his job as waiter. He was incredibly aloof and he didn't even bother answering some of our questions. In the week we were here we never saw him smile once. This was in contrast to other staff members, two of which came from Fiji. They were very friendly. The Fijian waitress explained to us that she loved Norfolk Island and had come there to escape the hustle and bustle of Fiji. She was part way into an eight year contract with the restaurant.

Feeling rather full we set off back to our cottage. We wanted to try out our hire car and find some edibles from the supermarket.

 

Next page: We set off in our car to investigate Norfolk Island

 

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Wiki's Norfolk Island
Informative Wiki page that details the location of N.I., a bit of it's history and more .....

 

The Art Of Travel
Very interesting travel information for all locations.

Smart Traveller
Australian Government's site dealing with current travel advice.

Norfolk Island Tourism
This is the Island's Facebook page.

Visitor Information Centre
All the information you need about the island is here.

Discover Norfolk Island
Interesting travel guide

Wiki Travel
Interesting tidbits of information if you are thinking of going to Norfolk Island