Due to the volume of disrupted bookings we are working through our call centre phone hours are currently reduced to 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday.

We apologise should this cause any inconvenience. Much appreciated, from the team at Oxley Travel.

Please note: Lord Howe Island is very heavily booked through to June 2022.

Below is the current situation for:

Lord Howe Island: From 15 December 2021, visitors to the island may be required to be double vaccinated for certain tourist accommodation. A COVID declaration sheet will be provided to all travellers at approximately 3 weeks prior to their travel date. This must be completed and sent directly onto the accommodation in which you are staying within 72 hours of your arrival.

Please refer to Lord Howe Island Tourism Covid-19 Q&A page for more information on Lord Howe Island’s Covid-19 Policy.

Norfolk Island: Visitors arrivals to the island have been paused commencing Thursday 6 January to Wednesday 26 January 2022. Please refer to Norfolk Island’s COVID-19 Advice for the latest information if you are able to travel to the island. Visitors must apply for an entry pass 72 – 24 hours prior to departure. Apply for an entry pass here.

From 1 December 2021, travel to Norfolk Island will be allowed from any state or territory that has reached an 80% vaccination rate.

  1. Proof of vaccination status will be required in completing the Entry Permit to Norfolk Island.
  2. Unvaccinated travellers from anywhere will be required to undertake self-isolation on the island until released by NIHRACS.

As of Tuesday 4 January, COVID testing (children under 12 years are not required to have a PCR or RAT test) requirements for passengers to the island are as follows:

  • a negative PCR test result in the 72 hours prior to arrival on the island, or
  • a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result in the 48 hours prior to arrival and a negative RAT test undertaken within 24 hours of arrival on the island.

Due to the limited availability of RAT tests on the island passengers are advised to bring a RAT test with them to comply with this requirement. There is no requirement to self-isolate before undertaking the second RAT test.

Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or underlying health conditions should not travel to the island and anyone on the island who has the slightest symptoms should self-isolate and contact NIHRACS to have a RAT test undertaken. Please check your state health website for locations in your area.

Note: We strongly advise travellers to keep up to date with border/travel restrictions in the state you reside.

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Here at Oxley Travel, we specialise exclusively in Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. It will be our privilege to ensure that your holiday is as enriching as it is relaxing. Whether it be a short break, romantic getaway, family holiday or special interest group, contact our friendly reservations team for expert advice and personal firsthand knowledge acquired over many trips to these remarkable islands.

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Thank you, we have already mentioned that we will highly recommend your business to whoever we can. Your service is the best we’ve encountered.

Our stay at Endeavour Lodge was a 5star experience. Duncan was waiting for us at the airport and without fuss we were chauffeured to our accommodation. The rooms were very clean with quality furnishings and comforts, the kitchen was exceptionally well equipped as was the bathroom, leaving us wanting for nothing but food and drinks. The grounds are immaculate and the view from our private balcony left us speechless each day.

We experienced a half day Island Introductory tour, a Convict Settlement tour and the Island Fish Fry evening with Pinetree Tours. Kim, Max and Hayley are exceptional tour guides and their knowledge, pride and ownership of their heritage and the island is quite unique.

The ladies who manned the Sirius Museum and No. 10 Quality Row were very happy and helpful. We dined out at the Bowls Club, Baileys, Hilli, Homestead and Bounty and would have to say that Baileys was our favourite.

There is so much more but I have to stop somewhere!! Thank you again for such a memorable experience.

Kind regards,

Michelle & Allan
Our trip to Lord Howe had to be cancelled due Covid19 but Shelly had worked extremely hard for our group of 16 people. She was incredibly kind and helpful, yet there was nothing in it for her or Oxley Travel when the trip finally had to be cancelled. We will definitely re-book with them when it’s possible to go to the island in future.

We have just returned from an awesome holiday on Norfolk Island arranged by your agency. My husband and I would like to thank you for the seamless arrangements and in particular for recommending Selwyn Cottage. Our accommodation was fabulous. It had EVERYTHING we needed and its convenient yet peaceful and private setting made our holiday.

Marilyn & Lindsay, Moonee Beach, NSW

We had a lovely time during our week on Norfolk Island. We received a very friendly welcome at the airport from our host Tim. Selwyn Cottage is a gem. It was very comfortable and well presented with a refurbished bathroom and newly painted throughout. There were quality towels and toiletries and sufficient kitchen equipment. Tim had picked sweet, juicy oranges for us from his garden and also gave us 6 fresh eggs from his own chickens. He also offered freshly dug up potatoes if I was going to be cooking evening meals but we opted for the restaurants. The car provided was quite adequate and reliable.

Dino’s restaurant was superb (need to book well in advance) and we can recommend it to your clients. The daily caught fish and local steak at the Bowling Club were perfectly cooked and great value – so was the Friday night pizza at Castaways which also has a very nice bar and deck.

Tim also dropped into to have a chat with us at the airport when he was picking up the car. He need not have done that. We can highly recommend Selwyn Cottage.

Thank you for your professional services to enable this holiday.

Sue, Greystanes, NSW

A HUGE thanks to you Sara, for organising and booking our fantastic holiday to Lord Howe Island. Everything was perfect – from your wonderful communication, our accommodation and the weather (ok I know you didn’t have a hand in this…but you would have made it perfect if you could!).

From remembering how to ride a bike (last time was Vietnam 19 years ago) to our first time in a kayak, we had so much fun every day on the island. Each day was filled with an adventure whether snorkelling, trekking, kayaking, biking or boating – we didn’t stop! We had picnics on the beach, lookouts and island. Swam with our first turtles and Galapagos sharks.

We loved every single minute of our stay on what could possibly be the most breathtakingly beautiful place we’ve seen – and the snorkelling is by far the very best we’ve experienced to date.

With so much to see, do and experience on Lord Howe, we will certainly not hesitate in returning one day soon to complete them all. Thanks again Sara, we believe we’ve truly found our holiday paradise.

Monique, Bankstown, NSW

“We all had a fabulous time on the island and were hugely impressed by Coast [Norfolk Island]. The accommodation was simply perfect for us and Raewyn looked after us wonderfully well. The group didn’t want to turn for home yesterday! Everything went smoothly – no hitches or glitches thanks to all your organisation and knowledge. Thanks so much Shelly (group bookings consultant, Oxley Travel), you are exceptionally good at what you do.”

Anne, Tasmania

“The staff at Oxley Travel are amazing. They are very easy and great to deal with and we got a cheaper deal through Oxley Travel than with organising the airfares and accommodation ourselves.”

Jane, Port Macquarie

“We cannot thank Oxley Travel enough for organising our recent wonderful holiday to Lord Howe Island. Our stay at Oceanview Apartments was fabulous, Chad, Chelsea and Kelly were so helpful. Chad looked after the boys with dropping them to surf locations and the fact that SUP, kayak and snorkel gear were all included in stay was very much appreciated! Thanks Again, we will definitely be going back and will definitely be booking through you guys again in the future.”

Katrina, Port Macquarie
Hawksbury Walking Group

“On behalf of the Hawkesbury Walking Group I would like to thank you for all the bookings you made for our recent trip to Norfolk Island.
Ponderosa was just magnificent and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay.
Your efficiency and organisation was the best and we thank you once again for the great service we have always received from your company.”

Kay Rowe, Hawksbury Walking Group
“Thank you for organising our recent holiday on Norfolk Island. We have booked holidays through Oxley Travel for both Lord Howe and Norfolk and everything has been superb. We have stayed at Earls Anchorage on Lord Howe and The Tin Sheds at Norfolk and both levels of accommodation exceeded our expectations. The holidays were exactly as described in your brochures and your recommendation for inclusions were ‘spot on’.

On both islands we were treated as locals and could not fault the hospitality extended to us. Both these islands are true paradises in the Pacific and should be put on ‘the bucket list’.

As both these locations rely heavily upon tourism Oxley Travel should be very proud of the way in which you advertise these locations. Your staff members we dealt with supplied everything for us at ease and made all travel arrangements without delay. Thank you to your team.”

Lindy & Peter Suann
“Just a quick note to thank you for such smooth organisation of our Lord Howe trip last week. We couldn’t have wished for better accommodation, weather or location and will definitely be returning.

We would highly recommend Ocean View to anyone visiting the island. Apart from the great location, their facilities are excellent and their free snorkel/ paddleboard/ kayak/ fish pack inclusions are most welcome!”

Cherilyn & Barry
“We recently spent 7 days on Norfolk Island which was organised by your company, a very generous package which we thoroughly enjoyed. Everything went to plan and we had no problems at all. A very enjoyable time on Norfolk with very big thanks to you all for the excellent organising.”
Richard & Jenny Howard, Townsville



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