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ABOUT US

Welcome to Tintoela

Welcome to Tintoela

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A quick glimpse of the views from Tintoela and it should come as no surprise to learn Tintoela literally means "sweetheart" in Norfolk’s language.

Located just five minutes from town, stunning beaches, and a myriad of walking trails, this 4 1/2 star property unfolds across four acres of tropical gardens overlooking incredible ocean views. Inspired architecture and lush landscapes are at the heart of each unique and elegant accommodation.

Our Story

Our Story

Fittingly, Tintoela is where Hunky Evans, master builder and direct descendent of the Bounty Mutineers, chose to build his dream home with his Canadian sweetheart, Laurie.

Fittingly, Tintoela is where Hunky Evans, master builder and direct descendent of the Bounty Mutineers, chose to build his dream home with his Canadian sweetheart, Laurie.

 

Inspired by the raw beauty of Norfolk Island, they built the beautiful island-style Homestead, where they raised their five children.

When their eldest turned 13, the family moved to Vancouver Island, Canada. Excited to share Tintoela with visitors, Kushu and Hilli Cottages were built and the property meticulously prepared for its next chapter as Norfolk's premiere boutique property.

The Evans family now share their time between Norfolk Island & Vancouver Island, both beautiful island homes.

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History

“Paradise” is how Captain James Cook described Norfolk Island when he discovered the uninhabited island in 1774.

Norfolk Island has a rich and unique history. Not long after Cook’s discovery, Norfolk was turned into a penal colony, garnering the less glamorous label: “hell in paradise”.

The history of Norfolk took another amazing turn late in 1856, when the island was generously granted by Queen Victoria to the descendants of the mutineers of the Bounty. Today roughly a third of the island’s inhabitants trace their lineage back to the mutineers and their Tahitian partners.

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) 
Directed by Frank Lloyd
Shown: Movita, Clark Gable

1400's

Norfolk Island settled by East Polynesian sea farers who disappear after several generations

1774

Captain Cook first comes ashore

1788

First and second penal settlements, closing 1855 

1789

Mutiny on the Bounty - Fletcher Christian & his 8 crewmen settle on Pitcairn Island in 1790 with 18 Tahitian men & women.

1856

Pitcairn descendants resettle on Norfolk Island.

2007

Kingston & Arthur's Vale Historic Area, one of 11 Australian Convict Sites on the World Heritage List.

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ACTIVITIES

Activities to experience around our island.

Visitors can choose from a myriad of activities catered to your specific desires. Norfolk is an outdoor enthusiasts playground, with one third of the island devoted to national parks and reserves. Majestic subtropical forests host a number of exquisite walking  trails, many ocean-side, with lengths to suit every fitness level.

Stunning blue waters offer incredible fishing, stand up paddle boarding and snorkelling.
For more relaxing pursuits enjoy the calm, delightful waters of Emily Bay, golfing, delightful restaurants, exploring the convict ruins, bird watching and just soaking up our unique island culture.

 

Snorkeling Norfolk Island

SNORKELING

Hulla Dancing on Norfolk Island

HULA PERFORMANCES

Yoga on Norfolk Island

YOGA

Convict ruins Kingston Norfolk Island

CONVICT RUINS

Family hiking

HIKING

Island hopping to Philip Island

ISLAND HOPPING

Fishing on Norfolk Island

FISHING

Cultural Image Norfolk Island

GALLERIES

Golfing Norfolk island

GOLFING

Island culture plating and weaving

ISLAND CULTURE

Bird watching Norfolk Island

BIRD WATCHING

Paddle boarding in Emily Bay

PADDLE BOARDING

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