Trip reference number: WOTW-03
Trip Operator: Windows On The Wild
Newfoundland has hundreds of little towns and thousands of guts, coves, and bays. Every little place has its own charm, its own personality, and its own collection of colourful characters. Which leaves you with plenty of places to visit, big and small.
On arrival into Deer Lake pick up your rental car and drive the short distance to Humber Valley Resort. Overnight Humber Valley Resort.
Today explore what this magnificent region has to offer. Suggestions include visiting the scenic Bay of Islands or for the more adventurous; World class fishing, hiking, river swimming, cycling, spelunking (caving, Zip lining, kayaking & ATV tours to name a few! Overnight Humber Valley Resort.
Depart Humber Valley and head north along the Viking Trail (Route 430) to Gros Morne National Park - designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 for its impressive geological features, the 1805 sq km park offers beauty and adventure that are unsurpassed by any in the world. Overnight Gros Morne National Park at the Red Mantle Lodge.
Today take time to explore the southside of this magnificent park. Suggestions include visiting the impressive Discovery Centre, perhaps the community of Trout River. Overnight Gros Morne National Park at the Red Mantle Lodge.
Depart Gros Morne National Park and drive north continuing along the Viking Trail. Enroute visit Port au Choix National Historic Site and view artifacts of the Maritime Archaic people who occupied the region over 3700 years ago. Continue up the Northern Peninsula and onto Quirpon dock. A unique remote island experience awaits you! You will stay in a recently refurbished original Light keeper’s residence, which is located on Quirpon Island in Cape Bauld on the northernmost tip of the Great Northern Peninsula. Overnight Quirpon Island at the Quirpon Lighthouse Inn.
Relax and enjoy your Quirpon Island experience - whale watch from the helipad, or the enclosed glass observation house or roam the rugged landscape. In season Quirpon Island is one of Newfoundland’s best locations for iceberg viewing as they drift the Labrador Current on their journey south. The island also offers excellent whale viewing as the northern tip of the island is strategically located at the mouth of the Strait of Belle Isle which is a conveyor belt of food source. Overnight Quirpon Lighthouse Inn.
Depart Quirpon Island mid morning and transfer back over to the dock. Take time to visit both L’Anse aux Meadows - the only authenticated Viking settlement site in North America and Norstead Viking Village - a fascinating re-enactment of how Viking lived over 1000 years ago. If time permits also visit Dark Tickle Eco Museum, Pistolet Bay Provincial Park and Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve. Continue onto Main Brook. Overnight at the Tuckamore Lodge.
Drive to the town of St. Anthony and perhaps take a nature cruise of the area, also visit the Grenfell Historic Properties and learn of the impact that Sir Wilfred Grenfell had on the social, medical and economic climate of the early 1900s during his worldwide mission. The historic properties tell the story of the evolution of northern Newfoundland and Labrador and the people of the region over the last 100 years. Drive back to Main Brook. Overnight at the Tuckamore Lodge.
Depart the Great Northern Peninsula and head back south along the Viking Trail to the northside of Gros Morne National Park. En route be sure to visit Table Point Ecological Reserve. On arrival be sure to visit Lobster Head Cove Lighthouse, Bonne Bay Marine Station and Myra Bennett House to name a few. Take time to drive the scenic communities of Neddies Harbour and Norris Point. Overnight Gros Morne National Park at the Tides Inn.
Today enjoy a cruise on the spectacular Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour - the only way, other than by helicopter to see the spectacular Western Brook Gorge. Enjoy a 45 minute boardwalk stroll to the dock before enjoying a leisurely cruise into the gorge - be at one with nature as you see the dramatic ravine-like sides of this island fjord tower over 600 metres above you. Also in the are visit "the Arches", Shallow Bay Beach and the shipwreck remains of the "SS Ethie". Overnight Gros Morne National Park at the Tides Inn.
Gros Morne is a hiker’s paradise catering to all abilities, with over 19 hiking trails to choose from covering over 100 kms throughout the park. (Hikers trail guide available at Discover & Visitor Centres). Any energy left? Perhaps try Sea Kayaking. Excursions are available for beginners to experts. Overnight Gros Morne National Park at the Tides Inn.
Depart Gros Morne National Park and drive the short distance back to Deer Lake, where you will drop off your rental car ready for your flight back to the UK.
Please note that International flights are not included.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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