Colleen McCullough Home Tour


Credit : Norfolk Island Tourism

Colleen McCullough Home Tour

The Colleen McCullough Tour gives you a glimpse into the life of this modern-day literary icon. The world-renowned author called Norfolk Island home for almost 36 years. She and husband, Norfolk Islander, Ric Robinson, created a luxurious hideaway here. They maintained their privacy to ensure Colleen had the perfect environment for her writing. And it worked, she created some of her most powerful titles in their little sanctuary.

Her beloved property “Out Yenna” is now open exclusively to Baunti Tours customers. Our escorted tour will take you through her magnificent home, see where Colleen worked on her novels. In addition, you’ll get to view Ric and Colleen’s priceless collection of artefacts gathered on their travels all over the world. Colleen authored some 27 books during her lifetime, and was half way through another at the time of her passing. Some of the more noteworthy, for instance, include “Tim”, “The Thornbirds” and “Morgan’s Run”. So, if you have read her amazing books, you will love the experience of sharing her world on the Colleen McCullough Tour.

Books by Colleen McCullough

Price: $ 63.00pp

Duration: 120 minutes

Departure days and times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


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Q Did Colleen McCullough have any children?

Mr Robinson was married to the author for more than 30 years. She had no children or other living relatives.

Q Why was The Thorn Birds so popular?

It's easy to see why: a big cast of imperfect but likable characters fumbling and figuring out how to live while also making a living? It's relatable and escapist, a big juicy saga like Gone With the Wind, the kind of book in which you simultaneously recognize parts of yourself and lose yourself completely.

Q Where is Colleen McCullough buried?

Kingston Cemetery is now part of the Kingston UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tombstones read like a who's who of Norfolk Island history. You'll find convicts from the First Fleet, soldiers and sailors, descendants of Bounty mutineers and other island residents, including beloved novelist Colleen McCullough, buried here.