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Wonders Of Western Newfoundland

Begins in and ends in Deer Lake, Newfoundland

  • 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • May to September
Newfoundland is the size of England and often referred to as a mini-Canada, because you can expect almost everything it is known for – aside from the big cities! This journey concentrates on the wonders of Western Newfoundland, taking in Gros Morne National Park which is 20 times older than the Rockies and home to Western Brook Pond Fjords, and L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site which is the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America. It also includes a stay in a lighthouse on Quirpon Island. This fly drive includes:
  • Round trip scheduled flights
  • Intermediate 4 door car hire including insurances
  • Accommodations as stated


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Day 1

Arrive Deer Lake

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Deer Lake Airport. Upon arrival, collect your hire car and transfer independently to the the Marble Inn Resort.

Marble Inn Resort, Humber River
Day 2

Humber Valley Area

This morning why not drive to Newfoundland’s second city – Corner Brook, located on the south shore of the Humber Arm. Places to visit are the City Museum, the Newfie Bullet Historic Train and the Captain James Cook Monument. Further afield follow the Captain Cooks Trail following along the spectacular South Shore of the Bay of Islands – site of the former Frenchman’s Head Lighthouse and the picturesque communities of Bottle Cove and Lark Harbour. Continue back to Humber Valley and while en route see Shellbird Island – best viewed from the rest area at the exit from Bay of Islands to Marble Mountain. According to local legend, the Spanish buried treasure on Shellbird Island in the Humber River and if you look closely, you will see the face of The Old Man in the Mountain in a rock formation “standing guard” over the island. Also be sure to visit Steady Brook Falls, one of the Humber Valley’s most scenic areas.

Marble Inn Resort, Humber River
Day 3, 4

Gros Morne National Park

Take a leisurely drive north along the Viking Trail to Gros Morne National Park – designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 for its impressive geological features, the 1805km.sq park offers beauty and adventure that are unsurpassed anywhere else in the world. Gros Morne is a hiker’s paradise catering to all abilities, with over 19 hiking trails to choose from covering over 100kms of the park.

Sightseeing in Gros Morne National Park

Seaside Suites, Gros Morne National Park
Day 5, 6

Quirpon Island

Depart Gros Morne National Park driving north along the great Northern Peninsula, en route take time to visit Port au Choix National Historic Site and view artifacts of the Maritime Archaic people who occupied the region over 3700 years ago. Continue on to Quirpon Dock where you will be met at 4 pm to be transferred by small power boat over to Quirpon Island. A unique remote island experience awaits you! You will stay in a refurbished original Light Keeper’s residence, which is located on Quirpon Island in Cape Bauld on the northernmost tip of the Northern Peninsula. This is a truly once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!

Quirpon Lighthouse Inn, Quirpon
Day 7, 8

St. Anthony

Drive to the town of St. Anthony where it is possible to you take a nature cruise and explore the breathtaking coastal waters off St. Anthony; in season, expect to see whales and icebergs. Later 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. Tonight why not join The Great Viking Dinner Theatre at Leifsburdir. This building is a replica of the 1000 year old Leif Erickson’s home at nearby L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. “Leifsburdir” is covered in sod and nearly invisible from the outside, but inside it takes you back to 1000 AD when the Vikings roamed our land. 

Day 9, 10

Gros Morne National Park

Depart the Great Northern Peninsula and head back south along the Viking Trail to the north side of Gros Morne National Park. En route be sure to visit Table Point Ecological Reserve, “The Arches” provincial park, Shallow Bay Beach and to visit the shipwreck remains of the “SS Ethie. Continue to the North side of Gros Morne National Park and visit the scenic communities of Rocky Harbour – the service hub of the Gros Morne area.

Sightseeing in Gros Morne National Park

Neddies Harbour Inn, Norris Point
Day 11

Journey Home

Depart Gros Morne National Park and drive the short distance back to Deer Lake Airport, ready for your onward journey back to the UK.

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