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Culla and Co

Join Culla and his Clydesdales, Ricky, Zac and Sam, and let them take you 'clip, clop' where cars can't go on the 'Steeles Point Carousel Horse and Carriage Tour' to see Norfolk's countryside at a leisurely pace. Culla, who is a true local identity descended from the Buffett clan, started Culla & Co in 1986 and entertains his passengers with tales of Island life.

Date(s): June 2008. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 102 of 102 Total. 2420 Visits.
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Norfolk Island Sunrise
Up before the sun, 16 June 2008 at 7:13 am.

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Norfolk Island Sunrise
16 June 2008 at 7:16 am.

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Norfolk Island Sunrise
16 June 2008 at 7:17 am.

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Zac and Sam the Clydesdales
Ready and waiting to go.

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Ricky hitched to the Buggy

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Zac and Sam ready for the passengers
I travelled in this carriage.

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Sailor is having a day of rest

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View from the Coach House

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The Dog watches from underneath the Ute

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Ricky following with the Buggy
Leaving Culla's property on Rooty Hill Road.

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Feral Fowls scurry under the Fence

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Ocean View from the Carriage

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Passing scenery

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Houses on the Hillside

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Zac and Sam know the way

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The road ahead

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Nearing the bend in the road

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Young Norfolk Island Pines
The branches of young pines point upwards, but droop with age.

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Ocean Glimpse from Stockyard Road

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Ball Bay Reserve

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Ball Bay Reserve

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Fuel Storage Tanks at Ball Bay
Tankers from Fiji anchor offshore and fuel is pumped in floating pipelines to storage tanks on shore.

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Rounding the bend in Stockyard Road

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Taking the low road

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Cow grazing near Weatherboard Cottage

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House near the Road

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House for Sale
Australians can purchase property on Norfolk Island, but are only allowed to live there for 3 months of the year even if they own the dwelling.

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Ricky still following with his passengers

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Getting Towed up the Hill
The Clydesdales appreciate a little help to pull the load up the hill.

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Nearing the top of the Hill

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Removing the Tow Rope for the descent

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View from the Carriage

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Chalets on the Hillside

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Scenic view

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View from the Carriage

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The road ahead

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Zac and Sam moving steadily along

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Another curve in the road
That car sped past, then stopped to photograph us as we rounded the corner.

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Roadside scenery

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Trees either side of the road now

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Zac and Sam keep pulling

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Cattle in the paddock

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Trade Winds Country Cottages
Holiday Accommodation.

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Cattle by the roadside
Some cattle are descendants of generations of beasts which have spent their lives on roadsides and commons, rounded up just once a year for drenching and inspection by a veterinary officer.

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Cattle resting under Norfolk Island Pines
For the other 364 days, they circle the island, protected from traffic by right-of-way, performing their very valuable service as four-legged lawn mowers.

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Brown Cow with shiny coat

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A huge Pig

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Zac and Sam rounding another corner

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On dirt road now

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Market Garden on the left

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Road is getting rough

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Across the paddock on private property
Cliff top ahead.

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On private property at Steels Point

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Horses wait under huge Tree
Lagunaria patersonia is commonly known as Pyramid Tree, Norfolk Island Hibiscus, White Oak, or Cow Itch Tree. It is not a true Hibiscus, but does belong to the same plant family, Malvaceae.

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Norfolk Island Pines on cliff face

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Steels Point

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Steep Cliffs at Steels Point

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Cliff edge at Steels Point

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Protruding Rock Formation

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Closer view of Rock Formation
Known as 'Policeman's Hat' because of the resemblance to an English Bobby's Hat.

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Looking over the edge at Steels Point

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Cliff face at Steels Point

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Rugged Coastline of Steels Point

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Rugged Coastline of Steels Point

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Grassy paddock with ocean view

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Plenty of Pasture

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Horses patiently waiting under the big Tree

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Lichen on the Trunk of the Tree

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Epiphytes on the branches

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Epiphytes on the branches

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Seed Capsules of the Lagunaria patersonia
The seed capsules which follow pink flowers, are filled with irritating hairs giving rise to the common name 'Cow Itch Tree'.

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Epiphytes and Lichen

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Lichen on the trunk

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Ricky, Zac and Sam have a rest

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The three Clydesdales

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Culla with his Clydesdales and Micky the other driver

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Sunshine on the green, green grass

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Sunshine view across the property

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On the homeward journey
This time I am in Ricky's Buggy.

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Tree-lined roadway

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Two Pigs in lush green grass

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Ricky following the Carriage

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Cattle grazing

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Black and White Cattle

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Brown Calf with white socks

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Close behind the Carriage
Look closely and you will see the Ute is towing us all up the hill.

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Ricky's tow rope passes under the Carriage

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Nearly to the top of the Hill

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The Ute is still assisting the Horses

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Rounding the bend
The tow rope will soon be removed.

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Typical Island view

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Passing scenery

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Holiday apartments

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Mt Pitt and Mt Bates on horizon

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Ricky heads for home

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Plantation of Kentia Palms
Income is derived from the export of Kentia Palm seeds and also seedlings.

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Ball Bay Reserve

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Horses are nearly home

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Zac and Sam enter Culla's property

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Ricky passes under the entrance

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The waiting Dog gets attention

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This Dog gave us a welcome greeting too

   
 
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