On our New Norcia Day Tour will be treated to a unique view of Western Australia’s only monastic town, home to a community of Benedictine Monks. An intriguing blend of Spanish architecture, European art treasures, pioneer history in the Western Australian bushland
New Norcia was established as a Benedictine mission to the aboriginal Nyoongar people of the Yuat tribe and evolved over time to become a self-sufficient community dedicated to the education of outback children and later a centre for ecclesiastical art and culture in Western Australia. Today New Norcia is famous not only for its Benedictine community, but as a living museum and centre for warm monastic hospitality.
On a guided relaxed walking tour of the town you visit the Abbey Church, Education Centre, St Gertrude’s and St Ildephonsus colleges.
After lunch at the New Norcia Hotel spend time browsing the Museum and Art Gallery containing paintings by Spanish and Italian masters, priceless manuscripts and religious artifacts.
New Norcia is famous for its bread, Nut Cake and Pan Chocolatti as well as award winning olive oil and quality wine. You have time buy these, books and other mementos at the New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery gift shop.
We give you an insight to New Norcia not experienced by other visitors to this unique heritage town.
Full Day Tour, Operates Daily, Pickup 8:15am, Dropoff 5:00pm
Photo Credit: Western Australia