Explore Australia's only remaining monastic town on a full-day minibus tour of New Norcia and see Spanish architecture in the middle of the Australian countryside. Tour the town with a knowledgeable guide, then enjoy lunch on the veranda of the old hotel.
What to Expect
Travel 90 minutes northeast of Perth to explore Australia’s only monastic town on a full-day small group tour of New Norcia.
Located along the Great Northern Highway, the town has been home to a community of Benedictine monks since the first missionaries arrived from Spain in 1846. The last monk died in 2010, aged 99 years old.
You will take a guided tour of the enchanting town to see the incongruous sight of Spanish style architecture set against the backdrop of the vast Australian horizon. Learn the history of the settlement at the small museum, which also includes art from Australian and overseas artists and one of the finest collections of moveable heritage in Australia, including gifts from the Queen of Spain.
In addition to a break for morning tea, you will stop for lunch (at your own expense) at your choice of either the New Norcia Hotel or the local roadhouse. Alternatively, bring a picnic lunch to feast under the Australian skies. New Norcia is well respected in Australian culinary circles for its quality bakery, so you can always pick up some nut cake or biscuits to snack on.
- Entrance fees
- Morning tea
- Bottled water
- Transportation by 14-seat minibus
Know Before You Go
• Please note that this is a small, personalized tour