**NEW NORCIA** – New Norcia, Chittering & Swan Valley
A fascinating day out combining the history of Australia’s only Benedictine Abbey with discovering local produce and the scenery of the Chittering Valley.
Tour Code: NNC
Book below or call (+61) 8 6270 6060
Hotel drop-off not included. Centralised drop-off point Wellington Street Tourist Bus Stop and Crown.
- Tour Highlights
New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery
A little piece of Spain comes alive in this town, full of history, art and architecture. The town’s main attraction is the museum and art gallery. In the museum you will find extraordinary artefacts dating back to when New Norcia was an Aboriginal mission, a hub for farming and a diverse town for education and culture.
New Norcia Abbey Church and St Gertrude’s College
The Abbey Church is home to one of only two large Moser organs, originally crafted in Germany, this organ was imported to Australia in the 1920s. Visit St Gertrude’s College, a grand gothic style building which was originally built as a girls boarding school and opened in 1908.
Swan Valley Wine Region
The Swan Valley is world renowned for it’s long standing history in Western Australia’s wine industry, it is also commonly referred to as Perth’s Valley of Taste filled with a variety of providores offering such delights as chocolate, nougat and gourmet nuts.
Travel through the Swan Valley and arrive at Bindoon Bakery, giving homage to its countryside community roots and have the opportunity to purchase morning tea.
Continue on to New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town which is renowned for its Benedictine Abbey. We drive through the town and learn of the intriguing history and culture of the community before visiting the Abbey Church; home to one of only two large Moser organs originally crafted in Germany, followed by a visit to purchase Benedictine Community goods including olive oil, New Norcia nut cake and breads together with time to visit the museum and stunning art gallery.
Following this, enjoy included fish and chips lunch at the historic New Norcia Hotel before driving back through the amazing Chittering Valley stopping off at Whistler’s Chocolate for some samples before arriving back in Perth approximately 16:15.
There is no accommodation on this tour.
Below prices are valid until 31 March 2021:
- Adult $115
- Concession $110
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat and your camera. Hotel drop-off is not included. There is a centralised drop-off at the Wellington Street Tourist bus stop and Crown. Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking