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Full Day Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers

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A fascinating day out combining the history of one of Australia�s Benedictine abbeys with the world-renowned mystical Pinnacles Desert.

Full Day Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers
From$215 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Guildford - history and charm
  • Travel through he Swan Valley - quaint towns and modern wine growing region
  • Take a private guided town tour of New Norcia - Australia's only monastic town
  • View buildings not accessible to the public that document the history in Australia since 1846
  • Visit the stunning Abbey Church, St Gertrude's College and Chapel
  • Explore the Museum and Art Gallery and inspect the walls constructed of hand made bricks
  • Visit the local Abbey produce shop with opportunity to purchase local produce
  • Enjoy a genuine Australian picnic style lunch
  • Listen to a brief talk at the Western Wildflower Farm about the export of dried wildflowers
  • Pass the Emu Downs Wind Farm at Badgingarra and view the 48 wind turbines (68 metres high)
  • Namburg National Park - gateway to the Pinnacles rock formations
  • Enjoy a guided walk amongst the limestone pillars of the Pinnacles desert

Tour Info

Code GL-694
Style
  • Day Tour
Duration 1 Day
Price From $215
Departures

Mon & Thu

Vehicle Luxury Coach
Suitability Open Age
Start Perth @ 08.00 am
Finish Perth @ 07.30 pm

, New Norcia and Wildflowers

Travel through the Swan Valley to New Norcia, Australia's only monastic town which is renowned for its Benedictine Abbey. Drive through the town and learn of the intriguing history and culture of the community before stopping for morning tea.

Afterwards, visit a produce shop for the chance to purchase Benedictine Community goods including olive oil, fruit, wine, New Norcia nut cake and breads. Alternatively, visit the museum and art gallery.

From here we visit the Western Wildflower Farm for a brief talk about how wildflowers are dried and exported. Continue to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes and visit the Pinnacles Desert where you enjoy an easy paced walk through these mystical limestone pillars.

Wildflower viewing stops are made in season. Return to Perth at approximately 7.30pm.

* 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 1920's. Visit St Gertrude's College, a grand gothic style building which was originally built as a girls boarding school and opened in 1908.

* Nambung National Park

Home to the iconic Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park features an array of coastal dunes. Rich in flowering plants, this is a great spot where vegetation blooms in to flower during season.

* Pinnacles Desert

These mystical limestone pillars make up one of Australia's most unique landscapes. Rising eerily out of the sand and reaching up to several metres tall. See the Pinnacles from the lookout over the Park or take a guided walk through these amazing spiers. If time permits be sure to make a visit to the Pinnacle Desert Discovery Centre to discover even more about these natural wonders.

* Wildflowers (seasonal)

Stop to view wildflowers throughout the tour whilst they are in season. Varieties include the orange flowering Christmas Tree, Kangaroo Paw, Banksia, Wattle and Everlastings.

Includes

  • Luxury coach travel
  • Lunch
  • Expert commentary and entry fees.

Notes

  • Profusion of wildflowers depends on weather and other conditions, therefore we cannot guarantee sightings. 
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat and your camera.

PICK UP 

  • Default pick up - Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road. @ 07:40 AM
  • Please be waiting at Plaza Entry Level 1. The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is located at 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth. 
  • OR selected CIty Hotel Pick up 
  • Please be waiting at the FRONT OF THE HOTEL (NOT IN THE LOBBY) 10 minutes prior to your pick up time.

 

 


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