New Norcia Day Tour
Benedictine Community | Abbey Church | Museum & Art Gallery
New Norcia has an intriguing blend of Spanish architecture, European art treasures, pioneer history and resident monk community, During your New Norcia Day Tour explore Australia’s only Benedictine Town New Norcia.
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. Containing a blend of Spanish architecture, European art treasures, and pioneer history in the Western Australian bushland you will see and feel the real New Norcia.
On arrival at new Norcia Day meet a Benedictine monk who will give on an insight of the communities activities.
New Norcia is famous for its bread, Nut Cake and Pan Chocolatti as well as award-winning olive oil and quality wine.
- Morning tea/coffee
- Meeting with a Monk
- Entry to the Museum and Art Gallery
- Guided tour of the town
Tour Details & Inclusions
On arrival at New Norcia on your New Norcia Day Tour meet a monk to hear the inner sanctum of the day to day duties of the Benedictine Community. Ask questions and hear in-depth stories of New Norcia
Experience a guided relaxed walking tour of New Norcia town, visit the Abbey Church, Education Centre, St Gertrude’s and St Ildephonsus colleges. See the amazing art and fresco and hear the extraordinary history during the tour.
Enjoy a light lunch of fresh home cooking from the ladies working at the roadhouse.
during the New Norcia Day Tour, spend time browsing the Museum and Art Gallery containing paintings by Spanish and Italian masters, priceless manuscripts and religious artifacts.
You will also have free time to shop at the New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery Gift Shop
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