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Luxury Outback Tours has been taking tours to New Norcia for 20 years!

New Norcia Day Tour

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 our New Norcia Day Tour experience 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, we meet with Dom Chris for half an hour in the Monastery Parlor.  Ask questions and hear in-depth stories of New Norcia

On a guided relaxed walking tour of New Norcia town, you will visit the Abbey Church, Education Centre, St Gertrude’s and St Ildephonsus colleges. See the amazing art and fresco and hear the extraordinary history.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at historic New Norcia Hotel, built in 1927.

Later, 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 will also have free time to shop at the New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery Gift Shop

Tour Highlights

  • Hear the stories of the local aboriginal Nyoongar people of the Yuat tribe.
  • Meet with  Dom Chris for half an hour in the Monastery Parlor.
  • Visit the Abbey Church, Education Centre, St Gertrude’s and St Ildephonsus colleges for a unique insight into New Norcia.
  • Spanish architecture in the Australian bushland.
  • Hear the stories of the Spanish Monk founders.
  • See historic paintings, fresco’s, & carvings.

Tour Inclusions

  • Morning tea/coffee

  • Meeting with Dom Chris.

  • Delicious lunch at the New Norcia Hotel.

  • Entry to the Museum and Art Gallery.

  • Tour of the Town to give you a unique insight into the history of New Norcia.

  • Personalised touring with max 6 people

Timing

  • PICKUP 08:15 AM

  • RETURN 5:00PM

New Norcia Day Tour

Testimonials

Private, very personal touring in style!

Sylvia was the perfect tour leader, guide, driver, historian, wildflower expert etc all rolled into one. By the end of our 12 days together Sylvia also was our friend. She was passionate and knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour and we felt we had much in common.

Bron V Wauchope, AustraliaAug 2017

Great private tours
Sylvia, the owner of Luxury Outback Tours, is passionate about her business and loves showing off the beauties of Western Australia. We took 2 tours with LOT; one to Wave Rock and one to the Pinnacles. Both were well-orchestrated.

Wetravelnow MontpellierFrance 2017

A Week of Wows!

Hi Sylvia, Kay and I would like to thankyou so much for our recent wildflower trip with you for 6 days. We saw everything and more. A very special time for us all. Everything from itinerary and accommodation was wonderful. Recommend to all we meet. Safe travels!

Kay & Gordon Shadforth Gold Coast 2016

Terrific visit to the Pinnacles Desert

If you’re looking to take a day to visit some of WA outside of Perth, you can’t go wrong with Sylvia and Luxury Outback Tours’ trip to the unearthly Pinnacles. Our trip was a treat from start to finish, not least because Sylvia herself is outgoing, cheerful, and filled with knowledge about the region’s history, flora, and fauna. On the journeys she knew where to alert us to look for emus and pointed out many of the region’s most beautiful and bizarre plants and trees. We highly recommend Sylvia and her company for this trip and any other she might offer.

JoeW1957, New York November 2016

Fantastic Five Day Tour

Hi Sylvia, I must apologise for my long silence. I would like to write and say how much we enjoyed our time away with you last year. Your passion and knowledge of all the places that we went made the trip really special. I have particularly fond memories of all the flowers that we spotted – I knew that the WA flowers had a great reputation but I was unprepared for the colour and variety of them, and it was so exciting to see so many of them. You have an amazing skill in finding them. I would thoroughly recommend your tours to anyone. Your good humour, excellent preparation and knowledge, and experience meant that Peter and I had a fabulous holiday, enjoying all the places and sights that you had organised. You made everything so easy! … All the people that we met on your tour were so passionately engaged in what they were doing ,and in encouraging us to understand their passions, that all the places that we went are still vivid in my thoughts…. Again I would like to say how very special your tour was, and how very much we enjoyed all the things that we did.
Best wishes,

Judy (and Peter!) Buckley

Judy & Peter Buckley ebruary 2015

12 Day Wildflower Tour

Sylvia organized a wildflower tour for 22 horticulturists from the West Coast of the United States three weeks ago. We couldn’t have been happier. All the details, including transportation, food and accommodation were taken care of and all we had to think of were the glories of the wildflowers as we wandered from Perth to Moora to Bremmer Bay to Busselton and back to Perth. It was so comfortable and carefree that we wish we could come back next year and do the whole trip over again. Sylvia is highly experienced and so responsive that anyone joining her tours would feel confident of having the best time.

Robin Parer San Francisco, California October 2015

Way To Go!

From the time we met the competent assured and friendly Sylvia we knew this would be a great trip – a real adventure from Perth to Broome for six friends from the East. Stops for Adventure and meals were well considered by our knowledgeable guide and sufficiently frequent to keep us all happy. The WA coast is of course a splendid adventure and when we dipped inland to savour the red rock chasms and spinifex of the Pilbara and Karijini we were impressed! Highlights of the journey were thoughtfully organised – Wooleen Station – Kalbarri – Monkey Mia – Ningaloo and WhaleSharks and spectacular chasms and rock pools. Sylvia knowledgeably directed our attention to items she had found were of interest to us such as birds and plants and our lists grew longer. Thanks Sylvia for a brilliant experience. Visited June 2015

Bob and Sue Overell July 2015