4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location: Perth, Australia
  • Duration:  11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Day Tour from Perth. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

The entire day was very well organised and informative. The Pinnacles was well worth the trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, however, the information on the website differed to the itinerary on the day. We were so close to Cervantes it seemed a shame not to drive there for a look even if the lobster lunch wasn't available! New Norcia was a revelation, the Pinnacles were great and the Visitors Centre there was impressive. In particular, the bus driver was very informative.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2014

It was a nice trip, at New Norcia, will be better if the guide could allow 10 to 20 minutes more at the two churches she showed us. This could give us time to take some photos.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

This is quite a long day with an early start. The Pinnacles are spectacular and well worth the drive. Our driver john was very knowledgeable and personable and passionate about the geological formations. New Norcia was brilliant but we really needed to spend more time there to properly see the museum. The local guide provided valuable insight to the town's background and ongoing changes today.
Lunch was fine but the wild flower part of the trip lacked real content, as the flowers have passed blooming and so the farm served as a lunch stop and a visit to the gift shop. Given that it took additional time to get there, this wasn't best use of time. The stop at Cervantes to see the ocean brought some welcome relief from the coach.
There are times on the trip when the journey can get to you as you pass miles of scrubland and wheat fields, which are very much the same - but it is worth it to see New Norcia and the desert.

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2012

Our informative and friendly bus driver-cum-tour guide Ian's commentary and service made the difference in our experience. New Norcia sounds more interesting than it was, while the wildflowers component was somewhat underwhelming. The Pinnacles were awesome, and I wish we had more time there.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2012

Fascinating trip, could have spent longer at New Norcia but because of distance to be travelled in day we had to cut short. Packed lunch was really good and Pinnacles were wonderful to see.

Jenni S
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2010

I would love to go back and see it in full bloom! Would liked to have had a little more time at New Norcia! The dinner stop was terrible, the food was cold and greasy. The lunch provided by the bus company was excellent though!

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2009

The Abbey at New Norcia was really the highlight of the tour! It would have been great to have had more time there. The Pinnacles are also really impressive but make sure to properly hydrate, it is really hot and sandy out there!

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2009

Good trip and long day. With it not being wildflower season in April another point of interest should be included. Great lobster lunch.

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2013

It was good but I felt that they could've shown more places

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2013

New Norcia and Wildflowers may be good for older people as there's really nothing to see (a monastery and a place where they dry wildflowers) but Pinnacles are really nice and you can even meet a wild kangaroo in the neighbourhood.

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2012

Our day got off to a bad start when the pick-up was 45 minutes late, then confusion reigned because there were too many passengers. The tour was over an hour late leaving the Swan River depot, so the whole day was very rushed. Our 2 hour tour of New Norcia was only 45 minutes long - way too short to cover this fascinating place. The lack of toilet facilities was challenging for the mainly "oldies" on our tour. By the time we got to the Pinnacles, the interpretative centre was closed, so we missed out on good information about these weird structures. Lunch was excellent, but the wildflower farm was most disappointing, and as a venue for lunch left much to be desired as it was messy, dirty and untidy. On top of that, we had to pay for tea or coffee. This tour was a very long day, and for the cost was really not up to the standard we expected.

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2012

New Norcia is nice and Pinnacles Desert is amazing. However, the catered lunch could have been better. The food was cold packed. Chicken meat was cold and dry.The bread is pretty hard. And there were lots of houseflies flying around the Wildflowers shop that we stopover for lunch. Would suggest the trip planner to review/source for a better lunch venue and revise the food menu.

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2011

the tour did not live up to the expectation in places. as the tour was running late our tour of the Abbey was rushed but still very interesting and I did enjoy the guides talk. the wildflower tour was quite misleading and I was under the impression that the wild flowers are in bloom October through November but all there was was a wee shop and a very rushed and not at all enthusiastic talk crammed into eight minutes. again the Pinnacles was the high light of the day but still running late the information centre was closing as we arrived On a high note the bus driver was informative and ran an interesting commentary!

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