A great day out. Our guide/driver, Paul, entertained us all day with commentary about the early settlers and local fauna and flora. New Norcia is interesting. No wildflowers but lunch at the wildflower centre was delicious. The Pinnacles are amazing. The drive was comfortable with interesting scenery all the way. Highly recommend.
Dr M S Campo United Kingdom
We found all our tours great and enjoyed them very much. The Pinnacle desert is amazing and we also saw a wild emu!
The entire day was very well organised and informative. The Pinnacles was well worth the trip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Daniel H USA
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!
Good trip and long day. With it not being wildflower season in April another point of interest should be included. Great lobster lunch.
The wildflower stop was a complete waste of time,dusty old expensive souvenirs,had to pay for coffe and no flowers to be seen except some boronia.Rubbish and boxes everywhere.
Jeff the driver was fantastic,patient,amusing,informative.5 stars for Jeff
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.
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.
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!