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

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Experience some of Western Australia’s unique natural and cultural gems on this fascinating full-day tour from Perth. Drive through scenic Swan Valley and wander among the otherworldly limestone stacks of Pinnacles Desert. Discover a little-known slice of Australian history at New Norcia’s Benedictine Abbey, where you can browse sacred artifacts and buy unique handmade goods. Savor a delicious fish and chips lunch and, in springtime, admire fields of blooming wildflowers.

Highlights

  • Explore the Pinnacles Desert and New Norcia on this full-day tour by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Marvel at the world renowned Pinnacles Desert inNambung National Park
  • See Australia's only Benedictine Abbey in New Norcia
  • Drive through lush Swan Valley
  • Devour a Fish and Chips lunch at the New Norcia Hotel
  • See the wildflowers come to life (seasonal, August to December)

What You Can Expect

Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Day Tour from Perth

New Norcia, Wildflowers

Western Australia is a tapestry of diverse landscapes and rich Aboriginal and European history. This full-day tour begins with morning pickup at your Perth hotel and a drive through scenic Swan Valley, the historic suburb of Guildford and the citrus-growing region of Bindoon.

Listen to onboard commentary from your guide along the way, and make your first stop at New Norcia. Learn about the history of the town, which was first established in 1846 as a mission to the Aboriginal community and is home to Australia’s only Benedictine Abbey. Tour the town with a local guide, and visit a museum housing gifts presented to the abbey from various popes and Spanish royalty. You’ll have a chance to purchase unique goods handmade by the monastery, such as olive oil, nut cake, fruit wine and fresh-baked bread followed by a Fish and Chips lunch at the New Norcia Hotel.

Next, we visit the Western Wildflower Farm for a brief educational talk about wildflowers. We then explore otherworldly landscape of Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, where you can walk among the mystical limestone stacks scattered throughout sandy dunes. Snap photos of fragrant wildflower fields (August to December only), and stop at a store featuring bouquets of dried flowers in all seasons.

Relax on the return drive down the coast to Perth, where your full-day tour concludes in the evening.

Customer Reviews

cliff k l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The sight of all these rocky spikes in sand was a fantastic sight. The visit to New Norcia concluded with an excellent fish and chip lunch.

KEITH R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A very interesting trip. David our driver did a great job.

j_steeleuk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We found all our tours great and enjoyed them very much. The Pinnacle desert is amazing and we also saw a wild emu!

pat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

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

Anonymous

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.

David G

4 star rating: Recommended March 2018

Excellent tour that visited the unique Pinnacles Desert, allowed an insight into the history of the New Norcia monastic settlement, and included a visit to an Australian wildflower exporter farm with a well-informed driver.
Only issue was the poor coach with no viable speaker system, an out-of-order toilet, no leg rests and at least one seat that reclined of its own accord. plus a dangerously high step at the exit.

Jennifer M

4 star rating: Recommended March 2018

Great day out. Coach comfortable and driver excellent. The unexpected morning tea a bonus and lunch excellent. I would have been happy to miss the wildflower farm to have more time in New Norcia and the Pinnacles.

D_ Australia

4 star rating: Recommended April 2017

The tour operators were great, it was fantastic seeing the Pinnacles!

Mayble C

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.

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