Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Day Tour from Perth

Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Day Tour from Perth
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$155.75
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
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History buffs and the nature lovers will enjoy this tour from Perth. Visit just a few of Western Australia's hidden treasures. Eerie pinnacles punctuate the otherwise flat and barren plain of the Nambung National Park. History looms itself in Australia's only Benedictine Abbey at New Norcia and the wildflowers come to life along the path of this journey.

Our morning journey takes us through historical Guildford and Swan Valley, past Perth's Pearce Air Force Base through the orange growing district of Bindoon to reach fascinating New Norcia. First settled in 1846 as a mission to the regions Aborigine, New Norcia is home to Australia's only Benedictine Abbey. A local guide escorts our drive through town explaining the intriguing history and culture of the community before visiting the local museum housing artifacts and priceless pieces, many being treasured gifts to the monastery from Popes and Royalty of Spain.

We make a stop at a local produce shop for the chance to purchase Benedictine Community goods including olive oil, fruit wine, delicious New Norcia nut cake and fresh breads before enjoying a fish and chips lunch at the New Norcia Hotel.

After lunch, we head to the Western Wild Flower Farm featuring a range of wildflowers and you will learn about how they are dried and exported. We will visit the Pinnacles Desert where you enjoy an easy paced walk through these mystical limestone pillars. before returning to Perth via the Indian Ocean Drive and view the wildflowers. Stops to view spring wildflowers are available from August to December only.

History buffs and the nature lovers will enjoy this tour from Perth. Visit just a few of Western Australia's hidden treasures. Eerie pinnacles punctuate the otherwise flat and barren plain of the Nambung National Park. History looms itself in Australia's only Benedictine Abbey at New Norcia and the wildflowers come to life along the path of this journey.