Tour ID: 10001356
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. New Norcia was first settled in 1846 as a mission to the region's Aborigines. New Norcia is Australia's only monastic town and is renowned for its Spanish architecture and Indigenous and European heritage. Drive through town and learn of the intriguing history and culture of the community; having the opportunity to be guided through St Gertrudes College and one of the churches, before stopping for morning tea (own expense). Afterwards, visit 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. Alternatively, visit the museum and art gallery (own expense).
From here we visit the the Western Wildflower Farm for a brief talk about how wildflowers are dried and exported. Enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing on, we arrive at the Rock Lobster fishing town of Cervantes, their highly prized Rock Lobster are caught by local fishermen. Afterwards we travel into Nambung National Park, home of the mystical Pinnacles Desert. Here your driver guide takes you for an easy paced walk through parts of this fascinating landscape covering some 404 hectares. Ensure you wear comfortable footwear, bring a hat and your camera.
Additional stops to view wildflowers (in season, generally Aug - Dec) will be made en route with arrival back in Perth at approximately 7.30 pm.
Luxury coach travel, entry fees and lunch.
8:00 AM Mon, Thu
Tour departs from Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. Hotel pick-up from selected properties available on request - see this link for approximate times (subject to confirmation): https://db.tt/SlCsfVN4
Camera, Walking shoes, sunscreen, other personal items as required.
Children are considered 5-12yrs. Children from 0-4yrs are classified as infants and a free of charge, however will not occupy a seat and do not receive lunch. Infants are required to travel on parents lap for the duration of the tour. Given the long distances travelled, touring is not recommended for children under 5 years of age without due consideration.
Swan Valley, Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Cervantes
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