Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Day Tour from Perth

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Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia and Wildflowers Day Tour from Perth information and booking

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$164
Duration
11 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Perth CBD hotels or Perth Convention Exhibition Centre
Returns to
Tour concludes at original point of departure at approximately 7:30pm.
Time of departure
8am
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Tour description provided by Viator

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 also 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.

Continue to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes and visit the Pinnacles desert where you enjoy an easy paced walk through these mystical limestone pillars. Enjoy a buffet picnic lunch, then visit a local store featuring a range of dried wildflowers, before returning to Perth. Stops to view spring wildflowers are available from August to December only.

What's included

  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified