Finding your way to New Norcia
Travelling by car to New Norcia
New Norcia is 132km north of Perth, Western Australia and is situated on the Great Northern Highway.
We recommend you allow two hours to comfortably reach us from Perth and three and a half hours from Geraldton.
For online maps, access Google Maps or WhereIs and plan your route.
Petrol is available from the New Norcia Roadhouse. The Roadhouse is open 7.30am-5.00pm (8.30am - 4.00pm on Public Holidays) and closed on Christmas Day.
A TransWA Bus Service (N2 Route) arrives and departs from the New Norcia Roadhouse.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 11.25 am & Sunday at 1.40pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 2.50pm
For bookings, call 1300 662 205 or visit www.transwa.wa.gov.au
Only Telstra 3G or Next G mobiles work at New Norcia. Public pay phones are located in the Guesthouse and the Roadhouse.There is no public internet access in New Norcia. However there is coverage for Telstra mobile broadband systems.
The Camino Salvado Pilgrim Trail
The Camino Salvado follows the Pilgrims Trail from St Joseph’s Church in Subiaco to New Norcia in the Wheatbelt. The trail is 201 kms long and travels through the City’s financial district past places of historical interest and out of the metropolitan area via the beautiful Swan River foreshore. It travels via Bells rapids, site of the famous white water Avon Descent, and passes onto Walyunga National Park – a place of spiritual significance for the Whadjuk People. Then it’s the Chittering Valley to Julimar Forest out to the wheatbelt town of Bolgart, the final leg to New Norcia follows the Old Plain Rd. Booked groups are welcomed at New Norcia with the ringing of bells, ceremonial washing of feet in the Abbey Church by the Abbot of New Norcia and a Camino Salvado commemorative postcard is given to the participants to mark the achievement.
The Pilgrim Trail is a contemporary pilgrimage where the journey itself can be as important as the destination; it is about reflection, connection and renewal. It is not always an easy path to follow however it is a walk for all people – those of faith, those with no faith and those who seek faith. It is an “informal” walk made up of people who come from around the country, from all walks of life: some will like to walk in groups and others to walk alone.
Those who are interested in walking the Camino from Subiaco to New Norcia can find out more at: www.caminosalvado.com or look at the website of The Pilgrim Trail Foundation www.thepilgrimtrail.com.au, a not-for-profit organisation set up to ensure the maintenance of the trail.
There are a few companies we recommend to visitors seeking an authentic experience of New Norcia.
Luxury Outback Tours:
Phone +61 8 9385 6422 or
Website Luxury Outback - New Norcia Tour.
Great Western Coach Tours:
Phone +61 8 9490 2455
Kandu Holidays Tailored Tours and Small Charter Hire:
Phone +61 8 6161 3985 or
Website; Kandu New Norcia Tour
Tours with a Twist
Cascade Tours (Group Bookings):
Phone +61 8 9378 9994
Adams Pinnacle Tours
Phone 1300 061 812
New Norcia is part of the picturesque Avon Valley, stretching from Beverley in the south to New Norcia in the North, the region boasts seven intriguing localities for you to explore; Beverley, Chittering, Goomalling, Northam, Toodyay, York, New Norcia and Victoria Plains. For more information on the extensive experiences that this region offers go to http://www.avonvalleywa.com.au/
Carrah Farms offer personalised walks during the wildflower season through private bushland can be booked through www.carrah.com.au. Carrah is just 20minutes from New Norcia.
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