Finding your way to New Norcia
Travelling by Car
New Norcia is 132km north of Perth, Western Australia and is situated just off the Great Northern Highway. We recommend you allow two hours to comfortably reach us from Perth and three and a half hours from Geraldton.
Petrol is available from the New Norcia Roadhouse. It is open 7.30am - 5.00pm (or 8.30am - 4.00pm on Public Holidays) and is closed on Christmas Day.
A TransWA Bus Service (N2 Route) arrives and departs from the New Norcia Roadhouse.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 11.25am
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. There is no public internet access in New Norcia, however there is coverage for Telstra mobile broadband systems.
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 out of Perth city 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. The trail then travels to the Chittering Valley, the Julimar Forest, out to the town of Bolgart and the final leg to New Norcia. 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 given a Camino Salvado commemorative postcard.
There are a few companies we recommend to visitors seeking an authentic experience of New Norcia.
Luxury Outback Tours
Phone: +61 8 9385 6422
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
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 experiences this region offers go to http://www.avonvalleywa.com.au/.
Carrah Farms offer personalised walks during the wildflower season through private bushland. Tickets can be booked through www.carrah.com.au. Carrah is 20 minutes from New Norcia.
Read an article about New Norcia on "Travel the World without leaving Australia".