New Norcia Heritage Trail
To get the most out of your visit to the town of New Norcia, follow the New Norcia Heritage Trail. Soak up the Spanish influenced architecture and learn about the history of this unique monastic town and its time as an Aboriginal mission. The New Norcia Heritage Trail has two parts, a two kilometre walk through the town and a 1.7 kilometre river walk. Allow three hours to explore both trails.
The first stop is the Museum and Art Gallery which displays paintings by Spanish and Italian masters, gifts from the Queen of Spain and a fascinating array of artefacts. The gift shop provides an opportunity to purchase an assortment of souvenir items, local produce, art, books and music.
The trail also takes in St Gertrude’s, the Rosendo Salvado Statue, the Cemetery, St. Ildephonsus, The Flour Mill, The Old Flour Mill, The Monastery and the Abbey Church before finishing up at the Guesthouse and old Gaol. The River Walk explores the Old Well, The Moore River, Bishop’s Well, Bishop Torres’ Beehouse, The Norcia Hotel and The Monastery Roadhouse.
The streets and buildings are an expression of history, where you can explore richly decorated interiors, furnishings and post Renaissance art.
Heritage Trail maps are available at the Museum and Art Gallery which is open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm (closed Christmas).
Category: Historical Sites and Heritage Locations
New Norcia Heritage Trail Information
Contact & Enquiries:
Phone: 08 9654 8056 (International Code +61896548056)
Fax: 08 9654 8124 (International Code +61896548124)
Great Northern Highway
Western Australia 6509
New Norcia Heritage Trail Facilities
- Car park
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Tour Desk
New Norcia Heritage Trail Experiences