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Trips and Treks => Club Trip Reports => Topic started by: Macka on 18 March, 2017, 05:17:58 PM

Title: New Norcia Drive
Post by: Macka on 18 March, 2017, 05:17:58 PM
Started the day at Bindoon Bakery for breakfast
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Drove to New Norcia, was slow, was approx 5 8.5m wide dump truck trays heading north
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Spent approx 1 hour in the museum/art gallery, they have some interesting things

Did the 2 hour guided tour around the main building's including a Piano and pipe organ demo from one of the local monks
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Followed by lunch at the New Norcia Hotel, No photo to busy stuffing my face

Then home via Bindoon Bakery again to keep the wifes custard tart cravings under control

I think its worth a look, there is far more history there then i had thought, to the point the entire town is owned by the 11 monks, they own the roadhouse, Hotel and approx 20000 acres of farmland around the area.

Macka

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Title: Re: New Norcia Drive
Post by: AB on 19 March, 2017, 07:47:20 PM
Looks like an interesting place to visit.  Thanks for the report and photos. And thanks for leading a trip.
Title: Re: New Norcia Drive
Post by: BigCol on 20 March, 2017, 06:56:31 AM
sorry I missed this Macka, was side tracked working

good place for a day visit
Title: Re: New Norcia Drive
Post by: Howezit on 20 March, 2017, 08:24:05 AM
Nice :)