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Sep 23, 2016 - New Norcia

After breakfast I took Ruby for a walk across to the roadhouse to buy some bread that is made by the monks in the New Norcia bakery. The bakery is not open to the public, but you can buy the bread at the roadhouse. As well as a wholemeal loaf I bought a multigrain fruit loaf. OMG - Probably the best fruit loaf I have ever had in my life! Very rustic and full of fruit and nuts. I am not sure, but I think they probably grow their own wheat as well because there is a whole paddock of it behind the football field (Found out later that they used...

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Sep 22, 2016 - Cervantes to New Norcia

Whilst packing up this morning I got talking to the couple in the van behind us who told us they were heading to New Norcia from here. I hadn’t heard of the town but they gave me a spare brochure, so as it looked interesting and is was in the general direction we were heading anyway, decided we would go there as well. The weather was on the change again and as the forecast was for rain, it was an OK day to be on the road. The vegetation beside the road was another wonderful mix of wattles, banksias, hakeas (I think), eucalypts, grevilleas...

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Mar 15, 2016 - Tuesday 15th March

We were glad we moved out of Merriden last night and are now on the way to New Norcia a little bit different to what we were going to do. We were going to head inland towards Meekatharra but changed our minds due to it being to hot,we've decided to point the bus towards Jurien Bay as the coast is a bit cooler. However we will stay the night at New Norcia, we are using wiki camps as it has more free camps or camps that aren't in camps Australia. Arriving at New Norcia we set ourselves up in a camp wiki got for us it was $10 a night payable...

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Mar 13, 2014 - New Norcia, the monks' town

The weather was quite overcast this morning even with a bit of rain. This is the first time in 100 days that it has rained. We left Guilderton and crossed over to the Great Northern Highway driving the 115 Klms before lunch to the town of New Norcia. This town was established by Spanish Benedictine monks in 1840 and it has been a monastery town ever since. Whilst David was on the phone making necessary phone calls I went along to the Visitor Centre for a look around. Buying a loaf of bread made here in the bakery and some hand made soap. It...

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Sep 27, 2012 - New Norcia

It rained off and on all night and when we awoke it was wet and cold. The wind just does not stop blowing. We drove into Gingin and picked up a few supplies and then drove to Bindoon along country roads up and down hills beside farms. Very pretty and the bright nearly fluro blue wildflowers were stunning in the early morning sun (when it did appear). We pulled into Bindoon and purchased a bag of oranges from a roadside stall for $2.50 as well as some fuel. It was a relatively short drive up and down the hills (some were more than hills)...

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Sep 30, 2010 - New Norcia

New Norcia 30 Sept 10 Travelled through New Norcia on our way to Dalwallinu to see wildflowers. As you can see from the photos the buildings in this Benedictine Community are amazing – well worth stop over for a few hours to do a tour and also see the wildflowers in the area.

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Scarr Family 2010

May 9, 2010 - New Norcia

The call of the road had beckoned us again, and after poring over the atlas, we decided to spend a night in Australia’s only Monastic town, New Norcia. Yes, you heard right, the town was built and run by the Spanish Benedictine Monks in 1846, and the monastery is still thriving in this quaint little town today. It was a surreal thing to see the red historic buildings appear everywhere as you drove into the town, giving a distinctly Spanish feel to the place.

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