Set around a courtyard garden in the southern cloister of the Monastery, the Guesthouse provides accommodation and meals to those who wish to spend some time apart from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
In keeping with the rule of St Benedict to "welcome guests as Christ", the monks invite all guests to join them in their daily round of Mass and Prayer. Spiritual direction and reconciliation are available on request. A programme of organised retreat weekends is offered each year. Brochures are available or the programme can be found on the New Norcia website.
Group bookings are welcome. The Guesthouse is the ideal venue for Parish and staff retreats. A maximum of 24 people can be accommodated. The monks are happy to provide retreat directors or offer input for spiritual programmes upon request.
New Norcia is Australia's only monastic town, a historical and spiritual treasure in the West Australian bush.
You won't believe what lies behind the locked doors of the buildings! Join a town tour and let the experienced guides unravel the unique history of this amazing town.
Experience a 1500 year old tradition and join the Benedictine monks for prayers (six times daily). Lose yourself in the Museum and Art Gallery. Here, an eclectic array of mission and monastery memorabilia is displayed alongside European religious art and contemporary Australian art works. It also houses the beautiful Charles Austin Gardiner exhibition of botanical drawings.
Taste some of the delicious New Norcia produce; freshly baked New Norcia bread, silver medal winning olive oil grown in the 100 year old Monastery olive grove and delicious wines and ports from the Abbey wines label.
Stroll up the hill to the grand New Norcia Hotel and linger over a home cooked meal. The deck is the perfect place to sip a glass of Abbey Ale or a glass from the New Norcia Abbey wine range.
All money spent during your visit to New Norcia will help support the monks to preserve Australia's only monastic town....