New Norcia By-Pass to open in 2017

The State Government Minister for Roads recently announced the the proposed Bye-Pass for New Norcia will proceed and it is intended that it will be open for traffic in 2017. The pilgrim Trail Foundation have worked closely with the Main Roads during the development of the plans and as a result we have made some changes to the final days of the trail – all of which are for the safety and greater experience of the walkers.

Main Roads will be incorporating a safe crossing on the new highway and are proposing to help create a new entry into New Norcia across the river to the south of the town. The Pilgrim Trail Board are very grateful for the manner in which Main Roads have taken our needs into consideration.

The other great news is that the Department of Parks and Wildlife are helping us in marking the Trail through Walyunga and Julimar Parks. This should be completed by the end of June. This has cemented a great relationship between our two organisations and we thank them enormously for their support and encouragement.

Our next big challenge is to create world class camping sites along the trail and discussions are already well under way to action this goal.

Finally, we’re working on Membership. So if you’re interested in receiving an email newsletter or becoming an active member to support the Pilgrim Trail, please send me your contact details to

2 thoughts on “New Norcia By-Pass to open in 2017

  1. We would be very interested in becoming members and be of what assistance we can. We have enjoyed much hiking including Camino de Santiago and to have pilgrim walk in wa would be amazing especially being a walk through nature, a real pilgrim walk. You can check us out on hikingyarns instagram

    1. Thanks for your comments and email Ian and Bernadette. For maps of the trail – these can be found and downloaded/printed from the “Trail” menu. If you want to purchase higher resolution maps then click on the “Store” tab (under contacts) in the menu section. Looking forward to sharing the journey with you both.

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