Pilgrim Trail, Subiaco to New Norcia

Overview

The trail follows in the footsteps of Dom Rosendo Salvado, a Spanish Benedictine monk who walked from Perth to establish New Norcia. Today the trail Camino Salvado leaves from the suburb of Subiaco. It starts as an urban walk, follows the Swan River and passes through National Parks and rural landscapes before arriving in New Norcia

Pilgrim Trail trailhead

Statue of Bishop Salvado near St Josephs

Photo Credit: Pelusey Photography


About the Trail

What began in 2009 as a one-off idea to walk from Subiaco to New Norcia in Western Australia, has now evolved into a permanent walking trail open to everyone. The Pilgrim Trail is about storytelling, and once you’ve walked its 202 kilometres, you will have your own story to tell too.

It was established in the spirit of Dom Rosendo Salvado, a Spanish Benedictine who came to serve the Indigenous people in the early Swan River Settlement.

The Pilgrim Trail not only links the city with the bush, it also links us to our past and to our future, and I invite you to leave your footprint in the story of The Pilgrim Trail.

You will find a more details on the Pilgrim Trails website, including a map download. Please see the links section. 

Accommodation will need to be organised privately along the way as there are limited camping options. Our guidebook recommends organising transport to and from your accommodation to the trail each day. Water can be scarce, we recommend using a personal filtration device/ purification tablets and/or organising water resupply drops. 

A guidebook can be purchased from the St Joseph's Church in Subiaco, please contact them in advance to ensure they have stock available. 


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