Central Greenough

Cafe & Visitor Centre


Corner Brand Hwy & McCartney Road

Greenough

Tel:(08) 9926 1084

Int: 0061 8 9926 1084



Greenough/Walkaway Heritage Trail

The Greenough/Walkaway Heritage Trail is a 57km drive through some of the richest rural land in Western Australia. It explores the settlement of the area and the buildings of a once considerable community that was severely reduced after the floods of 1888.


The trail begins at the Greenough Museum on Phillips Road off Brand Highway 405km north of Perth and 19km south of Geraldton, and ends at Ellendale Pool. It provides a pleasant outing with facilities for picnicking. As there is much to see in the Central Greenough Historic Settlement and surrounds, the museums and other sites, many trail users may wish to spend longer in this historic area. Following the trail route map, look for signs bearing the Heritage Trails Network symbol.

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Places to visit

  • Central Greenough Historic Settlement
    Tel: 08 9926 1084

  • Cafe & Visitor Information Centre
    Tel:08 9926 1084

  • Greenough Bird & WildlifePark
    Tel:08 9926 1171
  • Hampton Arms Inn
    Tel:08 9926 1057

  • Greenough Museum & Gardens
    Tel:08 9926 1890

    Walkaway

  • Railway Station Museum
    Tel:08 9926 1023

  • Walkaway Tavern
    Tel: 08 9926 1015

    Bootenal

  • Bootenal Tavern
    Tel:08 9923 3707

    Play

  • Four wheel Drive Tracks

  • Greenough/Walkaway Heritage Walk Trails

  • Lucy's Beach

  • S BEND Fishing

  • Greenough River mouth - What a special place this is, where the River and the ocean meet simply stunning.... picnic's, BBQ's, Walking, Fishing, Windsurfing, sand boarding or simply relaxing and watching the sun go down.

Flat Rocks Beach - Home of the surfers

  • Rock of Ages
    Tel:08 9926 1154

  • S Bend Caravan Park
    Tel:08 9926 1072

  • Greenough River Mouth Caravan Park (Double Beach)
    Tel:08 9964 9845

  • Mt Pleasant, Holiday Homestead
    Tel:9921 2667

  • Hampton Arms Inn
    Tel: 08 9926 1057

  • Ellendale Pool National Park
    ($10 per night per vehicle)

    Local Services

  • Central Greenough Cafe & Visitor Information Centre
    (08) 9926 1084

  • Church Services
    St Catherine's

    Anglican Church
    (1st Sunday of Month)
    Tel: 08 9921 3052 for details

    St Peters Catholic Church
    (Every Sunday 8am)

    Tel: 08 9921 3221 for details

  • S Bend Fuel Station
    Tel: 08 9926 1072

  • Walkaway Post Office and General Store
    Tel: 08 9926 1044
Other Local Places of Interest, Services and accommodation

City of Greater Geraldton

Must see in Greenough

Central Greenough Historic Settlement

Cnr Brand Hwy & McCartney Rd

20km South of Geraldton and

2 Km North of the Central Greenough Historical Settlement on the Brand Hwy


Alinta Wind Farm


Although widely known as a Gas company, Alinta has a Wind Farm in Greenough which provides clean energy from 54 of the worlds largest wind turbines.

Each of these wind turbines towers almost 80 metres above the Greenough farming landscape with three blades stretching 41 metres. At full capacity, the Alinta Wind Farm can generate 90 megawatts of electricity which is enough to supply about 60,000 homes.


Ellendale Pool

Giant Gums and rocky gorge surround the pool. Toilet and barbecue facilities are on offer and camping is $10 per night and limited to three days. An honesty box has been provided. Ellendale Pool is about 45km south of Geraldton on Ellendale Road, via Walkaway. The last 100m of road are dirt but are suitable for 2WD vehicles and caravans.

Convict Bridge

Recently restored from the flood of 1998 and re-opened March 2010.

The original wood used by convicts to build the bridge was recovered, re- crafted by Max Royce Woodwork's and is on display at the entrance to Wainwright's Store at Central Greenough Cafe & Visitor Centre


Old Pioneer Cemetery 

The first recorded burial was in 1853 and since then many of the regions pioneers have been buried here. Amongst these are : the Clarkson brothers, cattle drovers of the 1870s who were found dead at Hooleys Well, one having perished and one speared by natives. Mrs Anne Connolly who was the first woman to take up land on the Front Flats in her own right. A young man named Walters who was shot at Ellendale, believed to be the first murder in the region. Between 1853 and 1957 more than 1000 burials were registered in the region. Further historical details of the region can be obtained at the Walkaway Station museum.

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