Greenough

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Situated 25 kilometres south of Geraldton or four and a half hours' drive north of Perth, Greenough is the ideal spot to take a break and enjoy a very unique area of Western Australia. Being one of the first settlements in Western Australia, the landscape is sprinkled with picturesque ruins of old homes, churches and schools.

The pristine waters of the Indian Ocean are the western boundary of the Shire of Greenough. Fishers, surfers and those who just enjoy strolling, swimming or snorkelling will love this coastline.

The unique leaning trees (Eucalyptus Camaldulenis), sculptured by mother nature, will intrigue you. The beauty of the Greenough River mouth, with its sparkling waters and golden sand dunes will delight you.

Take a drive through the historic Greenough Flats; a quiet walk through the historic Greenough Hamlet, a collection of eleven restored original buildings; and take time to reflect on the lives of pioneers who once lived here. Visit the old cemeteries and read the epitaphs engraved on old tombstones.

The Pioneer Museum, located on the Brand Highway alongside Maley's Mill, has one of the best folk displays in Australia. It is housed in a beautifully restored two storey building, once the home of John Stephen Maley, an early settler.

Ellendale Pool is 25 minutes' drive from Greenough. This natural pool at the foot of impressive cliffs is surrounded by tall shady trees, and makes a lovely spot for a picnic, barbeque or bird watching. High in the cliff face you can see pairs of nesting peregrine falcons. Gas barbeques, picnic tables, toilets and children's play facilities are available.

Bringo Lookout on the Geraldton to Mullewa Road affords great views of the hills back towards Geraldton. During spring, beautiful displays of Geraldton wax line the road to the Lookout and western grey kangaroos are often seen in this area. In spring, throughout the Greenough Shire there are many areas excellent for viewing wildflowers.

Greenough offers a range of accommodation, from resorts and historic buildings to farm stays, bed and breakfasts and caravan parks. The Greenough Information Centre will assist with further information (phone 08 9926 1660 or email trips@wn.com.au).



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