GREENOUGH

Greenough is an historic village, that this day is intact. Greenough is a place where you have to lose yourself. There are no ghosts but plenty of stories that are ‘on the walls’ to digest and delight in. Greenough is a modern Port Arthur and heritage purists will love this place.

Everything about Greenough is over a hundred years old. Young for Australia in relative terms, but certainly ‘old’ in WA terms.

You cannot help but learn and enjoy from this heritage icon.

The historic buildings are controlled by the Trusts. Another feature popular with tourists are the trees that are bent 90 degrees due to the coastal winds, Augustus Grey surveyed 30,000 acres (120 km²) of land in the region which became known as the Greenough Flats.

A series of disasters starting with a major cyclone in 1872 and major flooding in 1888 as well as the discovery of gold in the goldfields caused the gradual decline and abandonment of the settlement so that by 1900 most of the settlers had left the area with many of the small farmlets converted to grazing. The town fell into disrepair until a tourism-based project in the 1980s helped refurbish many of the buildings.

Before leaving Greenough, make a point of enjoying the coffee and scones at the café. That indulgence rounds off your visit to Greenough.

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area   Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service   Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course