WALKAWAY

Walkaway is 20 km’s south of Geraldton on a diversion road.ie not on the main highway. Walkaway is an ‘old’ and active community. Walkaway though is not an outer suburb of Geraldton.

Its name is a corruption of the native "Wagga wah", referring to the bend in the nearby Greenough River, and was originally given to the railway station when a line was built from Geraldton in 1887. In 1894 it was linked with Midland Junction by the building of a private line - that of the Midland Railway Company, constructed by an engineer and later the first General Manager of the Company, Edward Keane.

With the railway and an expanding agricultural area, the township grew until with the dieselisation of the railway systems, and the take-over by the State of the Midland Railway in 1964, decline set in. This was also accentuated by the gradual absorption of the original smallholdings into the larger holdings of today's farming demands.

The nearby wind-farm has assisted from an economic sense.

The Walkaway Museum gives a good insight to the historic past

The Anglican Church has over 100 years of active ‘service’.

The Walkaway Hotel is a classic old pub.

When traveling to Geraldton take the diversion to check out what this small community has to offer.

Diary notes

 

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