Greenough

St Katherine's Church, Ken Stepnell

Population 15394

Lying 24 kilometres south of Geraldton, the Greenough Flats form a flood plain close to the mouth of the Greenough River. At its peak in the 1860s and '70s, Greenough (pronounced 'Grennuff') was a highly successful wheat-growing area. However, the combined effects of drought, crop disease and floods led to the area's decline and from 1900 the population dropped dramatically. The historic hamlet that was once the centre of this farming community has been extensively restored and is classified by the National Trust.

Visitor Information

Cnr Chapman Rd and Bayly St, Geraldton; (08) 9921 3999 or 1800 818 881

www.cgg.wa.gov.au

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In Town

Central Greenough Historic Settlement Precinct of 11 restored stone buildings dating from the 1860s including a school, police station, courthouse, gaol and churches. Fully re-created interior furnishings. Self-guide maps are available, or tours by appt. Cnr Brand Hwy and McCartney Rd; (08) 9926 1084.

Pioneer Museum: folk display located in an original limestone cottage; tours available; Brand Hwy.

Leaning trees: these trees are a unique sight, having grown sideways in response to the harsh salt-laden winds that blow from the Indian Ocean; seen from Brand Hwy on the Greenough Flats.

Hampton Arms Inn: fully restored historic inn (1863); Company Rd.

Nearby

Walkaway Railway Station: built in the style of a traditional British railway station, now housing a railway and heritage museum; closed Mon; Evans Rd; 10km E.

Greenough River mouth: ideal for swimming, canoeing, beach and rock-fishing, birdwatching and photography; 14km N.

Flat Rocks: surfing, swimming and rock-fishing. A round of the State Surfing Championships is held here in June every year; 10km S.

Ellendale Pool: this deep, freshwater swimming hole beneath spectacular sandstone cliffs is an ideal picnic area; 23km E.

Greenough River Nature Trail: self-guided walk; contact visitor centre for brochure.

The Greenough/Walkaway Heritage Trail: 57km self-drive tour of the area; contact visitor centre for map.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Geraldton Meteorological Office 22 km

For something different, you can learn how modern weather-forecasting works and the measuring instruments involved, in a 40-minute midday tour of the Geraldton Meteorological Office that culminates in the release of one... Find out more


Campsites around town

Ellendale Pool camping area 25 km

Ellendale Pool camping area is a delightful spot 47 km east of Geraldton via Ellendale Rd. Bring a gas/fuel stove and drinking water. Visitors will find a lovely freshwater pool that laps at a sheer cliff-face surrounded... Find out more


Coronation Beach camping area 47 km

Visitors here will find sites dispersed among the coastal vegetation on the beach, which is a great spot to swim, fish, snorkel or just relax to the sound of waves lapping the shore. You need to bring your own drinking... Find out more


Breakaway camping area 78 km

Located just off Coalseam Rd from the Mingenew–Mullewa Rd, 34 km north of Mingenew, Breakaway camping area is set in a bush environment in an area noted for its wildflowers and mining heritage. Bring along a... Find out more


Miners Camp camping area 78 km

Basic facilities are provided in a natural bush setting that’s perfect for bushwalking and exploring the heritage associated with WA’s first coalmine. Come equipped with a gas/fuel stove and drinking water.... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Double Beach Holiday Village 14 km

Set at the mouth of the Greenough River just 10 km south of Geraldton, this large, wellshaded park is protected from the onshore winds. Cook in the camp kitchen or buy takeaway food from the park’s well-stocked... Find out more


Sunset Beach Holiday Park 27 km

Located on the beach 6 km north of the city and in a quiet location, this is a popular park with tourists and is easily accessible from Highway One. The park is well appointed and a good base from which to explore the... Find out more


Batavia Coast Caravan Park 29 km

On the outskirts of Geraldton, this spacious dog-friendly park is easily accessible from the North West Coastal Highway. The semi-rural quiet setting will appeal to many. The park is owner operated. Bookings are required... Find out more


Seaspray Beach Holiday Park 38 km

Located on the edge of the water, this park is a good base for a holiday in the town. The owners also operate the adjoining resort, restaurant and fishing charter. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more


Dongara Denison Beach Holiday Park 40 km

This smaller park is ideally located on an estuary and you can enjoy a stroll to the busy boat harbour. It has very good amenities and big motorhomes can fit here, although not on the ensuite sites. The park is busy in... Find out more


Mullewa Caravan Park 87 km

On the highest hill in town this council-operated park is as neat as a pin with kerbed roadways, green grass and most amenities. Mullewa is a great base for exploring this spectacular, wildflower region in springtime.... Find out more


Western Flora Caravan Park 89 km

Located 22 km north of Eneabba, time a visit to this park during the wildflower season when more than 300 varieties of stunning flowering plants can be viewed on the property and more than 2000 varieties within 40 km of... Find out more


Port Gregory Caravan Park 97 km

Located in the centre of this small historic town, the park is neatly maintained and will appeal to those looking for a quieter location close to the seaside. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Rock of Ages Cottage

Originally built in 1857, the Rock of Ages Cottage has been restored to include three bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. Also available is a guest lounge room with an open fireplace, a barbecue area and an outdoor... Find out more


Rest areas around town

The S Bend rest area 5 km

29km S of Geraldton (L) or 36km N of Dongara (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Flat Rocks rest area 8 km

T/O 33km S of Geraldton (R) or 32km N of Dongara (L)

On the foreshore 2km west of the highway.


Alinta park area 15 km

T/O 28km S of Geraldton (L) or 37km N of Dongara (R)

At the wind farm lookout, 15km east of the highway on the road to Ellendale.


Ellendale Pool camping area 24 km

T/O 28km S of Geraldton (L) or 37km N of Dongara (R)

On the banks of the Greenough River, 27km east of the highway via Walkaway.


Seven Mile Beach rest area 29 km

T/O 55km S of Geraldton (R) or 10km N of Dongara (L)

On the foreshore 2km west of the highway.


Midlands rest area 43 km

T/O 7km SE of Dongara (L) or 73km N of Eneabba (R)

Among a few trees 1km east of the highway via Midlands Rd.


Coronation Beach camping area 47 km

T/O 24km S of Northampton (R) or 27km N of Geraldton (L)

On the foreshore 8km west of the highway.


Oakabella rest area 53 km

17km S of Northampton (R) or 34km N of Geraldton (L)

Small area just off the highway among a few trees.


Northampton park area 67 km

At Northampton

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.


Twin Hills rest area 80 km

49km S of Dongara (R) or 31km N of Eneabba (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


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