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Stretch your legs in Walkaway, a charming road trip rest-stop nestled on the banks of the picturesque Greenough River. Learn about local pioneering history at Station Museum, picnic with the peregrine falcons and take a dip at picturesque Ellendale Pool's, or marvel at the man-made wonder of the 54-turbine wind farm.

A four and a half hour drive north from Perth, and just 25 minutes south of Geraldton, this quaint country town is the ideal place to take a break from the road, either for refreshments or an overnight stopover.

Rail and history buffs will be fascinated by the Walkaway Station Museum. Wandering through the beautiful old railway station building, it's easy to imagine what pioneering life would have been like in its heyday during the late 1800s. Examine the excellent display of regional transport, natural resources and military relics; see where the station master lived and worked; and learn about local settler history.

After immersing yourself in the past, take a refreshing dip in the natural watering hole of Ellendale Pool, 20 kilometres from Walkaway. Lapping at the foot of impressive river cliffs and surrounded by tall shady trees, the pool makes a beautiful backdrop for a picnic or barbecue - look high up on the cliffs and you might see peregrine falcons nesting.

For an equally impressive man-made sight, head to the nearby wind farm - by far the largest renewable energy operation in Western Australia, capable of powering 60,000 homes. From the viewing platform and visitors' area located on Nangetty-Walkaway Road, you'll be able to appreciate the sheer scale of the farm, with its 54 Vestas 1.65 megawatt wind turbines.

If you'd like to take your time exploring the area, you can camp at Ellendale Pool, or find creature comforts in a range of accommodation options in and around Walkaway, from the caravan park to bed and breakfast and self-contained accommodation.

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Walkaway Station Museum


The Walkaway Station Museum is an impressive museum which will be of great interest to any rail enthusiast or historian. Stroll through the beautiful old railway station building to visualise how the station would have operated in the late 1800s. See where the station master lived and worked and learn about the history of this small community. Displays are currently being upgraded and refurbished.

There are documents and memorabilia relating to the history of the Midland Railway Company. The museum has records of local burials, family histories and photographs and other social history from the Walkaway area and surroundings. In the old Goods Shed there is an old steam locomotive called B6, the only one of its type left in the world. The museum hopes to encourage community members with relevant skills to help restore B6. The new shed has been completed and currently houses the steam locomotive 'O' 218 which is on loan from Rail Heritage WA. Later this year the Managers Carriage will be brought to the shed. These items are on loan from Rail Heritage WA.

The town of Walkaway is a short drive inland from Geraldton and four hours drive north of Perth.




Railway Station,
Padbury Road
Walkaway, WA, 6528

Located 7.1K from Walkaway

Central Greenough Historic Settlement


The Central Greenough Historic Settlement is a historic village that has been beautifully preserved and captures the essence of life in the 1800s. Entry is via the old store which is now the Cafe, Visitor Centre and gift shop, where you can collect a visitor guide on arrival and walk through the village, learning about the significance of each building along the way.

The selection of buildings includes two churches, a convent, presbytery, school, courthouse, goal and community hall where the old time dances are still held today.

Once you have completed the walk, return to the cafe to enjoy the ambience of this historic settlement for tea, coffee, cake and light meals, and enjoy browsing through the selection of souvenirs and gift ideas in the gift shop.

Greenough is a four and a half hour drive north of Perth, and is unlike any other historic town in Australia due to its exceptional preservation.




Corner of Brand Highway and McCartney Road
Greenough, WA, 6530

Located 11.5K from Walkaway

Clinchs Mill


Clinch's Mill is a splendid heritage building that was constructed in 1859. In its heyday, the mill was an important supplier of flour to the Murchison gold fields. While much of the building is in ruins and is not open to the public, it offers an exceptional photographic opportunity. Situated just outside of the historic town of Greenough, it can be clearly seen from the roadside of the Brand Highway.

Take the Greenough/Walkaway Heritage Trail which includes a visit to Clinch's Mill. The trail includes 36 historic buildings such as the ruins of Wesley Church, Pioneer Cemetery, the Hampton Arms Inn and Gray's Store which was built by convicts in the 1860s.

Claimed to be the best preserved 19th century town, Greenough is not to be missed. With more than 30 historic sites you will need to include at least a full day in your itinerary.

Greenough is a four and a half hour drive north of Perth and just south of Geraldton.




Gregory Road
Greenough, WA, 6530

Located 11.7K from Walkaway

Wesley Church


The historic Wesley Church is a fine example of the quality construction work carried out by convicts in the Greenough region in the late 1800s. Built in 1870 the church is due to undergo restoration in the near future. Wander around the grounds and be sure to take a few photographs of the lovely building.

Wesley Church is part of the Greenough/Walkaway Heritage Trail which features 36 historic buildings including the Pioneer Cemetery, the Hampton Arms Inn and Gray's Store which was also built by convicts in the 1860s. Due to the large number of historic buildings, allow a day to explore the well preserved 19th century settlement of Greenough.

Greenough is a four hour drive north of Perth and just 15 minutes drive south of Geraldton. The coastal city of Geraldton offers a plethora of attractions including the Western Australia Museum - Geraldton, fishing trips to the Abrolhos Islands, windsurfing and the iconic Point Moore Lighthouse. If you wish to continue exploring historic buildings, Geraldton is also home to an array of magnificent buildings with historical significance. The Heritage Trails brochure is available from the Visitor Centre in Geraldton.




Corner of McCartney and Company Road
Greenough, WA, 6530

Located 12.0K from Walkaway

Cliff Grange


The Cliff Grange farmhouse is a fine example of one of the earliest residences of the Greenough/Geraldton region. Whilst currently undergoing restoration, you can capture the 1850s architecture and beauty of the historic building by camera. Cliff Grange was the home of the Clinch's Mill manager, which is a short two minute walk further down the Brand Highway.

Both buildings form part of the Greenough/Walkaway Heritage Trail which features 36 historic buildings including the ruins of Wesley Church, Pioneer Cemetery, the Hampton Arms Inn and Gray's Store, which was built by convicts in the 1860s. Due to the large number of historic buildings, allow a day to explore the well preserved 19th century settlement of Greenough.

Greenough is a four hour drive north of Perth and just 15 minutes south of Geraldton. The coastal city of Geraldton offers an array of water activities to entertain all who visit. If you wish to continue exploring historic buildings, Geraldton is home to a plethora of magnificent buildings with significant historical value. Grab the Historical Trails brochure from the Geraldton Visitor Centre.




Brand Highway
Greenough, WA, 6530

Located 14.0K from Walkaway

Greenough Museum and Gardens


Discover the social history of Greenough set up in the spacious rooms of what was once the largest house in this area (built between 1862 to 1880 for John and Elizabeth Maley). Wander through Elizabeth's Garden and the Community Vegetable Garden. View the historic trees (including what could be Australia's oldest leaning gum tree). The museum's aim is to provide an interpretation of life of the Greenough Flats from Aboriginal times to today. This is no longer your traditional house museum. Prepare to be surprised.

Greenough Museum fact sheets are also available in German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian and Japanese.

Guided group tours are available on request. For group booking discounts please phone the Greenough Museum directly.

The Greenough Museum and Gardens is continually evolving to meet the needs of visitors and the local community. They invite you to become part of the change.

The Greenough Museum and Gardens are located 405 kilometres north of Perth on the Brand Highway and just 19 kilometres south of Geraldton. This area of the Midwest is known as the Front Greenough Flats and is a unique landscape (look out for the famous leaning trees) encapsulating its history and rural activities.




Phillips Road
Greenough, WA, 6530

Located 16.0K from Walkaway

Ellendale Pool


Ellendale Pool is a stunning waterhole naturally formed along the picturesque Greenough River surrounded by magnificent gum trees and a rocky gorge.

Ellendale Pool is a popular picnic and camping spot with toilet facilities, gas barbecues, picnic tables and shade. Dogs are permitted on a lead. There is no drinking water. Camping fees apply.

A visit to nearby Greenough is also worthwhile to see numerous well preserved historic buildings. Ellendale Pool and Greenough are a perfect stopover on your way to the state's north.

Ellendale Pool is a four-and-a-half hour drive north of Perth and a 45 minute drive south-east of Geraldton and is one of the recommended stops on the Greenough Tourist Drive.




Ellendale Road
Walkaway, WA, 6528

Located 17.5K from Walkaway

Greenough Leaning Trees


The Leaning Trees are scattered throughout the Greenough area. Although most of the trees are located on private property, you will not be able to miss them as you drive along the Brand Highway. Stop along the roadside car park (look for the camera icon) approximately 20 minutes south of Geraldton to view and take photographs.

The leaning trees are a bizarre natural phenomenon caused by the airborne salt content blown in with the winds off the Indian Ocean. The tree trunks lie horizontal to the ground and have become somewhat of an icon.

Whilst in the area, make sure to visit Greenough and all its nineteenth century history.

Greenough is just a four and a half hour drive north of Perth or 20 minutes south of Geraldton.




Brand Highway
Greenough, WA, 6530

Located 17.9K from Walkaway

Greenough River Mouth and Devlin Pool


The scenic Greenough River Mouth and Devlin Pool offer a superb diversity of water sports and land based recreation activities for the whole family including swimming, fishing and canoeing. It is a popular area for nature enthusiasts with the Greenough River Nature Trail winding along the river banks and through surrounding bush land.

Devlin Pool can be accessed via the 45 minute walking trail which will lead you to a peaceful stretch of water where you can take a refreshing swim or cast a reel into the waters to try your hand at fishing. The trail is also suitable for cycling.

The Greenough River Mouth and Devlin Pool are located 10 kilometres south of Geraldton. The river flows past the historic town of Greenough, renowned for being the best preserved settlement in Australia.




Devlin Pool Road
Greenough, WA, 6530

Located 21.4K from Walkaway

Greenough River Nature Trail


The Greenough River Nature Trail is a picturesque walk through the bush land surrounding Greenough River. It provides you with the opportunity to capture the stunning views of the river, whilst protecting the vulnerable environment.

The walk from the mouth of the River to Rudd's Gully is about three and a half kilometres and gives you the opportunity to see much of the wildlife that lives in the area, including a variety of water birds. If you fancy a dip in the river after your long walk, Devlin Pool is just a short walk past the gully. Canoeing and fishing are also popular activities to do when you get down to the water's edge. The path is wide enough to cycle if you prefer.

Whilst in the area, be sure to check out the historical attractions of Greenough.

Greenough is a four and a half hour drive north of Perth, just south of Geraldton.




Starts near the Greenough River Mouth
Greenough, WA, 6530

Located 24.8K from Walkaway

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