Central Greenough

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Central Greenough
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Central Greenough provides an example of colonial expansion in the mid nineteenth century. Located approximately 25 km south of Geraldton and 380 km north of Perth, the Greenough Flats form the flood plain of the river system close to the mouth of the Greenough River. Central Greenough developed as the local administrative centre, housing the churches, schools, stores, government and law enforcement offices necessary to service the surrounding farms.
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gabski_polka
Perth, Australia93 contributions
Dec 2021
The Historic settlement of Greenough is well worth the visit. It's a step back in time where you can walk along the main road of the settlement and enter various buildings from a bygone era. Some of the buildings include a school, the police station and gaol, a hall, various cottages, a presbytery and two churches (which are still in operation today). There is a slight cost to visit.
In addition, if you are feeling hungry there is a cafe on site, along with toilets and a gift shop. There is seating inside and outside, with friendly alpacas and llamas nearby.

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Written 5 January 2022
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travellingRaelene
Caloundra, Australia34 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
So much to see & do in one stop.
Don't miss stopping in here to see the late 1800's history of the Greenough area.
$7/$10 entry to walk around at your own pace, with the guide map. I love seeing Australian history and things from before my time. The local lamas are a treat to see too.
The Distillery at the front is great - and l bought 3 bottles of Rum & Gin of the knowledgeable owner.
All the staff are genuinely very friendly and happy to serve.
Cafe has beautiful food & is licensed. The shop is so full of stuff to browse and buy.
Highly recommend stopping here! I'm glad l did.
Written 17 December 2021
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TheTravelingGal28
Savannah, GA63 contributions
Oct 2020
The Greenough Historic Settlement is a beautifully preserved village from the 1800s. Interesting, historical and great photo opportunities. Good way to spend an hour or two.
Written 17 September 2021
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Maria M
Perth, Australia811 contributions
Jul 2021
You pay to enter this historic settlement but fail to see what they use the money for. The buildings need to be maintained especially as everything is very old. The cottages have to be cleaned up a little bit as there are animal fur and droppings on the beds and the old furniture and things on display inside are very dusty and dirty.
Written 27 July 2021
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Michael D
Baldivis, Australia40 contributions
Oct 2020
My wife and I visited there today, 23/10/2020 but because my wife is still recovering from illness she returned to the Cafe. I investigated the buildings and in 2 of them I had somewhat spooky experiences. In the former convent, I felt I was being watched, while in the former police station/ goal I heard a loud crash despite the fact that I was alone in both buildings. Haunted or not this place is well worth a visit.

Written 23 October 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,077 contributions
Sep 2020
Central Greenough developed as the local administration centre with the establishment of churches, schools, government stores, administrative and law enforcement to service surroundings farms. Last time I passed this area in 1981, some buildings seemed derelict and overgrown. Great to see the extend of restoration in intervening years and to be able to read the history of each building. Certainly one of the National Trusts better sites in WA.
Written 1 October 2020
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KBNZ666
Perth, Australia118 contributions
Aug 2020
I was really interested in seeing and photographing the old buildings (and seeing the Llama and Alpacas!). It was a nice walk around the area and interesting to look through the old village buildings.
Written 20 August 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel34,625 contributions
Oct 2019
We stopped in on our way south back to Perth, hoping to find and old (deserted) village charm, but were truly disappointed, as the place does not offer anything to see nor do.
You might as well save your time (and money) and skip this place.
Written 15 December 2019
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Mitch
9 contributions
Sep 2019
This place is amazing,why I had never heard of it before as a once local West Aussie is beyond imagination.After 7 years travelling interstate we decided to once again become visitors in our own state.Imagine our delight when we stumbled upon this amazing limestone township in pristine condition.With a five star brand new cafe, lunches wine,beer excellent souvenirs and service,crazy almost, in the middle of nowhere. The drive and the land and the scenery between Port Denison Dongara and Geraldton is simply amazing.Picturesque,historical green rolling plains.The farms,historic buildings and stops need to seen to be believed.It is a hidden secret please explore.With views reminiscent of parts of Norfolk Island and Rockhampton in Qld you must visit this secret gem.
Written 11 September 2019
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lisa t
Perth, Australia129 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited on a Saturday and walked through the old settlement unaccompanied. The houses are all accessible to the public and include churches, a gaol, school house, hall and residences. Knowing the settlement was largely run by religious organisations there is a feeling of gloom . The prison where local and aboriginal people were held in appalling conditions (chained to a wall in a small cell with up to 20 others) was the most eerie and unsettling for me.
Written 21 July 2019
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