Central Greenough Historic Settlement

West Coast Australia

Historic, windswept Greenough was an active administrative centre in its 1860s heyday. Nearly a dozen of its traditional stone buildings, including two fine churches and a police station and gaol, have been preserved under the auspices of the National Trust.

The visitors' centre here has an appealing cafe serving Devonshire tea, light meals and homemade desserts; it also sells quality local arts and crafts.

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1. Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park

0.98 MILES

If you're not acquainted with Western Australia's wildlife, here's your chance to meet the diminutive grey and red kangaroos, plus dingos and emus. Winged…

2. Leaning Trees


Around 2km north of Central Greenough Historic Settlement, look out for the quirky Leaning Trees, river gums that have been twisted into idiosyncratic…

3. Greenough Museum & Gardens

2.96 MILES

The quirky local museum just off the Brand Hwy recreates life in an 1880s homestead with interactive displays of period pieces and local artefacts, plus a…

4. Cathedral of St Francis Xavier Church

14.02 MILES

Geraldton's cathedral, built between 1916 and 1938, is arguably the finest example of the architectural achievements of the multi-skilled Monsignor John…

5. HMAS Sydney II Memorial

14.13 MILES

Commanding the hill overlooking Geraldton is this moving, multifaceted memorial commemorating the 1941 loss of the Sydney and its 645 men after a skirmish…

7. Old Geraldton Gaol & Craft Centre

14.38 MILES

The gaol's gloomy cells held prisoners from 1856 to 1985, and framed historic documents weave a fascinating tale of daring escapes, gruesome executions,…

8. Foreshore

14.4 MILES

Geraldton's foreshore is a great example of waterfront redevelopment: loads of beach space and grassy spots, walking paths, picnic shelters, free…