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Address: Brand Hwy | Near Geraldton, Greenough, Western Australia 6532, Australia

Gateway to Central Greenough (Historic Settlement)

The buildings of Central...

Gateway to Central Greenough (Historic Settlement)

The buildings of Central Greenough constructed between 1863 and 1913, are now conserved by the National Trust of Australia (WA). They provide a rare insight into the early settlement of agricultural lands.

Entry to the historic settlement is through the former Greenough store (Wainwrights), then on through to the modern Cafe & Visitor Centre. Stroll through the settlement at your leisure using the brochure as your guide. Take an hour or take a day the buildings are open for you to explore and enjoy.

Through the valued support of our customers and visitors the restoration and development continues.

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The old schoolhouse, the old gaol and policeman's residence, the Roads Board building, the churches, the hall and a couple of cottages have been faithfully restored by the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The old schoolhouse, the old gaol and policeman's residence, the Roads Board building, the churches, the hall and a couple of cottages have been faithfully restored by the National Trust to catch a glimpse of the past. Amazing to walk through and around. Worth a couple of hours pottering about here.

Thank Austyannie
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family original came from this area so it was nice to walk around and look at how they would have lived. Worth a visit.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We enjoyed exploring this historical precinct. We found the buildings, the history and the interpretive displays interesting and informative. Well worth it for $6 (senior). The cafe was also worth a visit. The home made apple pie was delicious.

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Our party-of five (four Canadians and an Aussie) trekked through the old settlement, now annexed from the main highway. There’s a range of fee concessions, including for Seniors... and two of us qualified for a minor discount. Some highlights included our realisation that the great floods of 1888 had necessitated dinghy travel in this little hamlet! Look out for the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Visit the Historic Settlement which is directly on the main highway just south of Geraldton. $7 will give you entry & the opportunity to wander through the old settlement buildings which are very interesting. It gives an insight into life in the area in the mid 1800’s. There is also a very popular café in which you can just sit... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

Don't miss visiting this. We stopped at the cafe first then browsed the village fior one and a half hours. Two churches, gaol etc and sadly where aboriginal prisoners were shackled. Small cottages and one had 12 children with 4 to a bed top to tail! Lamas and alpacas wandering around the grounds. Also see the old pub which is... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Although the parts of the village that remain are well maintained most of them stand alone and empty a few have some furniture. I anticipated a lot more information on what it was like to live here then...this was sadly lacking. As for ambiance. ..it feels like a collection of mainly public buildings in a line, where and how did... More 

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Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

Take time out on the Brand Highway to look around this Pioneer Village The restored buildings give an insight into village life without the mod cons and the hardship suffered in years gone by

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

We drove past this attraction on our way to Geraldton but didn't stop then as we were tired after a 4.5 hour drive from Perth. But I am so glad we made the effort to drive back out here (about 20 minutes or so from Geraldton) as it was such a well-run attraction. Upon walking into the Entrance building/café, we... More 

Thank E K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a super place to get a feel for what life was like in times gone by. It is now run by the National Trust. As well as the original buildings there are excellent audio-visual presentations which bring the past inhabitants to lifeI. t as been thoughtfully set out and the cafe has delicious food.

Thank Ann W

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