Things To Do
Greenough is rich in history and nineteenth century architecture, the Greenough Historical Settlement is one of the most interesting historical original time capsules of an early colonial village The village and surrounding buildings could take up to a day of your time. Lunches, morning and afternoon teas are available. Further along the Brand Highway is Bentwood Olive Grove, a gourmet café open Wednesday to Sunday and also selling marinated olives, extra virgin and dipping oils, dukkah, tapenade, chutneys and much more, www.bentwood.com.au
Opposite the Rock of Ages is the Pioneer Museum which has the most comprehensive display of colonial antiques.
A short distance away is the Hampton Arms Inn where you can have a drink in the bar, have evening meals and also browse through the thousands of rare and out of print books. On the same road you will find the Greenough Wildlife and Bird park which is open daily. Feed the kangaroos, say hello to the crocodile. Picnic areas, souvenirs and refreshments are available. www.wildlifeandbirdpark.com.au
Across the back flats there is the Bootenal Light Tavern and also the Walkaway Tavern where meals are also available.
The Walkaway Station Museum has a fine collection of colonial memorabilia.
Further down the Brand Highway towards Geraldton is Greenough Woodworks Gallery. Max Royce and his small team of craftsmen design and create fine furniture, highly regarded throughout Western Australia. www.maxroyce.com
Swimming There are good swimming beaches at the Greenough river mouth and Tarcoola beach in Geraldton
Fishing There are good fishing spots at the points at the Greenough river mouth and in the river, and at Lucy`s beach and at Flat rocks.
Surfing Excellent surfing can be had at the Greenough river mouth, FFlat rocks and Headbutts.
Scenic Day Trips
A drive to Ellendale Pool take a picnic lunch barbecues are provided and have a swim
Take a pleasant drive up the Chapman valley and taste their award winning wines and have lunch at the winery. Visit the Chapman Valley Lavender farm. This is a working farm and weekend café. Browse through local arts and crafts in the gift shop.
During the wildflower season visit Coalseam Park and see the wildflowers and on to Mullewa and Pindar for the wreath flowers and everlastings along the way
Pleasant walk trails along the Greenough River up to 3 hours duration start at the river mouth and will take you to Devlins Pool and Bootenal Springs. Bird life is plentiful.
There are numerous things to see and do in Geraldton which is only 18kms away.