The name Gnowangerup is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Ngow’, meaning Malleefowl. For thousands of years, the plains around Gnowangerup were home to the Goreng Noongars, evidenced by stone implements still found along the creeks. In the mid nineteenth century, sandalwood cutters established camps in the area, but European settlement was slow until the completion of the railway line from Tambellup in 1912.
Aylmore Mineral Springs
Aylmore Mineral Springs are located along Park Road and are set amongst a beautiful picnic & BBQ area. Thehigh iron content in the water accounts for the unusual colour. The springs flow at over 2 litres per second.
Gnowangerup Historic Centre
Gnowangerup Historic Centre is located on Yougenup Road. The Centre contains displays, early photographs and a written history of the town and the district. Open by appointment AH contact 9827 1267 or 9827 1371.
Located in the front garden of the Shire Administration Building. Imported in 1889, the tractor was used to clear much of the local countryside and is a well-restored relic of an era long gone.
Ned Kelly at the Gnowangerup Hotel
View the impressive wood carving of Ned Kelly at the front of the Gnowangerup Hotel and learn the fascinating linkwith Gnowangerup, Glen Rowan and the Kelly Story.
Gnowangerup Community Park
Gnowangerup Community Park is a great place to stop and enjoy the surroundings. Built in 2009 it features a playground, BBQ and toilet facilities among beautiful gardens.
Gnowangerup Aboriginal Museum and Keeping Place
This museum was recently opened in 2014. It shows the history of the indigenous people, associated with the Mission and Stirling Range, who used the plains as hunting grounds for thousands of years.
On the corner of Strathaven and Yougenup Roads you’ll find examples of the early machinery the first settlers used to make a living for their families and bring prosperity to WA.
Arts for Gnow
Arts for Gnow is located inside the Yougenup Centre, Yougenup Road. One off pieces of art, originating from the local hinterland, are on display in the Centre’s art gallery.
Elvis Presley Memorabilia
Elvis Presley Memorabilia at the Gnowangerup Road House. Elvis himself has been sighted here more than once. The King lives!
Malleefowl carving is located in the Shire Administration Building.
Community Resource Centre
The Community Resource Centre inside the Yougenup Centre offers visitors a place to come and check their email, provides services from Centrelink, Medicare, ATO, Westnet and equipment for faxing, photocopying and printing. Also located in the Yougenup Centre is the Gnowangerup & Districts Toy Library and Public Library. Temporary loaners welcome. Open 5 days per week 9827 1635.