Gnowangerup

History

The name Gnowangerup is derivedfrom the Aboriginal word ‘Ngow’,meaning Malleefowl. For thousands ofyears, the plains around Gnowangerupwere home to the Goreng Noongars,evidenced by stone implements stillfound along the creeks. In the midnineteenth century, sandalwoodcutters established camps in the area,but European settlement was slowuntil the completion of the railway linefrom Tambellup in 1912.

Sightseeing

Aylmore Mineral Springs

Aylmore Mineral Springs are locatedalong Park Road and areset amongst a beautifulpicnic & BBQ area. Thehigh iron content in thewater accounts for the unusual colour. The springs flow at over 2litres per second.

Gnowangerup Historic Centre

Gnowangerup Historic Centre is located on Yougenup Road.The Centre contains displays, early photographs and a writtenhistory of the town and the district. Open by appointment AHcontact 9827 1267 or 9827 1371.

Steam Tractor

Located in the front garden of the ShireAdministration Building. Imported in 1889, the tractor was used to clear much of the local countryside and is a well-restored relic ofan era long gone.

Ned Kelly at the Gnowangerup Hotel

View the impressivewood carving of Ned Kelly at the front of the Gnowangerup Hoteland learn the fascinating linkwith Gnowangerup, Glen Rowanand the Kelly Story.

Gnowangerup Community Park

Gnowangerup Community Park is a great place to stop andenjoy the surroundings. Built in2009 it features a playground,BBQ and toilet facilities amongbeautiful gardens.

Gnowangerup Aboriginal Museum and Keeping Place

This museum was recently opened in 2014. It shows the history ofthe indigenous people, associated with the Mission and StirlingRange, who used the plains as hunting grounds for thousands ofyears.

Machinery Museum

Onthe corner of Strathaven andYougenup Roads you’ll findexamples of the early machinery the first settlers used to make aliving for their families and bring prosperity to WA.

Don't Miss

Arts for Gnow

Arts for Gnow is located inside the Yougenup Centre,Yougenup Road. One off pieces of art, originating from the localhinterland, 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

Malleefowl carving is located in the Shire AdministrationBuilding.

Community Resource Centre

The Community Resource Centre inside the Yougenup Centre offersvisitors a place to come and checktheir email, provides services fromCentrelink, Medicare, ATO, Westnet andequipment for faxing, photocopyingand printing. Also located in theYougenup Centre is the Gnowangerup& Districts Toy Library and PublicLibrary. Temporary loaners welcome.Open 5 days per week 9827 1635.

AccommodationTelephone
Gnowangerup B&B9827 1278
Gnowangerup Hotel9827 1013
Gnowangerup Training Centre9827 2100
Gnowangerup Travel Stop9827 1635
FoodTelephone
Gnowangerup Hotel9727 1013
Gnowangerup IGA9827 1109
Gnowangerup Roadhouse9827 1239
Saddlers Butchers9827 1254
Shire DetailsTelephone
Shire of Gnowangerup, Yougenup Rd Gnowangerup9827 1007