There is also the majestic Stirling Range – a growing eco-tourism destination which attracts an estimated 175,000 persons annually, with well known climbing and scenic delights such as Bluff Knoll, Mount Toolbrunup and Mount Trio. Wildflowers abound during the season in the Stirling Range National Park.
Gnowangerup is an ideal location to visit or break your journey. An exciting modern playground, amenities and clean BBQ’s are available in the park. Walk over to the Yougenup Centre where the CRC is located, utilise their many services and check out the exhibitions in the Art Gallery.
Ned didn’t make it to Gnowangerup but rumour has it his daughter did. There’s a 3 metre statue of Ned Kelly right next to the pub today for all the outlaws among us, it’s a great opportunity to have a photograph taken with Ned.
Pick up a pamphlet from either the Yougenup Cent
Aboriginal legend has it that two warriors fought to the death over territory rights and out of the patches of bloodstained earth came two springs of water which flows freely into the Gnowangerup Creek though picturesque wetlands
There are ploughs, headers, harvesters, hay binders, a chaff-crusher, corn crushers, a flour mill, sulky, buckboard and many other pieces from different times.
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.
The Centre contains displays, early photographs and a written history of the town and the district. Open Mondays
and Wednesdays 9 - 12pm. After hours contact 9827 1267 or 9827 1371.
During spring this well-kept secret is a mass of red and white orchids and just about every other wildflower known.