Gnowangerup Travel Guide

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Gnowangerup Things to Do

  • The Outlaw

    Ned is carved from just a single piece of wood. During the 1800’s he was a pain in the butt to the law authorities in Victoria with his crude behaviour. They got so fed up with him that they eventually hanged him.

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  • Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly is Australia’s notorious bushranger and outlaw and while he didn’t make it to Gnowangerup, there is a rumour that his daughter did. It is reported that she was the publican of the Gnowangerup Hotel which is why his 3 metre tall statue stands next to the hotel.

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  • Post Office

    The Gnowangerup Post Office was built between 1918 and 1919. Mostly the building is as it was but has had a few additions over the year – all in keeping with the original design

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  • National Bank

    The building of the National Bank was constructed between 1912 and 1913 and is just one of the many historical buildings in the town.

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  • The Timeline and Railway Place

    The Timeline and Railway Place indicates where the old railway crossing was. There are pavers which are engraved and an old Railway Trolly.

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  • Methodist Church

    The Methodist Church was originally built in Boulder in the Goldfields. It was dismantled and brought to Gnowangerup to be rebuilt in 1923.

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  • Memorial Hall

    The Memorial Hall was built in 1923 from local stone and incorporated a room for the RSL and the honour boards. Movie nights were held twice a week before the local drive-in opened. The hall was a social venue for dances, plays and shows.

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  • Black Duck Canvas Makers Building

    The building of the Black Duck Canvas makers was constructed in 1925 and was originally owned by Elders Ltd. The building has not changed much but has had many businesses operating in it over the years.

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  • St Margaret's Church

    One of a few of churches in the town, St Margarets was built in1930. It was built from local quarried stone.

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  • The Gnowangerup Star

    The Gnowangerup Star was established in 1915 and up until 2003 was one of the last family owned newspapers left in Australia. Old hot metal presses were still used and so much of the equipment and furnishings in office was original making it quite a working museum.

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  • Steam Tractor

    Outside in the garden of the Shire offices is an old restored steam tractor which was imported in 1889. Much of the land around the town was cleared by this tractor.

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  • Unity Bell

    The Unity Bell which hangs at the entrance to the Shire Offices was donated by the Gnowangerup Star. It is dedicated to the memory of Isaac (Zic) Walker ‘for his life time (1914-1998) of loyal service in ink and words to the district.

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Gnowangerup Restaurants

  • Gnowangerup Hotel

    The historic Gnowangerup Hotel is found on Allardice St and offers bar meals and sit down meals from Monday to Saturday 6.30 – 8.00pm for dinner and on Sundays from 6.00 to 8.00pm. It is especially known for its Gnowanga Burger

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  • Gnowangerup Roadhouse

    The roadhouse will cater for the quick takeaway bite as well as if you want to take you time and eat in. Check out the Roadhouse toilets – marked for Priscilla and Elvis which is only a taste of the memorabilia located here.

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Gnowangerup Transportation

  • By Car

    If driving to Gnowangerup from Perth take the Albany Hwy, turn off at Arthur River exit and follow Arthur Road to Wagin. From there take the Great Southern Hwy until the turnoff to Broomehill-Gnowangerup Road.

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  • Getting There

    Gnowangerup is found 335kms south east of Perth and 126ms north of Albany. Transwa operate a bus from Perth to Gnowangerup once a week on a Tuesday departing late afternoon. The return trip is on Wednesday departaing Gnowangerup at 9.00am.

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Gnowangerup Off The Beaten Path

  • Best Mountain Walks

    The Stirling Ranges are popular for some of the best mountain walks in Western Australia. Bluff Knoll is the highest peak at 1096m. Other peaks are Tollbrunup at 1052m, Ellen at 1012m, Mt Trio at 856m, Mt Hassel at 847m, Mt Magog at 856m and Talyuberlup Peak at 783m. The Stirlings cover an area of 1100 sq kms – 64km long to 18km wide.

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  • Stirling Range National Park

    The Stirling Range National Park is just south of Gnowangerup. The range of mountains was first discovered in 1802 by Captain Matthew Flinders who was visiting the southern coast on the HMS Investigator but was not named until 1935 by John Septimus Row after Capt James Stirling. Stirling was the first Govenor of Western Australia.

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