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6 Free Walks in Greenbushes, WA

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by Emmanuelle M. BAREA (subscribe)
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Published January 10th 2018
Long or short, in town or in the bush, all for free
Heading south south-east from Perth, about 250km, on the South Western Highway, between Donybrook and Bridgetown hides the township of Greenbushes.
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In late 1800, with the discovery of tin, Greenbushes was created and rapidly grew into a bustling place with 4 hotels, 30 stores and a train station. Today, this little town is home to 375 souls and one of the biggest "Lithium" mine in the world.

Despite the mining industry still expanding in the area, the conservation board is taking great pride in preserving the local fauna and flora as well as its historical heritage.

Whether you re in for a 15km loop or the Amble stroll in town, you won't be disappointed. Head to the Greenbushes Discovery Centre on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 2pm or get the Walks of Discovery brochure from one of the local businesses and pick your walk!

The brochure figures maps, length, difficulty, a description for each walk and their own triangular yellow pictogram to follow.

The 6 loop Walks:

The Greenbushes Pool Boardwalk: 500m boardwalk around the pond, wheelchair / stroller accessible. With 2 parking lots, one on each side of the pond, public toilets, free camping area, playground, free gas BBQ and even a swimming section, the walk might be short but make sure to plan enough time and enjoy the spot!

Heritage Amble: 2km return, walk around town and discover the 77 historical sites. For this one pick the Heritage Amble Game brochure and follow the locals from the tinfields to WW2.

Mining Heritage Walk: 3km return trail with tin mining shafts and tunnel, historic buildings and Cornwall Pit, the Mine lookout.

The Waterbird Walking Trail: 3,5km loop trail from the Greenbushes Pool to Shwenkes Dam. Cross the bridge, spot birds and wildlife, look for local inhabitants

New Zealand Gully Walk: 7km return from the Discovery Centre to North Greenbushes with a mix of trail and road, forest and old buildings.

Greenbushes Loop Walk: 15km loop that starts at the Discovery Centre then round the Mount Jones Dam 5km away joining the Bibbulmun Track east for 5km and returns to town "crossing the water supply overflow" for the last 5km.

Now pick and have fun. When you return, stop on Blackwood Rd to enjoy a meal at the hotel or a coffee and bite at Tasty Edibles Cafe.

For more details check out the Greenbushes website at:

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Why? 6 free walks
When: All year round
Where: Greenbushes, WA
Cost: Free
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