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.

Gnowangerup Attractions

Aylmore Mineral Springs

These natural springs are set amongst bushland with a lovely picnic and BBQ area. The high iron content in the water accounts for the unusual colour and the springs flow at over 2 litres per second. Located along Park Road.

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Gnowangerup Historic Centre

This centre contains displays, early photographs and a written history of the town and the district.

Open by appointment
Yougenup Road
(08) 9827 1267 or (08) 9827 1371

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The Horsepower Highway

Take the scenic route to the Stirling Ranges along the Broomehill-Gnowangerup Road to see the beginnings of the ‘Horsepower Highway’.  These old & retired tractors have helped shape our rich farming heritage and will be a trip down memory lane for many. Use Google Maps to follow the tractors and learn their stories.

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Steam Tractor

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. Located in the front garden of the Shire administration building on Yougenup Road.

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Ned Kelly at the Gnowangerup Hotel

View the impressive wood carving of Ned Kelly at the front of the Gnowangerup Hotel. Learn the fascinating link between Gnowangerup, Glenrowan and the Ned Kelly story.

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Gnowangerup Community Park

The park is a great place to stop and enjoy the surroundings. It features a playground, BBQ and toilet facilities among beautiful gardens.

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Machinery Museum

Find examples of the early machinery the first settlers used to make a living for their families and bring prosperity to WA. On the corner of Strathaven and Yougenup Roads.

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Gnowangerup Aboriginal Museum and Keeping Place

This museum shows the history of the indigenous people associated with the local Mission and Stirling Range, who used the plains as hunting grounds for thousands of years. Email [email protected] to book a viewing.

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Gnowangerup Caravan Park
(08) 9827 1635 or 0427 271 109

Gnowangerup Hotel
(08) 9827 1013

Gnowangerup Training Centre
(08) 9827 2100

Murray’s Bed and Breakfast
0400 884 505 

Yougenup Road Villa Short Stay Accommodation
0428 271 043


Gnowangerup IGA
(08) 9827 1109

Gnowangerup Hotel
(08) 9727 1013

Gnowangerup Roadhouse
(08) 9827 1239

Sadler’s Butchers
(08) 9827 1254

Visitor Information

Shire of Gnowangerup
Yougenup Road
(08) 9827 1007

Yougenup Centre & CRC
47 Yougenup Road
(08) 9827 1635