Mine Lookout

Greenbushes is a historic timber and mining town located between Balingup and Bridgetown in the Blackwood River Valley region. Named for the unusual "green bushes" surrounding a well that was frequented in the late 1880s by thirsty travellers journeying south from Bunbury.

Explore the rich seams of the Greenbushes story further at; beginning with the discovery of a pound of tin in a creek in 1888 through to the development of a mining industry that now supplies the strategic minerals lithium and tantalum to the world.

Today Greenbushes is home to an award winning Discovery Centre with interactive displays and a mine walk. It's a quiet calm town, with a strong community culture to looking after the environment and a popular farmstay location. Greenbushes is situated on the oldest gazetted minerals field in WA and at 324 metres above sea level occupies the highest point of the Darling scarp.

Greenbushes Blue Sky Retreat Alpaca Timmy
Greenbushes Pool by Elements Margaret River

Top 10 things to see and do in Greenbushes

1. Visit the Greenbushes Pool and Boardwalk. The Spring fed natural pool has a picnic area, barbecue facilities and a boardwalk with signposted walks. 

2. Explore the Conservation Area adjacent to Greenbushes Pool and Boardwalk. You may even spot wildlife in the nesting boxes along the walk trails.

3. Take your time at the award winning Greenbushes Discovery Centre with its interactive displays and mine walk. Great for adults and children.

4. Take the Heritage Amble walk in Greenbushes to learn about the towns history. Booklets are available from the Discovery Centre. 

5. Take one of the well signposted trails around Greenbushes to adjoin the Bibbulumun Track.

Greenbushes Discovery Centre
Greenbushes boardwalk
Greenbushes Heritage Park

6. View historic buildings including the old goal.

7. Go to the Mine Lookout with a display of an old miners shack.

8. Visit the Greenbushes Community Garden.

9. The Greenbushes Winter Festival Weekend is held annually on the first weekend of Augusta as part of the Bridgetown in the WInter Festival. It includes many community run activities including a dance and a guided wattle and orchid walk. 

10. Look out for the tin man sculpture at the entry to Greenbushes. 

Near Mine Lookout
GreenbushesCommunity Garden

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