Greenbushes is a historic timber and mining town located between Balingup and Bridgetown in the Southern Forests and Valleys. The town was named for the unusual “green bushes” surrounding a well that was frequented in the late 1880s by thirsty travellers journeying south from Bunbury.

The town got its start when an influx of prospectors arrived after the discovery of a pound of tin in a creek in 1888, resulting in three town sites, two of which still stand. Today, the town’s main industry is mining, particularly lithium and tantalum. The Public Mine Lookout gives a birds-eye-view into the Cornwall Pit where tantalum ore was extracted in open cut mining until 2003. Open daily, the lookout provides one of the few opportunities in Western Australia for the public to view an operational mine site. Wheelchair and disabled access is provided at the lookout.

The Discovery Centre provides more information about the town’s history, including interactive displays and a mine walk. Greenbushes is situated at 324 metres above sea level, the highest point of the Darling scarp.

Nearby in Greenbushes is a beautiful section of the 1,000km-long Bibbulmun Track. The Greenbushes to Donnelly River section spans about 41km and traverses through lush karri forest.

Greenbushes is part of the Southern Forests and Valleys.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Wildflower Season

01 August 2023 - 30 November 2023
Witness an explosion of colour during spring, set against the stunning natural scenery of the South West.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Festival of Country Gardens

02 - 05 November 2023
Balingup, Bridgetown and Greenbushes open spectacular private gardens for an Autumn and Spring festival each year.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Tour of Margaret River

03 - 05 November 2023
The ultimate cycling race for teams set in the South West.


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Blackwood River Arts Trail

23 March 2024 - 07 April 2024
Visit artists and studios of the Blackwood Valley, along with short film screenings.

Top Things to Do

Visit the Greenbushes Pool and Boardwalk. The spring-fed natural pool has a picnic area, barbecue facilities and a boardwalk with signposted walks. Take time to explore the conservation area adjacent, where you may even spot wildlife in the nesting boxes along the walk trails.
Take the Heritage Amble walk along Blackwood Road, where you’ll learn about the towns history through fictional characters. Booklets are available from the Discovery Centre.
Visit the Greenbushes Community Garden, which is located at the town square and is a thriving collection of community-managed vegetable plots, fruit trees and a bee/bug hotel. Regular workshops and morning teas are held on site.
Visit during the Greenbushes Winter Festival Weekend, held annually on the first weekend of Augusta as part of the Bridgetown Winter Festival. It includes many community-run activities including a dance and a guided wattle and orchid walk.

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Lost & Found Festival

7-10 September

Bunbury & surrounds

Margaret River Region

Open Studios

9-24 September

12 Days

The South West Edge

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