Visit the picturesque grounds of historic Ellensbrook and discover a significant piece of the state’s history. Enjoy lunch under one of the old trees along Ellen Brook and soak up the tranquil surroundings.
The simple home was built over many decades from the 1850s by ticket of leave men, deserting seamen and local Aboriginal people. Originally home to Alfred and Ellen Bussell, the first European settlers in the region, it was later run as a farm home for Aboriginal children by their daughters Edith and Fanny.
Nestled within Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, Ellensbrook lies on coastal sand dunes and next to a continuously flowing stream. Enjoy a 30 minute return walk from the homestead to Meekadarabee Cave and the enchanting Meekadarabee Falls, which is a significant Aboriginal site. Known as the bathing place of the Moon by the Aboriginal people, the falls are best seen between June and November.
Friday: 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Monday: 10:00 – 16:00
Margaret River 6285 WA
Tel: (08) 9755 5173