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Mining Heritage Walk, Greenbushes

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1

Starting from opposite the Greenbushes Discovery Centre the 3km Mining Heritage Walk loops around the edge of town. Featuring an old mining tunnel and hand-dug shafts and trenches, the trail explores the rich history of tin mining in the Greenbushes area starting in 1886.

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Opposite the Greenbushes Discovery Centre at the Heritage Park on Blackwood Road, Greenbushes. 250km (3 hours) south ofPerth

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The trails leads past the local courthouse and goal. One can view old mine shafts used from the 1900's to the 1940's. Miners used a variety of winch mechanisms and buckets to haul ore from as deep as 10 metres below the surface cap rock.The trail is marked by a triangular badge featuring a miner's safety hard hat and crossed pick and shovel. 

Greenbushes is located 250km south of Perth and is the northern gateway to the Warren Blackwood region.  Greenbushes was founded in 1888 with the discovery of tin suitable for mining. Nowadays mining in the town produces tantiline concentrates, lithium minerals, tin metal and kaolin.

The township was named after the bright green bushes that contrast with the grey eucalyptus trees. Greenbushes abounds in natural and pioneering heritage, with many features of interest scattered throughout the forest surrounds of the township. Greenbushes is on the edge of the Darling Scarp, 342.8m above sea level.There are views of the surrounding hills from various high points in town. 

From the mine lookout one can see the Talison Minerals Cornwall Pit.

Bridgetown-Greenbushes Visitor Centre

(08) 9761 1740

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Time / Duration

Approx. 1 hour

Length

3km loop

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Opposite the Greenbushes Discovery Centre at the Heritage Park on Blackwood Road, Greenbushes. 250km (3 hours) south ofPerth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 1

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

Hazards & Warnings

Be aware of mine shafts

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Interpretive Centre

Best time of year

August to November

Trail Access

Drive to bus to Greenbushes

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2 trail goers have rated Mining Heritage Walk, Greenbushes as 1 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Chris Leaman

Reviewed 11 Dec 2021, 10:37pm

The walk is currently closed. You can start the walk, but there is a fence half way through blocking the trail. The main mine viewing area is also closed and can't be accessed from town.
Go to the Shamrock instead.
Naomi Brown

Reviewed 7 Jun 2021, 1:52pm

Trail currently closed

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