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About The Horsepower Highway
Starting 5km south of the tiny rural town of Broomehill, the trail follows the sealed Broomehill-Gnowangerup Rd all the way through the lovely Gnowangerup township, passing through open farmland along the way, to the majestic Stirling Range National Park. This approach to the Stirlings is one of Australia's most beautiful drives.
The tractors on The Horsepower Highway are examples of real-life machines that established the agricultural regions around the township of Gnowangerup. Some are displayed in their original, working state, and others have been restored to reflect the fabric and personalities that make up our local community. Each has a name, and story to tell.
Gnowangerup is a Noongar word meaning "place of the Malleefowl". We are known for this icon, the wildlflowers, and streetscape artwork. Stop for a picnic in our lovely Noborach Park (BBQs avaliable), check out the "Ned Kelly" sculpture or the superb mural featuring a rare bird from the Stirling Range National Park, the Yellow-Crested Shrike Tit.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Will depend on time taken to stop. Drive time only 45 mins.
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails) required.
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails)
- Research your trip well in advance. Good preparation is essential as distances in Western Australia are huge and facilities are limited. Visit the website associated with each drive trail for in-depth travel information.
- Carry maps, spare parts, a first aid kit and plenty of food and water to last your journey
- Visit the ‘Travelling in Outback Western Australia’ website for information regarding travelling in the Outback. Permits may need to be arranged in advance to enter into some areas which are on private property.
Hazards & WarningsTake care October-January. This is harvest season and there are more Heavy Vehicles on the road during this time.
Public toilets are available at the Gnowangerup Township Shire Offices, behind "Lizzy", also at the Community Resource Centre in the Main Street, and at the local playground opposite the Post Office.
- Dog Friendly
- Public Toilet
- All accessible toilet facilities
- Visitor Information Centre
- All accessible parking
- Picnic Area
Best time of year
Anytime. September and October are Wildflower season, November & December are Harvest season
3.5 hours South East of Perth
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"Snowy": at the Bluff Knoll Ski ClubSnowy skis down the ranges as he points visitors to the Bluff Knoll Ski club. Snowy is the last tractor on The Horsepower Highway interactive map.
"Dick"Dick is named after an iconic tractor personality in our town. You can find him on the Interactive map.
Roy: Old GlenroyThis Old Guy is one of the oldest on our trail. Check out his details on our interactive map
Clancy: The Old Man of the StirlingsAt various times of the seasons Clancy boasts a magnificent sight...with the Stirling Ranges and bright yellow Canola fields as his backdrop, and Lucinda's everlastings as his 'crop'.
BarbNamed after the wife of a local tractor enthusiast, this tractor sits by one of the most historic homes in the Great Southern
KermitLocated by our town War Memorial, Kermit is named for his quirky personality
LizzyLizzy helped to clear these lands. She has been here since 1890. Situated in our Shire Office gardens, the public toilets are near here.
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