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The Horsepower Highway The Horsepower Highway

2WD  in South West

  • 1-3 hours
  • 75 km

Follow a 75 km trail of vintage and quirky tractors from the Broomehill turnoff, through the Gnowangerup township, into the Stirling Range National Park.  Get off the beaten track and experience one of Australia’s most beautiful country scenic drives. 

Snowy 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.
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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.

Kojonup Visitor Centre - The Kodja Place Visitor Centre

(08) 9831 0500

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Time / Duration

Will depend on time taken to stop. Drive time only 45 mins.

Length

75km

What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

At the Railway crossing 5 km out of the township of Broomehill on the Broomehill-Gnowangerup Road

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Trail End

Close to the entrance of the Stirling Range National Park

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Hazards & Warnings

Take care October-January. This is harvest season and there are more Heavy Vehicles on the road during this time.

Facilities

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
  • Shop
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
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Best time of year

Anytime. September and October are Wildflower season, November & December are Harvest season

Fees

None

Trail Access

3.5 hours South East of Perth

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1 trail goers have rated The Horsepower Highway as 4 out of 5!

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Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 5 Jun 2022, 9:52pm

Such an amazing drive trail, well put together and adds to the fun of roadtripping

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