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Address: Ellensbrook Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 9755 5173

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A quiet stop

Like others have said, buildings aren't open Monday through Wednesday. But one can walk around. We saw Magpies and crows whose caw was different then those we have in North... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Margaret River dairy industry was established at this site in the 1880's. Loads of local interest.

Thank madfish2016
Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit and a walk round to the "waterfall" close by. Friendly warden collecting the small entrance fee. House isn't furnished so you have to use your imagination. High level timeline and some other bits of information dotted about.

Thank Geraldine L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like others have said, buildings aren't open Monday through Wednesday. But one can walk around. We saw Magpies and crows whose caw was different then those we have in North America. A short hike takes you to Meekadarabee Falls.

1 Thank DEEvaluator
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A great spot to see a little bit of history. We did the short walk to the nearby falls and really enjoyed it. The track to the falls is nicely done (paved and board walk) and took about 20 mins or so. The falls weren't flowing whilst we were there in early January 2017 but still a nice place to... More 

Thank happytravellermaz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited to find it is only open for very short periods of time. We enjoyed looking in the windows of the homestead and the surrounds. We went to the 2 waterfalls along a well made path. The history behind EllensBrook is inspiring.

Thank thimbella
Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Really special place. Historic first settlers Home. National Trust Listed . Worth a walk to the Waterfall nearby.

1 Thank 562barbara
Margaret River, Australia
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307 reviews
178 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Miraculously saved during the 2011 bushfire (in which we lost the much grander Wallcliffe House), Ellensbrook House is a wonderful reminder of how the early English settlers made shelter for themselves. Nearby Meekadarabee falls are a significant site for local Aborigines with the legend of two dead lovers who live in the cave beneath the falls. Don't expect a wow... More 

Thank west0z
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a nice change from visiting wineries, the caves, the beaches etc. it is somewhat off the tourist trail but if you are the type who want to know a little of the Margaret River history, it is worth coming here. The homestead of the first settlers here is just a small building but wondering in the few... More 

Thank Leesah65
Perth, Australia
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We visited on a sunny but cold winter morning. Although the house was closed we were able to peer inside and wander around the grounds. Fantastic location, lovely view, lots of water in the stream and pouring over the weir. Definitely worth investigating the river, then do go down to the end of the road and look out over the... More 

Thank HBHRobina
South Devon, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Afternoon trip here. .....to see part of the history of emmigration to Australia.The property was closed when we arrived but we viewed the house and garden with the added bonus of sunshine for a picnic .Spotted a kookaburra and a kangaroo close to which for us is exciting. A trail walk to the waterfall made this a special visit.

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