Shire CEO Shelley Pike tells us what it is that makes Gnowangerup so special.
About four hours from Perth and about one-and-a-half hours from Albany by car, Shelly says Gnowangerup is a really special place.
“We have the only place in Western Australia that that gets snow regularly; the beautiful Stirling Ranges and Bluff Knoll.”
“We are a fabulous wheat and sheep country and when the canola is in flower it is spectacular.”
Visitors to Gnowangerup are advised to visit the Community Resource Centre for maps about where to go. There is a Heritage Trail in town and the Shire are about to start work on an Indigenous Heritage Trail to end up at Aylmore Springs, which is a traditional area for the local Aboriginal people.
Shelley says Council plays a big role in economic development funding the Hidden Treasures program as well as contributing towards funding for a giant replica Chamberlain tractor, to be the world’s biggest replica tractor.
For more information on the Shire and its attractions, go to their website at https://www.gnowangerup.wa.gov.au/