Green Head - WA

  Populated Place

Position

DEG: -30.067699 114.967979
DMS: 30º 04' 3.72" S 114º 58' 4.73" E
UTM: 50 J 6671972mN 304129mE
Altitude: 5.2m

Description

Place Type

Population - Populated Place

Location

225.68kms North of Perth - Driving 253 km (2 hours 44 mins)

Address & Contact

Coast Rd
Green Head WA 6514
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Information

Green Head is a small coastal Mid-west town with a population of around 250 . Unlike most similar small coastal towns it is not driven so much by the rock lobster industry but by its population servicing the region's mines and activities as technicians and trades Workers.

The first to visit the Green Head coast were Dutch sailors sailing to the Spice Islands for trade. Several Dutch ships were wrecked on the adjacent Western Australian reefs, among them the 'Gilt Dragon'. Abraham Leeman and crew from the 'Waeckende Boey', searching for survivors of the gilt Dragon, were marooned on Fishermans Island just south of Green Head in 1658. The town of Leeman is 15 KM to the north of Green Head.

The town was named after the adjacent headland and was formally gazetted in the 1960’s; as such a number of ‘asbestos/fibro’ style homes still dominate the back streets although new building indicates recent prosperity. Greenhead has some accommodation options.

Fishing and boating are popular and the strong summer southerlies are conducive to kite surfing and similar. A local feature is Dynamite Bay which is a stunning, small, almost enclosed bay which is sheltered from winds from almost all directions by a rocky cliff circling the beach.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Jurien Bay
Distance from Green Head 27.39km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.930.829.426.323.320.619.519.921.223.325.828.2
Mean Min. °C17.117.916.614.011.810.39.39.39.911.213.515.6
Mean Rain mm6.914.614.328.978.5106.8112.780.244.626.719.17.2

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