Ellensbrook House at Mokidup - WA

  Historic Site


DEG: -33.910389 114.9916
DMS: 33º 54' 37.4" S 114º 59' 29.76" E
UTM: 50 H 6245964mN 314320mE
Altitude: 75.7m


Address & Contact

Ellen Brook RoadGracetown WA 6284
Phone: +618 9755 5173
Email: N/A
Web: https://www.ntwa.com.au/places-to-visit/ellensbrook


HISTORIC Ellensbrook house's evolution room-by-room over the years mirrors the setbacks and successes of the pioneering Bussell family. Now called Ellensbrook at Mokidup it is preserved in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.

But while surfers, fisherman and tourists now enjoy easy road access to the nearby beach, Ellensbrook's idyllic coastal location was once a six-day journey from Busselton.

The National Trust listed property has changed little in the 140 years since pioneer Alfred Bussell named a creek flowing through the valley after his wife Ellen, as they laid the foundation of the family's beef and dairying operations.

A walk through the homestead and property today easily conjures images of what it was like to live in the hardship and isolation that the settlers endured, far from their homes in England. Bookings are required for a one hour guided tour on Sundays and Public holidays or take a self guided tour.

But while the Bussell's named the area Ellensbrook, the local Nyungar Aborigines had always known it as Mokidup, a place which had been a traditional summer camping spot for thousands of years.

Just 500 metres away is the Meekadarribee waterfall -- the moon's bathing place, a special place surrounded by tall peppermint trees which gracefully arch over a limestone cave behind the falls. This waterfall is located on the Cape to Cape Track.

Ellensbrook House is open Saturday and Sunday and Monday public holidays from 10am to 4pm. Entry is $4 for adults, $3 for concession and $2 for children of $10 family.
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Closest Weather Station

Witchcliffe West at 17/01:30pm WST
Distance from Ellensbrook House at Mokidup 16.7km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Ellensbrook House at Mokidup 16.7km SE
Mean Max. °C26.427.226.022.519.917.416.416.717.419.222.724.8
Mean Min. °C14.014.512.910.
Mean Rain mm11.78.621.567.8137.5175.3183.3145.2116.963.637.915.8

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