Beach, Walktrails and Waterfall
Best Kept Secret
I am going to tell you about one of the best kept secrets in Margaret River Region that most visitors don't even know is there and because of this they miss out on such an amazing experience. Only a short drive from Yelverton Brook, if the weather is fine their is a most beautiful walk is from Ellensbrook Homestead one of the pioneer homesteads now run by National Trust Australia up to the Meekadariby Falls, a rare permanent stream flowing to the coast. Awesome place for a picnic on the lawns around the homestead.
When the Ellensbrook Homestead was established in 1857, it was isolated, and in the middle of nowhere. Today it is still isolated, and in the middle of nowhere.
The Noongar name for the locality is Mokidup, and it was a traditional summer camping spot for thousands of years. Mokidup was used by the Wadandi as a summer camping ground for thousands of years.This place is definitely worth a visit, just to appreciate how tough life was for the first settlers.Ellensbrook was originally a six day journey from Busselton. Being the first homestead established between Cape Naturaliste, and Cape Leeuwin, it has a rich history.
Alfred and Ellen Bussell developed Ellensbrook as the foundation for their dairying and beef business. They farmed the property for eight years, before moving to Wallcliffe House on Margaret River. Follow the Ellensbrook Road off Caves Road to visit the Homestead. After you have checked out the property, continue down to the coastline, and you'll find a popular surfing spot, know as.....you guessed it... Ellensbrook.
Ever since Alfred Bussell named a creek flowing through the area after his wife, the Ellensbrook name has endured.