Walkaway is a small rural community located twenty-eight kilometres south of Geraldton.
The Walkaway Railway Station
The Walkaway Railway Station was established early 1887 when a line was built from Geraldton to serve the Greenough area via the Back Flats to avoid flooding. With the introduction of diesel locomotives the station became redundant and was closed in 1966.
The Museum opened in 1972 and features an extensive collection of railway artefacts, military relics and local history.
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm, weekends 1pm to 4pm. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays. Appointments need to be made for entry during summer months.
The Railway Station is located on Padbury Road in Walkaway.
Walkaway Station Markets
The markets are held on the morning of the first Sunday of the month, April to December, in the grounds of the Museum. Local produce, memorabilia, woodwork, books, local honey, jams and chutneys are some of the goods available. Enjoy a Devonshire tea and wander through the museum at your leisure.
A great Country establishment with a friendly reception from the owner/manager from behind the bar.
The building is a well preserved 1907 tavern with a great outback feel. The beers are cold and the food is exceptional.
If you are looking for great food and an outback bar experience where you feel welcome, checkout the Walkaway Tavern.
Located at Padbury Road Walkaway.
Phone: Aust: (08) 9926 1015 Int: +618 9926 1015 Mobile: 0427 261 556
Monday to Thursday 2pm to 10pm
Friday to Sunday 12pm to midnight
Alinta wind farm (Known locally as Walkaway wind farm)
Construction of Alinta wind farm began in late 2004, with the wind farm becoming fully operational in January 2006. The wind farm owner is Infigen Energy and operations and maintenance services are provided by Vestas.
54 NEG Micon turbines standing 80m high make up the wind farm, 25 km south-east of Geraldton. The area surrounding Geraldton is one of the windiest regions in Australia. Wind speeds average 20-25 km/h during the cooler months and 25-35 km/h from October to March; a result of the strong seasonal sea breeze coupled with a consistent easterly breeze in the morning – perfect ingredients for wind power.
The wind turbines produce 89 megawatts of electricity at full capacity.
The turbines have 80m towers and 40m long blades. The wind farm reduces greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 300,000 tonnes of CO2e per year and supplies power to approximately 64,000 homes.
The wind farm has parking for visitors, public toilets and interpretive signage. Locals refer to it as ‘Walkaway Wind Farm’.
Address: Allanooka Springs Road, Walkaway, Western Australia 6528