It is a pretty hilly country by the sea where there is health in the breeze.
Ellen Bussell, 1857
Ellensbrook is a property established by the Bussell family in 1857. It sits on the coast, within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is a place known to the Traditional Owners, the Wadandi, as Mokidup.
The house and stunning coastal landscape reveal insights into the history of the south west. Mokidup was used by the Wadandi as a summer camping ground for thousands of years. The Bussells established one of the region’s earliest dairies and the house was later a home for Aboriginal children and provided accommodation for some of the first tourists to the south west.
You are welcome to visit ‘Ellensbrook at Mokidup’ for a picnic by the brook, an opportunity to explore the house, visit nearby Meekadariby Falls and to share in the stories of Wadandi Country.