Activities

Greenough River Nature Trial

Directly across the road from Greenough Nature Stay is the Greenough River Nature Trail.

This picturesque walk or Mountain bike ride is a 17km trail through bush surrounding the rivers.

Take a couple of the provided bicycles and a picnic then meander through this picturesque trail.

Along the way you will see much of the wild life that lives in the area particularly an amazing range of birds; from egrets, pelicans, and herons to osprey.

Didgeridoo Experience

Enjoy an evening performance by didgeridoo player and teacher Rolan Deutekom.

Hear the rhythms of this iconic instrument amongst the gum trees of Greenough.

Also, learn about the idea behind Greenough Nature Stay and how Max transformed this once bare paddock.

Cost $130.00

We have the privilege to be working with Rolan our didgeridoo player. Originating from the Netherlands, he has played for over 15 years. He is passionate about sharing his love for the didgeridoo teaching through performances, workshops and lessons. In 2019 alone, he taught over 1000 students. As a guest musician, he has performed with groups like Blue Shaddy, Kallidad, the Inner Mongolia Arts University, and Mulks and Deutekom (www.mulksdeutekom.bandcamp.com). Rolan has also been teaching the ‘Rangeway Didgeridooboys’, culminating in performances at Telethon on national television (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npwklFp5TM0), and he also has his own Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2VmaKXKIWfXBw_xk__su4w?view_as=subscriber).

In 2008, he liaised with local MidWest Aboriginal Elders and was given the ok to play and teach didgeridoo in the region. Aside from being a professional didgeridoo player, Rolan holds a master’s degree in social science and is currently completing his master’s of Teaching.

Wood work Workshop

Max has always had a passion for woodwork, and at a young age was building furniture out of whatever timber he could source around his father’s farm. He started his carpentry and joinery apprenticeship at the age of 16 at the Geraldton Building Company and was fortunate enough to be taught by some “old school” tradesmen. After some travel experiences he spent a year with his cousin, Gary Bennett who had just started up Jah Roc furniture. In 1991 Max Royce Greenough Woodworks commenced with the building of a rammed earth workshop. 

For the next 25 years Max made solid recycled timber furniture for clients around Australia and guided 4 apprentices through their trade.

Max continues to make furniture on special commission and teaches woodwork on a part-time basis. 

His favourite wood is jam wood… see attached image.

Ask Max about tailoring a wood workshop to suit you.

 

Meet Max

Dusty and I always enjoy meeting different people from all walks of life.

Please come and enjoy the peaceful surrounds that has kept me busy and smiling for the past 30 years.

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