Abandoned Cooke Point Bowling Club in Port Hedland, Western Australia

Abandoned Cooke Point Bowling Club in Port Hedland, Western Australia│Abandoned World Photography Urbex

I visited this abandoned bowling club in Western Australia whilst on a solo trip away from the rush of life and I loved it so much that I ended up visiting it two days in a row. It was huge, with so many rooms to explore. All the old bowling trophies were scattered everywhere on the floor, the dining tables were set and the kitchens were still stocked full of pans and pots and cooking oil.

The History

This abandoned bowling club and youth centre had been built in 1977. There had been a former youth centre situated on the site but it had been destroyed by Cyclone Joan in 1975. Anyone who has experienced a cyclone in WA knows how intense they can be! I myself witnessed Cyclone Damien last year (2019) and it was one of the coolest and scariest things I’ve ever seen/felt. It’s crazy when you can really feel the power of nature and how little control you have over what happens!

Moving on.

Back in its hey-day, the club had consisted of a two-storey building, which included a bar and function areas, dining rooms and gaming facilities. Outside, there were two tennis courts, a bowling green and 60 car parking spaces. It closed its doors for the final time in 2014.

There are current plans to renovate the site for $2 million, as the below sketch illustrates.

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