Find the Best Walks in Collie
Embrace the beauty of the Collie River Valley, along one of these Collie walks.
Collie has long been an outdoor adventurer’s playground, with ample spots to camp, fish, mountain bike and picnic. There’s no shortage of walking trails, either. Here are some of the best walks in Collie we hope you’ll get to enjoy (post-COVID for you non-locals).
Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail
Part of the Bibbulmun Track, the Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail links the Bibbulmun Track to the Wellington Dam. There are a number of walks that you can embark on, of varying lengths and difficulties. For a day’s adventure, try walking from the Wellington Dam to the Arcadia campsite, which is a 7 kilometre round trip.
Collie Darkan Rail Trail
With more than 45km of trails to explore, there’s plenty for everyone to explore along the Collie Darkan Rail Trail. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders regularly frequent this track, which begins 20km east of Collie, passes through bush and picturesque farmlands and finishes at the old Darkan Railway Station.
Collie River Walk
This well-marked 10km track follows the Collie River. Parking is available at the Soldiers Memorial Park, an easy starting point for your journey. This track is also great for cycling. Dogs on lead only.
Harris Dam Walk
Lover of wildflowers? Try the Harris Dam Walk, which is part of the Bibbulmun Track. This 7.4km return stroll takes in jarrah and marri forest, blanketed with flowering shrubs and orchids. If you’re new to hiking, this is the path for you! Dogs on lead only.
Jabitj Trail, Wellington National Park
The Jabitj Trail, which translates to “running water”, is a 12km return trail that follows the Collie River between Wellington Dam and Honeymoon Pool in Wellington National Park. Walkers will be rewarded with delightful views of the river’s rapids and pools as they venture through the park and along the trail.
Karak (Red Tail) Trail
The perfect trail for families, thanks to a sealed path suitable for bikes, prams and wheelchairs, the Karak Trail connects the town of Collie to Allanson via lush state forest. A beautiful walk any time of the year, spring is particularly stunning as wildflowers bloom alongside the path. Dogs on lead only.
Kurliiny Tjenangitj Trail
In need of a heart-starter walk? Starting at the idyllic Honeymoon Pool, venture along this 5km loop for views of the Collie River from a lookout. Fancy more of a challenge? Continue on and complete the almost 10km loop that will take you through the Wellington National Park and back. It’s an awesome workout.
Wiilman Bilya Trail
Named after the traditional Noongar group Wiilman, and Bilya (river), the Wiilman Bilya Walk Trail offers a beautiful walk along Potters Gorge and Wellington Dam in the Wellington National Park. Meander through jarrah, marri and yarri (blackbutt) forests, cross a series of picturesque bridges and stop for a picnic along the way.