Fed by the Collie River, Wellington Dam is the largest dam in the South West and the second largest in Western Australia.
It was constructed in 1933 and enlarged in 1956, and the power station was built in the 1950s.
Water is released regularly, perfect for kayakers. Water skiing is also allowed on the dam near Potters Gorge if water levels are high.
There are special views from many places in the Wellington Dam Precinct but the Water Corporation’s Dam Lookout gives you the impression that you are suspended over the valley.
The nearby Quarry picnic area is located at the site of the 1930s & 50s construction camps. Unique engineered concrete and stone picnic shelters and lookout are now recognised for their heritage values. Rock climbers love to climb the Quarry walls.
The former dam caretakers house is now a great little cafe, Kiosk on the Dam, where you can hire bikes and glamping tents.