At the heart of the Geographe region is the Wellington National Park, known and loved by millions for its beautiful waterways, rugged forest, and adventure options.
Experience the natural wonder of 17 000 hectares of Western Australia’s unique Jarrah, Marri and Yarri (blackbutt) forests.
The central feature of the park is the beautiful Collie River Valley, with its ancient valley gorge. It’s also home to the stunning Honeymoon Pool, Wellington Dam, and the largest peak in the region, Mount Lennard.
Explore the pristine wilderness and witness a changing landscape boasting everything from raging rivers and rocky outcrops to ghostly forests and high plains carpeted with wildflowers. The area is popular all year round with magnificent shows of some of the 300 species of colourful wildflowers every spring and over 70 bird species. You may even spot a unique animal such as a chuditch, quenda, quokka, brushtail possum, woylie or western ringtail possum.
Camping is available at Honeymoon Pool and the recently upgraded, Potters Gorge. Whether you enjoy spending your summer days lazing by a gently flowing river or tranquil lake, or prefer the more athletic pursuits of cycling, MTB, swimming and bushwalking, Wellington National Park is for you.
Sightseeing, picnics, swimming, rafting, canoeing and fishing, can be enjoyed from Rapids, Big Rock, Little Rock and Long Pool. A network of walk and shared use trails can be accessed from the kiosk area, Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool.
Water skiing is permitted on a small section of Wellington Dam, at Potters Gorge. The water ski area is for deep water take off only. The take-off and landing of skiers from shore are prohibited. Skiing is permitted between sunrise and sunset. A five-knot speed restriction applies at all other times. All waters of Wellington Dam extending to 200m east of the dam wall are closed to all vessels at all times
Wellington National Park is located 10 kilometres west of Collie along the Coalfields Highway or enter via Pile Road in the Ferguson Valley.