The world-class Adventure Trail town of Collie is an outdoor playground for travellers and campers seeking a nature hit. Wind your way through pristine forests as you hike or bike Collie’s bush tracks and trails, white-water raft through spectacular river valleys and navigate blue lakes by canoe or kayak.
From mountain peaks to deep ravines, embrace the great outdoors amid Collie’s lush landscape. Just a two-hour drive south from Perth, nestled in the heart of the Darling Ranges, Collie is a thriving country town that’s one of several jumping-off points for the region’s 150-kilometre network of trails.
Follow hiking routes and single-track mountain bike trails through jarrah, marri and blackbutt forests towards Wellington National Park, where the action revolves around the Collie River. Honeymoon Pool and Black Diamond Lake are idyllic spots to settle in by the shore. Dip a paddle into the tranquil waters of Minninup Pool in a kayak or canoe, then head to the river’s upper reaches in winter and spring to tackle the white-water rapids tumbling beneath the Wellington Dam.
Follow the course of the Collie River to Lake Kepwari, an idyllic waterside picnic and camping spot. Spend the day waterskiing across the lake’s smooth surface and casting a fishing line for redfin perch and marron. At night, pitch a tent under a magical sky.
From the old goods shed to the well-preserved railway station and footbridge, Collie's heritage architecture reveals its coal-mining history. Dig further into its fascinating legacy at the Replica Underground Coal Mine and the Coalfields Museum.
Tap into your inner art enthusiast and explore the pages of a real-life storybook on the Collie Mural Trail, a vast outdoor gallery featuring murals by more than 30 Australian artists. Inspired by old tales and faded photographs, Wellington Dam's 8,000-square-metre mega-mural brings past residents vividly to life.