CURRAWONG PUMP TRACK
The Currawong Pump Track is located near the Potters Gorge Campground in Wellington National Park just two hours south of Perth, WA and only half an hour inland from Bunbury. The purpose built track is suitable for riders of all abilities and makes a great holiday activity for the kids. It will keep them amused for hours while you relax nearby or even ride a loop or two yourself. So if you are camping in the region, don’t forget to pack the bikes!
All that activity is going to make everyone hungry! Picnic tables and BBQs are provided for you to cook up a feast to fill those hungry tummies.
The day use car park is around to the right on the way in and there are clean long drop toilets provided.
You can even camp right next to the track! Adults $11, Concession $7 and Children $3 per night.
CENTRAL PARK IN THE CBD
. There’s plenty of green grass to run around on and an array of fun and challenging play equipment to test skill and endurance. They are sure to use up all that holiday energy they seem to have so much of. Plus ample, shaded seating for the grown-ups and several food outlets nearby to keep everyone refueled, refreshed and on the go. It’s even got a free water playground to cool off in when the weather is warm enough.
REPLICA UNDERGROUND COAL MINE AND COALFIELDS MUSEUM
The guided tours are taken by retired miners with a wealth of knowledge and stories that bring the experience to life. The kids will be enthralled for ages. Hear them talk about the horses they worked with underground and the challenging conditions they faced. See the old hand held drills and other equipment that was used to mine the coal. Quite different to the modern machines used today.
The replica coalmine is attached to the Collie Visitor Centre and costs $5 for adults and $2 for children. Contact the Visitor Centre for tour times. They can often arrange a tour at a time to suit your group.
If you are on a tight holiday schedule, you can take a self-guided tour. There are plenty of interpretive panels and TV screens providing a peek into the past.
The Coalfields Museum, located in the old Road Board building, has recently had a make-over and is looking fantastic.
Rummaging around a Museum can be thirsty work but never fear because we have several great places to grab a bite to eat and something to drink.
SOLDIERS PARK AND THE SKATE PARK
Soldiers Park is a serious kid’s playground in the middle of a large grassy area on the banks of the river.
The bigger kids will just love the nearby Skate Park. The Park incorporates a tight bowl and a number of other technical features for them to test their skills on. Bring a bike, skateboard or scooter and they will spend hours showing off to each other. It’s sure to be a holiday to tell the kids back at school about.