Recent Blogs

Lennard Drive

Lennard Drive is a one way road, following the river down stream from the Wellington Dam and offers some stunning scenery and four great picnic/swimming spots along the way.

Minninup Pool

Located on a bend on the Collie River, just out of town Minninup Pool has been a favourite spot to cool off on a hot day for generations.

The Della Bus

Only a few decades ago in Collie the only way, other than walking, was the Della bus. 

The Timber Industry

As you wander along the trails or back roads around Collie, it is hard to believe you are looking at a decades old secondary forest. 

Currawong Pump Track

The Currawong Pump Track is located right along side the Potters Gorge campsite and is a definite winner with kids, young and old.

The Colliefields

Great food, great coffee and clean comfy rooms!

Campfire Cooking and Hints

There’s nothing more satisfying than cooking dinner on an open fire. Check out our tried and proven recipes and handy hints

Campfire Golden Syrup Dumplings

Perfect for those cold nights around the campfire! Serve hot with a little fresh cream or ice cream if you have it available.

Eating Out in the Collie River Valley

For a country town we are not short on fantastic places to eat out. Here are some of out favourites!

Top Holiday Tips

No one will be saying ‘I’m bored,’ with this list of things to do. The best part is they are all free or really low cost activities that will have the kids sleeping soundly at the end of the day.

Campfire Indian Chicken Curry

This delicious Indian chicken curry is so easy to cook on a campfire.

Campfire Beef Stew and Dumplings

An old favourite and an easy one to learn to cook on an open fire.

King Jarrah

Deep in the Wellington Forest, King Jarrah stands tall and proud

Collie River Valley Tourist Park

Collie River Valley Tourist Park are known for their immaculate facilities and friendly helpful staff. They are pet friendly as well!

Wagon 537

A genuine old railway wagon, serving amazing coffee, light meals and snacks. Conveniently located in Central Park.

Lennard Drive

Four totally different, but totally amazing places to explore along Lennard Drive in Wellington National Park, Collie WA

Dead Cat Trail

The Dead Cat Trail network is by far the most popular with local riders, offering four loops of 3.5 km, 10 km, 15 km and 20 km in length..

Harris River Estate

Harris River Estate Winery, might be the only winery in the Collie River Valley, but with several Gold and Silver Medals under their belt they are set to become a shining light in the wine world. 

Top Ten Picnic Spots!

Collie is blessed with an abundance of places of natural beauty. Add a picnic table and a free BBQ and you’ve got all the makings of Picnic heaven! Check out our top 10 and start making plans!

Trail Towns – Collie

Collie is a friendly little town on both the Bibbulmun and Munda Biddi Track and we love to play host to the many trail users, who pass through town each year.

Our Top Swimming Spots

Collie is home to some truly unique swimming spots, including several spectacular river pools, the amazing Blue Lakes and the famous Honeymoon Pool.

The Wiilman Bilya Trail

The Wiilman Bilya Trail is 20 km long and starts at Potters Gorge. It winds its way through some magnificent Black Butt and Jarrah forest, over huge moss covered granite out crops and ends at the Coalfields Hwy.

Stones Brook

The ultimate, intimate camping spot. Your own secluded site nestled in the forest only a short stroll from the famous Honeymoon Pool.

Long Pool

With water that changes colour as the sun moves across the sky, Long Pool is the perfect spot for that Instagram selfie!

Campfire Cooking

Our favourite meals cooked on the campfire!

Mucky Pups Dog Wash

No more long drives home with stinky creek dog in the car, this service allows the dog owner to shampoo, condition, flea treat and blow dry old mate well before he gets on the nose.

The Colliefields

Who would expect to find a modern cafe, serving exquisite coffee and delicious food in the oldest building in town. Introducing The Colliefields – where friends meet!

The Federal Hotel Collie

Perched on the hill overlooking town, the Federal Hotel or “Feddy” as it’s known has been around since Moses was a boy. Today it’s known as Collie’s food and family pub. Featuring a huge dining room, the Feddy can cater for the largest of groups as well as small gatherings. 

Top Ten Kayaking Spots in the CRV!

Collie is blessed with an abundance of freshwater, from the Collie River upstream from Wellington Dam, downstream or at one of our famous Blue lakes, you’ll find your own favourite spot!

The Amazing Blue Lakes

Collie is home to several amazing blue lakes, but currently only two of them are open to the public; Black Diamond and the bigger but lesser known, Stockton Lake.

Glen Mervyn Dam

It’s pet friendly, you can swim, ski, camp right on the water’s edge and it’s all FREE!

We are Pet Friendly

Everything you need to know about travelling with pets in the Collie River Valley. Where to stay, where to eat and lots of doggy friendly places to play!

Top Camping Hacks

A cheap, easy method to clean a cast iron camp oven, that will have your rusty old pot looking like new again.

Collie Canvas and Camping World

Camping or Glamping We have You Covered!.What these guys don’t stock, you don’t need anyway!

Collie Art Gallery

The Collie Art Gallery was opened in 2015 and is the only purpose built, A Class Gallery to be built in WA, since the Art Gallery of WA was opened in the 1970’s.

Little Rock

Little Rock is the third of four amazing spots along Lennard Drive in Wellington National Park, Collie WA and a favourite with families with little children because of the calm shallow water and rock pools to explore.

Crank’n Cycles Collie

With a huge range of bikes and spares and bucket loads of local knowledge, Crank’n Cycles Collie is one place you mustn’t miss.

Potters Gorge

With room for the biggest caravans and motor homes Potters Gorge is a winner! Clean facilities, gas BBQs, campers kitchens and all over looking the Wellington Dam.

Big Rock

Big Rock is the second stop along Lennard Dr and offers great fun for all ages.

The Track – MundAl

900 kms of adventure, starting in Mundaring and ending in Albany

Collie River Valley Tourist Park

The perfect base to explore the Collie River Valley. Have a different adventure every day.

Lake Towerrining

A little east of Collie, on the edge of the wheatbelt sit places you’ve never heard of, like Bowelling, Duranillin and Moodiarrup. They’ve kept a secret from us for years – it’s called Lake Towerrining and its glorious!

Jabitj Trail – Hike

Hike your way along the Collie River from Honeymoon Pool to the Dam wall and the Kiosk

Stockton Lake

True waterside camping, cheap as chips, pet friendly and that azure blue water! Absolute perfection.

The Karak Trail – Bike or Hike

Pet friendly and perfect for prams and wheel chairs, this truly is a trail for everyone

The Rapids

This little spot on Lennard Dr, Wellington National Park has a rather special secret

Top Day Trips – Donnybrook

Our Best Day Trips Series continues with a gorgeous drive through Orchard and Wine country. We pick up some fresh fruit from the roadside and end up at possibly Australia’s biggest FREE playground

Honeymoon Pool

Nestled amongst the weeping peppermint trees, lining the banks of the Collie River lies the famous Honeymoon Pool camp ground. This site is best suited to tents and camper vans.

The Kiosk at the Dam

Overlooking Wellington Dam, the Kiosk is the gateway to everything WNP

The Wagyl Biddi

Pick up the trail right in town and follow the river to a fun little track suited to all ages and abilities

Honeymoon Pool 

Frequently listed in the nations best, this is one of those rare places that has you keep coming back for more!

Nearly RV Friendly


Gelcoat Rapids

With only room for seven tents and right on the banks of the river, this campground is a kayaker’s heaven.

The Bibbulmun Track – Hike

Stretching from Albany in the south to Mundaring in the north there is bound to be a section to suit your endurance and time frame

The Sika Trail – Bike or Hike

Choose to ride or walk this trail as it winds it’s way high above the dam and through some amazing forest.

A Weekend Away

We’ve got your weekend all planned out. Just turn up and enjoy!

Kurliiny Tjenangitj – Bike or Hike

Climb high above the river below to the lookout and take in the amazing views, then descend to the river and take a dip in the icy waters of the Collie River

Mt Lennard 4×4

The only recreational 4×4 Track in WNP. Have fun, but follow the rules and take care of the bush at the same time

Honeymoon Pool – a Winter Wonderland

In winter, when the weather is cooler and the campers have left Honeymoon Pool is transformed into a wonderland of mosses and fungi.

Rays Trail – MTB

Just a short drive or ride out of Collie, Rays Trail is a maze of twists and turns, exhausting hill climbs and dizzy descents. Add a log ride and some jumps and you have a a fun mornings riding.

The Coalfields Museum

The Coalfields Museum is an absolute treasure trove of historical artifacts and every day items, giving a rare insight into life in Collie in days gone by.

Colliefields Trail Friendly

The Colliefields has been home to the many trail users who pass through town for the last 7 years.

Collie Motorplex

Holiday Shenanigans

Scenic Drive

The Quindanning Hotel

Less than an hour from Collie, you will find the historic Quindanning Hotel. Ice cold beer, great food and a fantastic atmosphere all in a 118 year old building.