This brand new trail can be found in the Wellington National Park, Collie WA and is just the start of what will eventually be an epic trail network.
Following the water
For over half of the trail, you have the waters of Wellington Dam on one side and the serenity of the bush on the other, affording some spectacular scenery.
The trail twists and turns through the forest and the eerie calls of the Black Cockatoos are always present.
Huge, ancient trees
There are some amazing huge old trees along the trail
Below are two short videos of the Wiilman Bilya Track. The first one was taken at the Coalfields Hwy end and the other a few km from Potters Gorge. The scenery is quite different but equally as stunning all along the trail.
The brand new Nyingarn Campsite has several timber sleeping platforms and over looks the dam. You will find the campsite about 3.5 km from the Coalfields Hwy
People would pay a fortune to have dinner with these spectacular views
Eventually the campsite will include 16 tent sites, but that section is currently still under construction. There are new long drop toilets and rain water tanks.
There is also the option of camping at Potters Gorge, but site must be booked online before arriving https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park-stay
Coalfields Trail Head
Finding the Trail Head from the Coalfields Hwy end can be a bit tricky, so check it out on the map below.
There is a parking area just east of what is known locally as Hamilton’s Bridge. From there you need to exit the car park the way you drove in and follow the hwy over the bridge/causeway. Most of the time you are walking behind the railing along the edge of the road. You will easily find where to access the trail on the other side.
If you start the trail from this end, you will probably, like us, find the traffic noise distracting at first, but before long the bush closes in around you and the calls of the Cockatoos take over. The only distracting things now are the birds flitting around the trees and butterflies drifting lazily along the track.