Located just over 2 hours south of Perth WA, Collie River Valley Tourist Park is the perfect base to explore the region. Whether you seek the tranquility of a secluded swimming spot, the challenge of a hiking or mountain bike trail or the thrill of high energy motor sports you are only a stones throw away while staying at the park. All this in a town full of history and fantastic dining experiences. Sound interesting? Then read on!
About the park…
The park is spacious with 80 odd sites and is in a beautiful, quiet bush setting. Some of the caravan bays come with shade shelters and the tents sites are secluded and private. There are a number of onsite cabins available with everything provided, including clean fresh linen. All the toilets, showers and laundries have been recently refurbished and are kept immaculately clean. There is a fantastic all weather campers kitchen including cooking facilities, tables and chairs, pots, frying pans, even crockery. Just bring your own food. It even comes with a big tele, pool table, dart board and kiddies toys corner. Adjacent to the kitchen is a modern BBQ and gazebo area.
Pets are welcome too!
Pitch ‘n Pack
Fancy camping but don’t have all the gear? Or just don’t need the hassle of packing it all in the car!
No worries. The staff at the Park will set up their tent or camper trailer for you, so within a few minutes of arriving you will be sitting back relaxing with a nice cold drink in hand. After all that’s what you came for, isn’t it?
You can choose between tents suitable for up to four people or a camper trailer that will sleep up to six.
Each set up comes with stretcher beds and mattresses, table and chairs and access to the fully equipt campers kitchen. Just bring your own bedding and towels.
About the town…
Established in the late 1800s after the discovery of coal, the town still has many of the original, magnificent old buildings, including several well preserved historic pubs, where you can indulge in a typical pub meal washed down with your favourite beverage.
The old Road Board Building opposite the Visitor Centre now houses a fantastic museum and if you are into trains check out the steam engines at the Visitor Centre and the Bill Weirs Rolling Stock Shed on Forrest St.
While you are at the Visitor Centre, ask about a tour of the Replica Underground Coal Mine.
What to do…
SAMPLE SOME GOOD FOOD AND WINE
Collie boasts a wide choice of excellent cafes and restaurants, each with their own unique style and menu.
Harris River Estate Winery is only 5 kms from town, but if a country pub and cold beer are more your style you are not short for choice.
You can also choose from a variety of cuisines including Western, Chinese, Indian and Thai.
The long distance Bibbulmun and Munda Biddi Tracks pass through town and are ideal for short single day hikes or longer adventures.
Bike hire is available from the caravan park.
FIND A PICNIC OR SWIMMING SPOT Only a stones throw from the caravan park, Minninup Pool is a firm favourite with locals for a swim or picnic.
Wellington National Park is home to several fantastic swimming spots including Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool, frequently voted one of the top swimming spots in Australia. Or explore Lennard Drive and find your own secluded spot. Local tip: Check out the pool above the rapids.
GRAB SOME ACTION AT THE COLLIE MOTORPLEX
Only 15 mins east of Collie and with 1.6 km of bitumen race track, the action is fast and furious. Car racing, motorbike racing, drift events and burnout competitions every weekend of the year.
Entry is free for most events and the canteen prices are very reasonable making it a great family day out without breaking the bank
VENTURE FURTHER AFIELD
Take a drive to Donnybrook, the home of the Lady Williams apple and the incredible Apple Fun Park . It is the biggest, free entry playground in Australia and will keep the kids busy for hours. Don’t forget to stop at the Fruit Barn or one of the road side stalls and purchase some delicious local fruit in season.
Gnomesville, King Jarrah and the lovely Ferguson Valley wineries and breweries are all within 45 minutes of your accommodation and offer several options to sample some good food and wine and a great day out!