Long Pool is the last of four magnificent swimming and pic-nic spots along Lennard Drive in the Wellington National Park near Collie, WA and if you are looking for a spot away from the crowds, this could be it!
Last year a photographer took a picture and labelled it Honeymoon Pool. You have likely seen the picture circulating around Facebook or Instagram, but it is actually Long Pool, a couple of km upstream from the famous Honeymoon Pool.
Long Pool is plenty big enough for swimming and kayaking and there are steps down into the cool waters.
Weeping peppermint trees, grace the banks and the waters shimmer blue and green, reflecting the sky and surrounding bush.
Lennard Drive is a sealed road, winding it’s way through some spectacular forest with amazing views of the river below. Look out for the Lennard Drive sign on your right after crossing the river below the dam.
Long Pool is well signed and you won’t have any trouble finding it.
The road is one way, so when you reach River Road at the end you can either turn right and go down to Honeymoon Pool or turn left and head into Collie or the Ferguson valley.
Pack a pic-nic
Pic-nic tables are provided, so pack some goodies and an esky of cold drinks and sit back under the trees and relax in between refreshing swims in the cool waters of the pool. Bring the flamingo and grab that perfect Instagram shot while you are here.
You can’t camp at Long Pool, but there is camping at Potters Gorge above the dam and Honeymoon Pool further down stream from Long Pool. You will need to book your site online before heading into the park as there is limited internet service in the area. To book go to https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park-stay
If you prefer a hot shower at the end of the day and a proper flushing toilet the Collie River Tourist Park is a perfect central point to discover the secrets of the Collie River Valley. They even offer a Pitch and Pack service, where they provide the tent or camper trailer and put it up and take it down for you. You just need to bring your own linen, food an clothes.
Heading into town
The supermarkets and petrol stations are open 7 days a week in Collie in case you need to stock up on fresh food. There is a fantastic camping shop that is well worth a visit too. The staff know their stuff and have a huge range of products on offer.
Check out the map
Long Pool is not yet marked on Google Maps and Lennard Drive is not named either for some reason, but you will find it easily between Falcon Road near the Dam and River Road near Honeymoon Pool.