GELCOAT RAPIDS is a small secluded campground, nestled beneath the trees, near Honeymoon Pool, in Wellington National Park, WA. Just two hours south of Perth, it makes the prefect weekend getaway.
With room for just 7 tents it is perfect for small groups camping together. (There is no access for caravans or camper vans at this site) It can get busy, but if you avoid school holidays and long weekends, or visit mid week you could easily have the whole place to yourself.
Modest fees apply and you must book online before arriving as internet service is limited in the park https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park-stay
Fires are allowed in designated fire places during the cooler weather. (Always check current fire restrictions before lighting a fire.) Some wood is provided, but it is often damp in the cooler weather so remember to pack some dry kindling or grab a bag at the Kiosk at the Dam on your way in or one of the servos in Collie.
Private river access
Access to the river is via a short path leading to a lovely private spot to launch the canoe or have a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters.
Sit quietly and listen to the sounds of the birds and the gentle breeze in the trees
The famous Honeymoon Pool is only a two minute walk away, but with all this to your self you might just decide to stay put.
There are miles of river to explore in both directions. You can paddle through quiet tree lined pools, shimmering with the reflections of the peppermint trees lining the river banks or head upstream and try your hand at some of the rapids.
Or you may prefer to choose one of the walk trails that pass close by.
Tracks and Trails
Head into town
The town of Collie is only a short drive away with 7 day supermarkets and 24 hour fuel. Grab a coffee at Wagon 537 or a bite to eat at The Colliefields. Be sure to check out Collie Canvas and Camping World while you are there for all the latest camping gadgets and equipment.
For a small fee, you can freshen up with a hot shower at the Collie Visitor Centre before heading to the shops.