We recently checked out the new Potters Gorge Campground in the Wellington National Park, and isn’t she a beauty!?
The site is situated on the shore of the Wellington Dam, in a shady Jarrah and Marri forest setting. This lovely area is a spacious campground boasting 54 individual sites contained within three loops that caters for small, medium and large campervans or caravans. Many of the individual sites have their own tent pads making it easy to have another option whilst staying here.
The camp is well set up and features BBQ’s and tables at every site. The Toilet facilities are top notch and very clean, even odour free! Each site has its own area, which is important as no one wants to be on top of each other. There’s plenty of room and most have water views or are a short stroll to the water’s edge. There is wheelchair and pram access to most of the facilities. Generators are permitted during set hours, but why spoil the tranquility?
Bookings will be available through the Parks & Wildlife Service website. This is a brilliant new addition and changes the game completely. No more rushing to the site hoping to get a spot. This way you can be safe in the knowledge your site is reserved and you may even be able to spend the afternoon touring the region.
Visit https://exploreparks.dbca.wa.gov.au/park-stay and search by the selected campsite
Potters Gorge is a great location to explore the nearby attractions. Neighbouring Honeymoon Pool is well known and gets very busy especially over weekends and school Holidays. Being only a short drive away its perfect for a day visit.
Also nearby is the Wellington Dam wall, Get a great view from the lookout above and maybe stop in at the Kiosk for some supplies and more info on the National Park. Lennard Drive is a gorgeous, sealed, one way road that starts just below the dam wall and ends at River Road, the drive has 4 stunning picnic areas that are also great swimming spots.
Take a right at the end of Lennard Drive to access Honeymoon Pool, then continue on back to Wellington Dam Rd, right again to head back to the campsite. To visit Potters Gorge and not take in the scenery of the National Park is criminal! This is a short drive that is simply a must!
If you’re into bushwalking (and even if you’re not, this one is perfect for beginners) The Jabitj trail starts opposite the Kiosk at the Dam and follows the Collie River all the way to Honeymoon Pool. Its a leisurely 2 hour walk along fairly flat terrain. The scenery is breathtaking and is truly worth it!
The purpose built Currawong Pump Track located within the campsite is suitable for riders of all abilities and makes a great holiday activity for the kids. It will keep them amused for hours while you relax nearby or even ride a loop or two yourself. So don’t forget to pack the bikes!
The scenic town of Collie is only a short drive away and the supermarkets are open all weekend to stock up on supplies. The town has all the necessary amenities, from a classic country bakery, 5 historic pubs that all have their individual unique charm and all offer those iconic country pub meals. Central Park in the centre of town features a great playground and free water park for those warmer months, free BBQ’s and a eclectic vintage train carriage cafe that truly is worth a visit.
All the above locations and attractions are featured in our Recent Blogs section.