Collie Travel Guide

  • Wellington Dam from top of dam wall
    Wellington Dam from top of dam wall
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  • Quarry picnic & BBQ area
    Quarry picnic & BBQ area
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    My cup runeth over...
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Collie Things to Do

  • Wellington Dam from top of dam wall

    The top of the dam wall offers a good spot for getting close to the top of the overflowing water. You can also get some idea of how much water has been used if you happen to visit during the long dry months here.

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  • Wellington Dam from lookout

    A short walk from the visitor centre is a scenic lookout which offers a good spot for taking in the view of Wellington Dam and the surrounding bush land.

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  • Wellington Dam from the base

    This is an awesome spot for getting a (literal wet) feel for the sheer volume of water flowing over the top and discharging from the bottom of the Wellington Dam on its way to Bunbury via the Collie River.

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  • Quarry

    A lot of the granite used in the construction of the Wellington Dam came from this quarry which is now a peaceful picnic spot. BBQ's with chopped wood and is provided free to use for visitors. There are also toilets, shelters, picnic tables and a large grassed area.The quarry wall is also used regularly by abseilers (contact Collie Office for...

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  • Honeymoon Pool

    Honeymoon Pool is a peaceful camping ground and picnic area a short drive from Wellington Dam.Facilities include toilets, wood BBQ's, camp kitchen, central rubbish pick-up area, picnic tables and untreated tap water.

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  • Wildflowers of the Collie River Valley

    And naturally no page is complete without flowers from the Wildflower State especially during the spring months of September, October and November when they burst into flower in the warm sunshine.

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  • Throssell Street

    Throssell Street is the main street of Collie with some wonderful examples of architecture. Many of the earlier buildings were destroyed by a devastating fire in the early 1900s.

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  • Old Collie Goods Shed

    The old Goods Shed was built in 1898 by CY O'Connor and forms part of the 'Working Life Trail' in Collie. The shed has recently been restored by the Collie Heritage Society and is used on occasion for a market on alternate Sunday mornings.

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  • Collie Visitor Centre

    The Visitor Centre is on the left as you head down the main street of Collie. You will find a variety of brochures on attractions in and around Collie as well as further a field as well as accommodation and wineries in the area. The centre provides a booking service for rail and coach Australia wide as well as selling the usual souvenirs. If you...

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  • Mineworkers Institute

    Built in 1953, the building is stated as being a prominent example of the international Modern Style linked to the Art Deco period

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  • Baarnimarr Reconciliation Park

    Aboriginal Art is one of the features of this park which was named in the honour of Joseph Northover Senior and all Nyoongar people of past and present generations. Baarnimarr is the tribal name of Joseph Northover and means ‘happy person’, ‘happy go lucky’. Northover was an advocate for reconciliation because he believed that all people are equal...

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  • Free Coffee

    With Driver fatigue being a direct cause of road accidents, many of the café’s and road houses in the South West off drivers a free coffee. You will see a number of these signs in Collie.

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  • Town Murals

    There are numerous murals throughout the town which take the visitor through the history of the area. There are a few down by the Railway Station. A map can be obtained from the Visitor Centre.

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  • Church Gardens

    The gardens of All Saints church are small but cosy. On one side is a small memorial rose garden. Tours of the church by arrangement with the Collie Visitor Centre.

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  • All Saints Anglican Church

    This is a magnificent church built in 1915 in an Italian style. While beautiful on the outside, the interior is a surprise of an amazing mural which depicts the Saints, Bishops, early settlers, miners and aboriginal people. Painted by Philip Goatcher over an eight month period, the mural was fully restored in 1996. The church features lovely...

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  • River Walk, Collie

    There is a 10km trail which follows the river from north of the town to Mungalup Road which is suitable for walking or cycling. There are picnic facilities as well as information shelters along the trail to enjoy.

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  • Collie Railway Station

    The present railways station supersedes the original station which was demolished in 1977. There is a gift shop, café for light meals and a memorabilia room and is open 7 days a week. While the building is supposed to be a replica, there are points which state that it is not a true replica. The building almost seems back to front.. the nicer side...

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  • Woods Memorial Park

    This small memorial park was dedicated to the memory of Eddie (Truthful) Woods. Eddie actually began work on this park in 1993 in memory of his daughter, Cassandra Jane. Eddie died in 1994 and his friends and community help to finish the park on his behalf.

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  • Aboretum

    On the banks of the Collie River opposite Soldiers Park is the Aboretum. Not quite the sort of Aboretum I was expecting with colourful flower beds and statues but more one of native Australian trees, all planted in 1922 plus other varieties from other parts of the world.

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  • The Swinging Bridge

    The swinging bridge spans the width of the Collie River off River Avenue. The bridge forms part of the River Walk Trail.

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  • The Co-Op Bridge

    The first bridge to be built here was begun in 1900. Flooding was a major problem in the area especially in 1926 when 40 families were left homeless. In 1967 the bridge was replaced by a new bridge with the assistance of the Collie Co-operative Store.

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Collie Restaurants

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    by keeweechic Updated Jan 3, 2006

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    Right on the rise by the Dam is the Wellington Weir Café/Kiosk.. They offer light meals and snacks as well as basic supplies. They also offer canoe hire. During summer they are open 7 days a week . During winter you would be best to check their hours with them directly.

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Collie Transportation

  • Driving to Collie

    If driving to Collie from Perth, you can either take the Albany Highway and then the South West Highway from Armadale, turning onto the Coalfields Highway through to Collie or take the Kwinana Freeway, Mandurah Bypass, Australind Bypass to Bunbury then the South Western Highway.

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  • Travelling to Collie

    There is an Australind train which runs between Perth and Bunbury twice daily. You can then transfer to Collie by bus. A bus service operated by South West Coachlines runs from Perth also runs Monday – Friday.

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Collie Shopping

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    by keeweechic Written Jan 2, 2006

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    Collie Central is a small shopping arcade opposite Findlay Gardens. There is a Chemart Chemist, gift stores, shoe shop and Woolworths Supermarket.

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Collie Off The Beaten Path

  • Bunbury

    Bunbury lies at the western end of the Leschenault Inlet North of Busselton. The area was first sighted by Nicholas Baudin in 1803. Bunbury is the regional capital and gateway to WA's south west. There are historic walks, local art and craft studios, the Dolphin Discovery Centre and plenty of galleries and museums. Bunbury is 53kms from Bunbury.

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  • Brunswick Junction

    Brunswick Junction was founded in 1898 when the Brunswick railway station was opened on the Perth to Bunbury line and the line from the Collie Coalfields. The town is said to be named after both the local river as well as the Duke of Brunswick. In a park in the middle of town is a life-size replica of a Fresian cow which is a tribute to the dairy...

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  • Ferguson Old School Site

    On this site was the old Upper Ferguson School which opened in January 1893. First settlers supported the building of the school with finance and labour. The school was closed in December 1971 and this plaque was placed on this site for the past and present citizens of the Ferguson Valley.Location : Ferguson Road, Ferguson Valley

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Collie Favorites

  • Map of Collie

    Please click on the link for a map to help find your way around Collie

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  • Tidy Town

    Collie was given the 2005 Tidy Town award in a State-wide choice. “A Tidy Town is one that is not only litter-free and aesthetically pleasing, but also protects and enhances its natural and cultural heritage, actively engages youth, develops environmental innovations and above all, fosters a sense of community.”

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