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