The drive into Collie offers picturesque views of the surrounding jarrah forest, hills and farmland. In addition to its natural beauty, this historic town nestled on the banks of the Collie River is gaining a reputation for outstanding adrenaline activities such as camping, cycling and water sports.
One of the top tourist attractions in Collie is the 8,000sqm Wellington Dam Mural, featuring images of Collie mine workers, families playing in the water, Aboriginal children and other scenes and was inspired by local stories and photos. Taking four months to complete, the 8,000 square metre Wellington Dam Mural was painted by internationally renowned artist Guido Van Helten. The scale is immense and the artwork’s colours were specifically mixed on-site to blend with the local granite and landscape.
Collie has been building its reputation as an adventure destination with new mountain bike trails built in Wellington National Park and Arklow providing trails to challenge and excite mountain bikers of all levels. There are plenty of options for bushwalkers and mountain bike enthusiasts as the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail pass close to Collie.
Collie is surrounded by lakes and waterways that offer fabulous kayaking, canoeing and camping spots including Minninup Pool, Lake Kepwari, Stockton Lake and Black Diamond Lake, which has risen to Instagram fame due to its vibrant colour.
No visit to Collie is complete without checking out Collie Art Gallery, the Mural Trail in town and the mega mural at the Wellington Dam. Harris River Estate Winery and Distillery is a must visit and the many heritage pubs in Collie provide a wide variety of places of eat and drink.