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Collie

Collie

Feel the magic that emanates from the sparkling waters of azure-blue lakes, wonder at the beauty of nature as you meander through Collie’s many nature trails and reconnect with the land.

Where to stay

Take a look at these places to stay when planning your next visit to Australia’s South West.

Black Diamond Lodge

A heritage hotel transformed into funky affordable accommodation in Collie.

Harris River Estate

Locally crafted wines, beer and infused gins as well as accommodation and events hosting.

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.

Trails

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.

Lakes

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.

Things to Do

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Here are some of our top picks!

Outback Horse Trails

Get a taste of horse riding heaven exploring the trails near Collie.

Wellington Dam

Venture out to the Wellington Dam where you will see the breathtaking 8,000 square metre mega-mural on the Wellington Dam wall.

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Top Things to Do

1. Visit the Collie Art Gallery, where there’s an ever-changing collection of exhibits, plus they have locally made pieces of art for sale included wood turned bowls, platters, and vases.
2. Have a beer or enjoy a counter meal at one of Collie’s ‘Australiana’ style pubs, which reflect the optimism and prosperity of the early mining days.
3. Visit the Rail Heritage Centre (incorporating the Railway Station, Old Goods Shed and Rail footbridge). A miniature train display is set up for young children and big kids alike to enjoy.
4. Discover Collie’s history at the Coalfields Museum, housed in the historic 1900 and 1930 Road Board offices. Treasures include a restored barrel organ made in Italy that was used to entertain guests at the former Fontana's Wine Saloon, and a massive letterbox (pillarbox), a relic of the penny postage days.
5. Head into the Replica Underground Coal Mine, where a knowledgeable, retired miner will provide an insight into the industry and conditions of the early underground miners through their personal stories and anecdotes.

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