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Best Things to do in Collie

Here are some places to stay, spots to eat, and things to see and do in and around Collie these holidays with options to keep the whole family happy.  

Activities and Experiences

It’s surprising how much there is to do in Collie! There is something for everyone from outdoor adventures to relaxing pastimes soaking up the sun, retail therapy to visiting the historical and cultural attractions.      

Photo: Russell Ord / Stockton Lake

Mountain Biking Adventures    
Collie is the hub for all things mountain biking, with heaps of trails in and around Collie there are endless hours of fun to be had with the whole family. Just pop down to the visitor centre or visit the Trails WA website to find out more, then it’s up to you to figure out which trail to pick first!

These networks include:

Getting out in nature
Collie is known for its fantastic water destinations with numerous lakes, and rivers to swim in, fish or water ski on. Combine these destinations with Collie’s drive tours and make a day out of visiting the different watering holes whilst getting to see the beautiful country farmland.

You can find more out about these destinations and drive trails from the Collie Visitor Centre.  

Adventure Connections will help you connect with the outdoors, offering a range fun and engaging experiences with equipment hire so you don’t have to worry about a thing. 

Heritage and History
Collie has a range of museums, galleries and monuments celebrating it’s rich past. Download Collie’s Rail to River Heritage Trail Tour from the Wambenger Trails app and learn more about these historic sites as you walk around the town. Don’t forget to scan the QR code at each site for more information.

Wellington National Park
From the moment you arrive your senses will come alive with the sight and smell of tall eucalypts. The park is covered by 17,000 hectares of ancient jarrah, marri and blackbutt forest. See the largest dam mural painting in the world at Wellington Dam and enjoy one of the parks many hiking and mountain bike trails or swimming spots, the perfect way to cool off after a day of outdoor exploration.   

Overnight Adventures   
Collie features several long distance walking, cycling and horse riding trails which include the Munda Biddi Trail and Bibbulmun Track. If you are after a relaxing, relatively flat walk, cycle or horse ride through farmland then try the 61.5km Collie Darkan Rail Trail which follows the disused Collie-Narrogin railway. If you prefer something a little more adventurous with great views of Wellington Dam and the forest surrounding Collie then head out onto the 87km Wiilman Bilya Trail. There are shorter options that travel along the east and west side of the Dam to cater for a range of fitness levels and bushwalking experience.

Trail Tours
There are several self-guided tours the whole family can do around Collie which include the Collie Mural Trail and Rail to River Heritage Trail. Download these tours from the Wambenger Trails app and enjoy a day wandering around town and Wellington Dam, discovering amazing murals and historic buildings. 

If you prefer travelling with a group, Alison from Forest Explorers offers a variety of guided tours around Collie and transfers to and from trails. 

Equipment Hire and Transport

If you’re looking for a way to get around Collie, there are a few local businesses that offer the services and expertise to get you there.  

A woman putting bicycles on the back of a SUV.

Photo: Russell Ord /Traaverse

Crank n’ Cycles
Collie’s local bike experts, but they don’t stop there, with an array of toys, games, and puzzles for sale as well. Crank n’ Cycles are open Monday to Saturday and are the perfect place to buy or hire a bike and any other accessories you might need to go along with it.

Let Simone at TraaVerse take care of you and your next adventure. Based in Collie and servicing the “BUNGEO” region in the Australia’s Southwest. Traaverse’s services include tours, kayak and SUP hire and transfers to any trails including the Munda Biddi Trail and Bibbulmun Track.

Kiosk at the Dam
Not only a great spot to stop and eat, but the Kiosk also offers bike hire which is just what you need to head out onto one of the many mountain bike trails around Wellington National Park. Make sure to book ahead to avoid missing out.

Places to Eat & Drink

If you are after a good pub feed, Collie has you sorted. With a mix of hotels, wineries and eclectic cafes there are plenty of options to keep you satisfied while you explore Collie these holidays. 

A couple sitting at a table grazing on cheese and crackers and pouring a shot of gin.

Photo: Russell Ord / Harris River Estate

The Wagon
Conveniently located next to the children’s water playground in Central Park, The Wagon operates as the name suggests from a historic railway wagon set under the trees. Open for breakfast and lunch perfect for a refreshing hot or cold drink and a healthy treat.

Tasty and fresh, home-made baked goods, conserves and condiments. Don’t miss out on the famous sausage rolls and delicious pies.

Sizzles Deli
Located on the main road of town, you will find this little gem of a deli with the friendliest staff and a huge selection of takeaway foods. They are open for breakfast lunch and dinner.  

Federal Hotel
The “Feddy”, as the locals call it, is only a 5 minute stroll from the Collie town centre. This heritage-style hotel offers great food and friendly service.  

Crown Hotel
A family friendly country pub with an upbeat atmosphere and friendly crowd.  

Harris River Estate Winery
Set amongst the beautiful forests 5km north of Collie, making it an ideal setting for a quiet relaxing lunch.  

Kiosk at the Dam
Located in Wellington National Park, The Kiosk at the Dam’s menu changes regularly to take advantage of the best local seasonal produce. Try their delicious pies, soups, burgers, cakes and more.

Amaroo Deli and Cafe
Amaroo Deli and Café is your local convenience store supplying some of those essential items you run out of at the most inconvenient time. Try their delicious hot or cold meals to dine in or takeaway with a range of sweet treats and coffee to choose from as well.

Tosca’s Boutique & Espresso
A fashion store with a point of difference – enjoy a coffee while a personal stylist helps you pick out the perfect holiday outfit, so you look and feel your best.

Collie Boulevard Café
Boulevard Café has a large range of sandwiches, classic breakfast dishes and hearty meals for lunch, offering something for everyone.

The Ridge Restaurant
The Ridge offers both indoor and alfresco dining with modern Australian cuisine and décor. The talented team brings inspired seasonal menus using local produce and wineries to the table.

Whisk Nutrition Studio
Looking for a sweet treat that is healthy? Whisk Nutrition Studio will have you covered with their amazing range of loaded teas and smoothies.

Places to Stay

Collie has a mix of accommodation options to suit your family no matter your style, from historic hotels to bed and breakfasts, to campgrounds situated amongst the trees with delightful water views.

An elderly couple sitting around a table outside the front of their caravan at Potters Gorge Campground.

Photo: DBCA / Potters Gorge Campground

Wellington Forest Cottages
Sleep in a fully self-contained, refurbished 1920s cottage that was originally used to house Forest Department employees with 8 cottages to choose from.

Collie Ridge Motel
A contemporary styled motel, located just 1km from the heart of town.

The Colliefields
There are rooms to suit most budgets with free breakfast, WIFI and laundry facilities. You can also drop in for afternoon tea and visit the Coffee Shoppe and Tea House with over 30 teas to pick from and an assortment of freshly made scones, cakes and slices with gluten-free options also available.   

Whispering Pines B&B
Surrounded by lush gardens, nestled in the forest on the Collie River. This bed and breakfast offers 10 acres to relax, fish or swim at their private jetty, conveniently located only 4km from Collie town.

Potters Gorge Campground
A fully equipped, accessible campground surrounded by jarrah and marri forest, with sites for any type of camping, right next to Wellington Dam in the beautiful Wellington National Park. Don’t forget to book your campsite here before you go, camping fees apply.

Honeymoon Pool Campground
Another campground located in the beautiful Wellington National Park next to the Collie River with options for swimming, kayaking, SUP boarding and fishing. Bookings are essential, and camping fees apply.

Harris River Estate
Choose from a range of self-contained chalets and explore the beautiful family run estate. Don’t forget to stop by the restaurant for lunch and enjoy one of their many hand-crafted wines, beers or infused gins.

Red Trail Retreat
Relaxed luxury, fully self-contained accommodation in the north of Collie, close to bike trails and perfect for a peaceful getaway.  

Glen Mervyn Lodge
Situated on 50 acres of land just a stone’s throw from the popular Glen Mervyn Dam 20 minutes south of Collie. Glen Mervyn Lodge has two accommodation options to relax in, including a recently renovated farmhouse and a quaint cottage. There is plenty to see and do in the area.

Mandia Cottage and B&B
Mandia, owned and operated by Antonietta is in the middle of a 20 acre hobby farm 3km from Collie. With several accommodation options to suit your needs, it is complete with a beautiful native garden, olive grove and a lovingly tended veggie patch, a must for any Italian home.

Collie Wambenger Trails app

Download the Wambenger Trails app and visit the Collie Visitor Centre for more information on all there is to see and do around Collie. 

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