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Wellington National Park

Perfect for relaxing beside the tranquil waters of the lake and river, or for more active pursuits on a forest trail or on the water.

Details

  • Park Entry Fees:No
  • Feature:Picnic Table,Barbecue,Info Shelter,Toilet,Lookout / Deck,Jetty,Visitor Centre,Boardwalk
  • Activity:Canoeing / Kayaking,Swimming,Fishing,Bush Walking,Mountain Biking,Rock Climbing,Abseiling,Off-roading

Description

Wellington National Park consists of 17,000 hectares of Western Australia's unique jarrah, marri and yarri (blackbutt) forests. The icon and central feature of the park is the beautiful Collie River Valley with its ancient valley gorge. Sightseeing, picnics, swimming, rafting, canoeing and fishing can be enjoyed from Rapids, Big Rock, Little Rock and Long Pool. A network of walk and shared use trails can be accessed from the kiosk area, Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool.

Experience the breathtaking views across the calm waters of Wellington Dam and down the picturesque valley from the dam lookout.

The area is popular all year round with magnificent shows of some of the 300 species of colourful wildflowers every spring and over 70 bird species. You may even spot a unique animal such as a chuditch, quenda, quokka, brushtail possum, woylie or western ringtail possum.

Meals, snacks, drinks and mountain bike hire are available at the Kiosk at the dam.

Camping

Campsites at beautiful Honeymoon Pool and recently upgraded Potters Gorge must be booked online. Campsites are in high demand, so to avoid disappointment, book before travelling to the park.

Bushwalking

In the park there are several walk trails of different lengths that can be accessed from the Kiosk, Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool. For more information visit TrailsWA.

Swimming

Even though inland waterways look inviting, especially when the surface is calm, they pose many hidden dangers. Know the risks and how to swim safely.

Mountain biking

The beautiful forests and valleys are an adventure mecca for mountain bike riders. Single and dual-use trails traverse through stunning jarrah and marri forest. The trails can be completed by moderately fit riders in one day or upgraded into an overnight adventure by staying under the stars in Potters Gorge or Honeymoon Pool. Download your free map of the trails in Wellington National Park and the Collie River Valley.

Your safety

It’s great to escape everyday life and visit?a park or reserve in WA. It is also important to us that you return safely to your family and friends.?

Always remember it is?really important?to plan when to visit. Read this safety information about swimming, bushwalking, fishing, paddling and kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, mountian biking and four wheel driving. Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!

Getting there

Wellington National Park is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Perth and 30 minutes from Bunbury or Collie. It is ideally situated for day or overnight visits being close to Perth and all other centres of the South West.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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Wellington Information Bay
Wellington Discovery Forest
Wellington Dam Lookout
Wellington Dam
The Quarry
Rapids
Potters Gorge Campground
Mt Lennard Mountain Bike Trail Circuit
Long Pool
Little Rock
Lennard Track, Sailors Gully and The Jump Ups
Kiosk at the dam
King Jarrah - Wellington National Park
Honeymoon Pool Campground
Honeymoon Pool - Gelcoat Campground
Honeymoon Pool - Stones Brook Campground
Honeymoon Pool
Big Rock

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