Collie is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Nestled on the banks of the Collie River, the township is surrounded by State Forests. The Wellington Dam and National Park, Collie River, Harris Dam and Stockton Lake all offer a wide variety of opportunities for recreation and relaxation. The drive into Collie from the west, along the top of the Darling Scarp, offers wonderful views of rolling hills, farmland and forests. Collie has distinct seasons, with misty winter mornings, warm summers, autumn colours and abundant spring wildflowers. If you enjoy bushwalking, mountain bike riding, camping, swimming, fishing, canoeing or photography then head to Collie.. More information on the activities available can be found under Things to See and Do.
Across the river from the Soldiers Memorial Park forming part of the Collie River Walk, are various Australian native trees planted in 1922, which are floodlit at night. A WA karri is at the eastern entrance to the river walk.
Collie River Walk
The Collie River walk is a well marked 10km track that follows the Collie River, it is suitable for walking or cycling. Picnic facilities and information shelters along its length make for a relaxing outing for the whole family. The walk crosses the Swinging Bridge, a suspension bridge with views of the Collie River.
This majestic Jarrah tree can be found along Kingtree Road, south of Wellington Dam. A boardwalk and viewing platform offer a chance to view in safety one of the areas largest jarrah trees.
Located only 3km south of Collie townsite on Mungalup Road, this wide stretch of the Collie River is a beautiful and tranquil spot for swimming, fishing and canoeing.
Scenic Drive Flora Road
A picturesque 7km loop between Coalfields Highway 5km west of Collie and Mungalup Road 3km South of the Collie township.
This scenic (unsealed) road follows the Collie River and features jarrah and marri forests, tumbling rapids in winter and wildflowers in the spring.