Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail, Wellington NP
The 19 kilometre Wellington Spur Trail links the Bibbulmun Track to the Wellington Dam recreation area which offers a range of other recreational activities including mountain biking and canoeing. Built with schools and other groups in mind the trail offers a range of walk options.
About the Trail
The Wellington Spur Trail links the Bibbulmun Track just south of Collie, to the Wellington Dam recreation area in the Wellington National Park. It is a pretty walk through the Wellington National Park which features WA’s unique eucalypt forests of jarrah, marri and yarri (blackbutt).
The two group campsites (Lyall’s Mill and Arcadia) have undercover areas, tables, toilets and tent sites but no sleeping shelters. The maximum group size is 30. At all other campsites on the Bibbulmun Track the maximum size of any group staying overnight is 17, including leaders.
The trail is marked with the same trail marker as the Bibbulmun Track (a stylised Waugal) but with a green background instead of yellow.
1. Collie to Wellington Dam. 40km
Day 1. Walk the Bibbulmun Track to Yabberup Campsite which is 19.6km south of Collie. (To shorten the walk, get dropped of at Mungalup Road Bridge 13.7km or Mungalup Road South 10.4km. These vehicle drop-off points are shown on the map.)
Lyall's Mill group campsite is approximately 350 metres away from Yabberup campsite (300m from the spur/Track junction).
Day 2. The 15km walk from Lyalls Mill campsite to Arcadia Campsite takes you through jarrah forest with occasional valley views.
Day 3. A short 3.5km hike to Wellington Dam leaves time to explore the Dam recreation area. Camping is also available in the area.
2. Glen Mervyn Dam to Wellington Dam. 25km
Same itinerary as above but commence your walk at Glen Mervn Dam. Follow the Bibbulmun Track for 6kms to the start of the spur trail. This provides a shorter first day's walk depending on the age of the group and/or the travel time to get to the drop-off/pick-up point.
3. Wellington Dam to Arcadia Campsite. 7km return.
Starting the walk at the Dam into Arcadia campsite and back is a good day walk or overnight option for younger age groups.
Starting point: Drive (or walk) from the Kiosk down Wellington Dam Road to the base of the dam wall. Just a little further on from the river crossing there’s a small parking area where you’ll find the Trailhead sign. Walk up the bitumen road and the trail starts on the right of the dam wall.
All groups need to lodge a Notice of Intent (NOI) form with the Bibbulmun Track Foundation. For more information and a host of expedition planning resources visit the Bibbulmun Track Foundation website.