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Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail, Wellington NP

Bush Walk inSouth West

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Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

  • Multiple day
  • 19 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 4

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.

Overlooking Wellington Dam.
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For track diversions go to:

https://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/trip-planner/track-conditions/#tempdiversion

For active burns information go to:

https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/management/fire/prescribed-burning/burns

For campfire bans and total fire bans information go to:

https://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/trip-planner/track-sections

Trail Start

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On foot via the Bibbulmun Track (see trail notes) or Wellington Dam, which is 200km (2.5) hours south of Perth

Trail End

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Wellington Dam, 29km (30 minutes) from Collie.

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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. 

Walk options:

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.

Collie Visitor Centre

(08) 9734 2051

Other Links

  • Bibbulmun Track Expedition Planning

    These pages provide youth group leaders with the necessary tools to plan, lead and complete a successful expedition on the Bibbulmun Track.

  • Wellington Forest Discovery Forest

    Situated amongst the magnificent jarrah forest of the Wellington National Park, this centre offers eco-education experiences that give an insight into jarrah forest ecology and past management of the forest.

  • Wellington Forest Cottages and Conference Centre

    Wellington Forest Cottages and Conference Centre is just 10kms from Wellington Dam and within walking distance of the Wellington Forest Discovery Centre. There are 8 cottages that sleep up to 8 people each (one double bed).

  • Wellington Dam Kiosk

    Hire a bike, have a delicious bite to eat or book your camp accommodation (for other campsites in the area) at the Kiosk.

  • Group bookings notifications

    The Group Notification provides Parks and Wildlife Services with information regarding your planned group activity, to help sustain the biodiversity and conservation values of the diverse environments the tracks and trails traverse. The Group Notification also assists in considering the needs and enjoyment of other Track users by preventing overcrowding in campsites and/or potential clashes of expedition dates of groups

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Glen Mervyn Lodge

A country retreat on 50 acres overlooking the Ferguson Hills, with the Bibbulmun Track passing the along the edge of property.

Photo of Glen Mervyn Lodge

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Time depends on length and section of trail chosen

Length

19km one way

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

On foot via the Bibbulmun Track (see trail notes) or Wellington Dam, which is 200km (2.5) hours south of Perth

Get directions

Trail End

Wellington Dam, 29km (30 minutes) from Collie.

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Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Hazards & Warnings

Always check Track conditions on the Bibbulmun Track Foundation website before departure.

Facilities

Parking is at Collie, Glen Mervyn Dam or Wellington Dam.
Camping is at designated campsites on the Trail. Water tanks have limited supply. Hikers should take full water bottles with them for first day.
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Public Toilet
  • Sheltered Area
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

April to November

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets, bikes, horses or vehicles
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