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Jabitj Trail, Wellington NP Jabitj Trail, Wellington NP

Bush Walk

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Trail Running, Enduro/ All Mountain
 in South West

  • 1-3 hours
  • 12 km
    • Bush Walk Class 3

      Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

    • Mountain Bike Easy

      Recommended for beginner riders with basic mountain bike skills. Typically flowing, open trails on firm terrain with gentle gradients. Surface may be uneven, loose or muddy at times. Riders may encounter small rollable obstacles and technical trail features.

The Jabitj Trail, meaning running water in the Noongar language, is a 12 kilometre return dual direction trail that follows the Collie River between Wellington Dam and Honeymoon Pool in Wellington National Park. The dual direction walk and cycle trail offers delightful views of the rapids and pools along the way.

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This trail, although descending along the river, has some steep and rocky ascents and descents, with some climbing over logs required, however it provides wonderful views of the rapids and the tranquil pools of the Collie River. The river flows all year round due to water being constantly released form Welington Dam. In summer rthis water is used for irrigation on farmlands downstream.

There are several pools long the trail where you can have a cool off while walking, alhtough the water is very cold all year rond.

The wildlfowers are spectacular from August to November

Note that Leonard Drive, the road running alongside the river on the opposite bank, is one way from the dam to Honeymoon Pool.

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Kiosk at The Dam

A Licensed Cafe in the Centre of the Wellington National Park. Local produce, wines & craft Beer & Cider Mountain Bike Hire & Glamping also available.

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Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast

The Ultimate Getaway - Tranquil Whispering Pines is situated amongst natural bushland at the edge of the forest on the banks of the Collie River.

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Collie River Valley Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre can provide extensive information on the region with maps, brochures, and a photographic display. We also have videos on local history, mining and power generation.

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Collie River Valley Tourist Park

Be welcomed by our friendly staff when staying in Collie with your tent, caravan or in one of our cabins. The rivers, murals, walks and mountain bike trails are waiting.

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

Time / Duration

2 - 3 hours

Length

12km return

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Wellington Dam kiosk, Wellington National Park, 200km (2.5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Honeymoon Pool, Wellington National Park, 200km south of Perth

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Bush Walk

Class 3

Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

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Mountain Bike

Easy

Recommended for beginner riders with basic mountain bike skills. Typically flowing, open trails on firm terrain with gentle gradients. Surface may be uneven, loose or muddy at times. Riders may encounter small rollable obstacles and technical trail features.

Visit Trail Tips for further information.

Difficulty Notes

Shared use dual direction Class 3 walk trail and Easy cycle trail.

Facilities

Facilities are available at Wellington Dam, Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool campgrounds. The campgrounds can get busy, bookings are essential. 

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Water Access Points
  • All accessible parking

Best time of year

March to November

Fees

No National Park fees. Camping fees apply.

Trail Access

Road 2WD. Approximately 2.5 hours drive from Perth and 45 minutes from Bunbury or 30 minutes from Collie. Enter the national park from the north on Coalfields Highway or from the south on Pile Road and follow the signs to the Kiosk.

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No Pets
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6 trail goers have rated Jabitj Trail, Wellington NP as 4.83 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Rosie Bell

Reviewed 4 Jun 2023, 9:20pm

Beautiful trail, very well maintained and signposted.
We started at Honeymoon Pool so the big uphill section was halfway through the walk, not when we were finishing. Stopped for coffee and toasties at the cafe at the dam before heading back to Honeymoon Pool. It took us about 4 hours, not including breaks.
Toni Prasser

Reviewed 29 Mar 2021, 12:50pm

Great hike with so many spots on the way to stop to take a breather or swim. We started at Honeymoon Pool which took us to the Wellington Dam wall mural (have to see!!) It was great having access to a toilet and Kisok for a coffee before heading back to Honeymoon Pools. It took us about 1.5hours one way (3 hours return), we took a few moments to take in the scenery along the way. We will back to this track again.
Steve Roney

Reviewed 23 Jun 2020, 10:15pm

One of my favourites in the Collie region. One day I'll do it in summer and enjoy a dip at all those secluded swimming spots along the way....put this one on the list!
Christine Hamilton

Reviewed 8 Jun 2019, 5:19pm

Loved the meandering walk along the river's edge
Fayley Arthur

Reviewed 31 Mar 2019, 3:26pm

Beautiful walk with several choices for a river swim or picnic. For a decent workout walk Honeymoon Pool to Kiosk (for coffee!) as it's a lot uphill, or for an easier walk go the other direction and finish up at Honeymoon Pool for a cooling swim and rest under the trees.
I would find it a bit long for a return trip ... one way was just the right distance.
Kim Fawcett

Reviewed 16 Jun 2018, 6:58pm

This would have to be my favourite trail in the Wellington National Park so far. We left one car at the Kiosk and drove the second car to Honeymoon Pool so we didn't have to walk all the way back. The trail follows the river and by starting at the Kiosk was mostly down hill. The views over the river are spectacular so make sure you take a camera. There are a few spots you could swim in summer but when we went it was too cold for swimming. However everything was covered with moss and looked amazing. It took us 2 hours walking at a steady pace.

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