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Jabitj Trail, Wellington NP

Bush Walk inSouth West

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

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

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

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Trail Start

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

Trail End

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

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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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Time / Duration

2 - 3 hours

Length

12km return

What To Pack

Group B (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

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Facilities

Facilities are available at Wellington Dam, Potters Gorge camping area and Honeymoon Pool. Drinking water is not available.

Information about Potters Gorge campground can be obtained at the Kiosk at the Dam
Phone: 9734 7521
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

March to November

Fees

No fees apply

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No Pets
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5 trail goers have rated Jabitj Trail, Wellington NP as 4.8 out of 5!

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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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