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Kurliiny Tjenangitj Trail, Wellington NP Kurliiny Tjenangitj Trail, Wellington NP

Bush Walk

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  • Half day
  • 9.5 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 Moderate

      Recommended for moderate intermediate riders with some technical mountain biking experience. Typically narrow trails with loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Riders will encounter obstacles and technical trail features.

This 9.5 kilometre, Grade 3 trail climbs high above the river to a lookout, before looping around behind the hill. Choose between the 5.5 kilometre return, climb to the lookout or complete the entire 9.5 kilometre loop.

View from lookout on the Kurliiny Tjenangitj trail.
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Kurliiny Tjenagitj means 'come and see' in the local Noongar language and this trail certainly does that. Follow the Jabitj Trail along the river from Honeymoon Pool, before climbing high above the valley floor to a lookout with panoramic views over the valley and surrounding hills. 

From the lookout the trail descends less steeply along a four wheel drive track, until it meets the Munda Biddi Trail. As you make the final descent back to the river, the track becomes quite steep again in places.

Parts of this trail are dual use, so be aware of approachiing mountain bikes.

The wildflowers are spectacular between August and November.

Honeymoon Pool is a campsite and picnic area, offering more than 20 campsites among trees beside the Collie River. You can enjoy swimming, canoeing and fishing. You can also walk to the Wellington Dam Kiosk from here on the Jabitj Trail.

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  • Australia’s South West

    Comprehensive information on the South West region including destinations, things to see and do, accommodation and tours.

Expand your trip and enjoy great businesses nearby

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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Black Diamond Lodge

Collie’s funkiest affordable accommodation

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Mandia B&B

Mandia is a quiet rural property that has a range of beautiful rooms available three kms north of Collie. The Tuscan inspired BBQ area is a perfect outdoor setting amongst the garden.

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Red Tail Retreat

Red Tail Retreat has everything you will need for a relaxing stay after exploring the Collie River Valley and surrounds.

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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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Forest Explorers - Wildflower, Mural, Heritage Taphouse Tours & Trail Transfers

Small group tours & transfers embracing connections with Wildflowers, Murals, Heritage trails.

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

Time / Duration

3 - 4 hours

Length

9.5km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Honeymoon Pool, 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

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

Moderate

Recommended for moderate intermediate riders with some technical mountain biking experience. Typically narrow trails with loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Riders will encounter obstacles and technical trail features.

Visit Trail Tips for further information.

Difficulty Notes

There are some steep and rocky ascents and descents.

Safety

Shared use trail, so be aware of cyclists.

Facilities

All facilities are located at Honeymoon Pool Campground and day use area. 

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Lookouts

Best time of year

March to November

Fees

No National Park fees. Camping fees apply.

Trail Access

2WD to Honeymoon Pool, Wellington National Park

Prohibited Items

No pets allowed
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6 trail goers have rated Kurliiny Tjenangitj Trail, Wellington NP as 5 out of 5!

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Jeremy Price

Reviewed 15 Apr 2023, 11:28am

This is my favourite trail in the South West. A challenging climb to start through beautiful forest to get to the lookout for a breather overlooking the valley is stunning. Then a lovely meander through the gorgeous Wellington forest for a couple of hours. Honeymoon Pool is stunning and a great place to finish with a refreshing dip and a picnic lunch. The walk is long and challenging enough to feel like you have had a workout. Completed this walk several times.
Kim Fawcett

Reviewed 16 Jun 2018, 6:49pm

We loved this trail.
We left Honeymoon Pool and followed the purple footprint markers upstream along the river to the bridge, across River Rd and kept following the river until the trail turned left and up the hill to the look out. The scenery along the first part of the trail, following the river is spectacular. There are sections of rapids and still quiet pools that you could swim in during the warmer weather.
After about 1.5 km the trail heads north and then the fun begins. The bush is quite dense and the climb gets very steep, but suddenly you are at the top and the views are fantastic.
From this point you can either go back down the way you came or continue on and complete the loop. The remainder of the loop was pretty easy going compared with the climb up the hill and passes through a variety of different types of forest.
I highly recommend this trail to anyone with a moderate level of fitness. We lost track of how long it took us but allow about half a day.
A couple of options are to leave your car at the bridge and just do the climb to the lookout and back for a shorter walk or take a mountain bike and access the lookout from the north via the Munda Biddi Trail.