Schools and youth groups are encouraged to use the group campsites designed specifically to meet their needs including:
- a large open shelter (no walls) for cooking
- rain water tank
- picnic tables
- two toilets
- tent pads
These campsites do not have sleeping shelters as learning to set up a tent is an important element of outdoor recreation expeditions.
Wellington Dam spur trail
The 19km Wellington Dam spur trail links the Bibbulmun Track from near Yabberup campsite, just south of Collie, to the Wellington Dam recreation area in the Wellington National Park. The spur trail was identified as an ideal project to develop due to its proximity to the Perth population base, handy vehicle access and easy linkage to other recreational activities in the area including mountain biking and canoeing.
The trail can be walked as a three day/two night or two day/one night walk. It has two new group campsites (Lyall's Mill and Arcadia). The campsites do not have a sleeping shelter, just an undercover area, tables, toilet and tent sites.
- Lyall's Mill campsite is approximately 350 metres away from Yabberup campsite (300m from the spur/Track junction).
- Arcadia campsite is on the spur trail approximately 3.5km south of the Wellington Dam wall.
Lyall's Mill campsite is approximately 20km to the south of Collie along the Bibbulmun Track. From the other direction, it sits approximately 6km north of the Glen Mervyn Dam providing a challenging or easy day's walk depending on the age of the group and/or the travel time to get to the drop-off/pick-up point.
The spur trail is marked with a green Waugal trail marker to differentiate it from the main Track.
Mt Cooke satellite campsite
Due to the popularity of the Mt Cooke campsite a new group campsite has been built to prevent overcrowding. The group campsite is around 500 metres north of the original Mt Cooke campsite (between Sullivan Rock and the original campsite) and is visible from the Track.
Maximum group sizes
At the three group campsites, the maximum group size is 30. At all other campsites the maximum size of any group staying overnight on the Bibbulmun Track is 17, including leaders.
Group leaders are reminded to complete a Notice of Intent.