Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail

Views over the Wellington Dam near Collie
Views over the Wellington Dam near Collie

Developed particularly with schools and scout groups in mind, the Bibbulmun Wellington Spur Trail offers a range of options as a stand-alone expedition or may be added to the outdoor recreation activities on offer in the Wellington National Park.

The 19km Wellington Spur Trail links the Bibbulmun Track from Yabberup campsite, south of Collie, to the Wellington Dam recreation area which offers a range of other recreational activities including mountain biking and canoeing. It is a pretty walk through the Wellington National Park which features WA’s unique eucalypt forests of jarrah, marri and yarri (blackbutt). 

The trail has two group campsites and can be walked as a three day/two night or two day/one night walk. 

The spur trail is marked with a green Waugal trail marker to differentiate it from the main Track. The route is marked on Bibbulmun Track map 3 – Collie

Check the Track conditions in the Section By Section Guide for Collie to Balingup.

Leaders of groups of eight or more are reminded to complete a Notice of Intent and lodge it no less than one month prior to the start of the expedition.

 

A bridge on the Wellington spur trail
A bridge on the Wellington spur trail

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.) 

Group campsite on the Wellington spur trail
Group campsite on the Wellington spur trail

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 Lyall's 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 Mervyn 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.  

Lyall’s Mill Campsite on the Wellington spur trail.
Lyall’s Mill Campsite on the Wellington spur trail.

 

 

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. 

 

 

Planning & Student resources for the Spur Trail

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Resources for all expeditions 

Leave No Trace principles and video

Expedition Planning page

Useful contacts 

Parks and Wildlife visitor services contact 

To assist with planning your excursion and activities in the Wellington National Park contact the Department of Parks and Wildlife visitor services officer on 08 9735 1988 or email wellington@dbca.wa.gov.au

Kiosk at the Dam

For mountain bike and canoe hire contact the Kiosk in advance. Booking for the camping grounds at Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool can also be made via their website.  

08 9734 7521
contact@kioskatthedam.com.au 
http://www.kioskatthedam.com.au/  

The start of the Wellington spur trail near Wellington Dam.
The start of the Wellington spur trail near Wellington Dam.

Wellington 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. 

08 9725 4300
swecoed@dbca.wa.gov.au
http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/wellington-discovery-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.  Upgraded in 2014 there are 8 cottages that sleep up to 8 people each (one double bed).

08 9728 3043
333 Wellington Forest Rd
Wellington Mill WA 6236
http://wfccc.com.au/ 

 

The trail head near the dam
The trail head near the dam