Collie to Balingup | Distance: 86km

Realignments & Alternative Routes

  • 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 between 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.

Diversions & Other Impacts

  • Campfire bans in place

    Location: South of Collie

    Campfire bans are now in place at all campsites in this section including Lyall's Mill and Arcadia campsites on the Wellington Spur trail.

    No open fires may be lit whatsoever.

    Walkers must use only fuel stoves for cooking.

    The campfire ban will remain in place at least until March 2019 and may be extended depending on weather conditions.

    On certain days, a total fire ban may be in force where walkers are not permitted to light a fuel stove either.

    For information about locations of current total fire bans call 1800 709 355 or visit

  • Footbridge crossing creek NW Glen Mervyn Dam destroyed

    Location: South of Collie

    The small wooden crossing just north of Glen Mervyn Dam is no longer in situ. The creek line is easy enought to walk over until repairs are carried out.

  • Wellington Spur Trail prescribed burn closure

    Location: South of Collie

    Please be advised that the Wellington Spur Trail will be closed for a prescribed burn sometime during Autumn 2019. 

    This notice is to raise an awareness that the burn will be going ahead at some point in Autumn.

    Notification of the burn and the closure will be placed here when it takes place. There is no way of knowing exactly when the burn will go ahead, as it depends on a number of environmental conditions.

    Walkers should take this into account when making plans and keep an eye on this webpage from the start of Autumn.

  • Wellington Spur Trail diversion

    Location: Collie

    A short diversion is in place along the Wellington Spur Trail due to timber harvesting

    Download the map