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 restrictions

    Location: All campsites in this section

    Campfires are permitted at all campsites in this section between 6pm - 10am including those on the Wellington Spur Trail (Lyall's Mill and Arcadia Group Campsites).

    On certain days, a total fire ban will 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

    For more information, please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Wellington on (08) 9735 1988 or Blackwood on (08) 9731 6232.

  • Grimwade Campsite

    Location: North of Balingup

    Construction works are in progress at Grimwade campsite.

    The shelter is closed. Walkers will need to use their tents.

    The water supply is very limited and should be used sparingly. 

    Tables are also not accessible.

    The new toilet is operational.

    Walkers should be aware of construction vehicles and other traffic in the area. For your safety adhere to and follow all signage and instructions from Parks and Wildlife and construction staff.

    For further information, please contact the Parks and Wildlife Service Kirup office on (08) 9731 6232.

  • Wellington Spur Trail diversion

    Location: Collie

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

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