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Official Trail Town

Yes it is now official! Collie has been crowned as a Western Australia Trail Town!

Announced by Trails WA on Friday, 19th April at the WA Trails Forum, both Collie and Dwellingup were qualified as premier Trail Towns. Read more here.

The Trail Town initiative aims to boost Western Australia’s regional centres by promoting these towns as tourism hotspots and showcasing how these communities have a strong connection to their local trail networks.

Welcome to Collie, one of Western Australia’s inaugural Trail Towns!

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of our region, where the picturesque Wambenger Trails wind through majestic forests, rugged hills, and serene waterways. Discover endless adventures, from thrilling mountain biking trails that challenge every level, to leisurely hikes and tranquil kayaking journeys along pristine rivers, all in the heart of Western Australia’s outdoor paradise. Join us as we celebrate Collie’s rich heritage, vibrant community, and the boundless wonders awaiting every trailblazer.

Keen to visit Collie and see what all the fuss is about? Find below a range of links and information to plan your trip.

Wambenger Trails Overview

The Collie Adventure Trails are named collectively under a fauna-based name, Wambenger Trails. Wambenger is a common name for the brush-tailed phascogale, a little known Australian marsupial found in high densities in the Collie River Valley. These small, nocturnal, carnivorous marsupials primarily hunt and live among the tree canopy. Wambengers are currently listed as threatened species, as such they can be rather difficult to spot in the wild.

Named after the animal, the Wambenger Trails network encompasses all sanctioned walk, mountain bike, cycle, paddle, snorkel, horse, trail-bike, 2WD and 4WD trails, as well as art, history and cultural trails across the Collie region. When you visit Collie you will begin to notice the Wambenger logo, sculptures and artworks everywhere you go!

Trails Network: Here is an overview of each trail, reviews and directions on how to get there.

Wambenger Trails App: The Wambenger Trails app is your go-to guide for discovering all there is to do and see in and around Collie. All the trails, all the attractions in the palm of your hand. Find out where to go, what to see, how to get there, your location, emergency and other useful local information with the Wambenger Trails app. Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play or explore the app online.

Map: View our Wambenger Trail Interactive Map.

Things To Do

Outdoor Activities: There are a lot of outdoor activities to do Collie, such as waterskiing, cycling, fishing, camping, and wildlife spotting. The list is endless!

Events Calendar: See our calendar of upcoming events.

Local Providers

Tours: See our list of local businesses that support the Trails Town initiative with tours and equipment hire.

Accommodation: List of nearby accommodation providers including hotels, motels, camping, and bed-and-breakfasts.

Visitor Information

Getting Here: Directions to Collie from Perth, along with information on public transportation options.

Collie Visitor Centre: Your first stop when you visit Collie to get all the information you need for a fun and safe trip.

Useful Links

See below a list of helpful links and information:

Trails WA: Trails WA exists to provide information, marketing and advocacy of trails in Western Australia and advocate for the trails sector. They’re a values-led organisation that supports a website of over 800 official trails and networks and they create and lead online social communities.

Munda Biddi Trail Foundation: The Munda Biddi Trail Foundation supports riders, coordinates volunteers, and informs the community about our one-of-a-kind bikepacking trail that stretches over 1000km from Mundaring to Albany in South-West Western Australia.

Bibbulum Track Foundation: The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation established to provide support for the management, maintenance and marketing of the Bibbulmun Track.

Shire of Collie: The local Collie Shire Council website for information on local regulations, permits, and community resources.


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