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Collie

Visitor Centre:
Collie Visitor Centre
Throssel Street
Phone: (08) 9734 2051
General:
Situated in the heart of the south west, it is the ideal spot for a weekend getaway or longer break. The drive into Collie from the west is one of the prettiest in the south west. Traversing the Darling Scarp, visitors are rewarded with views of rolling hills, farmlands and thick jarrah and marri forests. The magnificent scenery of the Collie River Valley, combined with a variety of accommodation options and abundant activities, provides something for everyone.
Attractions:
Harris Dam north of Collie offers picnic and BBQ facilities. Stockton Lake is a disused open cut mine filled with water forming an artificial lake popular for water skiing.
Additional attractions to see in Collie include the Collie River Walk, Railway Station with its model trains and memorabilia, Minninup Pool for swimming and picnics, swinging bridge and many fine buildings of yesteryear.
Replica Coal Mine
Tours, usually at 1pm, provide an insight into the mining history and working conditions in the underground mines which closed in 1994. This replica mine was constructed in 1983 to commemorate the centenary of the discovery of coal in the district.
Soldiers Park
Housing the war memorial and commemorative rose garden, Soldiers Park borders the Collie River and is an ideal picnic spot. Shady trees, gas barbeque, picnic tables and children’s playground make it a popular location. A Liberty Swing caters for
disabled children.
Steam Locomotives
Collie was once a thriving rail centre with steam locomotives hauling coal, timber and wheat. Three grand old steam locomotives are on display next to the Visitor Centre. Lovingly restored in 2013 they are a fascinating reminder of our past.
All Saints Anglican Church
Built in the Norman design of the early Italian churches. The interior of the church includes a beautiful mural by artist Philip Goatcher, extensive use of local jarrah timbers and lovely stained glass windows. Closed outside of services, tours of the Church are by arrangement through the Visitor Centre.
Wellington Dam
and National Park
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Wellington Dam offers something for everyone whether it be solitude or the thrill of canoeing the rapids, swimming in a cool river pool, camping under the stars, bushwalking or fishing.
Skate Park and Youth Centre
In 2014 the new Skate Park and Youth Centre was opened. The skate park is one of the most exciting in the State, with areas for skaters and cyclists of all ages. Set in landscaped gardens adjacent to Soldiers Park it is a wonderful family friendly attraction. Lefroy Street, Collie.
Old Goods Sheds
This heritage listed building where the steam trains of old once unloaded their cargo now echoes to the sound of visitors to the regular Sunday morning markets. Restored railway rolling stock and an interpretive display, is available for viewing Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and on market Sundays. A member of the Working Life Heritage Trail.
Walk Trails
Collie has a wide variety of walk trails to suit all ages and capabilities. The 9km town river walk follows the Collie River as it meanders through the townsite and is suitable for walkers and cyclists. The Bibbulmun Track offers some great short and long bush walks in the Collie region.
Events:
• Griffin Festival Sep 2015
• Wildflower Show 2-4 Oct 2015
• Collie Adventure Race Oct 2015
• Collie Races 23rd Oct 2015
• Collie Show 21st Nov 2015