The 19 kilometre Wellington Spur Trail links the Bibbulmun Track to the Wellington Dam recreation area which offers a range of other recreational activities including mountain biking and canoeing. Built with schools and other groups in mind the trail offers a range of walk options.
The Wellington Spur Trail links the Bibbulmun Track just south of Collie, to the Wellington Dam recreation area in the Wellington National Park. It is a pretty walk through the Wellington National Park which features WAs unique eucalypt forests of jarrah, marri and yarri (blackbutt). The two group campsites (Lyalls Mill and Arcadia) have undercover areas, tables, toilets and tent sites but no sleeping shelters. The maximum group size is 30. At all other campsites on the Bibbulmun Track the maximum size of any group staying overnight is 17, including leaders. The trail is marked with the same trail marker as the Bibbulmun Track (a stylised Waugal) but with a green background instead of yellow. 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.) 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 Lyalls 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. Same itinerary as above but commence your walk at Glen Mervn 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. Starting the walk at the Dam into Arcadia campsite and back is a good day walk or overnight option for younger age groups. All groups need to lodge a Notice of Intent (NOI) form with the Bibbulmun Track Foundation. For more information and a host of expedition planning resources visit the Bibbulmun Track Foundation website.
Start Point: On foot via the Bibbulmun Track (see trail notes) or Wellington Dam, which is 200km (2.5) hours south of Perth
End Point: Wellington Dam
Region: Wellington National Park, South West
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.