The 46.5km Collie to Darkan Rail Trail passes through bush and picturesque farmlands. In springtime the area is carpeted in wildflowers. The multi-use trail is a pleasant two-day journey suitable for horse and bike riders.
Being an old railway line, the Collie to Darkan trail is a relatively flat walk, cycle or horseride. Supplies are available only in Collie and Darkan with nothing in between the two towns. Its important to carry sufficient food and water for two to three days and arrange pickup at either trailhead. The main overnight stopover point is Bowelling Station, 18kms from Buckingham, but siding sites may be used if required. The trailhead at Buckingham is a 20km drive from Collie along the Coalfield’s Highway. At the 20km mark (just after crossing the Collie River) the trail head is on road on the right (South), right next to the highway. Buckingham is on the left of the highway (North), but there is nothing much there- an old church and a couple of houses. The Trail goes down a sealed road for 1km then turns left into the old train line. There are distance markers there. Buckingham to Bowelling 18kmnBowelling to Darkan 28.5km Detailed route maps are available from the Follow my Ride website.
Start Point: Buckingham – on the Coalfields Highway, 20kms east of Collie (160kms south of Perth)
End Point: Darkan Railway Station
Region: Collie, South West
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.