Collie Darkan Rail Trail
  • Length: 47km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Buckingham 

  • End: Darkan

  • Closest Town: Buckingham 

  • Location: Western Australia

  • Distance from state capital: 202km

  • State: WA


The government narrow gauge railway line opened in 1907 and closed in 1986-97. Construction of the trail began in 2002 and it opened in October 2005.

An easily graded trail through rolling farmland and bushland
an open cut mine at Buckingham and spectacular wildflowers in spring.

The rail trail is managed by the Shire of West Arthur as well as the Shire of Collie

Collie Visitor Centre 156 Throssell St Collie WA62253 Ph: 9734 2051 Fax: 9734 7518


  • Buckingham to Darkan
  • 202km south of Perth
  • Surface – Compacted earth, Coarse gravel
  • Terrain – Flat and undulating

For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.