Collie Darkan Rail Trail
  • Length: 47km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Buckingham 

  • End: Darkan

  • Closest Town: Buckingham 

  • Location: Regional Western Australia

  • Distance from state capital: 202km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.40040048

  • Longitude: 116.3275906

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Collie-Darkan Rail Trail is a 47km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Regional Western Australia Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 3 days to complete.


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 in Regional Western Australia

202km south of Perth

Compacted earth, Coarse gravel

Flat and undulating

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