New Collie hiking trail opened

Wiilman Bilya Trail 2022. Photo credit: Hike West, Google Earth

The next section of the Wiilman Bilya hiking trail, a 56-kilometre stretch that includes a new 94-metre pedestrian bridge over the Collie River, is now open.

The eastern portion of the trail winds through stunning jarrah, marri and yarri forests, providing spectacular views of Wellington Dam. The new section can be linked with the Bibbulmun Track for a four-day return hike from Collie.

Overnight campsites are available and can be accessed by paddle craft from the dam.

The concrete base of the new bridge displays artwork designed by local artist Natalie Veal, highlighting the connection between nature and the culture of the region.

When all sections are complete, the 87-kilometre trail will offer hikers a five-day, four-night experience that starts and finishes in Collie, circling Wellington Dam.

The new Kaniyang Wilman pedestrian bridge offers stunning views of the Collie River. Photo credit Rod Annear Department of Biodivserity, Conservation and Attractions