Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has announced that a new world-class walk trail has been opened in Wellington National Park, near Collie, as part of the State Government’s commitment to improve visitor facilities in the Collie-Preston area.
The new 20-kilometre Wiilman Bilya Trail stretches from Wellington Dam north to the Coalfields Highway, winding through magnificent blackbutt, open jarrah forest and past granite outcrops.
Bushwalkers can expect a full day walk in either direction, with the option to camp overnight at Nyingarn campsite or at Potters Gorge.
The name Wiilman Bilya pays tribute to the traditional Noongar group, Wiilman, with Bilya being the Noongar word for river. The Wiilman people have a strong cultural connection to this area.
The $320,000 walk trail was funded by the State Government through the Royalties for Regions program.
Credit: DBCA Website
Picture: Wellington National Park, Tourism WA via DPAW