Wiilman Bilya Trail on Track

Work is well progressed to complete the 81km Wiilman Bilya loop walk trail, which circumnavigates Wellington Dam in the heart of Wellington National Park.  Expected to be completed by mid-2022, the trail allows for walking durations from one to five nights.

Named after the traditional Noongar group (Wiilman) and the Noongar word for river (Bilya), the trail showcases the beautiful views of the Wellington Dam and the surrounding jarrah, marri and yarri (blackbutt) forests.

It is accessible from a Spur Trail off the Bibbulmun Track, from the Collie townsite, the Wellington Dam kiosk area and Potters Gorge.

The WA Hiking Strategy 2020-2030 identified the development of loop trails, rather than out and back trails, as the trail style preferred by hikers.

There are four purpose-built campsites along the Wiilman Bilya trail. Hikers can also book a campsite at DBCA’s Potters Gorge campground and choose from a variety of accommodation venues in and around Collie. There is also the option to use the Bibbulmun Track’s Yabberup campsite for an extra day.

Wiilman Bilya Bridge. Photo credit: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA)