Minninup Pool: Everything You Need To Know
Collie is becoming one of WA’s most desirable destinations for a weekend getaway, with plenty of spots for swimming, exploring and adventuring – we even have a whole article on our favourite things to do there. It’s hard to compete with the Insta-fame of Black Diamond and Stockton Lakes, but the humble Minninup Pool is the real local favourite for swimming and relaxing.
What is it?
Just outside of Collie, the town’s namesake river winds and bends, and widens at one point to form Minninup Pool. The pool’s calm waters are the perfect spot to cool off on warm days, have a paddle or picnic on the shady banks.
Photo by @visitcollierivervalley
Where is it?
Minninup Pool is only a few minutes from the Collie town centre, and is just under 2.5 hours’ drive from Perth and is on Gnaala Karla Boodja.
What to do?
The tranquil waters are perfect for having a relaxing dip, as well as other water-based activities like stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. The calm waters extend along the river for a good stretch either way, so you can get some good paddling in, plus it’s a popular spot for a bit of fishing – with redfin perch, cobbler and marron in the area.
If you prefer to keep your feet dry, there’s a walking trail that follows a sealed path along the river for 9kms – during spring you’ll be able to admire the wildflowers along the banks. Set up for lunch at one of the picnic tables, but make sure to pack a few sandwiches as there are no BBQ facilities. Dogs are welcome, but make sure to keep them on lead.
The nearest camping is at the Collie River Valley Tourist Park, about a five minute’s drive away from the pool. If you’d like to explore the surrounding area, Potter’s Gorge campsite is about 15kms away, and the picturesque Honeymoon Pool is about 19kms away.
What not to do:
Don’t let your pooch run rampant! We know it’s tempting, but pets should be kept on lead.
As with all visits to our natural spaces, adhere to the Leave No Trace Principles: meaning don’t leave any rubbish out there, don’t pick wildflowers and try your best to look after the surrounding area. Make sure you also adhere to any fire restrictions or bans that might be in place.
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