Wiilman Bilya Trail Collie

A New Hiking Trail And Bridge Has Just Opened In Collie With Views Of Wellington Dam

byTroy Mutton
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Collie is continuing its march towards the title of Western Australia’s trails capital, with another epic new section of hiking trail opening up to the public earlier today.

A 56km kilometre section of the popular Wiilman Bilya trail and pedestrian is now open, part of the WA Government’s $10 million Collie Adventure Trails initiative.

Some highlights of the new trail include a 94 metre pedestrian bridge, spectacular jarrah, marri and yarri forests, and some epic views of the Wellington Dam.

This new section can also be linked up with the Bibbulmun Track for a four-day return hike from Collie, with overnight campsites available, and once the full 87km trial is completed hikers will be able to tackle a five-day, four-night experience starting and finishing Collie around Wellington Dam.

The trail is named after the area’s Traditional Owners, the Wiilman Noongar people, and the Kaniyang Wiilman bridge not only offers great views of Collie River, but also some artwork by local artist Natalie Veal.

“The trail is the perfect training ground for hikers planning a longer walk on the Bibbulmun Track as it gives them a chance to test their equipment and fitness,” said Environment Minister Reece Whitby. “What better time than now in spring to explore the trail surrounded by nature at its best.”

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