Wellington National Park and Donnybrook Walk

GWN Wellington National Park (Collie) and Cycletrek (Donnybrook) Walk

The Great Walk Network (GWN) invites you on our next exciting walking adventure! Wellington National Park (187km from Perth) is in the southern extent of the Darling Ranges. The area is richly biodiverse with 300 species of wildflowers and 70 bird species in the midst of Jarrah, Marri and Yarri (blackbutt) forests. The central feature is the ancient Collie River Valley. There are numerous opportunities for walks (including sections of the Bibbulmun Track), swimming, canoeing (bring your own), workshops, yoga, an art trail and other activities available. The second campsite is on a private property owned by Barrie and Sheri Earl and is equally as beautiful near virgin forest proximate to the Greater Preston National Park with options for cycling, walking, a bush tucker tour and more overnight options on the Bibbulmun Track. The GWN gratefully acknowledges the traditional owners of this area in the Gnaala Karla Boodja Noongar region.

Tuesday 27th September to Thursday 6th October 2016

Day 1 (Potters Gorge Campsite)

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

The Great Walk Network bus departs from Fremantle Railway Station car park at 9am. Please bring your own lunch, water, snacks for the day. For vehicles, directions from Perth are as follows: South West Highway to Coalfields Highway towards Collie for about 15km, turn right into Wellington Dam Road and follow directions to Potters Gorge Campsite. There will be the usual GWN signs up to guide towards actual campsite.

Days 2-4
Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th September 2016

· Various long and short walks organised each day

· Swimming at Honeymoon Pool

· Kiosk about a 2km walk for good coffee and food

· Canoeing – but please bring your own

Day 5 (Cycletrek at Kambarang)

Saturday 1st of October 2016

Pack up camp and travel about 27 km along Ferguson Road to the intersection with Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Road into Lowden-Grimwade Road for about 4.6km to number 416. For those coming from Perth access is either from Collie or Donnybrook. This is a private property owned by Barrie and Sheri Earl.

Day 6
Sunday 2nd of October 2016

Bush tucker tour with Peter Murphy a local tour operator and environmental activist.

Days 7-9

Monday October 3rd to Wednesday October 5th 2016

Various options for walks and activities such as the traditional Art Walk and other workshops.

Day 10

Thursday 6th October 2016

Pack up Camp and travel home.

Contacts and Further Information

Coordination - TBA

Registration – Tony 047387356

Food Coordination –Patsy 0432 884 422 Deb 0404 345 375 (till Saturday)

Campsites and other queries – Catherine 0434 625 957 or Thora 0435 088 195

Gerard Laumen,
Aug 13, 2016, 3:11 AM