Things To See and Do

Collie is a town with a coal mining heritage and a slogan which it lives up to: “More than you think”

The town is surrounded by natural jarrah forest with bushwalking tracks, shady riverside picnic spots and scenic lakes, the perfect place to just wind down and get close to nature.

If that’s not your thing, we also have a first rate motorplex facility, a speedway, BMX racing and waterskiing lakes.

Around the town and close to our park we have a good range of sporting facilities including golf courses (grass greens), swimming, canoeing, horse riding and two gyms, or you may prefer a jog along the river bank.

For the watchers, the local football, hockey and cricket gladiators do battle on most weekends according to the season, with occasional horse racing and trotting meetings.

While here take in the swinging footbridge over the Collie River, the nearby arboretum, the art deco Miners’ Institute, and All Saints Church with its stunning mural.

Peckish? There is plenty of shopping, eating spots and take-away food, or you may prefer to sample the local produce (including picking your own blueberries). What about a drop of local wine or beer to wash that down with?

Oh yes, and the coal industry is still here. Coal Industry tours can be arranged (week days) for groups of 20 or more (buses only; no individual cars allowed). Conditions apply. You can also visit the museum and tourist mine, to see how it was done in the more modest style of a bygone era.

You can do just about anything, except get bored.

What’s On In Collie

For more information about local events happening in and around Collie, why not visit our friends at the Collie River Valley Info Centre.