Collie in Western Australia is the state’s most important coal mining town
Historically Collie has been Western Australia’s most important coal-mining town. It has grown to become a major centre, with a wide range of services to meet the needs of a growing population. It has, for example, five primary schools. The appeal of the town lies in its historic role as a coal-mining centre. It has a replica coal mine which allows visitors to experience what life was life underground (all the coal in the area is now mined by open-cut). There is a particularly interesting Steam Locomotive Museum beside the modern visitor centre.
Whether you are looking for a bit of adventure or a quiet relaxing time Collie has it all. The magnificent scenery of the Collie River Valley, combined with a variety of accommodation options and leisure activities, provides something for everyone.
Both the World-famous Munda Biddi Trail and Bibbulmum Track run through Collie.
Collie is becoming well known for its amazing blue lakes, fabulous mountain biking networks, beautiful walk trails, scenic camping options and historical beauty.
Collie, Western Australia is located 202 km south of Perth via Highway 1 and Australind.
In 1829 Captain Stirling led a party to explore the area south of Perth. Included in the party was a Dr Alexander Collie, a physician on the HMS Sulphur which had brought Captain Stirling to the Swan River colony. The town is named in his honour. The establishment of the town’s railway station led to a naming problem. The station was called Collieville or Coalville, then Colliefields and finally Collie.
It’s surprising how much there is to do in Collie! There is something for everyone from outdoor adventures to relaxing pastimes soaking up the sun, retail therapy to visiting the historical & cultural attractions.