Collie and Dwellingup crowned as WA’s premier Trail Towns

May 06, 2024

If you’re planning one of our pack-free guided walks in southwestern WA you’ll find this story interesting.

Dwellingup and Collie, with over 675km of trials between them have been jointly crowned WA’s premier Trail Towns by Trails WA.

The Trail Town initiative, which aims to boost WA’s regional centres by promoting the trail towns as tourism hotspots, has played a major part in the tourism boost for the towns.

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Suzanne Hillier, Chairperson of Trails WA told thewest.com.au the benefits of achieving WA Trail Town status are numerous.

“The Trail Town initiative goes beyond mere recognition; it focuses on transformation. By embracing these standards, towns can reimagine themselves as vibrant activity hubs, attracting visitors, driving commerce, and fostering community pride.

“It not only enhances visibility among outdoor enthusiasts but also draws destination trail users and holidaymakers — making it easier for them to plan their next trail-cation.”

Speaking on trail-cations, so where do we go in southwestern WA?

We start off with our classic 4-day Cape to Cape pack-free guided walk. You’ll explore the gorgeous coastal walking trails between Cape Naturaliste and Leeuwin.

You’ll experience a wow-mazing scenic helicopter flight, a simply awesome way to view the stunning coastline from the air. Indulge in fabulous dining experiences at local wineries and savour fabulous wine tasting of Margaret River’s famous wines, which are all included. Enjoy accommodation in the superb 5-Star Pullman Bunker Bay Resort and Margarets Beach Resort.

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Next up we have our 5-day Bibbulmun walk. You’ll discover varied landscapes of the Bibbulmun Track and wine regions.

Walk through the stunning and tranquil South West Forests with their towering karri and tingle trees, including pretty Beedelup Falls near Pemberton. Explore some of Australia’s most magnificent coastline with their giant granite boulders, stunning beaches and flowering heathlands.

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You will be staying at the best boutique accommodation and sampling some of the finest wines and produce of this region. WA’s South Coast is sure to enchant your every sense.

And if you fancy doing both of these walks our 8-day Cape to Cape and Bibbulmun is perfect.

Our first 4 days are spent walking the best of the Cape to Cape walk in the Margaret River region, with its timeless landscapes of high limestone cliffs and pretty heathlands. Indulge in superb Margaret River wines as well as local produce and for a truly unforgettable journey, you’ll also experience a scenic helicopter flight after you’ve enjoyed a superb lunch.

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From here we head to the Karri Valley near Pemberton to start our Bibbulmun walking experience. Experience the tranquillity and beauty of the Karri and Tingle Forest as well as some of Australia’s most magnificent coastline. With such a diversity of landscapes and experiences, the entire South West region is sure to enchant all your senses.