The Wellington Dam Experience offers a range of attractions. Located in the South West town of Collie, the dam will enthral you with its history and stunning views.
It showcases the world’s biggest dam mural – Reflections, which represents how the waterways are culturally significant to both locals and visitors. The 8,000 square metre Wellington Dam mega-mural was painted by internationally renowned artist Guido Van Helten.
It’s worth taking one of the picturesque walk trails around the dam and through the surrounding Jarrah forest. The trails offer spectacular views of the Dam. Make sure you stop off at the Water Corporation's Dam Lookout which offers a view over the dam wall and into Collie River Gorge.
Fishing is a popular recreational activity at the dam, with catches of Redfin Perch, Rainbow Trout and Marron in season. It is imperative that you have a recreational fishing license which can be purchased from a Department of Primary Industries office or online via www.fish.wa.gov.au.
A stop at the dam's cafe is recommended as you may be joined by a number of beautiful birds including Blue Wrens, Rosellas and Robin Red Breasts.
Camping is available at Wellington Dam, which is just a three hour drive south of Perth. Camping in Western Australia's natural areas is a special experience.