Collie

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Collie, named after the river on which it is situated, is located 59 kilometres (37 mi) inland from the coastal city of Bunbury. The town is surrounded by dense jarrah forest, and is a popular spot for watersports on the nearby lakes and dams. Collie has a strong mining history, as the only coalfields in Western Australia. After the town was discovered in the early 1880s, the coal fields were developed in the 1890's, with the townsite surveyed and gasetted in 1897. Tourist attractions at Collie include the Steam Locomotive Museum, Collie Museum, Minninup Pool and Wellington Dam. Collie also hosts the Collie Motorplex, one of Western Australia's few permanent motorsport venues outside the Perth metropolitan area.

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    Soldiers Park

    Built to honour those fallen in war, the Soldiers Memorial Park provides an idyllic, picturesque spot along the Collie River with shady Camphor Laurel trees, gazebo and lawns. The entrance gates were erected as a memorial to WWI soldiers, while the archway was built to celebrate the State’s Centenary in 1929. A Sacred Stone honours those […]

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    Wellington Dam

    Wellington Dam was developed on the Collie River as a Hydro Power Station. It provides quite a spectacular sight and offers an abundance of potential sites that may be suitable for filming.

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    Worsley workers cottage

    Worsley is a small town about 15km west of Collie. The town’s name comes from the Worsley River, a tributary of the Collie River, that is located nearby. Old workers cottages such as this were built to house the coal miners and are dotted around the town.

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    The Victoria Hotel

    Built in 1903 the Victoria Hotel Collie is a well established “local” hotel. While recently refurbished, it is in the heart of the heritage precinct of Collie and captures the style and grace of days gone by. Besides a traditional bar, it also features a restaurant and accommodation.

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    Old Steam Train, Collie

    Coal mined in the Collie region was transported to Bunbury by rail, and a number of old train carriages and this old steam train are housed in one of the sheds in town, maintained bu the Collie Heritage and Men’s Shed group.

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    Coal Mine

    This is a replica coal mine showing the workings of a typical underground mine. It can provide quite a realistic setting without the need to venture down. The Replica Coal mine is attached to the Visitor Centre.

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    Premier Hotel Collie

    The Premier Hotel is located in the heart of Collie and provides a very typical, traditional style Aussie pub venue. With character and old-style charm, this pub also features accommodation upstairs.

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    Old Goods Shed

    Designed by C Y O’Connor and built in 1898, the old Goods Shed has recently been restored by the Collie Heritage Group and is also used for markets on alternate Sunday mornings. The shed houses a railway interpretive display and features a restored dining car. The “shed” was once the bustling heart of the town, […]

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    Old Collie Hall

    The old Collie Hall is a classical style hall made of weatherboard and still in use by various community clubs. Its traditional design and style gives it good potential for use in a variety of period pieces.

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    Minninup Pool

    Located only 3km south of Collie townsite on Mungalup Road, this wide stretch of the Collie River is a beautiful and tranquil spot for swimming, fishing and canoeing.