From it’s early days as a coal mining town, Collie today is a modern thriving community of approximately 9500 residents. It is large enough to offer all the services expected of a regional centre, but small enough to retain its country charm and hospitality.
Surrounded by forests, rivers and lakes, Collie is reached via a scenic, undulating drive through quite scenic countryside.
Collie originated as a timber and pastural town. The name Collie came from the name of a ship’s surgeon, not coal as the area is now known for and which was discovered in the region 1883. As a result though, the town has quite a rich history and with its picturesque setting it offers a wonderful array of ideas and possibilities for filming.
Major places of interest or attraction include:
– Numerous historic buildings dating back to the 1800’s
– Wellington National Park with stands of tall jarrah
– Honeymoon Pool
– Potters Gorge
– Marron fishing
– The coalfields museum and replica mine
– Old Goods Shed Markets & Agricultural Markets