Wellington Spur Trail

10 h to 2 days

17.9 km
oneway segment

↑ 340 m
↓ -418 m

Moderate track
Starting from Lyall's Mill Campsite, Lyall's Mill, this one-way walk takes you to Wellington Dam. The trail hosts unique eucalypt forests of jarrah, marri and karri, which is dense enough to create a tranquil and serene experience but not so much as to make it harder to navigate. The wildflowers are exceptional along the trail as well. You can bring your camping stuff and continue the trail intermittently as it is longer and have a variety of connections to the other existing trails nearby. The directional signage may be limited, and the tracks can be hard to navigate through at times. Therefore, you might want to wear appropriate footwear and clothing and bring plenty of water. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Segment This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Start At the intersection of Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail & Bibbulmun Track (-33.4612803,116.0762568)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Western Highway, 20, Burekup.
  • Turn on to Henty Road then drive for 11.5 km
  • Turn left onto Pile Road and drive for another 23.5 km
  • Turn right onto Best Road and drive for another 1.7 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 1.9 km
  • Turn slight right and drive for another 1.9 km
Finish (-33.4007337,115.9795949)
Mode (end)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail & Bibbulmun Track Start heading along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail (a footpath).
Find the camp site at the start.
After another 960 m veer right, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 920 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 980 m (at the intersection of Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail & Best Road) continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 320 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 35 m veer left, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 125 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 215 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 45 m turn right, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 210 m continue straight.
After another 100 m turn right.
After another 25 m turn left.
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 180 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 230 m (at the intersection of Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail & Mungalup Road) continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Bibbulmun Track Wellington Dam Spur Trail.
After another 640 m turn right.
After another 75 m turn left, to head along Yabberup Brook Road.
After another 440 m continue straight, to head along Yabberup Brook Road.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Yabberup Brook Road.
After another 215 m continue straight, to head along Yabberup Brook Road.
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Yabberup Brook Road.
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Yabberup Brook Road & Coolibah Road) continue straight, to head along Yabberup Brook Road.
After another 220 m continue straight, to head along Yabberup Brook Road.
After another 150 m turn left.
After another 30 m turn right, to head along Bussell Road.
After another 430 m veer left.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 440 m pass the summit (8 m on your right).
After another 345 m veer right.
After another 370 m turn right.
After another 470 m veer left.
After another 35 m veer left.
After another 140 m continue straight.
After another 390 m continue straight, to head along Stella Road.
After another 590 m cross the bridge (about 40 m long)
After another 220 m cross the bridge (about 30 m long)
After another 145 m continue straight, to head along Stella Road.
After another 540 m turn sharp right.
After another 65 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 70 m veer left, to head along Stella Road.
After another 560 m turn sharp right, to head along Stella Road.
After another 780 m continue straight, to head along Stella Road.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Stella Road.
After another 100 m continue straight, to head along Stella Road.
After another 200 m continue straight, to head along Stella Road.
After another 135 m (at the intersection of Arcadia Road & Stella Road) turn left, to head along Arcadia Road.
After another 95 m turn right.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 150 m veer left, to head along Hogans Road.
After another 2.5 km (at the intersection of Hogans Trail & Hogans Road) turn left, to head along Hogans Trail (a footpath).
After another 720 m continue straight.
After another 255 m veer right, to head along Falcon Road.
After another 270 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Wellington Dam Road.
After another 350 m turn right, to head along Wellington Dam Road.
After another 170 m turn left.
After another 65 m turn right.
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
Then find the "Wellington Dam Lookout" (4 m on your right).
Wellington Dam Lookout
Wellington Dam Lookout

Located close to the Kiosk, the lookout gives an elevated view over the dam wall and into the gorge. Check out the informational signposts if you'd like to learn more about the history and heritage value of the dam.
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Located close to the Kiosk, the lookout gives an elevated view over the dam wall and into the gorge. Check out the informational signposts if you'd like to learn more about the history and heritage value of the dam.

After another 4 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Wellington Spur Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 17.9 km
Time 10 h to 2 days
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 20 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
20 m[camp site]
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