“We Found Calm Turquoise Ponds That Are Perfect for Swimming or Kayaking”

This picture captures a fond memory at Wellington National Park. What surprised me the most about this experience was that we were less than an hour from Bunbury and two and a half from Perth, yet we felt like we could have been miles away from anywhere.

I remember being surrounded by the tall-forested valley slopes, with the only sounds coming from birds, insects and the flowing river. It was very peaceful.

The Collie River Valley below Wellington Dam has beautiful waterfalls and rapids, sprinkled with calm turquoise ponds that are perfect for swimming or kayaking. I enjoyed taking the Lennard 4×4 track on the way out of the park; you end up at the top of Mt Lennard, with a great view through the green hills towards the coast.

There is so much to explore here and I would love to visit again!

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