Long Pool

Long pool swimming hole in collie
Long Pool – Swimming Hole (Source: visitcollie.com.au)

Long Pool is so secret that it’s still not even recognised on Google Maps – now that’s something worth discovering.

Not to be confused with the above Honeymoon Pool, which has happened more than a couple times with Instagram location tags, Long Pool is the last of four magnificent swimming and picnic spots along Lennard Drive in the Wellington National Park near Collie. So if you are looking for a spot away from the crowds, this could be your ticket.

You will be taken away with the beautiful bushland surroundings of Long Pool with weeping peppermint trees as they grace the banks and the waters shimmering blue and green, reflecting the sky and surrounding bush – very Instaworthy.

Long Pool itself is also plenty big enough for swimming and even kayaking as there are easy access steps directly down into the cool waters.

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Stockton Lake

Camp by the water at Lake Stockton in Collie
Source: Instagram | @andrewmurphywa

Looking for a new camping spot that ticks the boxes:

  • Not too far from home
  • Easy access
  • Right on the water

Well, Stockton Lake ticks all the boxes and more as you can set up camp metres from the crystal blue water’s edge.

Situated just 10km east of Collie you will find this camping paradise that is perfect for a quick weekend getaway with your partner, mates, family or even just for some special time with your best mate (Stockton Lake is dog-friendly.)

During the peak (warmer months) you will expect to see boats zipping around the lake with water skiing/tubing allowed, however for those far less adventurous the waters are perfect and calm for kayaking, supping, swimming or to simply float on your unicorn float.

There are no reservations/bookings for Stockton Lake – first come first serve.

Though the campground is huge sprawling around the edges of the lake. There’s plenty of room for motorhomes/caravans and with no set bays, it’s ideal for those who are traveling with friends and want to set up together.

For the amenities, there are two blocks of toilets on the southern and eastern sides of the lake, but no showers or power. Generators are allowed; if you must.

As for the costs $11 for adults, $7 for concession cardholders and $3 for children between 5 and 16 with the ranger visiting each day to collect the camping money.

Read more: Waterside Camping at Stockton Lake