Minninup Pool

Minninup Pool
Minninup Pool (Source: @whyivisitcollie
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A favourite Collie swimming hole to cool off on hot days for generations, Minninup Pool is located on a bend on the Collie River, just out of town.

Minninup Pool is fairly deep making it perfect for swimming and kayaking with the ability to kayak on calm water for several kilometres in either direction on certain days. 

The calm conditions also make the pool perfect for a relaxing and peaceful float while you let the world pass you by.

Once you have cooled down in the water there are numerous shaded picnic tables along the grassy bank where you can enjoy a bite and take in the scenery.

Chances are that you will have to pack your meal in advance as unfortunately there are no BBQs provided and fires are not allowed.

If you are camper savvy though, you are permitted to bring your own gas BBQ or portable gas stove and cook up a feast.

Minninup Pool is a day-use only area but there are several great options for camping nearby if you want to extend your stay. Go to visitcollie.com.au.

To make sure you don’t get lost finding this gem turn onto Mungalup Rd, opposite the Caltex fuel station, and look out for the Minninup Pool sign on your left, just over 2 km down the road.

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Follow the winding sealed road for a few hundred metres and the river will open up into a wide pool in front of you – what a view!

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Feature image: Stockton Lake (Source: @paulpressney)

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