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Collie’s biggest arty party kicks off this week

For ten days in September, Collie comes alive for FESTIV ARTY, our biggest arty party, now in its 29th year. The flurry of activity starts this Friday night, with the official opening for artists and invited guests, unveiling the work of local artists and artisans that will be on show throughout the festival at the…

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Kiosk at the Dam now licensed

You can now enjoy a local beer or wine at Kiosk at the Dam in the centre of the Wellington National Park. Currently featuring Beers From Rocky Ridge, Cider from Donnybrook and a range of Wines from the Geographe region. If you like what you try you can also pick up some take away drinks…

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Call for community to help capture this year’s Anzac Day

This year’s Anzac Day will be live-streamed and made into a video – with your help. The South West Development Commission is asking the community is asked to join creative professionals in capturing the activities that will take place on April 25 to pay tribute to former and current service men and women, starting with…

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Mountain biking is the new surfing

Safer than road cycling, and guaranteed not to see a shark, there are good reasons why mountain biking is now one of the fastest growing sports. If you haven’t tried it yet, maybe it’s time to find out what the fuss is all about. The Collie River Valley has a great variety of mountain bike,…

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Museum offering free entry for children throughout January

The Coalfields Museum is opening its doors seven days a week throughout January, as well as offering free admission for children when accompanied by a fee-paying adult. The Museum provides a unique glimpse into Collie’s early days and is a great way to keep the kids amused for hours over the school holidays. The 1900…

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Break out the marshmallows, campfire season is here

The long days of Summer are making way for crisp Autumn nights, so it’s time to put away the inflatables and break out the camping gear. This time of year in the Collie River Valley is perfect for spending your days hitting the trails and your nights solving the world’s problems around a campfire while…

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First phase of new river trail nears completion

Red asphalt has been laid on the first section of a planned 6.5km dual-use trail along the Collie River, showcasing the natural beauty that is hidden just out of sight. The trail will provide a connection to numerous points of interest from Soldier’s Park in the central business district, culminating at the idyllic Minninup Pool.…

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Beat the school holiday boredom

No one will be saying ‘I’m bored,’ with this list of things to do. The best part is they are all free or really low cost activities that will have the kids sleeping soundly at the end of the day. //CURRAWONG PUMP TRACK This little track is is perfect for kids of all ages, with…

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