The weather was perfect for the official opening of the Karak (Red Tail) Trail on Saturday, a new pathway that meanders through State forest between Collie and Allanson.
A competition was held to name the trail, with the winning name, Karak (Red Trail) Trail, being a combination of two entries. Karak is the Noongar word for the iconic red-tailed black cockatoos that are prevalent in the South West.
Grab your camera and take a leisurely stroll through the jarrah, marri and paperbark trees, see if you can spot any of the 300 species of colourful wildflowers that pop up in spring or one of the 70 bird species. You may even spot a unique animal such as a chuditch, quenda, quokka, brushtail possum, woylie or western ringtail possum.
The new pathway is now very accessible to walkers, cyclists, families with prams, wheelchairs and gophers, with rubbish bins and seating dotted along its length. It runs from Throssell Street in the town of Collie, parallel to the Coalfields Highway, finishing at Ferguson Road in Allanson.
For more information, contact the Collie Visitor Centre on 9734 2051.