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Harvey - Cities, Towns and Localities
An emerging wine area and internationally renown for its agricultural  produce, Harvey lies in the heart of dairy country, surrounded by rolling hills, pastures, orchards and forests. The Harvey Shire stretches some 50 km along the coast and about the same distance inland.

Visitors to the region can explore the native jarrah forests, wander the golden beaches, and enjoy the towns and local communities in Australind, Binningup, Brunswick Junction, Myalup, Wokalup and Yarloop. There is plenty to do in the region including swimming, fishing, boating and surfing.

Check out our listing of Harvey accommodation and Harvest Highway accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Harvey Visitor Centre
Cnr James Stirling Place & South Western Highway
HARVEY WA 6220
Ph: 08 9729 1122
Fax: 08 9729 2887
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Web: www.harveytourism.com

 

MSN Map of Harvey, Western Australia
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Harvey Attractions

Blackboy Picnic Site
• Turn into Honeymoon Road (unsealed), just 2 km north of the Harvey Visitor Centre off the South Western Highway. Travel for a further 2 km to the secluded picnic site, where there is a magnificent stands of blackboys and rocky outcrops. There are wood BBQs and picnic tables. You can also follow the blue markers from the site that will take you for a 1.4 km bush walk which takes in some breath-taking views of the Harvey Dam and pine plantation with sweeping views across the coastal plain. The spring wildflower display is magnificent.
Harvey Dam
• Just 3 km east of Harvey, off Quindanning Road, a weir was built in 1919 to supply irrigation and drinking water for Harvey. The Harvey Dam is a popular spot for bush walking, bird watching and fishing. There are wood BBQs and picnic tables. Marron, trout and perch fishing is permitted only at the rear of the dam (in season with permit). There is a landscaped park, an ampitheatre for outdoor concerts and gazebos.
Harvey Historical Museum
• Harper St, HARVEY WA 6220
• Housed in the old Railway Station, opposite the Harvey Hotel, the museum houses fascinating memorabilia.
Harvey River Diversion
• Every winter there would be flooding in the Harvey area. To overcome this problem it was decided to dig a channel from the Harvey River to Myalup, with the ‘Diversion’ being built in the early 1930s. The work was labour-intensive and took several years to complete. A park has been set up at the Baker Street section of the ‘Diversion’, that include picnic tables, wood BBQs and a commemorative plaque to honour the men who dug the ‘Diversion’.
Stirling Dam
• Located about 17 km east of Harvey, you turn onto Weir Road form the South Western Highway (with the last 7 km of unsealed road). Set in natural bushland, construction of the Dam was started in the 1940s to supplement the Harvey Weir by channelling water through a gravitational system. This is now sent to the metro area. The Dam is named after Governor Stirling.

On the south side of the Dam, over the wall, there is a walking trail that follows the Dam overflow course, a 500 m circuit. There are also wood BBQs, picnic tables and toilets. During August through to October there are abundant wildflowers. Some roads in the area require 4WD vehicles. Maps are available from the visitor centre or CALM.


Yarloop Workshops Museum
• Railway Parade, Barrington-Knight Rd, YARLOOP WA 6218 • Ph: 08 9733 5368 • Fax: 08 9733 5214
• Established in the early 1900s to service the needs of timber mills located throughout the South West forest region, a visit to the Yarloop Workshops is a key component to the new ‘Working Life Trail’ and a step back in time. There are saw doctor’s shop, steam locomotives and steam generators, the vast main workshop and the patternmaker’s shop. There are guided tours, as well as a craft shop and cafe.
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Harvey Events

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Harvey Harvest Festival
• Snell Park and Hayward St, HARVEY
• March
• This annual festival in the South West region offers visitors the chance to experience the atmosphere of Italy. Set in the picturesque gardens of Snell Park, the festival provides a feast for the senses with arts, culture, food, wine, markets and music. A great time for the entire family.
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Harvey Distance

Distance to Harvey
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Harvey:
  Km
• Albany 357
• Balingup 99
• Bunbury 47
• Busselton 94
• Collie 62
  Km
• Donnybrook 69
• Dunsborough 120
• Margaret River 140
• Perth 151
• Wokalup 4
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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