Harvey is nestled on fertile, irrigated plains beneath the rolling hills of the Darling Scarp, in the heart of dairy country. This thriving town has unique Italian heritage and has developed a fine reputation for its high quality orange juice, beef and increasingly its wine. Citrus orchards and viticulture flourish, and Harvey’s dairy farming provides the bulk of Western Australia’s milk supply. Get a great view of the farmlands from the ‘Big Orange’. Visitors can explore the jarrah forests surrounding the town which come alive with wildflowers during spring.
The Harvey Dam makes for a scenic picnic spot with barbecues, an amphitheatre, walking trails and playground. Trout and perch fishing are also popular here between September and May (license required). Harvey was home to well known children’s author May Gibbs, creator of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and the town features a replica of her 1880’s home called Stirling’s Cottage. Discover wildlife around the Leschenault Inlet at Australind that's teeming with birdlife and native animals.