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Harvey Region

Harvey Region

Harvey is nestled on fertile, irrigated plains beneath the rolling hills of the Darling Scarp. It is home-grown heroes and heavenly beaches, happy days and hillside chalets. Only 90 minutes from Perth and 90 minutes from Margaret River, Harvey is a place of endless beaches, rolling hills, outdoor adventures and amazing local produce!

Where to stay

Take a look at these places to stay when planning your next visit to Australia’s South West.

Lake Brockman Tourist Park

Overlooking the crystal clear waters of Logue Brook Dam, only 10 minutes from Harvey.

The inland route from Perth to Bunbury takes in Harvey and the surrounding green farmlands, home to an impressive range of boutique and family-owned wineries, breweries and distilleries, each with its own unique charms.

Don’t miss a visit to the Boola Bidi Dreaming Centre in the Stirling Gardens precinct on the banks of the Harvey River. Browse the wide range of products or take part in an Aboriginal cultural experience on Bindjareb Noongar Country, including cultural ceremonies, guided walk tours, bush food and medicine workshops, artefact and tool making and Noongar language lessons.

One of the town’s main attractions is Stirling Cottage, which was originally built on the banks of the Harvey River by the first Governor of Western Australia, Governor Stirling. The cottage was lived in by many pioneering farming families, but most famously was the home of May Gibbs, author of beloved children’s storybook characters, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

Many of the big food guys are here, including Harvey Beef, Brownes Dairy and Harvey Fresh. To the east, the Darling Scarp and its ruggedly beautiful jarrah forest, lush greenery and natural waterways are an adventure playground with spectacular views. Water-lovers can head west to experience the Harvey Region’s 42 kilometres of virtually untouched coastline.

FOOD EXPERIENCES

A visit to the Harvey Region wouldn’t be complete without tasting award-winning cheeses, Harvey oranges, locally made crafts and preserves and visiting many award-winning family wineries to sample locally grown Chardonnay and Shiraz. Of course, you haven’t had the full Harvey orange experience until you’ve climbed the Big Orange at Harvey River Estate. This 14-metre tower sits high above the beautiful orchards and is a great way to take in the region’s magnificent views.

TRACKS, TRAILS AND DRIVES

For the road-trippers and adventurers out there, the Harvey Region has no shortage of tracks, trails and drives for you to explore. Hike the stunning Wildflower Ridge Walk off Honeymoon Road, admire work by local Noongar artists on a guided tour with Boola Bidi Dreaming Centre along the Noongar Kaartdijin Bidee art walk, or stroll around Lake Josephine in Yalgorup National Park – a picturesque lake that turns bright pink in winter thanks to the Red Samphire blooms.

Want to get off-road? Drive your 4WD straight onto the sand at Myalup Beach, Belvidere Beach or Buffalo Beach. Keen MTB riders will love the Harvey Region section of the famous Munda Biddi Trail – the world’s longest continuous off-road cycling track. Jump on at Logue Brook and set off on your adventure!

ACCOMMODATION AND CAMPING

Camping is popular all year round in the Harvey Region (especially at the Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park) and wet winter weather can’t stop the fun. Lake Brockman Tourist Park, on the shores of Logue Brook Dam and surrounded by the beautiful state forest, has a range of cabins available – as well as private glamping tents with lake views!

Head to the beach to take in ocean views right from your doorstep. Myalup Beach Caravan Park, Binningup Beach Caravan Park, and Australind Tourist Park are all great places to set up if you want quick access to the water and the true coastal experience. Or, take to the sky for a unique getaway at Binningup Treehouse Eco Retreat – where you’re sure to be greeted by some of the friendly birds that live in the peppermint tree surrounds.

Events

Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the region.

Wildflower Season

01 August 2024 - 30 November 2024
Witness an explosion of colour during spring, set against the stunning natural scenery of the South West.

Things to Do

Looking for some inspiration on what to do in the South West? Here are some of our top picks!

Vineyard 28

Take a 'trip to Italy' with our wine experiences.

Boola Bidi Dreaming Centre

Visit the hub of Aboriginal culture in Harvey (Korijekup).

Miami Bakehouse

With 6 locations conveniently located on your trip to Perth.

Top Things to do in Harvey

2. Find out where May Gibbs found her inspiration for Snugglepot and Cuddlepie in Harvey’s surrounding forests.
3. Sit down to tea and scones at the replica Stirling Cottage, followed by a stroll in the landscaped gardens.
5. Pack a picnic and head for Harvey Dam. There’s barbecues, an amphitheatre, walking trails and playground. Trout and perch fishing are also popular here between September and May (license required).
6. Visit one of Australia’s ‘big things’ – the Big Orange, set among orange orchards which the region is known for farming.
7. Enjoy a glass of wine at one of the surrounding cellar doors.
8. Sample the range of award-winning cheese at Ha Ve Cheese.
9. Sit down to a pub meal and enjoy the region’s renowned Harvey Beef.

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