Harvey Hotel, Ken Stepnell

Population 2602

On the Harvey River, 18 kilometres from the coast, the thriving town of Harvey is surrounded by fertile, irrigated plains. Beef production, citrus orchards and viticulture flourish in the region and intensive dairy farming provides the bulk of Western Australia's milk supply. Bordered by the Darling Range, Harvey offers a wealth of natural attractions, from the magnificent scenic drives through the escarpment to the pristine white beaches with excellent sunsets and fishing on the coast.

Visitor Information

Cnr South Western Hwy and James Stirling Pl; (08) 9729 1122


Nearby national parks

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  • Serpentine National Park

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  • Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park

    This long, narrow park hugs the south-west coast of Western Australia for 120 kilometres between two prominent capes, Cape Naturaliste in...more

Nearby towns

  • Australind

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  • Bunbury

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  • Collie

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In Town

Tourist and Interpretive Centre: tourist information and display of local industries and May Gibbs characters; James Stirling Pl.

Big Orange: lookout, one of Australia's big icons; Third St.

Harvey Museum: memorabilia housed in renovated railway station; open 2–4pm Sun or by appt; Harper St.

Stirling Cottage: replica of the home of Governor Stirling, which later became the home of May Gibbs, author of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie; James Stirling Pl tourist precinct.

Heritage Gardens: picturesque country gardens on the banks of the Harvey River; James Stirling Pl tourist precinct.

Internment Camp Memorial Shrine: the only roadside shrine of its type in the world, built by prisoners of war in the 1940s; collect key from visitor centre; South Western Hwy.

Heritage trail: 6.2km self-guided walk includes historic buildings and sights of town; map available at visitor centre.

Mosaics and murals: unique collection throughout the region. See Uduc Rd, South Western Hwy, and entrances to Myalup and Binningup.


Harvey Dam: landscaped park with viewing platform, amphitheatre, barbecues and playground. Fishing is allowed in season with permit; 3 km E.

HaVe Cheese: tours and gourmet cheese tasting; (08) 9729 3949; 3 km S.

White Rocks Museum and Dairy: founded in 1887. Compare current technology with display of machinery from the past; open 2–4pm or by appt for groups; 15 km S.

Beaches: Myalup Beach provides good swimming, surfing and beach fishing; 21 km W. Binningup Beach is protected by a reef that runs parallel to shore and is ideal for sheltered swimming, snorkelling, beach fishing and boating; 25 km SW.

Wineries: more than 10 wineries open to the public, only a short distance from town; contact visitor centre for details.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Dolphin Discovery Centre 36 km

This non-profit organisation is committed to education, conservation and research about dolphins, but also provides extraordinary opportunities to interact with these creatures. About 90 wild bottlenose dolphins live in... Find out more

Whitewater rafting – Dwellingup 43 km

Dwellingup Adventures has a one-day rafting trip on the Murray River suitable for novices and children from ten years and upwards. This operator also hire canoes, kayaks, rafts and mountain bikes and, for self-guided... Find out more

Snorkelling around Busselton and Augusta 82 km

The marine life growing off and feeding near the historic 1841-metre Busselton Jetty makes it one of the easiest and best snorkelling and dive sites in Western Australia. The Underwater Observatory (see entry below) at... Find out more

Golf courses around town

The Cut Golf Club 57 km

There was a time not long ago when golfers could be forgiven for thinking there was little chance of any new links courses being built on the Australian coastline. That was before the post-2000 building boom kicked in... Find out more

Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club 66 km

Nearly eight years after American designer Robert Trent Jones Jnr oversaw the final stages of construction on his acclaimed Joondalup layout, he found himself back on the WA coast. This time it was to sign off on... Find out more

Secret Harbour Golf Links 76 km

Towering sand dunes covered with thick coastal scrub were the sight that greeted Graham Marsh, former player turned course designer, when he took his first look at the proposed Secret Harbour Golf Links in the early... Find out more

The Links Kennedy Bay 80 km

Kennedy Bay has a brief and chequered history. Since opening for play in 1998 this acclaimed links course has been forced to close twice because of financial circumstances involving different owners. The most recent... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Old Coast Road Brewery

The Old Coast Road Brewery encapsulates all there is to love about Australian hospitality: boutique beer on tap, a playground for the kids to run amok, tasty food and the rural setting postcards are made of in this... Find out more

Campsites around town

Lake Brockman (Logue Brook Dam) camping area 11 km

There is camping in the bush lining the shore of the lake,  32 km south of Bidjar Ngoulin camping area and 46 km from Yarri camping area.... Find out more

Lake Brockman camping area (bush camping) 11 km

Foreshore bush camping is available at Lake Brockman, a beautiful lakeside environment 6 km east of the South Western Hwy. You need to bring your own drinking water.  Popular activities include swimming, fishing,... Find out more

Lake Brockman Tourist Park 11 km

This extremely popular tourist park is on Logue Brook Dam Rd, 6 km east of the South Western Hwy. Head here for swimming, fishing, boating, waterskiing and canoeing. The lakeside environment is also perfect for... Find out more

Yarri camping area 14 km

The Yarri campsite is on a hillside along a lovely tributary of the Harvey River. This shelter has been designed to take advantage of the slope of the site, with a stunning deck area that looks over the surrounding... Find out more

Hoffman Mill camping area 20 km

This secluded camping area surrounds an old mill site on Clarke Rd, off the South Western Hwy. You’ll find good facilities in a forest environment that is perfect for bushwalking and enjoying the natural... Find out more

Belvidere camping ground 25 km

Belvidere has a good range of facilities in a relaxing beach environment, 20 km north of Australind; you need to bring firewood and drinking water, though. An interpretation trail here explains the history of the area.... Find out more

Navarino Lakeside camping area 27 km

Accessed via the Navarino Forest Resort are numerous lake foreshore camping sites in beautiful, natural forest surroundings. These offer a more basic camping experience for those who don’t require the full... Find out more

Bidjar Ngoulin camping area 28 km

Towering forest shades this campsite, 28.5 km south of Dwellingup and 32 km from Lake Brockman.... Find out more

Lake Navarino Forest Resort 28 km

Until now, Lake Navarino Forest Resort was one of WA’s best-kept secrets. Nestled in jarrah forest, it’s the perfect place to slip into the peaceful and unhurried pace of nature, or rush into one of the many... Find out more

Harris Dam camping area 30 km

On the Bibbulmun Track, Harris Dam is 13.5 km from Yourdamung camping area and 41 km from Yabberup camping area.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Binningup Beach Caravan Park 20 km

This is a nicely shaded park close to the beach in a small beachside community. It suits the budget-minded traveller out of peak periods. Wood-fired pizzas are available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Bookings are... Find out more

Discovery Holiday Park – Koombana Bay 35 km

Right in the heart of Bunbury, this quality park offers discerning caravanners a range of excellent facilities including a coffee shop and a tennis court. Bookings are required in peak periods. There is a minimum-stay... Find out more

Bunbury Glade Caravan Park 39 km

A good quality park just 3 km south of the city centre, this place has well-maintained grounds and good facilities. It is easily accessible from the Bussell Highway. Bookings are required in January and for long weekends... Find out more

Discovery Holiday Parks – Bunbury Village 40 km

This is a very good quality park on the highway, 6 km from the city centre. It has some great features including minigolf and a tennis court. Its location makes it an excellent base for a holiday in Bunbury. Bookings are... Find out more

Big 4 Beachlands Holiday Park 84 km

This is a very good quality park in the very popular holiday town of Busselton. Sites are at a premium here in holiday periods, when the price of powered sites soars. Bookings are required at peak times and a... Find out more

Mandalay Holiday Resort 85 km

This is an excellent quality caravan park for tourists. It is just across the road from the beach and about 4 km from the town centre. There is a popular resort-style pool and large grassy playing area. Holiday periods... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Bluehills Farmstay Harvey

The stylishly designed chalets at Bluehills Farmstay sleep six and are fully self-contained. Nearby is the two-bedroom cottage at Uduc Brook Farmstay, situated in a tranquil environment and also self-contained. The kids... Find out more

Harvey Hills Farmstay Chalets

With views over Harvey Dam, the four chalets of the Harvey Hills Farmstay sleep four to six people. Each of the chalets has a potbelly stove, air-conditioning and electric blankets. Ideal for families, there’s a... Find out more

Harvey Rainbow Caravan Park

The Harvey Rainbow Caravan Park includes shady grassed camping areas and powered sites as well as on-site vans. There is an undercover barbecue area and a modern ablutions block. If you want a little more comfort, book... Find out more

Highland Valley Homestead

Combining a blend of historical charm and modern comfort, the Highland Valley Homestead is set in 130 hectares. The original homestead was built in 1920 and was crafted from local jarrah. There is an assortment of... Find out more

Top Paddock Cottage

If you’re looking for a tranquil break, Vista Ridge Estate offers valley, vineyard and ocean views. Contemporary in style and fully self-contained, the two-bedroom Top Paddock Cottage also has a fold-out couch,... Find out more

Indian Ocean Retreat & Caravan Park

Located 20 kilometres west of Harvey, the Indian Ocean Retreat is the ideal seaside holiday. Offering two and three bedrooms, all the chalets are fully self-contained and well appointed with ocean views; some include... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Harvey River park area 1 km

At Harvey

Under shady trees on the banks of the Harvey River.

Hoffman Mill Camp Area 19 km

T/O 44 km S of Pinjarra (L) or 56 km N of Bunbury (R)

Large camp area located 18 kilometres east of the highway via Logue Brook Dam Road and Clarke Road. Good facilities and shade.

NOTE: Access road part unsealed. Area closed April–November.

Bandicoot Brook rest area 30 km

21km S of Pinjarra (R) or 79km N of Bunbury (L)

Just off the highway among some trees.

Nanga Mill camping area 37 km

T/O at Pinjarra to Dwellingup

In the forest of Lane Poole Reserve 19km south of Dwellingup via Nanga Rd.

Chuditch camping area 38 km

T/O at Pinjarra to Dwellingup

In the forest of Lane Poole Reserve 17km south of Dwellingup via Nanga Rd.

Baden Powell camping area 38 km

T/O at Pinjarra to Dwellingup

In the forest of Lane Poole Reserve 10km south of Dwellingup via Nanga Rd. A new campsite is currently being built across the road from the existing one, which will stay open.

Bunbury South Rest Area 40 km

42 km NW of Margaret River (L) or 57 km SE of Bunbury (R)

Small area just off the highway. Limited shade.

Marrinup camping area 44 km

T/O at Pinjarra

At a clearing in the forest 24km south-east of Pinjarra via Pinjarra-Williams Rd and Grey Rd (unsealed).

Pinjarra park area 49 km

At Pinjarra

On the south side of town opposite the cemetery.

North Dandelup park area 63 km

43km S of Armadale (L) or 15km N of Pinjarra (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees. Toilets behind nearby hall.

Ironstone Gully camping area 66 km

T/O at Donnybrook

Secluded in the bush off Capel Rd 18km south-west of Donnybrook.

Bannister rest area 73 km

84km SE of Armadale (L) or 48km NW of Williams (R)

Just off the highway among trees.

Crossman rest area 74 km

At Crossman

Just off the highway among trees.

Sullivan Rock rest area 85 km

37km SE of Armadale (R) or 95km NW of Williams (L)

Just off the highway among trees.

Greenbushes rest area 85 km

9km S of Balingup (R) or 17km N of Bridgetown (L)

At the junction with the northern road into Greenbushes.

What's on around town

Summer Series Concerts: Jan–Mar.

Harvest Festival: Mar.

Spring Fair: Sept.

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