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Harris Dam Walk, Collie Harris Dam Walk, Collie

  • Half day
  • 7.4 km
    • Bush Walk Class 2

      Easy trail with modified or hardened surface, and gentle hills or occasional steps. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required. May be suitable for assisted wheelchair users (if ramps are provided at steps).

Harris Dam to the Harris Dam campsite is one of several day walks on the Bibbulmun Track. This section is 7.4 km return and passes through mixed forest of jarrah and marri, with an understory of many flowering shrubs and orchids. This is an easy overnight option if you are new to walking.

The Harris Dam is surrounded by beautiful forest land
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This is one of many day walks possible on the Bibbulmun Track, which stretches 1000km from Kalamunda on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast.

This day walk starts from Lake Ballingall and Harris Dam. You can walk across the dam wall to view the overflow during winter, and then walk through the parks and gardens to the picnic area. From the dam the Track enters mixed forest of jarrah and marri, with an understorey of many flowering shrubs and orchids. It takes around an hour to reach the Harris Dam Campsite, the perfect spot for lunch.

If staying overnight, the shelter sleeps up to 12 - but always take a tent in case its full. Groups of 8 or more should register with the Bibbulmun Track Foundation to prevent overcrowding.

The Bibbulmun Track offers a wide range of experiences, from a gentle stroll to enjoy the peace and beauty of the natural environment, to an epic eight week adventure camping out at the 49 campsites and enjoying the hospitality of nine communities along the way. Those that walk every step of the way can be registered as end-to-enders.

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Time / Duration

4 hours return

Length

7.4km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Harris Dam, 192 km (2 hours and 15 minutes) South of Perth. 15 minutes from Collie

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Trail End

Harris Dam Campsite (walker access only)

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Bush Walk

Class 2

Easy trail with modified or hardened surface, and gentle hills or occasional steps. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required. May be suitable for assisted wheelchair users (if ramps are provided at steps).

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Facilities

The picnic site at the base of the dam wall has barbecues, tables and toilets. There's a toilet and water tank at Harris Dam campsite. Please take your own water and leave the tank water for long distance walkers.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

April to December

Fees

No fees apply

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets
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