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About Harris Dam Walk, Collie
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
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
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).
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
FacilitiesThe 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
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
April to December
No fees apply
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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Harris DamThe Harris Dam is surrounded by beautiful forest land
Harris Dam CampsiteUp to 12 people are able to sleep in the Harris Dam Campsite shelter.
Motorbike frog (Litoria moorei)These frogs breed from early spring through to late summer. The male's mating call sounds like a motorbike changing gear. Their diet consists mainly of arthropods, but also includes smaller frogs, including juveniles of the same species.
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