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Harvey Heritage Trail Harvey Heritage Trail

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6.5 km

Only a 90 minutes' drive from Perth on the banks of the Harvey River, the town of Harvey is the heart of Australia’s prime producing regions, the Harvey Region.

Home to the big guys in food, from Harvey Beef to Harvey Fresh and Harvey Cheese, stretch your legs on a trail that celebrates its Aboriginal, English and Italian Heritage. 

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The Harvey Heritage Trail starts at James Stirling Place, just off the South West Highway.  

At James Stirling Place you will find Stirling Cottage - a  replica of a cottage built about the 1850's on land owned by Sir James Stirling (about 500 metres upstream on the Harvey River from this site). The original cottage was home to May Gibbs, creator of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, during the 1880's.

This trail is an easy walk, mainly on a concrete path, with some walking on a hard grass verge, that takes you past iconic Heritage buildings classified by the National Trust including, the Internment Camp Memorial Shrine: Harvey Camp 11 – built in 1941 by Italian internees held at the Harvey Interment Camp during WWII.

From the 1830's the Harvey area was known as "Korijekup" the Aboriginal word meaning "The place of the Red Tailed Black Cockatoo." Early explorers named the Harvey River and by the 1890's the Korijekup Estate became known as Harvey Estate. As the township took shape near the turn of the century, it became known as Harvey. 



Shire of Harvey

(08) 9729 0300

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Time / Duration

Up to 2 hours if you walk the whole route


6.5km but you can do shorter sections

What To Pack

Group A - Urban Trails (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Harvey Visitor Centre, 1 James Stirling Pl, Harvey, 150km (2 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End


Accommodation and restaurants in town.

  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • All accessible parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Shop
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • Visitor Information Centre

Trail Access

2WD, train or bus

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1 trail goers have rated Harvey Heritage Trail as 4 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Craig Ackerly

Reviewed 10 Dec 2016, 6:14am

Even though I have been to Harvey numerous time, this was the first time I had explored it on foot. A great walk that takes allows you to explore the area around the Visitor Centre and the town site.

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