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Harvey Heritage Trail

  • 1-3 hours
  • 6.5 km

Stretch your legs and take a stroll around the delightful country town of Harvey.  Discover some of the historical buildings in the town and enjoy a coffee or lunch along the way.

The War Memorial Library was built in 1920
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Harvey Visitor Centre, 1 James Stirling Pl, Harvey, 150km (2 hours) south of Perth

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The Harvey Heritage Trail starts near the Harvey Tourist Bureau located at James Stirling Place, just off the South West Highway.  Harvey is only a 90 minute drive from Perth is a town well worth visiting for a day -  or to stay as a base to explore the region for several days. 

This trail is an easy walk, mainly on concrete path, but with a small amount of walking on hard grass verge, that takes you past historical buildings of note in the township.  A detailed map is available from the visitor centre or can be downloaded from this website.

Near the visitor centre you'll find Stirling Cottage - a  replica of a cottage built about the 1850's on land owned by Sir James Stirling near Harvey River about 500 metres upstream from this site. The original cottage was lived in by May Gibbs, creator of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, during the 1880's. Features of the original cottage were hexagonal paving blocks fitted together as flooring "pit sawn" Jarrah walls and a sheoak shingled roof all recreated in this replica of Stirling's Cottage.

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.

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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 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
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Shop
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • 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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