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Harvey Wildflower Ridge Walk

Bush Walk inSouth West

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Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.4 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

This delightful 1.4 kilometre easy walk has stunning views over the backwaters of the Harvey Dam to the east and all the way to the coast on the western side. The trail passes several large granite outcrops and is ablaze with wildflowers in spring.

From August through to early November the trail changes colour as different species of flowers start to bloom
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Trail Start

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Honeymoon Rd, Harvey (2.5 km from the SW Hwy) Approx 1.5 hours south of Perth

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The trail ends at the same place it started

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Located 1.5 hours south of Perth and 5km from the rural town of Harvey in the SW of WA, this delightful 1.4 km short trail has stunning views over the backwaters of the Harvey Dam to the east and all the way to the coast on the western side. The trail passes several large granite outcrops and is ablaze with wildflowers in spring.

The trail is gently undulating and suitable for most fitness levels. There are a number of seats provided along the trail where you can sit and take in the stunning views. Bird life is prolific in the area and if you are lucky you may spot a bright blue wren flitting between the undergrowth.

There is a sealed road all the way to the trailhead and a small gravel carpark with room for several cars. The trail is signed on the South West Hwy and Honeymoon Rd.

A wood fire BBQ (byo wood) and picnic table is provided and it is the perfect spot for a relaxing bush picnic after completing the trail. Please check with the Harvey Shire about when you are allowed to light a fire. 

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Time / Duration

Up to 30 minutes stroll

Length

1.4km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Honeymoon Rd, Harvey (2.5 km from the SW Hwy) Approx 1.5 hours south of Perth

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Trail End

The trail ends at the same place it started

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Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Facilities

The nearest public toilets and drinking water are located 5 km away, in the nearby town of Harvey
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

Anytime except extremely hot days

Fees

No fees apply

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets permitted
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1 trail goers have rated Harvey Wildflower Ridge Walk as 4 out of 5!

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Steve Dunne

Reviewed 11 Jun 2022, 6:38pm

As far as hikes go, this is no Bibbulmun Track but for the views alone, this is well worth the short drive off South West Highway to have a look.

The hike itself is only short (1.4km) and well marked. It’s a little steep and rugged in places but needs no special skills or gear. Just a camera, common sense and good pair of walking shoes. There is a gravel car park just off Honeymoon Road at the start of the trail. There are some picnic benches along the way as well as lookout benches at some of the more spectacular vistas. It is so peaceful to sit at the top of the world where it’s a lot less crowded. Taking time out to embrace this special place will do more for your mental health than any number of doctor appointments. Spectacular views, incredible granite outcrops, bird life, beautiful trees and forests.

Take a few minutes out of your journey to stop off at this incredible place and realise there are more important things in life than rushing to your destination to catch up on the latest Netflix episode.

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