The overall area of the Shire is 1,766 square kilometers. The town of Harvey enjoys a unique Italian heritage and this cosmopolitan influence has resulted in a vibrant community with a relaxed and friendly lifestyle.
The Harvey Shire boasts a growing number of superb wineries and vineyards. High quality wines are being produced which are claiming accolades worldwide.
A boutique brewery and café is a superb way to spend your afternoon after tasting the range of Harvey Cheeses.
3km east of Harvey, off Weir Road. The picturesque Harvey Dam and Amphitheatre has gained a range of world-class recreational facilities, including; a boardwalk, footbridge, walking trails, fenced playground, parking, public toilets, grassed picnic areas with gazebos and electric barbeques. Admire the scenery from the 45 metre dam wall. Popular for bushwalking, bird watching and fishing (in season with a permit). Bookings are essential to hire the Amphitheatre at the Harvey Visitor Centre.
The Harvey Region also has a large unique range of Mosaics and Murals for the art enthusiasts.
Timber industry heritage centre open daily 10am until 4pm. Live steam days every second Sunday of the month March to November. Railway Parade, Yarloop.
Ph: 08 9733 5215.
Early in the 1800’s the first Governor of WA chose this
area to build his hunting cottage.
Although a replica, the cottage is closely modelled on the original.
Then in the 1880s May Gibbs (creator of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie) lived in the cottage as a child and added to its colourful history by drawing on the local environment as inspiration for her stories.
Situated; 200m north of the Visitor Centre, on the South Western Highway, walk or drive.
A refundable $5 deposit for the Shrine key is available from the Harvey Visitor Centre daily.
At the beginning of WWII Mussolini and Hitler joined forces and declared war on Great Britain and France. As a result, all German and Italian migrants living in the allied countries were categorised as enemy aliens, and subsequently interned in camps. One of these camps was situated in Harvey with about 1000 internees and 200 soldiers including 123 German P.O.W seaman, survivors of the ‘HSK Kormoran’ around the age of 20 and 818 Italian men. Amidst the horrors and misunderstandings of a world war these men were representing both sides of the conflict while living in peace and harmony.
Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine
Harvey Visitor Centre
Stirling Cottage Kitchen
You are in for a surprise when you stop here!
These beautiful serene gardens are a peaceful haven for the weary traveller and the Monarch Butterflies (Wanderer Butterfly). A water wheel (Dethridge Wheel) is situated at the entrance to the gardens and an elegant 19th century-style fountain is a wonderful sight surrounded by butterflies. Highlights are the roses, mini orchard, butterfly tree, gazebo’s and enchanting river walk.
Unique stables (toilets) for Colts and Fillies are not to be missed with Camellia’s trained in espalier positions. The gardens are spectacular for wedding ceremonies etc.