5 km west of the South Western Highway in Harvey is a local vineyard which incorporates unique Italian wine making techniques which they say has been handed down through the generations. The property was named for the small lake that is surrounded by palm trees. Palm Lake Estate is a family run business. Their cellar door not only offers free tasting of their selection of wines but complimentary coffees of your choice.
Location : Lot 192, Korijekup Avenue, Harvey
Wordsworth Winery is one of the many wineries in the area and is open 7 days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Out of the 50 ha of the Wordsworth Winery, 20ha are planted in vines. Their wines have won awards at the Adelaide Wine show and at the London Wine Challenge. The main building is a beautiful open plan with high ceilings which has been tastefully decorated with jarrah beams and polished timber floors. There are wrought iron features and beautiful crafted furniture. The business is owned and operated by the Wordsworth family.
The Yarloop Workshops were established in 1901 for the needs of the South West Forests timber mills. This is a living museum where you can step back in time and visit life back in the times of the timber and steam era by way of the saw doctors shop, main workshop, patternmakers shop, and also see steam locomotives and steam generators. Guided tours are available every day and there is also a craft shop and cafe on the site.
The workshops were particularly noted for the manufacture of replacement parts. The museum was classified by the National Trust in 1974 but in 1978, the workshops were almost destroyed by a cyclone.
Location : Railway Parade/Barrington-Knight Road, Yarloop
Waroona is about 32kms north of Harvey and 112kms from Perth. The Vision Splendid Gardens are set on 6.5 hectares and were opened in 1985. There is a replica of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Japanese Gardens as well as a Chinese Temple, garden bridge, The Gazebo, The Bellevedere and Italian Grotto and the Elliott Memorial, all set within these wonderful gardens. There is a small entry fee.
Open: 7 days 9am to 5pm
Location: 37 Parnell Street, Waroona
Brunswick Junction was founded in 1898 when the Brunswick railway station was opened on the Perth to Bunbury line and the line from the Collie Coalfields. The town is said to be named after both the local river as well as the Duke of Brunswick.
Brunswick is between Harvey and Collie and right in the heart of dairy country. The area has an large irrigation system which allows the pastures to stay green all year around.
The town has several historic buildings although finding out any information about them is pretty difficult. The Catholic and Anglican churches along with the old shire hall all were built in the early 1900s. There are also some old railway cottages along the railway line.
Location : Brunswick Junction
In a park in the middle of town is a life-size replica of a Fresian cow which is a tribute to the dairy industry. The Lions Club was responsible for the cow which has been affectionately.
Location : South Western Highway, Brunswick Junction
The Memorial Hall in Brunswick Junction was built to honour those who served in World War 1. There is a marble memorial table which lists the names of those who served for the community.
Location : Ommaney Street, Brunswick Junction