Harvey Travel Guide

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  • Things to Do
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Harvey Things to Do

  • The Big Orange

    Sitting atop a 10 metre tower with an additional 4 metre (62 steps) climb to a viewing platform inside the orange.For many years 'The Big Orange' was a focal point when you drove into Harvey.. today its back... bigger and better than ever. Now Harvey Fresh have restored the Big Orange and this famous landmark now sits high above the beautiful...

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  • Wildflowers in the Harvey Shire

    The Harvey shire boasts some spectacular wildflowers. If you visit the Harvey Visitors Centre, you can pick up a map to show you where you can find the particular varieties within the region.Wildflower season is from about August to November.Picking of wildflowers is prohibited.

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  • Stirling Cottage

    In the mid 1800's Governor Stirling (first Govenor of WA) selected 12,800 acres of fertile land and named it the Harvey River Settlement.A cottage known as 'The Hut' was built on the banks of the Harvey River. It featured a shingled roof, pit-sawn jarrah walls and hexagonal shaped paving blocks fitted together to form flooring. The Hut was...

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  • Harvey Dam

    The original Harvey Weir was part of the first irrigation scheme in Western Australia and only the 6th public dam developed in the State. The Public Works Department began construction in 1914 and completed the weir in 1916. The Weir had a 12m high concrete wall and held 512 million gallons of water. In the 1990's with water supplies under...

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  • Old Coast Road Brewery

    The OCRB is awesome in short. It's a brewery, restaurant and function centre showcasing handcrafted beers, spirits and wines. The beer is exclusively made on the premises using the finest local and imported malts and hops. Beer styles include Pilsener, Wheat, English Bitter and Porter.The food is great and there's heaps of room for the kids to run...

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  • Harvey River Bridge Estate

    This little place sells wine, as well as a range of Harvey Fresh Juices and Milks and other local produce.Open 10am to 4pm daily including major public holidays.While you're there you can climb the Big Orange...

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  • Vineyard 28

    Vineyard 28 is a little off the main road, but if you keep with it you will be rewarded. This is a friendly little winery, which also sells quilts and crafts by local artisans.Winery tours are also available here for $5 per person. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and includes wine tasting. Advance bookings are required.Cellar door open daily...

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  • HaVe yourself some Cheese!

    Welcome to HaVe Cheese where the motto is 'best eaten greedily'! This cheese, West Australian made and owned, is awesome. All types of cheeses, make sure you take advantage of the free cheese tastings!!All cheeses are suitable for vegetarians and are Halal Certified.You can also view the factory and some dairy memorabilia. There's a kids corner...

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  • Harvey Internment Camp Memorial

    Just a 200m walk north of the Visitor's Centre is the Harvey Internment Camp Memorial. The shrine was built in 1941 as a remembrance of all those affected by the events which took place during the Second World War. At one time the camps around Australia held up to 1000 internees and 200 Australian Army soldiers. Italian prisoners who were held at...

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  • The Cottage Gardens

    May Gibbs, creator of 'Snugglepot and Cuddlepie' lived in the original cottage from 1885. The lush green grounds surrounding the cottage are lovely with their flowers and old trees. Lying right on the banks of the Harvey River. Towards the back is also a small orange grove.

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  • Harvey Sports Groundc*

    The Harvey Grandstand and Entrance Gates were constructed in 1936. The actual grandstand was built for spectators watching the Harvey trots which were held for the first time under electric lights in the same year

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  • Harvey Sports Groundc*

    The Harvey Grandstand and Entrance Gates were constructed in 1936. The actual grandstand was built for spectators watching the Harvey trots which were held for the first time under electric lights in the same year

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  • Harvey District Arts Centre

    The old Roman Catholic Church, was built in 1932 and was used as a church until the new Church was built in 1972. The building is now used by the Harvey District Creative Arts Centre.

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  • Harvey River Bridge Wines

    Harvey River Bridge Wines is owned by Harvey Fresh (fruit juice factory) and was established in 2000. The winery has won numerous awards and medals for the wines which also include the names Joseph River and Billy Goat Hill. Open to the public 10.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday to Sunday and also on school and public holidays.

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  • Harvey Fresh

    Harvey Fresh is renown national and even now an international manufacturer of fruit juices and dairy products. The first factory was established in 1986 as a family owned business on 100 acres of land in Harvey. The business grew and today they have two factories, a juice factory and a dairy factory. With the popularity of vineyards in the area,...

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  • Harvey Council Chambers

    This art deco building was added onto the Harvey town hall in 1935 as the council chambers. It has been classified by the National Trust.

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  • War Memorial Library

    The Harvey War Memorial Library was built in 1920 as a war memorial to the Soldiers from Harvey who were killed in WW1.

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  • WA College of Agriculture

    Further on up from the Visitor Centre and the Detention Cells is the WA College of Agriculture. This was the site of the hospital which serviced the Internment Camp during the war. It then became male housing for students who wished learn farming styles in the south of Western Australia. At the time the campus was an agricultural wing of Harvey...

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  • The Harvey River

    The Harvey River original ran across the Swan Coastal Plain and through the wet flats and swamps. Because of flooding in the area every winter, a diversion was built in the early 1930s and a channel was dig from the Harvey River to Myalup. There is a park at the site of this diversion on Baker Street which provides picnic tables, wood BBQs and a...

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  • May Gibbs

    May Gibbs.. well for those not Australia, May Gibbs is an author of children's books, an illustrator and cartoonist. She was born in Sydenham, Kent in England on 17 January, 1877. May migrated to South Australia with her mother and brother in 1881. The family then migrated to Harvey River in 1885 where she spent two years in the Australian bush,...

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  • Stirlings Cottage

    Stirlings Cottage sits behind the Harvey Visitors Centre. The cottage is modelled on the original homestead which was built by Governor Stirling around 1850. The original site for this cottage was some 500 metres upstream from this site on the banks of the Harvey River. The cottage featured hexagonal paving blocks, pit sawn jarrah walls and sheoak...

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  • The Chapel

    The chapel was built in 1992 and surrounds the shrine as protection. The site has been classified by the National Trust. Within the building is a lot of information about life in the camp which includes copies of letters, photos and other memorabilia. There are several sculptures and an "Australia Remembers" static display. You can obtain the key...

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  • Harvey Detention Cells

    Just up from the Visitors Information Centre is a building. This detention building was part of the Harvey Internment Camp which consisted of recreation huts, workshops, shower rooms, dining and officers quarters. The camp was surrounded by six foot barbed wire fencing which had rolled barbed wire on top. There were 3 internment camps in Australia...

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  • Harvey Visitors Centre

    The visitor centre is on the left as you enter Harvey on the South Western Highway. Behind the centre is Stirlings Cottage and close by is the detention cells, Internment Camp Memorial and chapel and the WA College of Agriculture. The Visitors Centre has information on the surrounding area and businesses although not much on the historical aspects...

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Harvey Restaurants

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    by keeweechic Written Jan 10, 2006

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    The cottage serves morning and afternoon teas (including Devonshire Teas) as well as light lunches. The tearooms are open 7 days a week from 9.00am until 4.00pm.

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Harvey Off The Beaten Path

  • Brunswick Memorial Hall

    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

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  • Historic Buildings

    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

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  • The Brunswick Cow

    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

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