Only 90 minutes from Perth and 90 minutes from Margaret River, you’ll find the Harvey Region. Nestled in the naturally stunning South West, it comprises the towns of Harvey, Australind, Myalup, Binningup, Benger, Brunswick Junction, Cookernup, Yarloop, Wokalup and Roelands. A place of endless beaches, rolling hills, and outdoor adventures, its fertile plains are adorned with white-fenced studs and impressive heritage properties. This region is perhaps best known for its fabulous local produce. Think Harvey Beef, Harvey Fresh and Peters’ Creameries — plenty of the big guys grew in this region for a reason. To the east, the Darling Scarp’s ruggedly beautiful jarrah forest, rolling hills and natural waterways are an adventure playground with spectacular views. To the west, water-lovers can experience the Harvey Region’s vast coastline at the seaside hamlets of Binningup, Myalup, and Australind.
Embark on a culinary journey through the enchanting Harvey Region, where the fusion of fresh produce, award-winning cheeses, and exquisite wines awaits. Immerse yourself in the heart of country life at the Harvey Farm Barn. Take a self-guided tour to meet the friendly farm animals, indulge in a leisurely picnic on the lush grass, or join one of their guided education tours. Venture to the iconic Harvey Cheese in Wokalup, where daily tastings unveil the artistry of their award-winning cheeses. While there, explore St Duke’s Distillery for a tasting of their acclaimed gins and vodkas, crafted from whey, a byproduct of cheesemaking. Continue your culinary adventure at GeoVino in Harvey, where a diverse array of local wine labels and gourmet delights await, providing the perfect setting for a delightful tasting flight. Don’t forget to explore the vibrant local citrus scene, with roadside stalls offering seasonal delights. For a unique experience, climb the 14-meter Big Orange lookout tower at Harvey River Estate Winery, offering panoramic views of the region.
Indulge in the gastronomic extravaganza at the Brunswick Show in October, a celebration of the best of Harvey produce.
Begin your day with a cup of coffee at the iconic Benesse in Australind or experience warm hospitality at Harvey’s newest café, Cafe Uduc. For lovers of baked goods, Harper Street Bakery, Myalup’s Miami Bakehouse, The Crooked Carrot, and Brunswick’s Traditional Country Bakery are must-visit destinations. Head to Old Coast Road Brewery for a substantial lunch and perhaps a round of mini-golf or a glimpse into their distillery.
Explore the award-winning boutique wineries of the Harvey Region, including Skipworth Wine Company, Harvey River Estate, and Vineyard 28 (by appointment only). For beer enthusiasts, Brugan Brewery in Wokalup offers a paddock-to-plate dining experience. Treendale Farm Hotel, Brunswick Tavern, and Old Coast Road Brewery are other notable stops for a delightful beverage experience.
Saddle up and traverse the Myalup Pines Forest trail, retracing the path taken by the 10th Light Horse Brigade during WWII. The Harvey Region welcomes horse enthusiasts, allowing rides right up to Old Coast Road Brewery and through the vines at Harris River Estate. For hikers, the Wildflower Ridge Walk and Weir Road Trail to Harvey Dam showcase the region’s natural beauty. The Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park offers a variety of trails, including the accessible John Boyle O’Reilly Wetland Trail and the challenging 9km Harris Track.
Hit the road and explore scenic drives like Mornington Road from Harvey to Collie or the lakeside drive along Lake Preston near Myalup. For gravel road adventure, seek out the Jarrah Hadfield, one of Australia’s largest jarrah trees hidden in the Mornington State Forest.
Discover the allure of water-based activities in the Harvey Region, from pristine beaches in Myalup and Binningup to the tranquil Leschenault Estuary and the turquoise waters of Logue Brook Dam. For cyclists, the quiet country roads beckon road cyclists, while the Harvey Region section of the Munda Biddi Trail offers a thrilling off-road cycling experience.
Glimpse into Aussie folklore at the Stirling Cottage Precinct, home to a replica of Stirling Cottage owned by the first Governor of WA and the childhood home of May Gibbs, author and artist of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Dive into the rich heritage of the Harvey Region by following the Noongar Kaartdijin Bidee, the Harvey, Yarloop, and Australind Heritage Trails. The Featured Wood Gallery in Treendale showcases stunning timber artworks and furniture.
Extend your stay in the Harvey Region by choosing from a variety of accommodations that connect you to the region’s charm. From farmstays like Blue Hills Farmstay and Vista Ridge Estate to B&B experiences at Chalbury Park in Harvey, family-friendly options like Binningup Beach Caravan Park, and adults-only retreats at Lake Brockman Tourist Park‘s glamping tents, there’s a perfect retreat for every traveler.