Starting from the car park on Harris River Road, Harris River, this walk takes you on a stroll, visiting Harris Dam. It is a little gem of a walk if you want to relax and enjoy the tranquillity in the area. You can walk across the dam and enjoy the open views of the lake before or after you have your lunch at the picnic area. Additionally, the birdlife also makes it a viable walk for enthusiasts. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Coalfields Highway, 107, 355 then drive for 20.9 km
Turn sharp left onto Gastaldo Road and drive for another 12.5 km
Turn right and drive for another 2.4 km
Turn right and drive for another 55 m
Turn slight left onto Hamilton Formation and drive for another 190 m
Turn sharp right onto Tallanalla Road and drive for another 5.1 km
Turn right onto Tallanalla Road and drive for another 410 m
Turn left onto Harris River Road and drive for another 150 m
Turn slight right onto Harris River Road and drive for another 60 m
Turn left and drive for another 35 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Harris River Road, head towards the building with a metal roof (the toilets). When you make it to the toilets, pass through the bollard and head along the narrow paved track going between the picnic tables. In about 60 metres (just before the riverbed), turn left at the 3-way intersection to continue along Harris Dam Walk.....
Directions & comments
After 25 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
After another 40 m turn left.
After another 340 m turn left.
After another 150 m head down the surface|paved steps (about 50 m long)
After another 6 m continue straight.
After another 450 m come to "Harris River Dam".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.1 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Harris Dam Walk
20 min to 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 710 m apart with the largest gap of 1.1 km.