Scenic Spots

Trial Harbour


A small coastal community, with few permanent residents, Trial Harbour was the port of Zeehan, serving an important role in the development of the mining industry in the area.

Originally called 'Remine' and home to almost 200 people, the community became Trial Harbour in 1881 and is now the perfect place to exist off the grid.

Time at Trial Harbour is best spent relaxing with walks along the beach, relaxing with a picnic or around a campfire and fishing. Those seeking adventure can try their hand at surfing, or diving for crayfish and abalone - be careful though, rips and reefs can make for dangerous conditions.

A camera is a must as Trial regularly offers spectacular sunsets, children playing and people enjoying themselves, all overlaid with the sounds of the bush and the sea.

A visit to the Trial Harbour History Room is a must.

Travel north out of Zeehan on Heemskirk Road and turn left onto Trial Harbour Road, about 3 kms from the centre of Zeehan. From here you'll travel approximately 30 minutes on sealed and gravel roads before reaching Trial Harbour - being mindful of narrow roads and sharp corners.

When planning a visit to Trial Harbour make sure you have plenty of fuel, food and basic supplies such as a first aid kit and change of clothes as there are no services.  There are public toilets at Trial Harbour.