|Origin||Tom Price, Western Australia|
|Length||217 kilometres (135 mi) |
|Source elevation||724 metres (2,375 ft)|
|Mouth elevation||140 metres (459 ft)|
The headwaters of the river rise at Tom Price in the Hamersley Range and flow in a westerly direction. The river travels almost parallel with the Nanutarra-Wittenoom Road until it discharges into the Ashburton River near Hardey Junction.
The Hardey River has two tributaries; the Beasley River and Hope Creek.
The river was named in 1861 during an expedition by explorer Francis Gregory, after Swan River colonist John Wall Hardey, who was a family friend. Gregory had previously named the nearby Mount Wall after Hardey.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 6 September 2011.
- "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Hardey River". 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
- "Western Australian Names - Their Dates and Origin - Interesting Historical Facts". The Sunday Times (Western Australia). 8 July 1928. p. 32. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
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