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Harrietville on the Great Alpine Road

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Why Visit Harrietville?

The picturesque gold rush town of Harrietville on the Great Alpine Road offers so much more than meets the eye.

This peaceful mountain village offers adventurous pursuits, family fun and an abundance of local produce & fare. Situated just 15 minutes from Bright, Harrietville is a great base for your Alpine Valley holiday without all the hustle & bustle.  Bordered by Alpine National Park you can relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air or explore the natural surrounds.

Harrietville offers a wide range of holiday accommodation rentals in a peaceful, family & dog friendly town. The Ovens River winds through this picturesque town with the 70ft deep 'Tronoh Lake' offering the perfect place for swimming, freshwater fishing or a leisurely walk on a local track or some serious bushwalking.

Several 4WD & BMX tracks surround Harrietville and the world renowned Mt Feathertop & Razorback walks begin at the foothills of the Alpine National Park.

In Winter, Harrietville proves a popular destination for ski & snowboard enthusiasts as it offers the closest off-mountain accommodation to Mount Hotham Ski Resort, as well as being central to Falls Creek & Mount Buffalo. While you're in Dinner Plain we can arrange a guided trail ride for beginner to experienced horse riders. Ever imagined horse riding in the Alpine High Country, in the snow? We can make it happen!

Harrietville's proximity to Mount Hotham also proves popular with cyclists & motor bike riders who enjoy the challenging ascent and spectacular views to the Dargo Valley.

The historical significance of this Old Gold township is captured at the Harrietville Historical Museum and in displays around the town and at the fantastic children's playground with BBQ facilities.

Harrietville also offers plenty for the food & wine lover with 2 hotels serving quality meals highlighting Alpine Valleys produce, as well as several cafes, a lavender farm, blueberry farm and home made ice creamery.

So everything from Fishing, Hiking & Bushwalking, Swimming, Road bikes, Cycling, Photography, History, Food & Wine, Down Hill Mountain Bikes, Horse riding, Skiing and more is on offer in Harrietville, Victoria!  


What to see & do in Harrietville

  • Catch a fresh Trout to BBQ for the best dinner!
  • Take one of the many walks around the town or into the mountains
  • Enjoy an affordable ski holiday to Mt Hotham
  • Enjoy regular live music and local wines with a mountain view
  • Explore the historical museum and cemetary
  • Ride a tube down the crystal clear river

What to do in Harrietville

The 70 ft deep Tronoh Lake is the ideal place to cool down in Summer with a jetty, pontoon, shade sail & BBQ area. The lake is regularly stocked with various fish breeds so try your luck year round.

The Ovens River runs through Harrietville in 2 directions as it branches at the beginning of the town. There are many quiet shallow spots for children or those just wanting to dip their toes in.

Be guaranteed a catch at the Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm. Free entry & rod, try your luck in the ponds and they will clean and gut the fish for you! Pay for the fish per kilo and have the ultimate Summer BBQ. Simply season the fish, stuff with lemon & lime, wrap in foil and throw on the BBQ for 8 minutes each side. Delish!

Step back in time at the Harrietville Historical Museum displayed in an original renovated miner's cottage. Showcasing the town's history through the gold rush with re-created room scenes, amazing photographs and lovingly restored antique pieces you can't help but be caught in the moment! For a little more history of a spookier kind explore the old Harrietville Cemetery!

In Summer pick fresh blueberries from the 'Pick Your Own' Blueberry Farm. Grab a basket and pay per kilo for the most delicious fresh berries.

In Winter, Harrietville offers the closest off mountain accommodation to the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort and easy access to Falls Creek & Mt Buffalo for a bit of variety. You can hire all your gear, buy your tickets & get everything you need in Harrietville before you head up the hill. It even snows in Harrietville from time to time!

Take a leisurely bushwalk along one of the many marked trails or for the more experienced & prepared take on the world renowned 'Mt Feathertop'! The Alpine National Park offers a range of trails starting in Harrietville heading up to spectacular views and a truly unforgettable experience.

Hit the BMX track constructed by the local community or get the adrenalin pumping with some downhill mountain bike action on the surrounding quality terrain.

Harrietville is fast becoming a renowned cycling destination with the challenging ascent to Mount Hotham or the picturesque distance ride between Bright & Harrietville.

Artists & photographers will delight in the natural beauty of Harrietville. 4 distinct seasons, picturesque mountain surrounds and an abundance of wildlife will bring out the creativity in everyone.

Harrietville is the ideal wedding destination! With several magnificent ceremony locations, a range of reception options both indoor & outdoor and an abundance of accommodation, your day will be unforgettable for you & your guests.... so will your photos!

Food & Wine in Harrietville

Grab a top notch pub meal from The Snowline Hotel boasting Victoria's 2nd best parmie according to parma.com as well as amazing black angus steak. Enjoy a local boutique beer or wine on the expansive deck or by the roaring open fire in winter. The Snowline Hotel features regular live music as well as monthly open mic sessions showcasing local talent. BYO tambourine.

The Harrietville Hotel/Motel serves up pizza by the swimming pool or in their large air conditioned bar displaying local historical memorabilia. The solar heated pool with pool bar is the ideal place to laze the summer days away.

Avalon House is a cafe by day, acoustic blues bar & restaurant by night. The historical building has been lovingly restored with a fantastic deco bar and art gallery. Avalon House offers delicious wood fired pizzas on Thursday & Sunday nights, regular acoustic shows on the deck and a monthly blues club.

Morrie's Ice Creamery makes their delicious home made ice-cream on premises as well as other fresh & tasty goodies. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or yummy homemade cake & coffee.

Visit the Lavender Hue Tea Rooms and enjoy devonshire tea with a lavender twist in the lovely gardens. Take home a handmade beauty product or stroll the lavender farm.

Bella's Cafe offers family friendly dining for breakfast & lunch with all the favourites. Burgers, fresh sandwiches and homemade treats.

Take home the ultimate souvenir of Granny's Pantry's delicious homemade relishes, chutneys, sauces and mouth watering goodies. Whatever you try you WILL order more!

The Harrietville General Store offers the usual take-away menu along with a small but well-stocked dry goods store, fresh vegetables, bread & milk.  

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Alpine Luxury 4WD tours

Address:4 Buffalo River Rd
Suburb:Myrtleford
Phone:03 5752 1333
Website:https://www.alpinespiritcoaches.com.au/private-transfers.html
Description:A fresh modern approach to your unique snow travel experience with friendly respectable drivers! Picking you up from wherever you need and transporting you safely and in style to your destination. Travelling with local people with local knowledge!

Alpine Spirit High Country Coaches and Snowball Express

Address:4 Buffalo River Road
Suburb:Myrtleford
Phone:03 5752 1333
Website:http://www.alpinespiritcoaches.com.au
Description:Whether it's travel to Mount Hotham and Falls Creek by bus to hit the snow fields, school tours, wedding transport, airport transfers or simply exploring beautiful North East Victoria and Bright, Snowball Express and Alpine Spirit Coaches have you covered

Arco Ski Lodge

Suburb:Mt Hotham
Phone:03 5759 3941
Website:http://www.arcoskilodge.com.au
Description:Arco Ski Lodge is a traditional, family friendly Bavarian Bier Hall serving big, hearty German meals of superb quality plus a large range of traditional Bavarian beverages

Bright Supa IGA

Address:16 Ireland St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1666
Website:https://www.goods2go.com.au/signup#/bright
Description:Bright Supa IGA offers FREE delivery to Bright & Harrietville or pre-order online and pick on arrival. Good range of local product in deli & bottle shop

Dream Catching Ceremonies

Address:Big Muster Drive
Suburb:Mount Hotham
Phone:0457051140
Website:http://dcceremonies.com.au/
Description:Looking for a Marriage Celebrant with a little bit of Flair and Happy to do things a little outside 'the norm' ...Give Lynette a call- you could be saying "i do" with the wind in your hair as you snowboard down the mountain!!

Free Spirit Photography

Suburb:Bright
Phone:0400 204 052
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Free-Spirit-Photography-134802403260687/
Description:Boutique photography service providing a fun, relaxed and seamless experience from start to finish. Working with you through every step of the process to ensure your vision is achieved and you end up with beautiful quality images to display forever more

Hotham bus

Address:Po box 699
Suburb:Wangaratta
Phone:1300 781 221
Website:http://bit.ly/HothamDayTrip
Description:Want an easier, cost-saving way of getting to Mount Hotham & Dinner Plain in 2017? Hotham Bus can take you to Hotham Alpine Resort, and Dinner Plain ski resorts for the 2017 snow season. BOOK NOW on the link above!

Howling Husky Sled Dog Tours

Suburb:Mt Hotham / Dinner Plain
Phone:0409 517 633
Website:http://howlinghuskys.com.au/mthotham/
Description:An experience like no other! Blaze through the snow led by an experienced guide and team of friendly huskies. A range of tours available.

Hoy's Ski Hire

Address:Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Harrietville, Hotham, Dinner Plain
Phone:03 5759 2658
Website:http://www.hoysskis.com.au/
Description:If you're heading to Mount Hotham we recommend getting your ski, board & chain hire from family run, Hoy's in Harrietville, Hotham & Dinner Plain. Our guests receive 15% off - Ask us how to receive up to 25% off!

HOYS skis

Address:188 Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Harrietville
Phone:03 5759 2658
Website:http://www.hoysskis.com.au/book-online/
Description:Minimize your time in the shop and maximize your time on the slopes by pre-booking your rental gear online with HOYS. Hire your snow chains as well- compulsory to carry with you whenever entering Victorian snow resorts. BOOK ONLINE NOW via above link!

Last Run Bar

Address:Lawlers Apartment Complex
Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 3796
Website:http://www.lastrunbar.com.au
Description:Casual Dining at Mount Hotham.Dinner is available from 5.30pm – 9.00 pm from TUESDAY to SUNDAY. The Last Run is very family friendly and offers a Kids Menu.

Mount Hotham Lift Passes & Rentals

Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 4444
Website:https://estore.hotham.com.au/eStore/Default.aspx
Description:Get on the slopes faster than ever before and pre-purchase your lift tickets and ski hire online prior to your arrival. BOOK NOW via the link above!

Mount Hotham Resort Entry

Address:Hotham Alpine Resort
Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 3550
Website:http://www.alpineeasyaccess.com.au
Description:A Resort Entry fee is applicable to all motor vehicles and passengers of coaches and taxis entering all Victorian Ski Resorts during the declared snow season of 10th of June to the 1st of October in 2017. BOOK ONLINE NOW via the link above.

Mount Hotham Snow Report

Address:Great alpine road
Suburb:Hotham heights
Website:http://www.mthotham.com.au/all-about-hotham/snow-weather/reports/snow-report.asp
Description:Follow the link above to view the daily mount Hotham snow report!

Straight From The Ovens Catering

Suburb:Buckland Valley
Phone:03 57562919
Website:http://www.brightcatering.com.au/
Description:Mobile, off-site caterers specializing in marquee weddings; sporting events and corporate functions. Based in the Buckland Valley near Bright in NE Victoria, covering the areas from Wangaratta to Harrietville incl. Beechworth and Mt. Beauty

The Bird

Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 3503
Website:https://www.facebook.com/thebirdmthotham
Description:he Bird cafe is now open for breakfast and lunch Speciality coffee, craft beer and seriously good food. 03 5759 3503 Open from 7.30am to 2.30pm daily and 3pm on the weekends

The General Mt Hotham

Suburb:Mt Hotham
Phone:03 5759 3523
Website:http://www.thegeneral.com.au
Description:The General is famed for its nightlife, with something happening almost every night. From DJs to darts nights, live music to comedy with DJ Eddy, the General has something for everyone long after the lifts have stopped spinning

White Spa Hotham

Address:Hotham Central Building
Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 4488
Website:http://www.hothamholidays.com.au/spa/white-spa/general-information/
Description:The White Spa will help you enhance your mountain experience and offer treatments to help you restore and relax while up at Hotham Alpine Resort.

Zirkys Restaurant

Address:Zirkys Building
Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 3518
Website:https://zirkys.com.au/dining/
Description:offering a relaxed atmosphere, quality cuisine sourced from local ingredients and good, friendly service and an extensive wine list to compliment. Bookings recommended but not essential
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