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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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All Saints Anglican Church

Address:Church street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 57551858
Website:http://www.weddingvic.com.au/churches/church060.htm#.VpXU08RXerU

Alpine Events Co

Suburb:Bright
Phone:0450580641
Website:http://alpineeventsco.com.au/
Description:Bringing over a decades worth of experience in events styling. From Weddings, birthdays, dinners and corporate occasions to your party visuals, including grazing spreads, dessert stations, invitations and table settings –and a hire range coming soon!

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

Bang Event Co

Address:PO box 124
Suburb:Lavington
Phone:0477 001 595
Website:http://www.bangeventco.com.au
Description:Specialize in high quality, unique wedding and event furniture with a modern and minimalist approach to help create simple, breathtakingly stunning events.   Able to work alongside you, or your event planner to bump-in and out your event set up.

Birdsnest Salon

Address:Hollands Street
Suburb:Mt Beauty
Phone:03 5754 1177
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Birdsnest-Hair-Salon-778067262259215/
Description:Pop in and see Natalie and the team and be greeted with a friendly service and great hair to boot! Hair for any and every occasion

Boynton's Feathertop Winery

Address:6619 Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Porepunkah
Phone:03 5756 2356
Website:http://www.boynton.com.au/
Description:Award winning winery situated on the Rail Trail with stunning views, seasonal dining, children's playground and wonderful hospitality

Bright Beauty Boutique

Address:Shop 3, Riverside Walk
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5750 1977
Website:https://www.facebook.com/BrightBeautyBoutique/?ref=ts&fref=ts
Description:Bright Beauty Boutique services include massage, spa pedicures, dermalogica facials, laser/dermal therapy and waxing, Tan application, Makeup, manicures, pedicures, eye treatments, Relaxation and Hot stones, body treatments, packages and group bookings

Bright Brewery

Address:121 Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1301
Website:http://www.brightbrewery.com.au/
Description:Mountain crafted Micro Brewery in the heart of Bright. Fantastic beer garden overlooking the river & playground. Kitchen open daily, regular brewery tours & meet the maker sessions.

Bright Coiffure

Address:4B Barnard Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1079
Website:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bright-Coiffure/517292455001933

Bright Electric Bikes

Address:2 Delaney Ave
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1309
Website:http://www.brightelectricbikes.com.au
Description:Take a load off whilst cycling Bright and its surrounds. Ride further, reach your destination quicker and feel fresher abreast a European designed,state of the art electric bike. Open 7 days 9am-5.30pm Think food, wine, weddings, family fun, hen weekends!

Bright Florist

Address:7 Barnard street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0403539471
Website:http://www.brightflorist.com.au
Description:If freshness, quality and exceptional customer service are important in your hunt for the perfect bouquet, Sam will not let you down. Specialising in all occasions, pop in and check out her gorgeous range of flowers, plants, chocolates and more

Bright Limousines

Address:See website
Phone:0407 353 847
Website:http://www.brightlimousines.com.au
Description:Private limousine service offering local winery tours, wedding transport, personalised pub and ghost tours, transfers, special functions and 4WD tours

Bruce kilpatrick

Suburb:Bright
Phone:0418 808 988
Website:https://www.brucekilpatrick.com.au
Description:"I work with each of my clients to create a ceremony that is warm, engaging, appropriately light and humorous, but above all, distinctly unique to their relationship"

Cheeky Bits Boutique, Beauty and Hair

Address:Shop T2 87-89 Gavan Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5750 1717
Website:http://cheekybitsboutique.com.au
Description:At CheekyBits our highly trained & friendly team delights in delivering the highest standards and V.I.P treatment to every customer who visits. Whether it be for Beauty, Spa, Hair or Fashion an outstanding first class experience every time is our mission

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

Gather Vintage Hire

Suburb:Albury
Phone:0412 358 955
Website:https://www.facebook.com/gathervintagehire/timeline?ref=page_internal

Ginger Baker

Address:127 Great Alpine Rd
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 2300
Website:http://www.gingerbaker.com.au
Description:Stylish cafe on the Ovens River serving breakfast and delicious Tapas for lunch & dinner. Enjoy the beer garden in Summer. Open 7 days.

Glow Bright Spa and Beauty

Address:125 Gavin St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0357501475
Website:http://www.glowbrightspaandbeauty.com.au/
Description:Glow Bright Spa and Beauty, is a day spa and beauty salon located 125 Gavan st Bright. Backing on to the Oven River, in North East Victoria. You will fall in love with our beautiful rustic building and what Glow has to offer.

Jayne Dunell

Suburb:Myrtleford
Phone:0409153137
Website:http://www.jaynedunell.net
Description:Jayne prides herself on being totally honest and completely dedicated to you and your needs. Your ceremony is just that - 'Your Ceremony' - and I would love to help you achieve your dream ceremony whether it be 'fun' or 'formal'.

Jennifer Boote Photography

Suburb:Mt Beauty and Surrounds
Phone:0425 750 802
Website:http://www.jenniferbootephotography.com.au
Description:visit Jennifer Bootes website to view the magnificent photography she produces, displaying the utmost passion for her work and in particular weddings

Lee & Paige

Address:1604 Snow Road
Suburb:Milawa
Phone:0408 322 992
Website:http://www.leeandpaige.com

Lure Events

Address:1604 Snow Road
Suburb:Milawa
Phone:03 5727 3688
Website:http://lureevents.com.au
Description:Specialising in wedding planning, Lure Events will assist you in creating your ideal wedding, whether it be sourcing you the perfect venue or sending out the invitations! Lure can do it all for you!!

Nolan Media and Events

Address:21 Reid Street
Suburb:Wangaratta
Phone:03 5721 7724
Website:http://www.nolanmediaevents.com.au
Description:Provide professional & personalised planning and support to ensure your wedding exceeds your every wish. Services include coordination of every imaginable element to complete your day!

NOMAD Hair Design

Address:Sixpence-Wills Street Carpark
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0437 629 706
Website:https://www.facebook.com/NOMADhairdesign/
Description:Step out of the crazy and into a whole new retrofitted world! Greeted with a heart-warming smile and your own unique blend of essential oils diffused through the caravan-come salon whilst Amber works her magic. Guaranteed to leave feeling a new you!!

Our Lady of The Snows

Address:Coronation Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 57501181
Website:http://www.weddingvic.com.au/churches/church061.htm#.VpXdFcRXerU

Sian Holm

Suburb:Porepunkah
Phone:0413 806 808
Website:http://www.sianholm.com
Description:"Sian’s interest in being a civil celebrant stems from her belief in the importance of relationships and commitment, her passion for friendships and social connection, and her appreciation for celebration."

St Andrews Church

Address:18 Park Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 57501106
Website:http://www.weddingvic.com.au/churches/church062.htm#.VpXeIcRXerU

Stork & The Tree

Address:P.O Box 498
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0407 574 505
Website:https://www.facebook.com/storkandthetree/
Description:Hire service providing unique seating options for Weddings, Parties and Events. Add vintage flair to your day with1970's bentwood church pews or rows of Aristoc Theatre seating. Their collection also boasts a growing number of eclectic individual chairs

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 Little Chop Shop

Address:111 Gavan St (Down the walk way next to Ice Creamery)
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0427 926 520
Website:https://www.facebook.com/thelittlechopshopbright/
Description:Gentlemens Barber Official stockist of Triumph & Disaster and Lone Society Co.

The Red Stag Restaurant

Address:324 Hughes lane
Suburb:Eurobin
Phone:03 5756 2365
Website:http://www.redstag.com.au
Description:Panoramic valley views makes a stunning setting for a wedding, special occasion or just coffee and cake! Fully licensed, open daily 10am-4pm, hand feed the animals, take a farm tour, or recline in the courtyard sipping vino from the black run cellar door.

The Riverdeck

Address:119 Gavan Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:(03) 5755 219
Website:https://www.theriverdeck.com.au/
Description:Boasting fantastic views through the famous Bright treescapes to river walks, bike paths and children’s playground. Fully licensed and open 7 days a week, with ample indoor and alfresco seating, an easy stroll from anywhere in town

Uniting Church

Address:Ireland Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1082
Website:http://www.weddingvic.com.au/churches/church059.htm#.VmDdHMRXerU

Uniting Church

Address:Ireland Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1082
Website:http://www.weddingvic.com.au/churches/church059.htm#.VoybZsRXerU

Vintage Rolls Royce Car Hire

Address:3 Thejana Court
Suburb:Beechworth
Phone:0418 690 333
Website:http://www.royalweddingcars.com
Description:Wanting to arrive in royal style for your next special occasion? Be chauffeur driven by these professionals in a Rolls Royce or Rolls Bentley and impress guests and friends alike!

Wandiligong Hall

Address:462 Morses Creek Road
Suburb:Wandiligong
Phone:0473 632 029
Website:http://www.wedshed.com.au
Description:Set in picturesque Wandiligong, 'Wandi public hall' is the perfect venue for weddings. A unique building with plenty of character and history, it boasts an original Baltic pine ceiling, open fire place and is surrounded by shady trees in the warmer months
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