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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 Walking Guides

Address:28A Ireland Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:(03) 5755 2227
Website:https://www.facebook.com/alpinewalkinguides.com.au/
Description:Fully Guided, supported and catered for day and overnight walks around falls creek, Harrietville, Mount Hotham, the razorback and Mount Feathertop. Experience the convenience of having everything organised and transported for you!

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 Garden Gallery

Address:10 Barnard st
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0357501804
Description:The Bright Garden Gallery is centrally located in the beautiful town of Bright, offering a wide range of products with a focus on garden related merchandise.

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

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

Country Heart & Home

Address:6 Barnard st
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0357501522

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

Gallery 90

Address:90 Gavin st
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1385
Website:http://www.gallery90.com.au/
Description:Here you'll find gorgeous pieces to fill your entire home! Whether you're looking for something for the kitchen, bedroom, living area or a gift for someone special, you'll find it all here at Gallery 90.

Kimono Girls

Address:92 Gavin st
Suburb:Bright
Phone:(03) 5755 2244
Website:http://www.kimonogirls.com.au/
Description:Kimono Girls is a retail and wholesale business based in Bright, Victoria, Australia. We have a great selection of designer Jewellery, Silver Jewellery, Japanese fabric, beads, buttons & Yukata (Japanese dressing gowns) and Gifts.

Lavender Hue

Address:20 Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Harrietville
Phone:03 5759 2588
Website:http://www.lavenderhue.com.au
Description:Take advantage of the breathtaking views whilst sampling fresh scones or biscuits, fine espresso coffee and gourmet lavender ice-cream on the patio overlooking the river and gardens or find a unique fair trade or homemade gift to take home!

Noofies

Address:11 Ireland st
Suburb:Bright
Website:https://noofies.com.au/
Description:Noofies are an ever growing collection of hand sculpted figurines by Bright artist Kerrie.

Star Road Trader

Address:2 Star rd
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0409250179
Website:https://starroadtrader.vendecommerce.com/
Description:A carefully selected range of boutique clothing , home wares ,footwear and accessories that is sure to please. We have a large range of Birkenstock , Superga, Nobody Denim, and so much more for your shopping pleasure.

The Bright Table

Address:12C Barnard St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5750 1379
Website:http://www.thebrighttable.com.au
Description:The Bright Table is a favourite destination for locals and tourists looking for beautiful, unique tableware and gift items. We stock a unique range of hand selected pieces that will enhance any home or table

The Tartan Fox

Address:Shop 1 82-84 Gavan Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1904
Website:http://www.shopthetartanfox.com/
Description:Fashion, Footwear and accessories. Unique and on-trend pieces from brands such as staple the label, Miz Mooz, Martin Marco, BYU knitwear. Pop in for your next 'wow piece' for the wardrobe!
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