THE TOWN OF HARRIETVILLE
The Mountain Village of Harrietville is situated on the Great Alpine Road and the Ovens River. At 520 metres above sea level, Harrietville is a superb all seasons holiday destination nestling at the foot of Mt Hotham in the Hidden Valley 25 km from Bright.
Cycling - Harrietville is a great base for those who love to cycle with many events and competitions passing through Harrietville each year. The picturesque ride along the Great Alpine Road is popular with all level of cyclists but the challenging ascent to Mt. Hotham is a must for the more experienced.
Bush walking - Harrietville has two world renowned walking tracks which depart from town. Bon Accord walking track starts along the ovens river, before climbing up into the mountains towards Mt. Feathertop.
Bungalow Spur walking track departs from Feathertop Track, taking you up into the mountains, across the Razor back towards Mt Feathertop. With spectacular views across the razor back, it is no wonder people from around the world come to walk these tracks!
Fishing - With the Ovens River flowing through Harrietville, there are plenty of great spots to fish, including the 70ft deep Tronoh dredge. Apart from trout, there are other varieties of fish to be caught.
Four wheel Driving - Surrounded by mountains on all four sides, Harrietville is a great base for a Four wheel drive trip. The annual 'Drive For Life' is held in Harrietville in April, a great charity event and a fun way to see the countryside!
Mountain Bike Riding - With a diversity of terrain, there are tracks to suit all levels. With spectacular scenery to take in as well as the fresh mountain air, it will be an experience you will never forget!
National Parks - Harrietville sits on the door step of the Alpine National Park. Explore the areas touched by bushfire to experience the rejuvenation and wonder of nature. With plenty of bird life to see and listen to and an array of native animals, Harrietville is great place to explore the Australian fauna and wildlife.
Snow Season - Harrietville is the closest off mountain accommodation to Mount Hotham. Harrietville has a diverse range of ski hire, cafes and restaurants. Make it your base when planning your next ski trip.
The Snow Ball express departs daily from Harrietville to Mount Hotham and you also have the option to drive to Falls Creek, having the best of both mountains! It only takes about 50 minutes by bus in the snow season to reach Mt Hotham.
Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm - On Harrietville's door step, you have the Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon farm, why not try the trout pate !or catch your fish for lunch which will be scaled by the owners ready for you to through on the BBQ on site.
Gourmet Food and Wine Region – A beautiful 20 minute drive to the tourist town of Bright and the start of the extensive gourmet food and wine region. Take lunch in one of the 13 cafes in town or venture into Bright for dinner one night to the 15 restaurants.