Harrietville is a peaceful mountain village which offers hiking, cycling, swimming, short and easy walking trails, family fun and an abundance of local produce and delicious food. Situated just 15 minutes from Bright, Harrietville is a great base for your high country retreat without all the hustle and bustle. Nestled in amongst the mountains of the Alpine National Park, you can relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air or explore the natural surrounds.
Harrietville, at the foot of Mount Hotham, offers so much more than meets the eye.
Just 22km from Bright at the southern end of the Ovens Valley, Harrietville is a picturesque town that offers an all-season holiday experience.
In Winter, Harrietville proves a popular destination for affordable ski holidays as it offers the closest off-mountain accommodation to Mount Hotham Ski Resort. Or, if you’re visiting nearby Dinner Plain, you can enjoy dog sledding or take your children to the beginners’ ski slope!
In Summer, you can take a refreshing swim in the crystal clear Ovens River or dive off the jetty at the 70ft deep ‘Tronoh Lake’. Maybe head out to do some freshwater fishing or take a leisurely walk on a local track. For those looking for an adventure holiday, you can tackle some serious bushwalking in Alpine National Park via the renowned Mt Feathertop and Razorback tracks, or take your 4WD or mountain bike on one of the many rugged tracks that surround Harrietville.
The Harrietville shared trail takes in beautiful mountain views then winds through the trees to deliver you to the Harrietville trout farm. Catch your dinner then stop at Granny’s Pantry for some locally made flavours to pair with your fresh fish. Enjoy Al Fresco under the amazing starry skies or enjoy dinner at a true country pub with live music and entertainment.
Harrietville’s proximity to Mount Hotham also proves popular with cyclists and 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 and wine lover with two hotels serving quality meals highlighting Alpine Valleys produce, as well as several cafes, a lavender farm, blueberry farm, artisan bakery and home made ice creamery.
There really is something for everyone in this peaceful mountain town, a gorgeous 15 minute drive from Bright.
Explore the Alluring Alpine Valley
Whether you want to visit world-class wineries, board and ski the best slopes in the country or simply sit back and de-stress by a crackling open fire, Bright is the ultimate holiday destination for almost everyone. The Alpine Valley is sprinkled with some equally charming towns filled with luxurious accommodation options for couples, families and groups of all sizes, so if you planning an upcoming visit, be sure to consider our accommodation near Bright.
From cosy Wandiligong holiday accommodation with easy access to walking trails, to luxury accommodation in Porepunkah perfect for a peaceful weekend retreat, we have a variety of options dotted throughout the region in which you can settle and see the local sights at your leisure.