North East Tourist News

Have you heard of Harrietvil­le?

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JUST 22 kilometres from Bright, Harrietvil­le is a gorgeous and peaceful mountain village with a population less than 400 people.

Beginning as a goldmining settlement during the Victorian Gold Rush, these days you can enjoy a range of hiking, cycling, swimming and walking trails alongside an abundance of local produce and delicious food and beverages.

Harrietvil­le is a wonderful base from which to explore Mt Hotham or Mt Feathertop within the nearby Alpine National Park and is quieter than more popular nearby towns.

You can partake of some serious hikes including the Razorback track from Harrietvil­le to Mouth Hotham or the renowned Mt Feathertop.

Or you can amble along a number of other local tracks, hire bikes and take a guided tour or pack your own biking parapherna­lia and set your preferred pace.

Freshwater fishing is also extremely popular and the views are something to behold.

For those who like more petrol in their adventures, you can take your 4WD and/or motorbike to one of the rugged tracks at Mt Hotham where riders enjoy the challengin­g ascent and spectacula­r views to the Dargo Valley.

The Harrietvil­le Historical Museum is a mine of informatio­n, as are the various signboards about town.

There is also a fantastic children’s playground with BBQ facilities and degustatio­n delights at two local hotels where Alpine Valley produce is always on the menu for when you get a little peckish.

Discover Harrietvil­le today and make it your new favourite getaway.

 ?? PHOTO: Belinda Harrison ?? CHESTNUTS ROASTING: Although these nuts aren’t quite ready, the spiky outsides make for wonderful protection until they are.
PHOTO: Belinda Harrison CHESTNUTS ROASTING: Although these nuts aren’t quite ready, the spiky outsides make for wonderful protection until they are.
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