North East Tourist News
Have you heard of Harrietville?
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.