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Harrietville is the gateway village to the stunning Alpine National Park in Victoria's High Country and offers a host of adrenaline-pumping adventure activities and the fresh bounty of local farms and gourmet producers.

Use Harrietville and its wide range of accommodation as a base to explore the Alps year-round, from skiing and snowboarding at Mount Hotham and Falls Creek in winter, to hiking Mount Feathertop amid wildflowers in spring.

Dedicate enough time to explore the green and lush village. Follow walking and bicycle trails along the Ovens River, and enjoy a relaxing picnic, barbecue or swim at the beautiful Tronoh dredge hole, a reminder of the gold mining history and now the village's swimming lake.

Gourmet local producers offer a range of produce that reflects the region's rich harvest. Pick your own berries from local farms and catch a fish in the surrounding waterways, or opt for a guaranteed catch in the trout farm.

Harrietville is 350 kilometres from Melbourne, or just under four hours along the Hume Highway and the Great Alpine Road.

Harrietville: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Gunnadoo Berries

Gunnadoo Berries are a mixed berry farm situated at Smoko, halfway between Bright and Harrietville. They are open seven days a week, allowing the public to buy directly from their shop.

Blueberries, raspberries, red and black loganberries, Tai berries (cross between a raspberry and a blackberry), blackberries, Silvan berries, gooseberries, red currants and black currants can all be purchase from the farm.

Product can be purchase in half kilogram quantities or a two kilogram value pack, excellent for jam, smoothies, muffins pies or ice-cream. Frozen fruit is available when the fresh stocks are finished or sold out.

Chestnuts, walnuts and hazelnuts are also available when in season. A variety of homemade berry jams, pure honey, olive oil, garlic oil and chilli oil can also be purchased.

Toilets facilities are available and coaches or groups are welcome.

Please call or email for more information.

1380 Great Alpine Road
Smoko, VIC, 3741

Located 9.0K from Harrietville

Hotham Alpine Resort

Hotham's distinctively awesome terrain, weightless powder and summit-top village make for an unparalleled snow holiday and an amazing way to experience winter.

Hotham Alpine Resort is the only snow resort in Australia with its own airport, just 20 kilometres from the slopes.

Hotham has some of the most advanced terrain in Australia, hence its reputation as 'the skier's mountain'.

Unlike most resorts, there are mostly no oversnow requirements at Hotham and a large number of accommodation properties offer true ski-in, ski-out access.

Hotham is your winter holiday destination. From 320 hectares of snow for skiing and boarding serviced by 13 lifts, to ski-in and ski-out accommodation, terrain parks, day spas, restaurants and more.

Hotham Village is situated at the top of the mountain, ensuring most accommodation has some of Australia's most visually spectacular alpine views.

Hotham Alpine Resort is regarded as the 'powder capital of Australia', and often receives the highest annual snowfall of any Victorian resort.

Hotham Alpine Resort is renowned for its great apres scene with great restaurants, pubs and bars, rivalling only the great skiing and riding!

Hotham is nestled in a distinctively beautiful part of Australia, with a range of wineries, scenic drives and historical towns right at its doorstep.

Great Alpine Road
Hotham Heights, VIC, 3741

Located 12.2K from Harrietville

Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park stretches from central Gippsland all the way to the New South Wales border where it adjoins Kosciuszko National Park. Within the park are some of Australia's most stunning alpine landscapes, including mountain peaks, escarpments and grassy high plains.

There are plenty of opportunities for bushwalking, from hikes to plunging waterfalls or the summits of Victoria's highest peaks - Mount Feathertop, Mount Bogong and Mount Howitt - to the network of tracks among the Snow Gums, summer wildflowers and historic mountain huts of the Bogong High Plains.

Other activities include cross-country skiing (with downhill skiing at adjoining resorts), camping, canoeing, cycling, four-wheel driving and horse riding in the warmer seasons.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Bidawal, Dhudhuroa, Gunaikurnai, Jaithmathang, Taungurong and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero identify the Alpine National Park as their Traditional Country.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Great Alpine Rd
Hotham Heights, VIC, 3741

Located 15.5K from Harrietville

Harrietville: Events

Sideshow Alley

Be amazed and entertained. Returning to Harrietville for two fun filled performances this May in the show that just keeps on giving.

Join Mario Royale as he introduces you to the intriguing characters and freaks of the Sideshow.

Bring a group of friends together for a great night out of storytelling, song and laughter.

196 Great Alpine Road
Harrietville, VIC, 3741

Located 0.2K from Harrietville

Mountaingrass Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival

Mountaingrass, Australasia's premier bluegrass and (American) old time music festival is held at Harrietville, a picturesque village located in the beautiful Ovens valley at the foot of Mt Hotham, it offers concerts with bluegrass and old time bands from the Unites States and the best of Australia and New Zealand's bluegrass and old time acts.

Mountaingrass also offers instrument playing workshops and plenty of opportunities for bluegrass and old-time music players of all levels to jam at this friendly and interactive festival. Those who do not play can kick back and listen to the concerts and jam sessions or indulge in the many activities on offer in the surrounding area. And, entertainment at the local Snowline Hotel is free.

The 2016 line-up of US and Australasian bluegrass and old time acts will be announced throughout 2016.

At the 2015 festival the headline acts included US band, Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands; US old time band, the Orpheus Supertones, and back again for a second visit to Mountaingrass, Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass.

Australian and New Zealand acts that appeared at Mountaingrass 2015 included: Bluegrass Parkway, Paul Wookey, Pete Denahy, Davidson Brothers, Karen Lynne, The Weeping Willows, The Kissin' Cousins, The Pipi Pickers, John Flanagan, Old South, Buffalo Nickel, Coolgrass, and the Strzelecki Stringbusters.

MountainGrass is the bluegrass and old-time music lover's dream and a picker's paradise, an event not to miss.

Tickets for Mountaingrass 2016 will go on sale mid-year and will be available from the Mountaingrass website. Information about accommodation can also be found on the website. They advise you to book your accommodation now.

Mountaingrass is hosted by hosted by ABOTMA (Australian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association Inc.) and is sponsored by Feathertop Chalet. It is supported by the Alpine Shire Council.

Event Dates
      18th Nov
      19th Nov
      20th Nov

22 Bon Accord Track
Harrietville, VIC, 3741

Located 0.3K from Harrietville

Alpine Equine Extravaganza

The Alpine Equine Extravaganza is a new very exciting event - presented by the Alpine Adult Riding Club in beautiful Bright Victoria. A destination in itself and known for 'Living The Life Outside'.

A weekend of all things horsey for horse riding participants and non rider participation. Showjumping, Working Equitation, Navigation Ride in the surrounding hills, vet talks, demonstrations, horsey shopping, fashion parade, all meals, and evening entertainment. Camp with your horse on site, or non riders might choose to stay in the varied nearby accommodation. All this in a friendly non competitive environment. your chance to try new things for you and your horse.

Rider numbers will be capped to 110 so get in quick to reserve your spot.

Event Dates
      7th Oct
      8th Oct
      9th Oct

Pioneer Park Recreation Reserve -off Cobden Street
Bright, VIC, 3741

Located 1.2K from Harrietville

Harrietville Half Marathon

The Harrietville Half Marathon Run will take place in the Alpine Shire from Bright along a spectacularly scenic course to the iconic Mountain Village of Harrietville.

Challenge yourself in the half marathon or just have a great day out with the kids in Harrietville on the five kilometre or two kilometre courses.

This is a great event for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information on this event, please visit the website.

Event Dates
      2nd Oct

Great Alpine Road
Harrietville, VIC, 3741

Located 2.7K from Harrietville

Swagger Music Festival

Swagger Music Festival is a two day non stop celebration of talented artists, a celebration of joy and connection and a celebration of community with ongoing music, market stalls, amazing food and of course, free hugs going around all day long.

The lineup includes a who's who of dreamy folk, old school blues, rollicking pop and everything in between to get you boot stomping, hand clapping and shouting for more all night long. Check the website for a full line up and set times closer to the event.

Join Swagger at their new location in Wandi, drive down roads you have never been down to discover friends you have always known, lose yourself amongst the trees to find yourself again on the dance floor and do not be afraid to unleash a little bit of Swagger.

Event Dates
      21st Oct
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct

LOT 1 Morses Creek Road
Wandiligong, VIC, 3744

Located 14.0K from Harrietville

Falls Creek Night Show

The popular action-packed Night Show in the Village Bowl is an on-snow extravaganza starring some of Falls Creek's most accomplished skiers, boarders, Kassie operators and the family favourite - Pete the Snow Dragon.

Thursday nights come alive at Falls Creek during Winter with an exciting night show spectacular in the Village Bowl, starting at 8pm under lights.

The fantastic Night Show is a great experience for the whole family including Pete the Snow Dragon, skiing and snowboarding demonstrations by Falls Creek Snowsports School instructors, snowmobiles, spinning groomers plus much much more.

The Night Show Spectacular finishes off with an amazing fireworks display and a thumping soundtrack sure to impress the whole family.

Event Dates
      7th Jul
      14th Jul
      21st Jul
      28th Jul
      4th Aug
      11th Aug
      18th Aug
      25th Aug

Falls Creek Road
Falls Creek, VIC, 3699

Located 18.8K from Harrietville

Mount Beauty and District Community Band Mid-Year Concert

The Mount Beauty and District Band is an enthusiastic group of almost 40 experienced and developing musicians from the Mount Beauty region.

The music selected for this concert will highlight the different sections of the band, and will also feature some popular solo performances. The Stage Band will play the newest additions to their repertoire as well as some of the crowd favourites.

An enjoyable evening of music for young and old alike.

Event Dates
      23rd Jul

Kiewa Valley Highway
Mount Beauty, VIC, 3699

Located 19.0K from Harrietville