The perfect base for your High Country experience.


The small township of Harrietville has everything you could need for a retreat in the high country. Quiet, quaint, and delightful.

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Surrounded by mountains, Bright is only a 20 minute drive, and the perfect regional hub for supplies, a good walk, or even a trip to the brewery.

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High Country

Victoria’s High Country is rich in nature and culture. It contains the state’s highest mountains, lakes, snow resorts, vineyards, and a rich history.

Day trip ideas

The township of Bright & the villages of Harrietville, Porepunkah, & Wandiligong are ready for you. Relax … explore the shops, dine at the many restaurants, chat over a coffee in a streetside cafe, and enjoy the mild days, crisp nights and spectacular mountain tops.


Wineries, antique bazaar, brewery, lavender farm, deer & emu farms, day tours and countryside cafes.

There’s loads of activities… river & lookout walks, rail trail cycling, microlight flights, paragliding, road & mountain biking, tennis, golf, bowls and photography.

Looking for an adventure?

Take a picnic lunch and checkout:

  • Mt Buffalo National Park – lots to do and see. Have afternoon tea “in style” at the Mt Buffalo Chalet!
  • Dinner Plain via Mt Hotham or do the loop on to Omeo and around the Mitta Mitta road, back via the dirt road across the Bogong High Plans to Falls Creek, and down to the Kiewa Valley before returning to Harrietville over Tawonga Gap.
  • Kiewa Valley and Mt Beauty (or on to Bogong Village and Falls Creek (visit heritage cattleman’s hut – Wallaces Hut)
  • Lots of 4WD tracks
  • Enjoy a round of golf at the Bright or Myrtleford Golf Clubs
  • Winter skiing or snow play days at Mt Hotham
  • Take your taste buds on an adventure to some of our delicious regional wineries
    • Boyntons near Bright
    • Ceccanti in the Kiewa Valley
    • Annapurna in the Kiewa Valley
    • Gapsted past Myrtleford
    • Brown Bros, Milawa
    • King Valley wineries (lots) etc

Mt Hotham

30 minutes

Mt Buffalo

1 hour


20 minutes