4WD & Dirt Biking in Harrietville
With awe-inspiring views and challenging climbs, four wheel driving and dirt biking in our region is a must-do for any enthusiast.
Harrietville is the perfect base for your adventure and is a gateway into the Alpine National Park. Before your trip check track closures in the area. As a general rule tracks are closed from June to November due to wintery conditions. Check roads conditions on the following websites:
- Parks Victoria
- Four Wheel Drive Victoria
- Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
- Victoria’s Iconic 4WD Adventures
There are many tracks available, so call into the Alpine Visitor Information Centre in Bright and purchase a map before you go exploring. Below are a few recommendations.
Some 4WD and dirtbiking tracks near Harrietville....
Mount Murray Loop Drive - Alpine National Park
Mount Murray, at 1634 meters above sea level, in the Alpine National Park south of Harrietville and Bright, can be reached in non-winter periods and overlooks the remote Selwyn Creek and the Blue Rag Range. The lookout may be reached by driving down the Buckland Valley from Porepunkah, following the Buckland River Road past Bederidges station. Take the next left onto Mount Murray North Track and follow that until you come to the Twin Jeeps track, turn left until you come to the Mount Murray Track South, which will take you to the lookout. Drive back along the Twins Road to Mt St Bernard on the Great Alpine Road and back to Harreitville along that. A great Four wheel drive loop in some of Victoria's most scenic country. Map recommended.
Alpine National Park 4WD
Made famous through the movie "The Man From Snowy River", the spectacular alpine high country of eastern Victoria must be one of the best regions in the world for 4WD touring. Meet nature on its own terms in this park that protects the state’s highest mountains and pristine alpine environments. Some of the tracks deep in the park are for experienced four wheel drivers only, but there are many other tracks where you can get away, enjoy beautiful views, and appreciate the quiet wonder of the alps.
Blue Rag Range 4WD
This drive is probably the most spectacular track in the high country. Drive along the Great Alpine Road and turn onto the Dargo High Plains Road, Blue Rag Range will be a track off to the right, as you are heading towards Dargo. It is a must for all four wheel drive travellers to the area however give the track the respect it deserves. It is very remote and over 1600 metres above sea level. Please do not go past Trig Point. There is only one way in and out. Be aware that snow may fall without warning at any time during the year, and Dargo High Plains Road is closed during the snow seaon.It has a few really steep rocky sections particulary just prior to the highest peak and the track drops off steep on both sides. Recommend at least two vehicles and experienced drivers.