Getting Here & Around
Harrietville is located on the Great Alpine Road at the base of Mount Hotham in the Ovens Valley, only 25 kilometres from Bright and is easily accessible.
Harrietville is about 3 hours and 45 minutes’ drive from Melbourne via the M31 Hume Freeway and the Snow Road C522 near Glenrowan (Great Alpine Road) turn-off near Wangaratta. Harrietville is about 1 hour and 15 minutes’ from the turn-off.
Alternatively, travelling from Lakes Entrance along the Great Alpine Road (B500) to Harrietville is approximately 2hours and 50 minutes.
If travelling from New South Wales, Harrietville is 2 hours from Albury, driving along the C527 from Wodonga to Myrtleford then the B500 (Great Alpine Road) from Myrtleford through Bright to Harrietville.
There is not fuel in Harrietville. The last fuel stations are in Bright or Omeo. During the cooler months Alpine Diesel mix is required.
Snow season chain & fuel requirements
During the snow season it is a legal requirement that all vehicles travelling from Harrietville to Mount Hotham Ski Resort carry diamond pattern snow chains. This includes AWD and 4WD vehicles. Chains can be hired in Harrietville from Hoys Ski Hire. One way chain hire service available. Pick up/ drop off at Hoys Chains Omeo and Hoys Ski Hire in Harrietville.
During the cooler months Alpine Diesel mix is required.
Albury Airport is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Bright. Qantas, REX Regional Express and Virgin operate several flights daily from Melbourne and Sydney. Check airline websites for current flight information to and from Albury. Cars can be hired at the airport. Make sure the hire vehicle has snow insurance and is compatible for chain fitting.
VLine runs daily bus services to Bright. Phone 1800 800 007 or go to vline.com.au for a timetable. Alps Bus Link offers services from Bright to Omeo via Harrietville, Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain: Phone 5159 1377 or 0477 991 377 or go to omeobus.com.au. The Snowball Express departs daily from Hoys Harrietville to Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain.
Trains run daily from Melbourne and Sydney via Wangaratta, a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Harrietville. Go to vline.com.au for timetable information.
Snowline Express – Mini Bus Tours & Mount Hotham Transfers
03 5759 2524 or 0402 377 101
Hoys Bus & Taxi Booking Service
1800 467 669 or 03 5759 2589
Bright Taxi Service
0408 589 370