The tranquil bushland village of Harrietville in Victoria's High Country rests at the foot of the renowned ski resort of Mount Hotham and is just 25km south of Bright along the Great Alpine Road – one of the most scenic drives in Australia


Harrietville is about a three-hour and 45 minute drive from Melbourne via the M31 Hume Freeway. Exit the freeway at the Glenrowan (Great Alpine Road) turn-off near Wangaratta onto the C522 Snow Road, which will lead you to the Great Alpine Road. Harrietville is about a one hour and 15 minute drive from the Glenrowan turn-off.

Alternatively, if you're coming from the south along the Great Alpine Road (B500), Harrietville is about three hours from Bairnsdale.

For those travelling from New South Wales, Harrietville is about one hour and 45 minutes from Albury along the C527 from Wodonga to Myrtleford, where the Great Alpine Road will take you through Bright and on to Harrietville.


As with all great nature escapes, Harrietville is small and doesn't have a petrol station. Fuel up in Bright, 25km north of Harrietville on the Great Alpine Road. If you're arriving from the south, refuel in Omeo, which is 86km away, before making the trip over Australia's highest sealed road to Harrietville. If your vehicle uses diesel fuel, fill up with Alpine Diesel during winter to prevent clogging.


All vehicles travelling into alpine areas like Mount Hotham are legally required to carry snow chains during the snow season. Chains can be hired from Hoys Ski Centre in Harrietville or Omeo.

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Trains run daily from Melbourne and Sydney to Wangaratta Station, which is a one hour and 15 minute drive from Harrietville. Hire cars, taxis or bus services are available in Wangaratta to complete your journey. Train timetables and tickets are available from V/Line for Victorian trains, and XPT for NSW-bound trains.


V/Line runs a daily bus service between Wangaratta Station and Bright. To complete your journey to Harrietville by bus, you can catch the Alps Bus Link operated by Dyson Group. This service operates three days a week and is an affordable way to access Harrietville, Mount Hotham, Dinner Plain and Omeo from Bright. Please note, the timetable differs between winter and summer.

During the snow season, Alpine Spirit Coaches runs the Snowball Express daily bus service from Melbourne to Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain via Myrtleford, Bright and Harrietville.


Qantas and Regional Express (REX) operate flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Albury Airport, which is a one hour and 45 minute drive from Harrietville. Check airline websites for current flight information. Hire cars are available at the airport. Alternatively, you can complete your journey by train and bus, or by private transfer.


Snowline Hotel – Charter Bus & Tours
03 5759 2524 or 0402 377 101

Hoys Bus & Taxi Booking Service
1800 467 669 or 03 5759 2589

Mount Beauty Transfers
0488 863 360

Bright Taxi Service
0423 015 152

Snowball Express
Daily snow season bus services from Melbourne to Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain via Myrtleford, Bright and Harrietville.