The town is particularly attractive in autumn when the blazing colours of its large variety of deciduous trees creates a spectacular display. The Ovens River meanders through Harrietville, lined with attractive parks including Pioneer Park which features a museum and displays of the region's history. A small commercial centre includes a general store, two hotels, and a selection of accommodation.
We visited Harrietville on April 24, 2010. Our trip included an inspection of the Trout Farm (off the Alpine Rd on the Harrietville approach) and the Pioneer Park. We also located the start of the North West Spur Track, adjacent to the Trout Farm, a steep climb up to Mt Feathertop.
|Ovens River at Harrietville|
|Start of Northwest Track to Mt Feathertop|
|Old logging wagon in Pioneer Park|