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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Harrietville in early autumn 2010

Harrietville is a former gold-mining town, located 25 km  south of Bright on the Great Alpine Road and at the base of Mount Feathertop in the scenic Victorian Alps.

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

Trout Farm

Old logging wagon in Pioneer Park
See all of the Photos of our visit, which include some hhstorical mages from the period 1890 to 1935!

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