Lavender Hue is located at 20 Great Alpine Road Harrietville, in Victoria’s High Country. Our charming lavender farm, tea room and bed & breakfast are:
- A 10 minute stroll to Harrietville village
- A 20 minute drive from Bright township
- 1hr15 from Wangaratta
- 3hrs from Bairnsdale
- 3hr45 from Melbourne
- 5hrs from Canberra
- 7hrs from Sydney
Harrietville and Victoria’s High Country
Harrietville is a quaint little sub-alpine village at the foot of Mt Hotham on the banks of the Ovens River. At 520 metres above sea level, Harrietville is a superb all seasons holiday destination , just a short drive from Bright.
Harrietville is rich in the history of the goldfields and the cattlemen of the high country. With its cafes, general store and 2 hotels, it caters for skiers in the winter months while in the other seasons bush walkers and bike riders enjoy the peace and beauty of the Ovens Valley.
Cycling – Harrietville is a great base for those who love to cycle with many events and competitions passing through Harrietville each year. The picturesque ride along the Great Alpine Road valley from Bright is popular with all level of cyclists but the challenging 30km ascent from Harrietville to Mt. Hotham is one of the 7 Peaks climbs and a must for the more experienced.
Bushwalking – Harrietville has two world renowned walking tracks which depart from town. Bon Accord walking track starts along the ovens river, before climbing up into the mountains towards Mt Feathertop, while Bungalow Spur walking track departs from Feathertop Track, taking you up into the mountains, across The Razorback towards Mt Feathertop. With challenging walking and spectacular views from almost anywhere on the tracks, it is no wonder people from around the world come to walk them!
Fishing – The lovely Ovens River flows through Harrietville and there are plenty of great spots to fish, including Lake Tronoh the 70ft deep Tronoh Dredge hole (much more scenic than it sounds!). Apart from trout, there are other varieties of fish to be caught.
Four wheel driving – Surrounded by mountains, tracks and ridgelines on all four sides, Harrietville is a great base for a 4WD adventure. The annual ‘Drive For Life’ is held in Harrietville in April, a great charity event and a fun way to see the countryside!
Mountain Bike Riding – Harrietville has some goos beginners and intermediate riding, with the MTB parks of Bright (Mystic) and Dinner Plain a short drive away. Riding in the mountains is an experience not to be missed.
National Parks – Harrietville sits on the doorstep of the Alpine National Park. Explore the areas touched by bushfire to experience the rejuvenation and wonder of nature. With plenty of bird life to see and listen to and an array of native animals, Harrietville is great place to experience the delights of Australian fauna and wildlife.
Snow skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing – Harrietville is the closest off-mountain accommodation to Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain, very popular snow resorts during the winter months. Harrietville has a diverse range of ski hire shops, cafes and restaurants. Make it your base when planning your next ski trip. A coach service departs daily from Harrietville to Mount Hotham and you also have the option to drive over Tawonga Gap to Falls Creek, having the best of both mountains! It takes under an hour to reach Mt Hotham and just over an hour to reach Falls Creek.
Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm – On Harrietville’s door step, you have the Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon farm, why not try their trout pate or catch a fish or two for lunch, which will be scaled by the owners ready for you to throw on the BBQ on site. Check the opening hours and lunch options directly with the trout farm.
Gourmet Food and Wine Region – It’s just a beautiful 20 minute drive to the tourist town of Bright and the start of the High Country’s extensive gourmet food and wine region. Take lunch in one of the friendly cafes in town or venture into Bright for dinner one night at one of the diverse range of restaurants.