Harcourt

Pictures are of Main Street, Mt Alexander and historic aqueduct. Pictures by bancoora.com

Harcourt is located 140 kilometres to the north west of Melbourne. In terms of mountian biking, Harcourt has been the poor cousin to Castlemaine with the only main trail being the Goldfields Trail. This is all about to change in 2017 with the building of the Harcourt MTB Park at the base of Mount Alexander with completion around Christmas time.

The Harcourt mountain bike park will offer up to 34 kilometres of dedicated trails. As of May 2017, Dirt Art is working with the community to discuss the preliminary design of the trails. The remainder of the work timeline is:

May 2017 - Community feedback into final design before being progressed for state and federal approval. The outcome of these consultations is that there have been a number of re-alignments of the trails away from private property and areas of cultural significance. The proposed trail map can be seen here.

June 2017 - Commonwealth and state environmental palnning approvals underway

July 2017 - Trail design approved and construction begins weather permitting

August to December 2017 - Construction period

Trail Links
DELWP Information Site Information for this trail.
Proposed Trail Map Proposed trail map for MTB park due for completion by Christmas 2017.
Maps and Directions To Get There
Trails under Construction  
Tourist Information

Local area information can be obtained at the Harcourt webpage. This webpage has good information on the area and details options for accommodation and other holiday oriented actvities in the area.

Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre (Historic Market Building)
44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
Phone: (03) 5471 1795
Free call: 1800 171 888
visitors@mountalexander.vic.gov.au