We left around 5 in the evening all packed and geared up with our woollen armoury. We reached Harrietville by 11 pm after 5 hours of driving. Hotham is approximately an hour's drive from Harrietvlle. So,we decided to take halt for the night at the beautiful Shady Brook Cottages. The cottage was lovely and cosy with stunning gardens around and the owners John and Anne were very warm and welcoming.