Casbak Alpine Units has been the ICON of Harrietville accommodation since the mid 70's. The facility was built by two Dutch families, the Castricums and the Bakkums, hence the name Casbak.

Ed and Neene took over in May 2010, having been lured from Geelong by the pristine beauty and active lifestyle that Harrietville offers.

We are both keen cyclists and have ridden most of Victoria's premier long distant cycle tours such as the Otway Classic, Kinglake and 'Around the Bay in A day' ride just to name a few. The Audax ride and 3 Peaks Challenge both incorporate our village and were on our 'must conquer' agenda when we took over ownership.

Since arriving we have:

  • Ridden to Bright regularly
  • Ridden Hotham & Buffalo
  • Hiked to Feathertop
  • Purchased mountain bikes and explored the bush's more rugged terrain
  • Swum laps in the local Lake Tronoh and
  • Skied the slopes

All of which are from our door step.


  • We plan to take part in the Falls Creek - Mizuno Trail Running Festival held in February
  • Ride in the Audax Cycling Event held over Australia day weekend
  • Compete in the 3 Peaks Challenge held over Labour Day W/E in March
  • Do local competitive mountain running and
  • Create a local Triathlon