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Brighter Days Confirms Hourly Bus Service between Harrietville to Bright

Brighter Days Festival Accommodation Harrietville Bright

Brighter Days patrons staying in the picturesque town of Harrietville will be able to access an hourly bus service to nearby Bright on the weekend of the popular festival. 

Harrietville, approximately 20 minutes from Bright on the Great Alpine Road, is the epitome of country charm, offering two popular pubs, cafes, a bakery, and a great selection of walks, parks and other historic attractions. 

Buses servicing Brighter Days Festival attendees will operate on Saturday March 7 and Sunday March 8 between Harrietville and Bright on the hour, every hour, from 10am until late at night. Buses can be arranged for the evening of Friday March 6 by contacting the operator - Bright and District Leisure Tours - on 0421 648 151. 

Buses will depart Harrietville from the centrally located Snowline Hotel and will drop passengers off at the Bright Visitor Centre.  

More information about the service can be found at the Facebook page of Bright and District Leisure Tours. Tickets can be purchased on the bus with cash.

The reliable bus service means you’ll get to enjoy Harrietville’s serenity and relaxed vibe with easy access to the excitement and fun of the Brighter Days Festival.  

Alpine Valley Getaways has accommodation available in Harrietville during the Brighter Days Festival weekend, which can accommodate all types of groups – from couples through to families. There’s also a few pet friendly properties available. 

At the time of writing you can stay at any these homes in Harrietville during the Brighter Days Festival: 

Autumn Leaf Cottage 2 – This quaint two-bedroom cottage can accommodate four guests.

Autumn Leaf Cottage 2 Harrietville Victoria

Black Mamba House – This two-bedroom luxe pad is set amongst pristine bush.

Black Mamba Harrietville Accommodation

Feathertop Retreat – This charming four-bedroom home is perfect for groups of up to seven.

Feathertop Retreat Harrietville Victoria

Harrietville Cottage – This charming cottage is ideal for four guests in two cosy rooms.

Harrietville Cottage

Hygge – Modern yet intimate home for up to eight, with amazing views.

Hygge Holiday Accommodation Harrietville Victoria



Ville Views – Modern and secluded, this three-bedroom home can accommodate up to five guests.

Ville Views Harrietville

The Loft at Smoko Rise - Located near Harrietville, this pad is ideal for a couple looking for a comfortable and well-priced getaway.

The Loft at Smoko Rise

If you'd still prefer to stay in Bright we have a few homes that have recently become available - but hurry, we expect these to book quickly!

Bright-based accommodation that's available during Brighter Days include:

Cedar Holiday Apartments (Unit 2) - This affordable two-bedroom unit is a short walk to Bright and all the action!

Cedar Holiday Apartments Bright


Northern Exposure - This luxe four-bedroom home can accommodate up to eight of your family and friends in a serene and relaxed setting.

Northern Exposure Holiday Accommodation Bright Victoria


Villa Gusto Private Estate - OK, so this isn't located in Bright, but you'll make an exception when you see this decadent seven-bedroom property with sun-drenched pool and staggering views of Mount Buffalo. Located in the nearby Buckland Valley, you'll enjoy peace and tranquility yet still be within 15 minutes of all the action in Bright!

Villa Gusto Private Estate Buckland Valley Victoria

You can book these properties online NOW by clicking the property name link above and selecting your preferred dates (a minimum three-night stay required over the Labour Day weekend unless otherwise specified).

Or call us on 03 5759 2555 at our office in Bright to book, or to see if anything else has become available.

You'll receive the BEST PRICES by booking direct with us - guaranteed!

Held on the Labour Day weekend of March 6-8, the Brighter Days Festival revolves around cars, motorcycles and music and raises money for various charities, including the Cooper Trewin Memorial (SUDC) Research Fund, EB Research Foundation and the DEBRA Foundation (Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association). 

This year’s event includes performances by Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite, Thirsty Merc and Ross Wilson, to name just a few of the top-class musicians who’ll be on show.

There's also a wide range of other activities to enjoy, including the Harley Davidson Hub, Bike and Car Show and Shines, and the Amazing Chase, a fun-filled game involving all the family.

Download the full Brighter Days Festival event program now!

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