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If you're looking for an excuse to make plans and direct your thoughts to the future, our heavily reduced deposit for all new holiday accommodation bookings in Bright and Surrounds could do the trick!
To make it easier for you to plan for life after the current travel restrictions end - whenever that might be - we've slashed the deposit required to lock in your dream holiday to just 10 per cent of the booking total.
Reducing your upfront commitment is one small way we hope to make your ...
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...
“Perfect. Reliable, quick to respond and excellent communication. Highly recommended.”
This succinct review, posted on pet minding services website Mad Paws on October 19 by Claire H., would be music to any pet lover’s ears.
What’s even better is this glowing review is written about local pet minder Kris Marr – which is particularly exciting if you’re thinking of bringing your furry friend to one of our pet-friendly properties in or near Bright.
While your pets can be left in an...
An uplift shuttle service is available for Mystic Mountain Bike Park in Bright, with daily services available throughout the busy summer period.
Operated by Blue Dirt Mountain Biking, the uplift operation is a bus and trailer service that takes riders and bikes from the bottom of the hill to the top. This saves you time and energy pedalling up the hill, giving you the opportunity to ride more trails for a longer period.
This includes the highly regarded Hero Trail and Shred Kelly, along...
If you think skiing is best in winter, think again – a decent snow base, bright sunny days and fewer people can mean spring is the better time to take your skiing holiday.
While snow falls and depths are hard to predict, what’s for certain is if there’s good snow coverage at Falls Creek or Mount Hotham in September – and that’s not uncommon - it’s a great time to be out on the slopes.
For one, there's generally fewer people at the ski fields in September, which means you’ll have shorter...
Spring is a vibrant and colourful time in Bright, enhanced by a wide range of exciting events and activities.
Whether you’re into the great outdoors or fitness, you enjoy gardens and art, or delicious food and wine is your thing - Bright in Spring has your interests covered.
Following is a list of key events that are on during Spring. Don’t forget we can help you book accommodation during this period – but don’t delay, as it’s a busy period!
Bright Festival of Photography
Cyclists – spring is the ideal time to saddle up for a cycling adventure in Bright, Australia’s premier biking destination.
Warm, mild days followed by crisp mornings and evenings make for ideal riding conditions, and you’ll avoid the busier summer periods, particularly in terms of traffic.
Whether it’s tackling one of the country’s most challenging mountain ascents of Mount Hotham, Falls Creek or Mount Buffalo, taking on the downhill thrills of fast single-track descents in Bright’s...
Book your Bright holiday with us and receive an extra night FREE at a select number of premium holiday accommodation options!
This exclusive offer will allow you to enjoy the vibrant colours and exciting events of an Alpine spring for longer, while potentially saving you hundreds of dollars.
This deal applies to a range of quality accommodation in Bright and Harrietville during off-peak periods*, subject to availability. Some properties allow for weekends to be included in this offer...
Bright is the perfect holiday destination for you and your pet, with a wide selection of pet-friendly accommodation and activitives for you (and your pooch!) to choose from.
Alpine Valley Getaways offers 40 pet-friendly accommodation options in Bright and the surrounding towns of Harrietville, Porepunkah and Wandiligong. What’s more, many of the local businesses – including cafes, restaurants and Bright Brewery – allow you to bring your precious pet with you.
Parks are also plentiful,...
If you're eager to do something in the snow near Bright this Alpine winter beyond skiing, then you'll love the three unique activities we've found for you.
Bright is the ideal location for a snow holiday, and along with nearby Harrietville, Wandiligong and Porepunkah gives you easy access to a wide range of stunning Alpine activities.
While many of these activities are well known - see our tips for an affordable ski holiday for more information about ski holidays near Bright - we've...
There's nothing quite like a snow holiday with the kids or friends but it can be hard on the family budget. By the time you have arranged your ski gear, equipment hire, lift tickets, ski lessons, resort entry, and everything else... there can be little left for the most important part - your snow accommodation!
Off mountain accommodation may be your golden ticket to an unforgettable ski holiday, on the snow and exploring the beautiful Alpine Valleys.
As locals we have a few tricks up...
While Bright is an ideal base for nearby snow-based activities, rest assured if you're not skiing there's still plenty to do in and around this Alpine town mecca during the colder months.
Whether you're here for a romantic weekend getaway, a kids-focused family break, or you're looking to indulge in the region's foodie delights and fine wines, Bright and its surrounds caters for it all.
If your children are with you, a trip to Red Stag Deer Farm should be on your itinerary. Located in...
Autumn is our favourite time of year in Bright & Surrounds. Golden trees, crisp mornings to sunny afternoons, local produce in abundance and loads of festivals & events being hosted around the region.
A highlight of the Bright Autumn Festival is the legendary Wandi Nut Festival set amongst of the stunning backdrop of Wandiligong, Victoria just five minutes from Bright.
This one day festival highlights the local produce of the region with cooking displays, tastings, a gorgeous market, kids...
For the first time the iconic Villa Gusto Private Estate can be exclusively yours.
Imagine having this delightful seven room Estate just for your group - your family, your friends. The people you want to experience the Valleys with, and the quiet moments of the Villa under the stars.
Villa Gusto, luxury accommodation near Bright, offers all of the decadent amenities your group could dream of, for any memorable destination celebration. Corporate retreats and weddings are also welcome!