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FREE Things to Do in Bright

Perfect for couples, families or groups of friends who love to travel together, Bright is the ultimate Victorian holiday destination with something for everyone. From wineries to walking trails, cafes to cultural experiences, there are so many wonderful things to do in the region. Alpine Valley Getaways is the trusted choice for stylish Bright holiday rentals at affordable prices. If you have never been to beautiful Bright, or if you are looking for a family-friendly getaway that won’t blow the...

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The Picnic People Bright

A Guide to all your Food Provisions, Picnics, Platters and more

We know there’s a lot to organize when planning a family holiday.

So, we want to help make it a little easier by sharing some of the fabulous foodie services now available in Bright, all designed to do some of the hard work for you & add a little slice of luxury.

Instead of queuing at the supermarket or waiting in restaurant lines how’s this for an idea?

You arrive to your holiday home with your pre ordered groceries, chef prepared meals or gourmet platters ready and waiting for you on...

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The Best Walking Tracks for Families Around Bright

Located on the picturesque Great Alpine Road between Porepunkah and Harrietville, Bright is a Victorian tourist hotspot, and is especially popular with those who love outdoor adventures.

If you are considering a family getaway to Bright, things to do that are family-friendly is likely very high on your priority list. If you want to get the kids off their devices and show them some of the most beautiful parts of the state, there’s an abundance of scenic walking tacks in the area and the best...

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Itinerary for a Wining and Dining Weekend in Bright

While Bright might be famous for its stunning scenery and abundance of outdoor activities, this beautiful town located in the heart of Victoria’s Alpine Valley also provides the perfect opportunity for a weekend dedicated to world-class wining and dining. If you want to sample your way through the best local produce and boutique beverages the region has to offer, Alpine Valley Getaways can help with comfortable and contemporary Bright accommodation for your weekend foodie escape.

Here’s our...

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Festivals and Events in Bright & Surrounds - Spring 2021

After a long, cold Winter there’s nothing better than planning a fun-filled Spring weekend away in the beautiful Alpine region of Victoria. Bright is a thriving country haven, ready to welcome visitors with sun-drenched days, stunning scenery and fabulous activities for the whole family. For outstanding Bright accommodation, Victorians rely on Alpine Valley Getaways. With a vast listing of places to stay in Bright, we have accommodation options to suit the needs of couples, families, large...

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Win a $150 voucher with Alpine Valley Getaways

Share your Alpine Valley memories to score a $150 voucher!

We miss you!  

But we know we have to wait for the next great getaway, the next family escape, the world to get back to normal.

Let’s keep the love alive and share your holidays to Bright & Surrounds with us.
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Tag us on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM and let us know what you’re looking forward to when you get back ❤️ 

We’re going to give away a $150 accommodation voucher at the end of every month that we...

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BOOK YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY WITH OUR LOWEST DEPOSIT EVER

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 ...

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Brighter Days Festival Accommodation Harrietville Bright

Brighter Days Confirms Hourly Bus Service between Harrietville to 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...

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Pet minding services Bright Victoria

MIND THE DOG: Pet Sitting Services In Bright

“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...

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Blue Dirt uplift service for Mystic Mountain Bike Park Bright

Mystic Park Mountain Bike UPLIFT SHUTTLE SERVICE

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...

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Skiing at Mount Hotham in Spring

Why you should consider SKIING IN SEPTEMBER

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...

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Bright Victoria in spring

What's On In BRIGHT THIS SPRING

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 

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Cycling holiday in Bright Victoria

CYCLIST-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION in Bright

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...

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Arlington Bright Victoria

STAY 4 NIGHTS, PAY FOR 3 accommodation offer

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...

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Reed & Co Distillery Bright

FOOD AND DRINK SCENE: The Spirit driving Bright’s new gin bar

Take a former mechanics workshop, decades old and nearing the end of its working life. Add in two chefs with a passion for new flavours and delicious, local produce. Mix in a taste for gin, and a close relationship with a coffee roaster and bakery business. 

Stir thoroughly, and you’ve got the fresh, vibrant space that now houses Reed & Co Distillery and Sixpence Coffee. 

Reed & Co Distillery, which opened in late 2017, is the creation of local chefs Rachel Reed and Hamish Nugent, former...

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Wedding service Bright Victoria

Let us help organise YOUR WEDDING in Bright

Organising your wedding in Bright has just become easier, with Alpine Valley Getaways now providing a complimentary service to help your guests organise their accommodation.

We have accommodation located throughout Bright, Porepunkah, Wandiligong, Buckland Valley and Harrietville, and your guests can select their preferred accommodation based on a wide variety of selection criteria. 

Where possible we can ensure their accommodation is located near your wedding venue, or in close proximity...

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Pet friendly accommodation Bright

Why Bright is the perfect PET-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY choice

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,...

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Snowshoe to Fondue Tour, near Mount Hotham

Three exciting SNOW ADVENTURES near Bright you'll love this winter

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...

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Things to do in Bright in winter

WINTER ACTIVITIES in Bright that don't require snow

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...

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Wandi Nut Festival

WANDI NUT FESTIVAL: Wandiligong

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...

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