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Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Ski Holiday in 2021

Victorians love nothing more than a trip to the slopes, and fortunately, in 2021 the Victorian ski slopes are back open and waiting for excited and enthusiastic visitors. While a ski trip always requires planning, this year it requires a little more preparation, even if you’re just doing a day trip. Alpine Valley Getaways is your trusted choice for places to stay in Bright, which is located right on the doorstep of some of Australia’s best ski villages. If you want to head to the snow this year...

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BOOK YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY WITH OUT 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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Wedding and event venue Bright Victoria

EVENT AND WEDDING VENUES in and near Bright 

With its stunning Alpine backdrop, delicious food and wine scene and close proximity to Melbourne, Bright is the perfect location for your wedding, corporate event or special family gathering.

To help with your planning, we’ve uncovered a wide range of venues to hold your special gathering.

Whether it’s a formal corporate event, a family gathering celebrating an anniversary or birthday, or a wedding, Bright and the surrounding towns of Wandiligong, Freeburgh, Harrietville, Harrietville...

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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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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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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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Villa Gusto Private Estate holiday accommodation near Bright

Reserve your own PRIVATE ESTATE near Bright

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!

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