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TOP NEW EXPERIENCES TO TRY ON YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY IN BRIGHT

Aussies are now taking every opportunity to get away for a quick holiday and explore their own backyard, so regional hidden gems like Bright are no longer the well-kept secret they once were. The secret is well and truly out and Bright and surrounding townships are seeing visitors all year around, attracting return holiday makers and new visitors, keen to discover what the Victorian High Country has on offer. 

Lucky for you, and us, Bright has plenty going on all year around, and if there...

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what's on in Bright 2021

WHAT'S COMING UP IN 2021:

Things are well underway in Bright with more visitors than ever eager to getaway, relax, unwind, let go of 2020 and just get back to enjoying all the good things in life.

We’re very excited to see some of our favourite festivals and events back on the calendar, kicking off the new year with the Alpine Classic in late January and the Adventure Travel Film Festival early February.  If you’ve been thinking this year is the year to get adventurous and try something new, then don’t miss the...

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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.
Give us your fave memories to fake it till we make it. 
Dig out your beautiful moments...
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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Visit Bright Victoria this Autumn

What’s On In Bright and Surrounds this Autumn

While the staggeringly beautiful colours of Autumn are a prime reason to visit Bright in the coming months, there’s a diverse array of local celebrations and events that are also worth your attention. 

Whether it’s the adrenalin-inducing thrill of watching skilled mountain bikers plunge vertically down a mountain; the inspiring open gardens of the Bright Autumn Festival; the sheer comic genius of Ginger and Tonic at the Bright Cabaret Festival; or the delicious foods and generous hospitality...

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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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Shakespeare In The Vines Gapsted Wines Macbeth

What's On Around BRIGHT THIS SUMMER

This summer, whatever activities you enjoy, Bright and the surrounding High Country region offer a broad range of events sure to pique your interest.

Whether that's getting outdoors and experiencing the High Country's stunning hiking or cycling opportunities, relaxing with a wine while enjoying superb live theatre, or taking the family to see a range of inspirational films, Bright has you covered.

Book your Bright holiday now and get along to one of the following events: 

Mount Hotham...

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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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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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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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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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Affordable ski holidays at Mount Hotham

HOT TIPS for an Affordable Snow Holiday!

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...

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