Set against the backdrop of Victoria’s highest mountain, Mount Bogong, the town of Mount Beauty offers visitors an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy. From fishing, hiking and mountain biking, through to skiing at nearby Falls Creek or swimming at a local waterholes, there’s plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained. You can even take in the town’s history as the base for the Kiewa Hydro-Electric Scheme, one of the largest of its type in Australia.
Mount Beauty, at the head of the Kiewa Valley
Sitting at the head of the Kiewa Valley and set against the stunning backdrop of Victoria’s highest mountain, Mount Bogong, the town of Mount Beauty offers visitors a range of activities to enjoy. From fishing, hiking, and mountain biking, through to skiing at nearby Falls Creek or swimming at a number of local waterholes, there’s an abundance of activities to enjoy all year round.
Once the home of those who worked on the Kiewa Hydro-Electric Scheme, Mt Beauty has evolved into a charming town with plenty of things to do for visitors of all ages. Take in the town’s history, a stroll around the Pondage, the man-made lake located near town, which includes a large children’s playground nearby or for the thrill-seekers, you can take to the skies in a two-seat glider, which departs from Mount Beauty Airport! Or grab your mountain bike and tackle one of the many exciting single track downhill trails at Big Hill MTB Park.
Located in close proximity to Mount Bogong, Victoria’s highest mountain, tackle a steep but rewarding hike to its summit and enjoy the views from the top, which stretch across the Australian Alps.
If you’re heading to Falls Creek from Bright, Mount Beauty also offers a range of services including a ski hire retailers, small supermarket, a bakery, cafes, restaurants, and service stations.
Beyond Mt Beauty
Just a short drive from Mt Beauty you will find the neighbouring towns of Porepunkah and Bright, and just a little further you will find the lovely town of Harrietville. Porepunkah is a laidback, family-friendly village just 6km north of Bright along the Great Alpine Road. A great base to enjoy Mount Buffalo, Porepunkah the perfect place for a picnic by the Ovens River or enjoy a pedal along part of the famous Rail Trail. Looking for accommodation? Porepunkah is a centrally located town with easy access to Bright, Mt Beauty and Falls Creek.
Bright is a vibrant town set in the beautiful Alpine valley and snow-capped peaks, pristine rivers, award-winning breweries, and some of the best bike trails in the country. Whether you visit in summer or winter, there’s always something fun to do from swimming and cycling to skiing at nearby Falls Creek or Mount Hotham or simply enjoying the areas many wineries, cafes, and restaurants. You will be spoilt for choice for Bright accommodation; cottages, cabins and luxurious holiday homes are plentiful, and most are within easy walking distance to the town’s centre.
At the base of Mount Feathertop in the scenic Victorian Alps you will discover the little town of Harrietville. Just a short drive from Mount Hotham which offers year-round activities for visitors, Harrietville is the ideal town in which to base yourself to explore the very best of the Alpine Valley. For Harrietville accommodation, or holiday rentals in surrounding towns, Alpine Valley Getaways offers a wide range of options to suit couples, families, and groups – view our listings and book online today.