abalina cottages is soon to add a fourth 3 bedroom cottage.  More news to come, watch this space........


 17th October until 3rd of November

Bright Spring Festiva

The Bright Spring Festival now in its 27th year, showcases the special attractions of the Great Alpine Valleys; great cafes and restaurants, access to three wine regions, accommodation to suit all budgets, adventure sports, walking tracks and bike trails, street and river markets, art exhibitions and a natural beauty not found elsewhere in Victoria.


Check out this awesome 'Bright Spring Festival' youtube video



 17th October 2015

Bright Riverside Market "Make it Bake it Grow It"

Howitt Park Bright - 9am to 1pm


8-10 of November 2015

Bright's Iconic Rod Run

2015 is the 25th year that Bright has welcomed Street Rods, Classic and Custom vehicles on the second weekend in November and we are going to make it a Rod Run to remember. This event attracts entrants from all around Australia and spectators from all parts of the globe. 



28th of November 2015

 Harvest 'n' Graze Festival 28th of November

Harvest ‘n’ Graze is a food, music and wine extravaganza. It’s about sharing good times with family and friends, watching your favourite artists from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in a relaxed and friendly environment.

With well known artists such as; Diesel, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Mark Seymour, Deborah Conway, Pseudo Echo and Chocolate Starfish every event promise to be an unforgettable concert experience. Bring your dancing shoes…or no shoes at all!

 The music plays all day, stallholders are handpicked, Fisher & Paykel host the fabulous cooking demos, free kids amusements, face painting and family activities all day long. Gourmet produce will be aplenty with up to 30 stalls of the State’s best regional fare, artisan delicacies and a vast assortment of ready-to-eat delights.  All of this is served up at picturesque and iconic venues around Australia.

 Come laze, graze, sip, taste, and treat yourself to this season’s finest bounty. Bring the family, bring a picnic rug and bring your harvest cheer. Bon appétit


20-22 November 2015

Mountaingrass Music Festival

For over 26 years the small township of Harrietville has played host every year to bluegrass and old-time music festivals. Banjo player and luthier Laurie Grundy conceived the idea of a bluegrass and old time music convention at Harrietville and in conjunction with Nick and Janet Dear from Pickin’ at the Piggery in Melbourne they organised the first ‘Harrietville Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Convention’ in October 1989. It quickly became the peak event on the bluegrass and old time music calendar in Australia and was affectionately known simply as ‘Harrietville.’

Mountaingrass continues the tradition of bringing U.S. Bluegrass and Old-Time acts to play concerts and run workshops for fans and players of all levels. Mountaingrass also showcases a selection of acts from Australia and New Zealand and runs instrument and other workshops for players of all levels. Most of all Mountaingrass offers two and a half days of non-stop picking and jamming and lots of opportunities to improve your chops!





 November 14-15 2015

Thule Bright 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race

The B24 has been borne out of a vision that brings mountain biking, the town and the tracks together to create the ideal location for a 24hr race. With the race so close to town, the B24 provides the opportunity for competitors to tailor their weekend exactly how they would like it. The tracks around Bright are renowned as fantastic and the town is a well-established tourist destination for the whole family with a myriad of sights and activities to enjoy. BASE brings these things together to provide a professionally run event in a quality setting for riders and their entourage. 

The race caters for everyone, from the elite solo rider, to the fun teams of 6. There is a race for the juniors and also a groundbreaking category "Esprit de Corps", for those that may like to ride with team mates and don’t necessarily like riding through the night.

Luxury Bright accommodation cottages for singles, luxury Bright accommodation cottages for couples and luxury Bright accommodation cottages for families. These self contained Bright holiday accommodation cottages are for the discerning visitor who likes to be able to walk to and from cafes, restaurants and the Bright shopping precinct for their Bright Escape in the Great Alpine Valleys and High Country.