This town is the heartbeat of the Kiewa Valley, with the majestic Mount Bogong and the surrounding alpine mountains the lifeblood. Mount Beauty moves to a different beat; one that's as chilled-out as the mountain air itself, where the locals ski all winter and mountain bike summerlong. A 30km scenic drive from Bright, Mount Beauty and the adjoining Tawonga South form the gateway to the Bogong High Plain's region of the Alpine National Park. Are you ready to enter?
AKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Bright & Surrounds acknowledges the Dhudhuroa as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of the land on which the towns of Mount Beauty and Tawonga South are built. We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ancient and on-going presence of the Dhudhuroa on this Country and acknowledge their unique and continuing connection to the lands, waters and culture of this region.
ABOUT MOUNT BEAUTY & TAWONGA SOUTH
Resting at the foot of Mount Bogong – Victoria's highest mountain at 1,896m, Mount Beauty and the adjoining Tawonga South sit at the southernmost end of the Kiewa Valley overlooking dairy farms, orchards and vineyards. This tranquil holiday destination has a chilled-out mountain vibe, popular brewery and restaurants, boutique stores, mountain bike park and winter snowsports. It also has an interesting history having been built by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria in 1949 to house workers on the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme.
ALL SEASONS ADVENTURE
Mount Beauty and Tawonga South have long been popular bases for those looking for a convenient and more affordable snow holiday at Falls Creek. But the cat's out of the bag when it comes to the summer delights of this town and its surrounds. The outdoor adventures are yours for the taking, like alpine hikes, river walks, mountain biking, road cycling, horse riding, swimming, fishing, scenic flights and stunning lookouts.
THE BEST THINGS TO DO
This cheat's list of the most popular things to do in Mount Beauty will ensure you have a great time on your stay in this mountain village. Perhaps a visit to a the brewery is to your liking; maybe you want to see the best lookouts near town, or find something fun with the kids. The inspiration you need is waiting for you on the other side of this link.
RIDE HIGH COUNTRY
It's all here, from classic mountain bike parks to challenging road cycling climbs and cruisy bike paths along the river. All you need to do is choose.
WHAT'S ON IN MOUNT BEAUTY
A free family friendly festival held over two days in April. A truck stage with live music, children’s entertainment, food and craft stalls. A weekend of great food, music and company. New location in Tawonga South Opposite Falls Creek Coaches at the foothills of Falls Creek, surrounded by mountains. A great weekend away with the…Read more
Conquer Mount Bogong and feel like you are on top of the world! The Conquestathon takes you on an organised single day 21 kilometre return trek to the summit of Victoria’s highest mountain, Mt Bogong (1986 metres). Walk it or run it, you’ll be amazed at the spectacular views and changing landscapes along this iconic…Read more
This is one of Australia’s most scenic foot races with an emphasis on fun for all the family. Mount Beauty Running Festival has three distances to choose from this year. A 14 kilometre trail run through some of the iconic bush tracks and river crossing in the area. A 10 kilometre fun run following the…Read more
Pilates classes for everyone. Wildflower offers fun and inclusive pilates classes for all ages and fitness levels. Build strength, flexibility, balance and mobility of your entire body through either a mat or reformer class, to make any adventure life has to offer easier. Wildflower Pilates is run by Mimi, a qualified pilates instructor based in…Read more
A not-for-profit community organisation, run by the community for the community, the Dederang Picnic Race meet is an important social event, showcasing the North-East and Kiewa Valley regions of Victoria, and creating memorable experiences. Run once a year, the meet includes horse racing, the mile footrace, tug-of-war, children’s activities, live band, food and drink stalls…Read more