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Crystalbrook Cottage at the foot of Mt Buffalo

Bedrooms 2
Property type hotel


About the property

Step inside your newly renovated cottage and unwind in the peaceful natural surrounds of Mount Buffalo National Park, literally a skip from your front door.

Your cosy cottage, ideally suited to 2 couples features everything you could need to relax and forget about the rest of the world!

The open plan living area features a huge window to bring the mountain surrounds in as you curl up by the wood fire. Enjoy quality entertainment with your large TV/DVD and DVD from the collection or challenge yourself on the WII with a range of games & accessories. There are also plenty of board games to keep you occupied.

The split system ensures comfort year round.

Whip up a meal in your fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher or enjoy a drink around the stylish breakfast bar. Dine inside or soak up the fresh air and views on the sunny front deck with gas BBQ.

2 bedrooms with a queen or double serve as retreats for couples or families. Each bedroom features a flat screen TV, lounge and reverse cycle heating & cooling to enjoy your own space. All bedding & linen is provided. The modern bathroom features a shower & toilet with provisions supplied.

Crystalbrook Cottage is fully dog friendly with a huge enclosed rear yard and undercover patio, your furry friend will feel right at home. Cap everything off with a full laundry and the entrance to Mt Buffalo National Park being at your doorstep making this the ideal retreat for hikers, riders and snow play lovers - and you've found your perfect haven.

+ This quality holiday home is hosted by ALPINE VALLEY GETAWAYS : WINNER : Excellence in tourism - Alpine Shire business awards


Within 1 minutes WALK from : The entrance to Mt Buffalo National Park

Within 30 minutes DRIVE from : The top of the mountain

Within 10 minutes DRIVE from : Stylish Cafe's & hotels

Within 8 minutes DRIVE from :The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Within 12 minutes DRIVE from : the centre of Bright!



We can also help you with any little extras you would like to complete your Bright getaway.

Let us arrange an in-house massage, book you a tour, help with local activities, have a yummy local hamper waiting for your arrival, whatever your heart desires!

Celebrating a special occasion? We can have flowers, balloons, decorations or even gifts waiting for that special someone. Won't you win brownie points!

Lazy late check-out may be available on request.

Just let us know what we can do to complete your holiday.


Porepunkah and Mt Buffalo, the perfect combination

The gorgeous town of Porepunkah is the gateway to Bright, The Buckland Valley and the ideal place to rest your head when venturing to Mount Buffalo.

With the Ovens River running through and views of Mt Buffalo and Mt Feathertop as the backdrop, you can enjoy an Alpine getaway without the hustle bustle.

Hit the Rail Trail into Bright or back towards Myrtleford visiting wineries and farm gates along the way.

Relax on a lilo down the river or find a secluded secret swimming hole!

Hike to the horn at Mount Buffalo for breathtaking views or enjoy an affordable family snow holiday in Winter.

Hit the river at the local playground with toddler pool, jetty & BBQ facilities.

Enjoy the Punkah Pub beer garden for a counter meal or a delicious breakfast or lunch at The Rail Trail Cafe.

Get spoilt at Boynton's Winery with an amazing playground for the kids - during busy periods they run a bus from Porepunkah and back again! Regular live music and events to keep you coming back.

Stroll the area, let the kids ride their bikes safely or just enjoy the peace & quiet and all just a few minutes drive from Bright and just that bit closer to the rest of the region!


Crystalbrook Cottage offers the ideal winter haven situated in an ideal, central location for all snow lovers!

Whether you choose Mt Hotham, Falls Creek or Mt Buffalo, you are an easy drive from each. Or you could just take one of the many buses or taxi services from Harrietville each morning!

Mt Hotham & Falls Creek also offer multi mountain passes so you can experience both mountains with ease, it doesn't get much better than that!

Book with us to receive discounts and special deals on your Winter ski/board, clothing & chain hire from Hoy's skis or JD's skis.



Your furry friend is welcome to join you at Crystalbrook Cottage.

Dogs are welcome inside the house while you are with them but must stay outside or go with you if you are to leave.

The rear yard is fully secure with a kennel.


You will have the entire place to yourselves however bedroom access is determined by guest numbers.

1-2 guests offers 1 bedroom, 3-4 guests offers 2 bedrooms.

Base rates provided are for 2 guests. Extra guests will attract extra charges.

Some restrictions will apply to bookings.....

2 nights standard off-peak bookings - non negotiable

3 nights Australia Day weekend

3 nights Labour Day weekend

3 nights Queens Birthday weekend

3 nights Melbourne Cup weekend

3 nights Anzac Day weekend

3 nights January school holidays

4 nights Easter

7 nights Christmas period

*Please check with us though in peak periods if a booking gap appears or if the dates are approaching!

More Details

Property Manager
Alpine Valley Getaways
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018


Porepunkah Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Crystalbrook Cottage at the foot of Mt Buffalo
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Great Cottage to Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exactly what we needed for our weekend getaway. What a well looked after house and very warm and welcoming! Can't wait to come and stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristina! Always love to hear of a relaxing getaway. Hope to see you again soon.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Very well appointed/ comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing . Tic all the boxes. Comfortable bed. Awesome TV

Pet welcome

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful house and stunning part of the world!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place especially the view and the balcony. It was wonderful to bring our dog Pesky along. Its about 10 minutes to Bright in the car and the national park is very close. Hope to stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Very good property

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time at Crystalbrook Cottage. We booked the cottage in order to get away from the extreme heat of last weekends weather...thus the air conditioning was important and was glad to say that all worked extremely well. The cottage is very well kept, clean and very well equipped. Beds are comfy and the views are really lovely. Only two small gripes: a teapot is needed and some grown up (non plastic) cutlery please...especially the dessert spoons! Not sure why the cutlery is as it is...strange and doesn't gel with the place at all

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, Australia

Perfect bushland setting

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect spot for experiencing Mt Buffalo National Park! A beautiful home with comfy furniture and great big windows from which you can enjoy the surrounds and listen to the amazing birdlife. Our furry friend loves it too - with a lovely grassy backyard and expansive deck we loved to sit on and soak up the smells and sounds of the bush. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good property

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Crystalbrook Cottage, the only drawback is that the toilet is in the bathroom, otherwise everything was perfect, great selection of movies! The bed was a little hard for me.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Mount Buffalo National Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund