We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful town!

Bruthen is a small country town overlooking the Tambo river. Situated 300kms east of Melbourne on the Omeo Highway/Great Alpine Road, Bruthen boasts natural attractions such as clean, fresh water waterholes and a pristine microclimate rainforest on the outskirts of town. Bruthen is central to many sports and recreational activities which include fishing, snow & water skiing, surfing, boating, bushwalking and 4 wheeldriving.

With a population of around 800, the town offers good old-fashioned country-style hospitality. There is home style-cooking and pub-style accommodation, plus a caravan park and several B&Bs to experience the tranquility of country living.

For one weekend every February the sleepy town of Bruthen wakes to the sound of house rockin’ rhythm & blues at the Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival. The Festival has its 20th anniversary in 2015, and is still going strong. The town puts on a showcase of stalls, music in the street, workshops, garage sales and of course music at the Bruthen Inn Hotel that is the best in its class. Bruthen loves its blues music and they know how to put on a good show.

There are many places to stay in and around town. We recommend visiting the Bruthen Arts and Information Centre to find out more about activities and accommodation.


Here are some of the local places to stay:

Bruthen Caravan Park

On the banks of the Tambo River within 5 minutes’ walk of all Festival venues.
Contact: (03) 5157 5753

The Bruthen Caravan Park, on the banks of the Tambo River, is always a popular place to relax at any time of the year.

We aim to provide a safe and friendly atmosphere at the park and the whole festival.  With this in mind, campers at the Caravan Park will be issued with WRISTBANDS to help park staff identify those people who have paid to camp in the park.

The Caravan Park is a great family friendly venue, and we don’t mind if your friends visit you at the park during the day, but after10pm at night, only those people with camper’s wristbands will be allowed entry to the Caravan Park.

Our desire is to keep the festival safe, relaxed and comfortable for all.

Please Note: POWERED SITES at Bruthen Caravan Park are FULLY BOOKED over festival weekend.

However, UNRESERVED are still available. Call today to make sure you get a spot!


Terms and Conditions for camping at the Caravan Park over the festival weekend

The following conditions are put in place for the comfort and safety of all campers.

No open fires

Glass Free

People without wrist bands to leave park by 10 pm each night

Dogs to be on leads at all times

Please keep noise to a minimum after 2 am

The Bruthen Caravan Park is run by a committee of volunteers. All money raised goes toward the upkeep of the park and community sporting facilities.

The committee reserves the right to eject patrons not abiding by the above conditions. If patrons are ejected no camping fees will be refunded.

“Easy Tent” camping at the Bruthen Caravan Park.

Want to travel light, and take the easy option?  Why lug extra camping gear when you can arrive and just step into a tent already erected for you with comfy sleeping mats.

Easy Tent is a large (stand up height) tent, with 2 thick 4WD sleeping mats, set up and ready at Bruthen Caravan Park.

For more information on Easy Tent, contact Liz on 0428 556 088

 Stringybark Cottages

Contact: (03) 5157 5245  Email:

Bruthen Cottage

A short walk from the festival activities. Sleeps 8 with 2 bathrooms. Includes all linen. Fully equipped kitchen. Coffee machine. Range of teas, pantry basics.
Contact: 0428 556 088 Website:

Tambo Park Cottages

Swan Reach (Approx 15kms from Bruthen)
3½ star AAA on rural property at Swan Reach.
Spacious 2 bedroom SC cottages. Own carport & veranda. All linen supplied.
Contact: 5156 4440 / 0412 038 629 Website:

Lealow Caravan Park

Johnsonville (Approx 15kms from Bruthen)
Cabin accommodation on the Tambo River – all air-conditioned. Ensuite sites.
Contact: (03) 5156 4237 Website:

Nowa Nowa Camp & Caravan Park

(Approx 30kms from Bruthen)
Onsite vans, powered and unpowered sites.
Contact: (03) 5155 7218 Email:

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