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Why Visit Bright?

The well known and much loved town of Bright is nestled in the heart of the Alpine Valleys of North East Victoria.  

A popular holiday destination year round, Bright has become known for it's variety of spectacular seasons, sparkling riverside parks and walks, as well as the exciting festivals and events regularly dotting the Bright activities calendar.

The adventurous are well catered for with plenty of walking and hiking trails, Mountain bike tracks to rival some of the best in Victoria and the ultimate jumps to fly over some spectacular scenery.  In Winter, Bright is the ideal destination to experience Victoria's premier ski resorts.  Situated centrally to both Mt Hotham and Falls Creek, you can explore both mountains then the rest of Bright & Surrounds easily.  Keen cyclist's are spoilt for choice with some of Victoria's most epic rides and training routes.  Riders definitely leave Bright & Surrounds with plenty of stories to share!

For families, Bright is the perfect place to get out & about with a fantastic cycle rail trail running in several directions along the Ovens River.  Perfect to get the kids on their bikes in a safe and beautiful environment.  Easy walking trails, safe & sheltered rivers, family friendly restaurants and cafes, exciting festivals all year catering for children and that old fashioned family friendly vibe.

The monthly Make it, Bake it, Grow it Market is the place to be to sample local wares and the freshest local produce.  Everything is hand-made or home-grown with love in the region.  Plenty of fun for the kids and grown-ups alike. You can't beat strolling market stalls by the river in the fresh mountain air.

The Ovens River offers a safe haven for littlies and big kids alike to cool down, dive in, float down or slide & splash while mum & dad relax on the banks.  Find your own little quiet spot to dip your toes in or build the ultimate rock bath for the kids to play.  Gorgeous walks along the river are the best way to get from A to B, hire a bike or get your walking shoes on.  Let Alpine Valley Getaways help you find a pet friendly property and your whole family can join you.

Bright also offers a central location to explore the greater North East Valleys.  Visit local wineries and farm gates in Eurobin & Surrounds or take the short drive out to the King Valley and partake in some of Victoria's finest food and wine.  Take the Snow Road on your way and arrive with everything you need for the ultimate afternoon platter - wine included - to compliment your mountain views and newly relaxed vibe you will no doubt have!

What to see & do in Bright

  • Meet the makers at Cellar doors and farm gates
  • Meander the Canyon Walk along the Ovens River
  • Experience some of Victoria's best mountain bike trails
  • Spend the day cooling in the Ovens River
  • Be central to 2 of Victoria's best Ski Resorts
  • Enjoy exciting festivals & events year round

What to do in Bright

Bright is the heart of the Great Alpine Valleys - Bright & Surrounds - and a town offering so much in every season.  Bright offers a new experience every season packed with festivals, tours, adventure or relaxation and everything a holiday to the Australian Alpine Valleys and High Country has to offer.

In Summer, you'll love lazing the day away on the foreshore by the Ovens River or making the most of the water slide or shady riverside playground.  Enjoy a beer at the brewery and watch the kids play or stroll the Canyon Walk under the shady trees - Your four legged friend will love this just as much!  Enjoy the buzz of Bright with long summer days and cool peaceful nights.

In Autumn, the landscape is splashed with colour as visitors flock to take in the beauty of the changing leaves.  Autumn welcomes beautiful crisp mornings, gorgeous sunny days and a backdrop of gold.  Foodies will delight on the seasons fare as Autumn produce hits the plates.  Sample the Alpine Valleys seasonal goodies at one of the numerous festivals to celebrate the Autumn Harvest or simply relax and take in the beauty of Bright in Autumn.

In Winter, Bright becomes the heart of Victoria's Premier ski resorts.  Bright becomes the ideal destination to take in Mount Hotham, Falls Creek or Mount Buffalo, perfectly situated centrally to all mountains.  Talk to Alpine Valley Getaways about which mountain would suit your family or group or experience all 3 and keep a day free to explore the region - perfect Victorian ski holiday!

In Spring, the snow thaws filling the rivers with crisp fresh water and the mountains come back to life in a burst of colour.  Now's the time to get active and explore the region on 2 wheels or high above from the skies.  Simply relax and enjoy the local Spring festivals and markets or explore the walking & hiking trails and green backdrop.  Let the mountains refresh and renew you completely. 

 

Food & Wine in Bright

Bright is the perfect base to discover, taste and experience from the ground up some of Victoria's most amazing produce and flavours.

Spend a day (or many!) exploring the selection of cool climate wineries from Milawa to Bright and around the other way!  Travel the High Country Brewery Trail to balance it out  and sample some amazing local food along the way.  An afternoon spent at Bright Brewery, watching the kids enjoy the playground and listening to smooth tunes is a day worth putting in your book!  Many of our local wineries offer activities for the kids, live music and plenty of other delights to keep the whole family happy.

Travel along the Great Alpine Road and visit the Cellar doors and farm gates along the way, hear the stories that make the meal and get hands on with tours that will send you home creating like a pro.  Bright & Surrounds is the ultimate destination of true foodie hospitality where the creator is at the table.

Make a day of it on 2 wheels with a pedal to produce basket.  Take your map and ride from winery to farm gate filling your basket along the way, tasting the flavours that make the region and meeting the people that make it tick.

Bright will offer something to satisfy every appetite with 2 chef's hat restaurants in the heart of town and several others a short drive away, you will be spoilt for choice (or have to stay a little longer).  Whether you love amazing contemporary Japanese, Tapas with a view, Classic Italian made with love or even Australian bush tucker there's plenty on the menu.  Bright also has a range of fabulous stylish and relaxing cafes, as well as an organic food store and I promise you that Bright knows how to respect coffee.... you won't be disappointed.

Give Alpine Valley Getaways a call if you would like some restaurant or cafe recommendations in Bright & Surrounds to suit you.

Alpine Luxury 4WD tours

Address:4 Buffalo River Rd
Suburb:Myrtleford
Phone:03 5752 1333
Website:https://www.alpinespiritcoaches.com.au/private-transfers.html
Description:A fresh modern approach to your unique snow travel experience with friendly respectable drivers! Picking you up from wherever you need and transporting you safely and in style to your destination. Travelling with local people with local knowledge!

Billy Button Cellar Door

Address:11 Camp Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0418 559 344
Website:http://www.billybuttonwines.com.au
Description:Winemaker Jo Marsh shares her unusual varieties of wine.Sample 'the little rascal' Arneis,'the alluring' Temporanillo or 'the happy' Gewürztraminer, or tantalise your taste buds at Birbante restaurant as you sip one of these delectable alpine valley drops

Blackbird Cafe & Foodstore

Address:95 Gavan Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5750 1838
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Blackbird-Cafe-Food-Store-158731784155207/
Description:Family friendly, laid back cafe with a huge breakfast menu served all day! Comfortable spot on the couches around fireplace with toys to keep kids entertained. Gluten free options. Open from 8am every day

Boynton's Feathertop Winery

Address:6619 Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Porepunkah
Phone:03 5756 2356
Website:http://www.boynton.com.au/
Description:Award winning winery situated on the Rail Trail with stunning views, seasonal dining, children's playground and wonderful hospitality

Bright Brewery

Address:121 Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1301
Website:http://www.brightbrewery.com.au/
Description:Mountain crafted Micro Brewery in the heart of Bright. Fantastic beer garden overlooking the river & playground. Kitchen open daily, regular brewery tours & meet the maker sessions.

Bright Burgerville

Address:Shop 3/87 Gavan St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:(03) 5755 1024
Website:http://www.brightburgerville.com.au/
Description:Flipping Great Burgers!! 100% steak, cooked to perfection. A must try in Bright.

Bright Electric Bikes

Address:2 Delaney Ave
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1309
Website:http://www.brightelectricbikes.com.au
Description:Take a load off whilst cycling Bright and its surrounds. Ride further, reach your destination quicker and feel fresher abreast a European designed,state of the art electric bike. Open 7 days 9am-5.30pm Think food, wine, weddings, family fun, hen weekends!

Bright Velo

Address:2 Ireland street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1074
Description:Run by cyclists for cyclists, Café Velo is a European-inspired retro bike café filled with cycling memorabilia and friends - old and new. Serving padre hand-roasted coffee, hearty brekkies and lunch. Why not drop in and replenish after your ride

Cherry Walk Cafe

Address:8 Anderson Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:5755 1345
Website:https://www.zomato.com/bright-vic/cherry-walk-cafe-bright-bright
Description:This little gem of a cafe has a great friendly vibe, serves delicious coffee and beautiful house-made brekkie and lunch from yummy local produce. A must visit whilst in Bright!!

Coral Lee

Address:8 Barnard St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 5113
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Coral-Lee-187533164591692/
Description:Quirky retro cafe offering all homemade delights for breakfast & lunch. Excellent coffee & delicious blackboard menu, open 7 days.

Dr Mauve Bar and Lounge

Address:100 Gavan St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:(03) 5755 1525
Website:https://www.facebook.com/pg/drmauve/about/
Description:Casual Bar and Lounge located in the heart of Bright, providing an Asian fusion ‘share or not to share’ eating concept. With 5 taps, a craft fridge alongside a unique cocktail list, we’re certain you’ll find something to love. Open 7 Days 2 till late

dumu balcony cafe

Address:Upstairs, 4 Ireland street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1489
Website:https://www.facebook.com/dumubalconycafe
Description:A social enterprise cafe that provides indigenous youth with the opportunity to learn the skills of the hospitality and retail industry, whilst also providing delicious food and locally roasted coffee to be enjoyed atop the beautiful balcony.

Food Wine & Friends

Address:2/6 Ireland St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5750 1312
Website:http://www.foodwinefriends.com.au/
Description:Licensed cafe and providore showcasing local produce. Milawa breads stocked daily, gourmet hampers, picnic baskets, barista courses & more. Serving breakfast & lunch 7 days.

Ginger Baker

Address:127 Great Alpine Rd
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 2300
Website:http://www.gingerbaker.com.au
Description:Stylish cafe on the Ovens River serving breakfast and delicious Tapas for lunch & dinner. Enjoy the beer garden in Summer. Open 7 days.

Great Alpine Produce and Trading

Address:3 Nicholson street
Suburb:Porepunkah
Phone:0411 705 992
Website:http://www.gapt.com.au
Description:Licensed cafe and providore in Porepunkah along rail trail. Showcasing local produce, offering coffee, cake, breakfast,lunch 7 days /week. Pooch friendly with tie points, fresh water bowls and puppachinos! Bike hire, gifts and live music on occasion!

Harrietville Hotel/Motel

Address:Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Harrietville
Phone:03 5759 2525
Website:http://www.harrietvillehotelmotel.com.au/
Description:Air conditioned hotel with beer garden & solar heated pool with pool bar. Serving pizza and dinner & lunch classics 7 days.

Katsu- Japanese Takeaway

Address:Barnard Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0457 490 122
Website:https://www.facebook.com/KatsuBright/
Description:A small Japanese Takeaway cafe. Eat in or take out...delicious Sushi and noodle bowls and very friendly service!

Lavender Hue

Address:20 Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Harrietville
Phone:03 5759 2588
Website:http://www.lavenderhue.com.au
Description:Take advantage of the breathtaking views whilst sampling fresh scones or biscuits, fine espresso coffee and gourmet lavender ice-cream on the patio overlooking the river and gardens or find a unique fair trade or homemade gift to take home!

Limewedge Platters

Address:11 Wills Street, Alpine Valley Getaways
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0419 110 874
Website:https://limewedgeplatters.com/
Description:My vision is to bring you an experience of colour, deliciousness, and local produce, all on the one platter - and without you having to do a thing! so whatever occasion you'd love a platter for, let me do the work, and you just enjoy!

Morrie's Ice Creamery

Address:195 Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Harrietville
Phone:03 5759 2612
Website:http://www.weekendnotes.com/morries-ice-creamery-cafe/
Description:River & parkside cafe fresh & delicious, all homemade breakfast & lunch 7 days. Of course their speciality is homemade icecream in amazing flavours, a must try!

Mountain Kitchen

Address:1 Big Muster Drive
Suburb:Dinner Plain
Phone:(03) 5159 6560
Website:http://www.mountainkitchen.com.au/
Description:Awaken with our great coffee and breakfast to sustain you through the day, then when you have conquered the slopes (or they have conquered you!) relax and enjoy the sun drenched Mountain Kitchen with friends for aprés ski after your energetic day.

Rail Trail Cafe

Address:2 Service Street
Suburb:Porepunkah
Phone:0428 359 884
Website:http://www.railtrailcafe.com.au
Description:Cafe on the Rail Trail with family friendly courtyard serving delicious, fresh classics and regular specials. Open seasonally for all day breakfast & lunch.

Ringer Reef Winery

Address:6835 Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Porepunkah
Phone:03 5756 2805
Website:http://www.ringerreef.com.au/
Description:Boutique winery with views to Buffalo. Share a story with the owners at the cellar door. Open from 12 noon to 5pm 7 days a week, all seasons

Rok Salt Fish & Chippery

Address:Shop 1A Camp Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1515
Website:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rok-Salt-Fish-and-Chippery/1209396312521179
Description:Gourmet fish & chip shop offering fresh salads, hand-cut chips and fresh fish for sale. Open Wed - Mon from 12 for lunch & 5 for dinner.

Sixpence Coffee

Address:35 Churchill Ave
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0412 728 420
Website:http://www.sixpencecoffee.com.au
Description:Small Local Roastery who pride themselves on quality bean selection, roasting, brewing and customer service. Open Mon-Fri 7.30am - 2.30pm. Pop by to talk coffee, buy beans or settle in with a latte.

Sole e Luna

Address:106 Gavan St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5750 1861
Website:http://www.soleeluna.com.au/index.html
Description:Modern Italian dining with a twist. Delicious menu with something for everyone, set in an inviting and comfortable dining atmosphere. Open Monday to Saturday 5.30pm till late

Suganya's Thai Restaurant

Address:2/11 Ireland Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:(03) 5755 2380
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Suganyas-Thai-restaurant-310042572490152/
Description:Thai Cuisine with Vegan and Vegetarian options.Walk-ins Welcome, Great for Groups, families and for kids!!Takeaway available. Open 7 days 5.30-8.30pm

Sweet Crumbs

Address:103 Gavan street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0427243999
Website:https://www.facebook.com/sweetcrumbscd/?fref=photo
Description:Need a cake custom made for a special occasion? Or just after a little something sweet and delicious to tempt your taste buds. Sweet crumbs can do just that, along with providing a tasty light lunch and great coffee.

The Punka Pub - Porepunkah

Address:13 Nicholson Street
Suburb:Porepunkah
Phone:(03) 5756 2111
Website:http://porepunkahpub.com.au/
Description:Recently renovated by new owners, passionate about the local region and produce, beer and wines. A good friendly country pub with great food and drinks along with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Extensive local wine list and variety of craft beers

The Red Stag Restaurant

Address:324 Hughes lane
Suburb:Eurobin
Phone:03 5756 2365
Website:http://www.redstag.com.au
Description:Panoramic valley views makes a stunning setting for a wedding, special occasion or just coffee and cake! Fully licensed, open daily 10am-4pm, hand feed the animals, take a farm tour, or recline in the courtyard sipping vino from the black run cellar door.

The Riverdeck

Address:119 Gavan Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:(03) 5755 219
Website:https://www.theriverdeck.com.au/
Description:Boasting fantastic views through the famous Bright treescapes to river walks, bike paths and children’s playground. Fully licensed and open 7 days a week, with ample indoor and alfresco seating, an easy stroll from anywhere in town

The Snowline Hotel

Address:Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Harrietville
Phone:03 5759 2524
Website:http://snowlinehotel.com.au/
Description:True Country Pub at the Base of Mt Hotham. Fantastic meals highlighting local produce, regular live music and huge deck in Summer/Cosy fire in Winter.

The Wandi Pub

Address:580 Morses Creek Road
Suburb:Wandiligong
Phone:03 5750 1050
Website:http://www.thewandipub.com/
Description:Also known as the Mountain View Hotel, the Wandi Pub is the perfect destination for travelers looking for relaxation and old time service, or travelers looking for adventure. Regular live music and delicious pub meals sourced from local produce.

Tomahawks

Address:15 Camp St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5750 1113
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Tomahawks-Bright-1320406364649144/
Description:Eat in at the funky bar or takeaway. Fantastic fresh burgers & bites from a changing menu

Walker Bros Wine Bar

Address:14 Barnard Street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5750 1313
Website:http://walkerbroswinebar.com.au/
Description:Formerly Thirteen Steps, the owners have re-incarnated the space as a funky, friendly Bar with a new name, look and menu!! The new name, a nod to the history of the building, pop in and check out the great new Menu!

Wandiful Produce

Address:Cnr Morses Creek Rd and Austin lane
Suburb:Wandiligong
Phone:0409 783 012
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Wandiful-Produce-884598911556626/?ref=hl
Description:A bio-dynamic micro farm, produce store & shed café serving chestnut and hazelnut infused food from farm-to-table. We host events, workshops & tours. Open every Sunday 10-4pm from Sept 11 to Oct 30 '16

What You Eat Cafe

Address:3A Ireland street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 2001
Website:https://www.facebook.com/whatyoueatcafe
Description:Pop in and sample the deliciousness that is "what you eat". A vegetarian whole foods cafe serving organic coffee, raw desserts, liquid nutrition, whole clean guilt free breakfast and lunch all sprinkled with plenty of love!!
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Markets - Make it, Bake it, Grow it Market - Bright

Saturday 21 September 2013

Find something Handmade, Homegrown, Fresh and unique at the gorgeous market on the Ovens River in Bright. Boasting a huge range of stalls featuring fresh local produce, jams & relishes, beautiful crafts, family & childrens activities a...

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Markets - Myrtleford Cotters Market - Myrtleford

Sunday 29 September 2013

An intimate country market showcasing locally grown produce and crafts.  Run 3 times a year at Jubilee Park, Myrtleford from 10am - 3pm

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Harvest N Graze - Bright

Saturday 12 October 2013

Family friendly full day concert event set amongst a wide range of produce & winery stalls, cooking demonstrations, children's activities & rides and of course.... Music! Headlined by Daryl Brathwaite at Howitt Park, Bright for only $2...

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Decorative Arts Exhibition - Bright

Saturday 19 October 2013

 Exhibition at the Bright Art Gallery from 19 Oct - 4 Nov, open daily.  Display of designer glass, painted china, sculpture, jewellery, woodwork, patchwork & more.

www.brightartgallery.org.au

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Markets - Make it, Bake it, Grow it Market - Bright

Saturday 19 October 2013

Find something Handmade, Homegrown, Fresh and unique at the gorgeous market on the Ovens River in Bright. Boasting a huge range of stalls featuring fresh local produce, jams & relishes, beautiful crafts, family & childrens activities a...

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Myrtleford & District Agricultural Show - Myrtleford

Saturday 26 October 2013

The Annual Myrtleford Show is a family based day of rides, displays, cattle & horse events, art & photography exhibitions and much more.

Tickets are only $12 per adult & $6 per child at the Myrtleford Showgrounds, 9am-4pm.

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Grand Fireworks Spectacular - Bright

Saturday 2 November 2013

 Annual carnival event held at the Bright Football Club from 4pm.  Fairground rides, music, circus workshops, kids activities, food & drinks - FIREWORKS!  Adults : $8, 5-12 $4, under 5 free.

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Tour de Wandi - Wandiligong

Sunday 3 November 2013

Family bike event at Alpine Park in Wandiligong with kids rides, mountain bike climb up Mystic, a cycle gymkhana.  Heaps of prizes, entertainment and fun.  Call 0408 683 782 for info

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Markets - Myrtleford Cotters Market - Myrtleford

Sunday 3 November 2013

An initmate country market showcasing locally grown produce and handmade craft.  Run 3 times a year at Jubilee Park, Myrtleford from 10am-3pm 

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Bright's Iconic Rod Run - Bright & Surrounds

Friday 8 November 2013

A weekend of Hot Rods & Rockabilly with a family theme.

Live music from Frankie J Holden & Wilbur Wilde, Drive-in movies, markets and show N Shines to keep you buzzing all weekend.

http://brightsiconicrodrun.com.au/

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