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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 Events Co

Suburb:Bright
Phone:0450580641
Website:http://alpineeventsco.com.au/
Description:Bringing over a decades worth of experience in events styling. From Weddings, birthdays, dinners and corporate occasions to your party visuals, including grazing spreads, dessert stations, invitations and table settings –and a hire range coming soon!

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.

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.

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.

Straight From The Ovens Catering

Suburb:Buckland Valley
Phone:03 57562919
Website:http://www.brightcatering.com.au/
Description:Mobile, off-site caterers specializing in marquee weddings; sporting events and corporate functions. Based in the Buckland Valley near Bright in NE Victoria, covering the areas from Wangaratta to Harrietville incl. Beechworth and Mt. Beauty

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.

Villa Gusto Private Estate

Address:630 Buckland Valley Rd
Suburb:Buckland Valley
Phone:03 5756 2000
Website:http://www.villagusto.com.au/
Description:Villa Gusto is now available as the stunning backdrop for your boutique wedding or intimate special occasion. Let us take care of your special event with all-inclusive packages incorporating everything that a Villa Gusto experience offers.

Wandiligong Hall

Address:462 Morses Creek Road
Suburb:Wandiligong
Phone:0473 632 029
Website:http://www.wedshed.com.au
Description:Set in picturesque Wandiligong, 'Wandi public hall' is the perfect venue for weddings. A unique building with plenty of character and history, it boasts an original Baltic pine ceiling, open fire place and is surrounded by shady trees in the warmer months
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