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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.

JDs Ski Hire

Address:Cnr Burke & Anderson St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1557
Website:http://www.jdsskihire.com.au/index.htm
Description:If you're heading to Falls Creek we recommend getting your ski, board & chain hire from family run, JDs in Bright. Our guests receive 10% off!

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

Bright Supa IGA

Address:16 Ireland St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1666
Website:https://www.goods2go.com.au/signup#/bright
Description:Bright Supa IGA offers FREE delivery to Bright & Harrietville or pre-order online and pick on arrival. Good range of local product in deli & bottle shop
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Grand Fireworks Spectacular - Bright
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Tour de Wandi - Wandiligong
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Bright's Iconic Rod Run - Bright & Surrounds

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

Saturday 16 November 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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MountainGrass 2013

Friday 22 November 2013

Australia's National Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival - MountainGrass - kicks off this year on the tail of the long running Harrietville Bluegrass Convention.

A new look event of shows, workshops & jams dotted around Harrie...

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Markets - Myrtleford Cotters Market - Myrtleford

Sunday 1 December 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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Markets - Make it, Bake it, Grow it Market - Bright

Saturday 21 December 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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Golden Spurs Rodeo - Myrtleford

Thursday 26 December 2013

A unique & memorable family evening out! An exciting rodeo event bringing riders & ropers from all over Australia. Half time motorcross displays and plenty of other action around the Myrtleford Recreation Reserve from 4pm-11pm.

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Gravity 12 Hour Mountain Bike Enduro - Bright

Saturday 1 February 2014

The Bicycle Superstore Gravity 12 hour enduro is a team mountain bike race for groups of 2, 3, 4 or 6. Teams can be same or mixed sex with the winning team achieving the most laps after 12 hours of racing.

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