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Historic Valley town of Wandi

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Why Visit Wandiligong?

The beautiful hamlet of Wandiligong runs through the valley with a stunning mountain backdrop from every direction.

Situated only a short 5 minute drive from Bright, Wandiligong offers the spoils of Bright with relaxing, peaceful and private surrounds.  

Pretty Morses Creek winds through the town with the Rail Trail running parallel offering the perfect way to travel in and out of Bright by bike or foot.  The leafy river trail is ideal for families to spend quality time in a safe environment and explore the beautiful town.  The fantastic community built playground will be a favourite and why not enjoy a BBQ by the river while the kids play.  The Wandi Maze is Australia's largest natural hedge maze with cafe and lovely grounds.  Loads of fun and make sure you try the HUGE sponge cake!

Wandiligong once bustled as a gold mining town in the 1800s and is now registered with the National Trust as a classified landscape.  The town's history is shared throughout and many historical buildings stand to tell the stories of the times.  Take a stroll along many of the local walks to uncover the local history including the Chinese Swing bridge celebrating the lives & times of Chinese miners in the area.

Spend an afternoon at the Wandi Pub and relax in the beer garden with plenty of room for the kids to run around.  Regular live music and open mic afternoons make for a seriously good time. Wandiligong hosts many events throughout the year, the highlight of which is the Wandi Nut Festival in conjunction with the Bright Autumn Festival.  Locally grown Autumn produce is on show in this one day family based festival.

What to see & do in Wandiligong

  • Explore the Wandi Maze - Australia's largest living hedge maze
  • Ride the Rail Trail from Bright to Wandiligong
  • Walk the river trails to the Chinese Swing Bridge
  • Stroll the antique store and enjoy devonshire tea
  • Enjoy live music in the Wandi Pub beer garden
  • Spend an afternoon at the riverside playground

What to do in Wandiligong

Wandiligong is a beautiful town nestled in the Valleys that seems like a world unto itself.  Historical features protected and shared, surrounding mountains and forests creating an uplifting backdrop and true peace and quiet amongst nature.  It is easy to forget that you have everything Bright & Surrounds has to offer just a short drive or walk along the river - but you do!

In Summer, Wandiligong offers the crisp clear river to dip your toes or stroll along the shady trails.  The Wandi maze is a great way to spend the day exploring the leafy gardens, getting lost and found and enjoying lunch in the garden rotunda.  

In Autumn, Wandi comes to life in a burst of colour, flavour and creativity.  Wandiligong's Autumn Harvest is bountiful and on display!  Visit the Wandi Nut Festival for cooking displays, live music, local produce market, children's activities and more - wonderful family day out in a beautiful location.  Explore the craft & produce market at the historic hall in this artisitic community or wander the historic trails and don't forget your camera.

In Winter, Wandi becomes a quiet haven for your winter getaway .  Curl up by an open fire with a good book, glass of local wine and the mountains in the distance.  Bliss.  Hit the slopes of Hotham, Falls or family friendly Buffalo, not too far away to round out your winter getaway to Wandiligong.

In Spring, watch the mountains refresh and renew.  Take to Mystic point and view the region from above on a tandem paraglide, hit the rail trail or get on your mountain bike and explore the surrounding parks.  Scour the beautiful antique store and enjoy a devonshire tea in the flowering gardens or simply breath in the fresh air and take in the beauty.

 

Food & Wine in Wandiligong

Wandiligong is a haven of local produce with the Southern Hemisphere's largest apple orchard and nut & fruit groves scattered throughout the Valley.  The town's harvest is celebrated during Autumn through the communities festivals and markets.  In Autumn, buy chestnuts on the side of the road for the true experience!

Enjoy lunch at the Wandi Maze, known for it's huge fresh sponge cake.  The Wandi Pub serves a casual lunch and dinner in the bar or in the leafy and green beer garden or Devonshire tea at the local antique store.

The food & wine experience of Bright & Surrounds is only a short drive out of town so there's no need to miss out when you stay in Wandiligong!

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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!

Alpine Spirit High Country Coaches and Snowball Express

Address:4 Buffalo River Road
Suburb:Myrtleford
Phone:03 5752 1333
Website:http://www.alpinespiritcoaches.com.au
Description:Whether it's travel to Mount Hotham and Falls Creek by bus to hit the snow fields, school tours, wedding transport, airport transfers or simply exploring beautiful North East Victoria and Bright, Snowball Express and Alpine Spirit Coaches have you covered

Arco Ski Lodge

Suburb:Mt Hotham
Phone:03 5759 3941
Website:http://www.arcoskilodge.com.au
Description:Arco Ski Lodge is a traditional, family friendly Bavarian Bier Hall serving big, hearty German meals of superb quality plus a large range of traditional Bavarian beverages

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

Dream Catching Ceremonies

Address:Big Muster Drive
Suburb:Mount Hotham
Phone:0457051140
Website:http://dcceremonies.com.au/
Description:Looking for a Marriage Celebrant with a little bit of Flair and Happy to do things a little outside 'the norm' ...Give Lynette a call- you could be saying "i do" with the wind in your hair as you snowboard down the mountain!!

Free Spirit Photography

Suburb:Bright
Phone:0400 204 052
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Free-Spirit-Photography-134802403260687/
Description:Boutique photography service providing a fun, relaxed and seamless experience from start to finish. Working with you through every step of the process to ensure your vision is achieved and you end up with beautiful quality images to display forever more

Hotham bus

Address:Po box 699
Suburb:Wangaratta
Phone:1300 781 221
Website:http://bit.ly/HothamDayTrip
Description:Want an easier, cost-saving way of getting to Mount Hotham & Dinner Plain in 2017? Hotham Bus can take you to Hotham Alpine Resort, and Dinner Plain ski resorts for the 2017 snow season. BOOK NOW on the link above!

Howling Husky Sled Dog Tours

Suburb:Mt Hotham / Dinner Plain
Phone:0409 517 633
Website:http://howlinghuskys.com.au/mthotham/
Description:An experience like no other! Blaze through the snow led by an experienced guide and team of friendly huskies. A range of tours available.

Hoy's Ski Hire

Address:Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Harrietville, Hotham, Dinner Plain
Phone:03 5759 2658
Website:http://www.hoysskis.com.au/
Description:If you're heading to Mount Hotham we recommend getting your ski, board & chain hire from family run, Hoy's in Harrietville, Hotham & Dinner Plain. Our guests receive 15% off - Ask us how to receive up to 25% off!

HOYS skis

Address:188 Great Alpine Road
Suburb:Harrietville
Phone:03 5759 2658
Website:http://www.hoysskis.com.au/book-online/
Description:Minimize your time in the shop and maximize your time on the slopes by pre-booking your rental gear online with HOYS. Hire your snow chains as well- compulsory to carry with you whenever entering Victorian snow resorts. BOOK ONLINE NOW via above link!

Last Run Bar

Address:Lawlers Apartment Complex
Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 3796
Website:http://www.lastrunbar.com.au
Description:Casual Dining at Mount Hotham.Dinner is available from 5.30pm – 9.00 pm from TUESDAY to SUNDAY. The Last Run is very family friendly and offers a Kids Menu.

Mount Hotham Lift Passes & Rentals

Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 4444
Website:https://estore.hotham.com.au/eStore/Default.aspx
Description:Get on the slopes faster than ever before and pre-purchase your lift tickets and ski hire online prior to your arrival. BOOK NOW via the link above!

Mount Hotham Resort Entry

Address:Hotham Alpine Resort
Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 3550
Website:http://www.alpineeasyaccess.com.au
Description:A Resort Entry fee is applicable to all motor vehicles and passengers of coaches and taxis entering all Victorian Ski Resorts during the declared snow season of 10th of June to the 1st of October in 2017. BOOK ONLINE NOW via the link above.

Mount Hotham Snow Report

Address:Great alpine road
Suburb:Hotham heights
Website:http://www.mthotham.com.au/all-about-hotham/snow-weather/reports/snow-report.asp
Description:Follow the link above to view the daily mount Hotham snow report!

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 Bird

Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 3503
Website:https://www.facebook.com/thebirdmthotham
Description:he Bird cafe is now open for breakfast and lunch Speciality coffee, craft beer and seriously good food. 03 5759 3503 Open from 7.30am to 2.30pm daily and 3pm on the weekends

The General Mt Hotham

Suburb:Mt Hotham
Phone:03 5759 3523
Website:http://www.thegeneral.com.au
Description:The General is famed for its nightlife, with something happening almost every night. From DJs to darts nights, live music to comedy with DJ Eddy, the General has something for everyone long after the lifts have stopped spinning

White Spa Hotham

Address:Hotham Central Building
Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 4488
Website:http://www.hothamholidays.com.au/spa/white-spa/general-information/
Description:The White Spa will help you enhance your mountain experience and offer treatments to help you restore and relax while up at Hotham Alpine Resort.

Zirkys Restaurant

Address:Zirkys Building
Suburb:Hotham Heights
Phone:03 5759 3518
Website:https://zirkys.com.au/dining/
Description:offering a relaxed atmosphere, quality cuisine sourced from local ingredients and good, friendly service and an extensive wine list to compliment. Bookings recommended but not essential
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