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Bright
Travel Guide

Bright

Experience this Victorian High Country town with a bike, kayak, hiking boots or skis, or simply take your taste buds on a tour around the gorgeous Ovens Valley.

Set in the heart of Victoria’s High Country, Bright and its surrounding villages of Porepunkah, Wandiligong, Harrietville and Tawonga offer a hub of thrilling alpine adventures and magnificent natural scenery at any time of the year. Explore the region’s mountains, valleys, rivers and snowfields. Treat your senses to a lavish experience of boutique wineries, restaurants, breweries, delicious local produce and re-energising wellness treatments.

Bright is the gateway to some of Victoria’s most breathtaking mountain scenery. Base your trip in Bright and pick from hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or skiing adventures. Traverse fragrant eucalyptus forests, grassy heathland, scenic plateaus and snow gum groves in Mount Buffalo National Park and Alpine National Park. Hike the summits of Mount Feathertop and Mount Bogong, or ride on horseback through the High Plains and Kiewa Valley. Take your bike for a cruise on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and explore over 100 kilometres (62 miles) of beautiful bushland, riverbanks, farmsteads and gourmet produce markets. Get an unforgettable aerial view over Bright and the High Country with a paragliding or hang-gliding trip from the town’s surrounding peaks.

Explore the meandering Ovens and Buckland rivers with a canoe or kayak, or take a dingy and drop a fishing line. Fishing with bait and spinning for trout are popular options for fishers in Bright’s vicinity. More relaxed activities in Bright include a round at the Bright Country Golf Club, scenic drives, brisk walks around town, massage treatments and yoga classes.

Bright is situated on the Great Alpine Road, approximately 3.5-hours’ drive from Melbourne via the Hume Highway. Reach Bright via the regional V/Line railway service via Wangaratta. Camp in the area’s State Forests and National Parks, or pick from a range of accommodation options in the town. Sample regional produce at Bright’s regular markets throughout spring and summer. Visit in autumn to see the magnificent European trees that line Bright’s main street become a kaleidoscope of red and gold. In winter, use Bright as a base for exciting ski adventures on the slopes of Falls Creek and Mount Hotham.

Bright Velo
Bright Velo
3 out of 5
2 Ireland Street, Bright, VIC
The price is £50 per night from 13 May to 14 May
Situated in Bright, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Bright City Clock Tower, Alpine Visitor Information Centre and Centenary Park. Ovens River Rail ...
4.4/5Excellent! (50 reviews)
"the owner, was very friendly and helpful. The place is clean, historical and going under renovation. We have clean room. But NO amenities such as glass, cup, microwave, coffee maker or fridge. Only Bed TV and Shower."

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2021

Bright Velo
Barrass's John Bright Motor Inn
Barrass's John Bright Motor Inn
3 out of 5
10-12 Wood Street, Bright, VIC
The price is £75 per night from 4 May to 5 May
Situated in Bright, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Bright City Clock Tower, Bright Library and Centenary Park Streamside Reserve. Alpine Visitor Information ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (485 reviews)
"Dated fixtures though immactulately clean and located in the centre of town. 1-2 minutes walk to the shops and stream"

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2021

Barrass's John Bright Motor Inn
Motel On Alpine
Motel On Alpine
4 out of 5
258 Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £67 per night from 2 May to 3 May
Situated in Myrtleford, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Myrtleford Golf Club, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mount Buffalo National Park and Gapsted Wines. Lake ...
4.2/5Excellent! (225 reviews)
"We loved this motel, it had clearly been renovated recently & was so beautiful & modern."

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2021

Motel On Alpine
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kiewa Country Cottages
Kiewa Country Cottages
3 out of 5
113 Simmonds Creek Road, Tawonga South, VIC
Situated in Tawonga South, this cottage is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Mt Beauty Golf Course. Falls Creek ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (69 reviews)
Bush hideaway in plane sight
"The owners and staff are very friendly and very supportive. The units are very comfortable and much more spacious than anything else close to Falls Creek, especially for the price. The outlook across the creek and bush is beautiful. Very cosy and warm unit."

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2020

Kiewa Country Cottages
Bright Caravan Park
Bright Caravan Park
2 out of 5
7-15 Churchill Avenue, Bright, VIC
The price is £56 per night from 21 Apr to 22 Apr
Situated in Bright, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Ovens River J15 Streamside Reserve, Bright Splash Park and Centenary Park. Centenary Park Streamside ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (107 reviews)
"Great place. Cabins were clean and in modest condition."

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2020

Bright Caravan Park
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
4 out of 5
Cherry Lane, Bright, VIC
The price is £51 per night from 9 May to 10 May
Situated in Bright, this campsite is within a 10-minute walk of Bright Splash Park, Centenary Park and Alpine Visitor Information Centre. Centenary Park Streamside ...
4.3/5Excellent! (103 reviews)
"Set in such a beautiful location right on the river and a stones throw from the Splash park and township. Gorgeous pool and facilities for guests, so much to keep kids entertained. Absolutely stunning and everything we needed plus more."

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2020

NRMA Bright Holiday Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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