Bright

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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.

Riverbank Park Motel
Riverbank Park Motel
2.5 out of 5
69 Gavan Street, Bright, VIC, 3741
The price is AU$116 per night from 2 Jun. to 3 Jun.
Stay at this motel in Bright. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi in their reviews. Popular attractions Canyon Walk and Bright ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (285 reviews)
"excellent location"

Reviewed on 5 Apr. 2022

Riverbank Park Motel
Beautiful Loft Space with Awesome Views!
Beautiful Loft Space with Awesome Views!
Bright, VIC
The price is AU$194 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this apartment in Bright. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a balcony. Popular attractions Centenary Park Streamside Reserve and Canyon Walk are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Cosy and convenient
"This is a beautifully presented loft with everything you need for a stay in Bright. Just a short stroll to town and the river. Will stay again when we are next in Bright."

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2019

Beautiful Loft Space with Awesome Views!
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
4 out of 5
Cherry Lane, Bright, VIC, 3741
The price is AU$147 per night from 2 Jun. to 3 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star campsite in Bright. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an arcade/games room. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (107 reviews)
Very good escape
"Very well"

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2021

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.
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
4 out of 5
Cherry Lane, Bright, VIC, 3741
The price is AU$147 per night from 2 Jun. to 3 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star campsite in Bright. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an arcade/games room. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (107 reviews)
Very good escape
"Very well"

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2021

NRMA Bright Holiday Park
Beautiful Loft Space with Awesome Views!
Beautiful Loft Space with Awesome Views!
Bright, VIC
The price is AU$194 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this apartment in Bright. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a balcony. Popular attractions Centenary Park Streamside Reserve and Canyon Walk are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Cosy and convenient
"This is a beautifully presented loft with everything you need for a stay in Bright. Just a short stroll to town and the river. Will stay again when we are next in Bright."

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2019

Beautiful Loft Space with Awesome Views!
Bright Accommodation Park
Bright Accommodation Park
2 out of 5
438 Great Alpine Road, Bright, VIC, 3741
Stay at this family-friendly campsite in Bright. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (74 reviews)
"The owners of the property especially Tracy were a pleasure to deal with and send above and beyond to ensure my family and me had the best holiday we could. I highly recommend staying here"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2022

Bright Accommodation 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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