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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.

Top hotels in Bright

BIG4 Bright
BIG4 Bright
4 out of 5
1-11 Mountbatten Avenue, Bright, VIC
The price is AU$155 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

This family-friendly Bright campsite is within a 5-minute walk of Bright Splash Park, Centenary Park and Centenary Park Streamside Reserve. Bright City Clock ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (204 reviews)

"Perfect location. Very close to town, but still nice & quiet. The little balcony overlooking the river was pretty. Only downside was the room was quite expensive for the age & size of the cabin. Also a little annoyed that we had to pay extra for the kids, but then their beds weren't made."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2020

BIG4 Bright
Riverbank Park Motel
Riverbank Park Motel
2.5 out of 5
69 Gavan Street, Bright, VIC
The price is AU$115 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Situated on the riverwalk, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Centenary Park Streamside Reserve, Bright City Clock Tower and Alpine Visitor Information ...

4.1/5Very Good! (235 reviews)

"Beautiful view and easy access to the river walking path. Breakfast was also very nice and good value. A quiet stay in late September, so beautiful flowers and birds with a bit of snow still in the mountains. My husband and I look forward to returning for a stay in the autumn months."…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2020

Riverbank Park Motel
Merrimeet Cottages
Merrimeet Cottages
4 out of 5
40 Showers Avenue, Bright, VIC

Situated on the riverwalk, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Centenary Park Streamside Reserve, Alpine Visitor Information Centre and Centenary Park. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)

"Great location and great little apartment cottages."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Merrimeet Cottages
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.

Holiday Rentals in Bright

BIG4 Bright
BIG4 Bright
4 out of 5
1-11 Mountbatten Avenue, Bright, VIC
The price is AU$155 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

This family-friendly Bright campsite is within a 5-minute walk of Bright Splash Park, Centenary Park and Centenary Park Streamside Reserve. Bright City Clock ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (204 reviews)

"Perfect location. Very close to town, but still nice & quiet. The little balcony overlooking the river was pretty. Only downside was the room was quite expensive for the age & size of the cabin. Also a little annoyed that we had to pay extra for the kids, but then their beds weren't made."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2020

BIG4 Bright
Merrimeet Cottages
Merrimeet Cottages
4 out of 5
40 Showers Avenue, Bright, VIC

Situated on the riverwalk, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Centenary Park Streamside Reserve, Alpine Visitor Information Centre and Centenary Park. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)

"Great location and great little apartment cottages."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Merrimeet Cottages
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
4 out of 5
Cherry Lane, Bright, VIC
The price is AU$90 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

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! (106 reviews)

"Beautiful clean caravan park in very good location close to town"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jun. 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.

Top activities in Bright

3-Day Guided Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Food & Wine Cycling Tour
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3-Day Guided Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Food & Wine Cycling Tour

AU$449
Per adult
King Valley Balloon Flight meeting at Brown Brothers Milawa
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King Valley Balloon Flight meeting at Brown Brothers Milawa

AU$385
Per adult
4-Day Self-Guided Winery Cycling Tour from Beechworth to Bright Farm
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4-Day Self-Guided Winery Cycling Tour from Beechworth to Bright Farm

AU$659
Per adult

Cities near Bright

Falls Creek

Falls Creek

Hotham Heights which includes snowboarding and snow

Hotham Heights

Photo by Stephen Plimmer

Mount Buffalo

Photo by Richard

Porepunkah