Things to See & Do

Bright & the villages of Porepunkah, Wandiligong & Harrietville are ready for you. Relax... explore the shops, dine at the many restaurants, chat over a coffee in a streetside cafe, enjoy the mild days, crisp nights and spectacular mountain tops.

Attractions...wineries, antique bazaar, brewery, lavendar, deer & emu farms, day tours and countryside cafes. There's loads of activities... river & lookout walks, rail trail cycling, microlighting, paragliding, road & mountain biking, tennis, golf, bowls and photography.

Yoga & Wellnes

Yoga and Wellness is available in the beautiful Ovens Valley. Predominantly Vinyasa Yoga is the style of these classes, stemming from Hatha Yoga. A...

Find out more

Aquatic Adventure

CANOEING, KAYAKING, RAFTING The Ovens and Buckland and other local rivers offer varied water for canoeing , kayaking or just floating down the riv...

Find out more

Bush Camping

Apart from the numerous commercial camping/caravan parks throughout the Shire, opportunities exist for camping in surrounding State Forest and Nati...

Find out more

Bushwalking + Hiking

While the river valleys and nearby lookouts have created many idyllic walks, sometimes you just want to get up there in the clear mountain air and ...

Find out more

Climbing, Caving + Abseiling

For those wishing for more excitement or to challenge themselves learning a new skill, Mt Buffalo is the place where you can learn to climb, abseil...

Find out more

Cycling + Mountain Biking

The Alpine High Country offers an ideal climate for cycling with superb scenery and seemingly limitless choice of rides making the area a cycling h...

Find out more

Fishing

BAIT AND SPINNING Bait fishing and spinning for trout is a popular pastime for visitor and locals alike.  Bait, fishing gear and fishing licences c...

Find out more

Fossicking + Prospecting

Gold has been found in the hills and valleys around Bright since the mid 1800s.  For the experienced seeker it is still there to be found.  A gold ...

Find out more

Four Wheel Driving

 Many popular 4WD routes in the high country are closed during winter and early spring to protect against track damage which is expensive to repair...

Find out more

Horse Riding

The Kiewa Valley offers horse riding for beginners to experienced riders in the valley and also longer rides up in the High Plains.

Find out more

Local Lookouts

These lookouts can be a great walk and some you can drive as well. They are on gravel road or tracks many of which are forestry roads. The conditio...

Find out more

Markets

Bright Markets... Make it. Bake it. Grow it. 9am til 1pm ... 3rd Saturday every month... Howitt Park by the Ovens River in beautiful Bright A vis...

Find out more

Massage, Health + Beauty

There are several great masseurs in the Bright area, some working from home or business premises and some mobile services that will come to your pl...

Find out more

National Parks + Wildlife

MT BUFFALO NATIONAL PARK Mt Buffalo National Park is a place of amazing contrasts; from the gentle trails of its plateau to the plunging cliffs of ...

Find out more

Other Sporting Activities

BRIGHT COUNTRY GOLF CLUB Our local course has a picturesque 18 hole course with some of the best views in the country.  Clubs and buggies can be h...

Find out more

Paragliding + Air Adventures

 PARAGLIDING, HANG GLIDING The Bright area is world renowned for its great ‘air’, ideal for paragliding.  You can take a tandem introductory parag...

Find out more

Photography

The Bright area is a photographers paradise whether you want to photograph the stunning high country or the beautiful valleys and historic towns in...

Find out more

Shopping + Entertainment

 For every essential need, for every luxury, for a new property! For something unique or just for something to spoil yourself or a loved one, shopp...

Find out more

Short Town Walks

 Numerous short walks around Bright and district take you along peaceful riversides or test the heart just a little to get you to the surrounding l...

Find out more

Snow Season

Whether you are seeing the snow for the first time or skiing the mountains like a pro Bright is the ideal base.     

Find out more