20 Reasons a Bright Snow Getaway is the Perfect Escape this Winter!

When days get shorter and temperatures drop, Bright comes alive.

When days get shorter and temperatures drop, Bright comes alive. Nestled on the edge of the picturesque Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo National Park, the small alpine town of Bright transforms into a bustling hub of activity during winter. Known for its year-round outdoor activities, Bright serves as a central base for snow enthusiasts from May to September.

Experience the magic of winter at Bright Riverside Holiday Park, your gateway to four stunning snow destinations. Whether you’re into skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, or simply enjoying the snowy scenery, we have it all within a short drive. Stay in our cozy accommodations and create unforgettable memories in the snow.

Ready to book your Bright snow getaway?

Bright Riverside Holiday Park is your perfect winter escape!

Winter School Holiday Deal in Bright Victoria

1. Learn to Ski or Snowboard

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Falls Cree, Kids Ski Lessons, Panorama

It’s never too late to learn a new skill, so why not add “ski bunny” to your CV? Whether you’re a beginner or looking to polish your skills, Falls Creek and Mount Hotham offer excellent lessons.

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Falls Creek - Lessons

Ski Falls Creek Lessons

Lessons and Programs

Take a lesson from one of Falls Creek’s experienced instructors and elevate your skiing or snowboarding to the next level. The first step is choosing the right lesson for you. Falls Creek has a variety of lessons and programs to meet your needs.

Here is the link to their lesson website page.

Mount Hotham - Lessons

Mount Hotham Lessons

Ski and snowboard lessons are the best way to improve your skills, so you have even more fun on the slopes! With guidance from high quality instructors and the advantage of priority lift queues, lessons will take your abilities to the next level while maximising your time on the snow.

Find the lesson that best suits you. Hotham offers a wide range of start times, durations and lessons for all ability levels from our highly qualified, world-class instructors.

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2. Family Fun

A snowy adventure in Bright. Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Mount Buffalo

If a family snow trip has been on your mind for a while, but you’ve never been sure how to keep the kids fully entertained, Bright and its surroundings have you covered. From snowball fights, tubing to tobogganing, there’s endless fun for kids of all ages.

For a rest day or other forms of entertainment, check out Bright’s Cinema, two lolly shops, and the toy store. Alternatively, challenge the kids to a round of mini golf, or enjoy amazing walks and cycle trails for an outdoor adventure.

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Bright Mini Golf

Mini Golf in Bright

You’ll be hitting a hole in one when you treat the family to a round at Bright Mini Golf.
Upmarket and challenging in the best way, this beautifully laid out 18 hole course is a mirrored version of the current Bright Golf Course including undulations.

Complete with practice putting green and golf shop supplying colourful putters and golf balls, you?ll be teeing off in style. Fun for kids, teens and adults, this aesthetically pleasing golf course fits right in with its beautiful surrounds and is just 500m to the centre of town. Ask our staff and they’ll point you in the right direction.

Sun Cinema

Movie Cinema in Bright

Sun Cinema Bright is an independent theater offering a diverse range of films, including new releases, Art House selections, Australian independent productions, and foreign movies—there’s something for every movie enthusiast.

Step into Sun Cinema Bright (previously Cloud 9 Cinema) and be transported back to an era when going to the movies was a lavish experience. Enjoy the charm of a time when food was delicious and straightforward, drinks were robust, and exceptional service was the norm—something many modern cinemas have forgotten.

Grown ups can unwind in the bar before the film, savouring a local wine, a beer, or a delightful cocktail from the drinks menu.

Lolly Shops

Lolly Shops in Bright

Bright’s Old Fashioned Lolly Shop
Shop 1/1 Ireland Street, Bright VIC 3741
Ph: 0408 558 850

The Sweet Retreat
13 Ireland St, Bright VIC 3741
Ph: 03 5750 1771

Toy Shop

Toy Shop in Bright

Bright Toy Shop – BANG!
12B Barnard St, Bright VIC 3741
Ph: 03 5750 1777

Bright’s Activities, Novelties & Games (BANG for short) is an independent family-owned toy shop. The owners aim to stock quality, educational products that stand the test of time.
The store stocks puzzles, games, tin toys, books, Lego and other fun stuff.

3. Explore

Alpine National Park, Winter, Mount Bogong, Bright

Explore Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo National Park. Just because it’s snowing and you’ve paid for a lift pass doesn’t mean there’s nothing else to do! Explore the stunning snowy landscapes with snowshoeing, sightseeing, and more.

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Mount Buffalo National Park

Mount Buffalo - Explore Bright

Families have been visiting Mount Buffalo during winter for over a hundred years, with thousands of kids enjoying their first ever snow experience here. Snowplay, tobogganing, cross country skiing, winter walking, snowshoe rambles and more are on offer when the snow begins to fall.

Between late May and late September Mount Buffalo’s high elevation means that winter rains often fall as snow, covering the plateau in a magical blanket of white gold that opens up new activities and adventures…

The Chalet and Gorge Precinct
Already captivating in the warmer months, The Chalet, its gardens and the Gorge Precinct are even more beautiful in the snow.

Dingo Dell
During winter Dingo Dell is an ideal place to experience snow for the first time … or to return each year as a seasoned tobogganist for more long runs and speed thrills. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, slide your way down the slopes, take a short walk through the snow to Dingo Dell Lookout, learn to cross country ski, or just relax and watch everyone else. The Dingo Dell Cafe and Visitor Centre offers warm shelter, toilets and hot snacks.

Cresta Valley
Cresta Valley’s wide open spaces become a popular cross country skiing network of trails during winter. There’s plenty of car parking, no trail fees and mountain entry is free. Hop in the car and drive the short distance back to Dingo Dell for a hot chocolate and snack, or just to warm up!

Alpine National Park

Snow Shoeing Dinner Plain, Bright Accommodation, Winter, Activities

Don’t let cooler temperatures deter you from getting into nature this winter. Skiing and other snow sports entice many thrill seekers to the Alpine National Park in the winter months. Downhill skiing is based at resorts such as Falls Creek and Mount Hotham, alternatively try cross-country skiing, tobogganing, tubing or snowshoeing.

Mountain Watch Snow Reports
Mount Hotham and Falls Creek.

4. Cost Savings

Accommodation in Bright Winter

Stay in Bright to enjoy more affordable accommodation compared to on-mountain options. The main resorts at Mount Hotham and Falls Creek are busy, crowded, and cost more, making it a no-brainer to book with Bright Riverside Holiday Park.

Here are 5 more ways to save on your Bright winter getaway:

  • Organise your snow gear ahead of time. Try Bright Ski Centre or JD’s Ski Hire.
  • Cook your own meals. Our Camp Kitchen and Outdoor BBQ are perfect for this, or you can cook in your own accommodation.
  • Enjoy snow play, tobogganing, and sightseeing if snow sports aren’t your thing.
  • Book your stay during off-peak times to avoid the crowds and take advantage of our special deals.
  • Buy an annual pass. If you plan on going to the snow more than once, it’s well worth investing in an annual ski pass. Not only does this give you unlimited lift access, once you’re on the mountain a bunch of retailers and food and beverage outlets offer season-round discounts!

5. Local Lifestyle

Apres Ski in Bright

Discover Bright’s vibrant culture, including breweries, wineries, cafes, and art studios. What good is a Bright winter getaway without sampling the alpine village lifestyle like a local?

Falls Creek Fireworks
Things to do in Bright this Winter
Winter Walks in Bright

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 Here’s another 15!

  1. Winter Festivals: Join in the fun with local winter festivals and après-ski events.
  2. Scenic Drives: Take in the breathtaking views with a scenic drive through the High Country.
  3. Cozy Accommodation: Bright Riverside Holiday Park offers comfortable, warm accommodations perfect for your winter stay.
  4. Wildlife Watching: Spot local wildlife in their winter habitats.
  5. Gourmet Food: Enjoy delicious local cuisine in Bright’s many restaurants.
  6. Snowshoeing: Experience the tranquility of snowshoeing through pristine snow.
  7. Photography: Capture stunning winter landscapes and memories.
  8. Night Skiing: Try night skiing for a unique winter experience.
  9. Historic Sites: Visit historic sites and learn about the region’s rich history.
  10. Wine Tasting: Sample local wines at nearby vineyards.
  11. Relaxation: Unwind in the peaceful, snowy surroundings of Bright.
  12. Shopping: Explore unique local shops for gifts and souvenirs.
  13. Adventure Activities: From zip-lining to mountain biking, there’s something for every adventurer.
  14. Star Gazing: Clear winter skies are perfect for star gazing.
  15. Friendly Community: Experience the warm hospitality of Bright’s local community.

Ready to book your Bright snow getaway?

Bright Riverside Holiday Park is your perfect winter escape!