Justifiably one of Victoria’s favourite year-round holiday places, Bright and its surrounding villages are known as much for its spectacular autumn colour as for its perfect location on the Ovens River, nestled between the Mount Buffalo and Alpine National Parks.

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Bright Riverside Holiday Park serves as a great base from which to explore the whole region – for day trips to the snow in winter or during the rest of the year, to experience the myriad of special places and outdoor adventures on offer in and around the Ovens and Kiewa Valleys and the spectacular High Country above. Spring is a particularly special time of the year with mature gardens crowded with blooms of dogwoods, daffodils, irises, roses, annuals and everything else in between.

There’s a lot to love about Bright because apart from river swimming, bike riding, camping, wildlife spotting and horse riding, there’s fly fishing, golf, tennis, croquet, bowls and a stack of fun and funky festivals.

The best things to do in Bright

From sampling our region’s fresh produce to immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the High Country, Bright and Surrounds have curated the most popular things to do to help you plan your escape.

1. Canyon Walk

Stroll along the Ovens River and learn of its gold mining history on the 3km Canyon Walk.

2. Market by the River

Discover local produce and wares at the monthly Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market.

3. Boutique Stores

Spend the day shopping at the boutique stores of Bright’s town centre.

4. River Pool & Splash Park

Go for a swim or a slide at the Bright River Pool and Splash Park.

5. Local Craft Liquors

Have a tasting at the Bright Brewery, gin distillery or at a cellar door.

6. Huggins Lookout

Walk the trail to Huggins Lookout for a stunning view over the township of Bright.

7. Rail Trail

Go for a bike ride on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.

8. Mystic Park

Go Mountain Biking or Paragliding at Mystic Park.

9. Picnic With A View

Picnic by the Ovens River with views of Mount Buffalo at the Porepunkah Riverside Park and Playground.

10. Scenic Drives

Go for a scenic drive and explore the surrounding towns of Myrtleford, Harrietville, Mount Beauty and Dinner Plain.

Trip Itineraries

Bright and Surrounds curated a selection of two-day itineraries to inspire your holiday, packed full of scenic drives, swimming holes, breweries, cellar doors and adventure.

Itinerary 1

Shop, Wine and Dine – Girls Getaway! > Check it out!

Itinerary 2

Family Fun > Check it out!

Itinerary 3

Brew Trail – Boys Weekend! > Check it out!

Itinerary 4

Romantic Escape > Check it out!

Itinerary 5

Nature Lovers > Check it out!

Itinerary 6

Art and History – Nomads! > Check it out!

Itinerary 7

Adrenaline Sports – Adventure Seekers > Check it out!

Itinerary 8

Hanging with Friends > Check it out!