Top Ten Things to do in Bright
A nice easy walk, approximately 45 minutes return for the short loop or 1.5 hours for the longer loop, the Canyon Walk take you along the banks of the Ovens River. No Bushwalking experience required. Formed track with some obstacles, short steep hills and occasional steps. The short loop is suitable for prams.
Make it, Bake it, Grow it – Bright Markets
Showcasing the very best of Bright and Surrounds, the Bright Markets are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Howitt Park by the Ovens River. If you’re looking for something original, something handmade, something special, something organic, something recycled, something ethical this is not to be missed.
Bright Splash Park
Bright Splash park is situated in Centenary Park, alongside Morses Creek, making it the perfect space for families over the warmer months. Designed centred on the region’s mining heritage and natural environment, there are four splash pads, each designed to suit different age groups from toddlers through to teenagers.
Watching Sunset @ The Horn, Mount Buffalo
Pack a picnic full of local goodies and take the 45 minute drive to the Horn car park at Mount Buffalo to watch the sunset. You will not be disappointed by the beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere.
Cycle along Murray to Mountain Rail Trail
Perfect for all fitness levels, the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail stretches over 75km between Bright, Wangaratta and beyond. If you are feeling like a short leisurely ride then a ride to Porepunkah is for you, why not stop at one of Porepunkah’s Cafes or Wineries for lunch, While the more adventurous can continue on to Myrtleford, Beechworth or even Wangaratta.
Bright Autumn and Spring Festivals
With open gardens, photography workshops, markets and exhibitions these festivals showcase the best of the region and celebrate the beauty of mother nature. Bright Autumn Festival is held in early May annually and Bright Spring Festival is held in late October.
Take in the amazing scenery, fresh water and beautiful surrounds whilst doing something you love. Ovens River, Buckland River and Morses Creek make the perfect environments for fishing. Access to almost all rivers is excellent with good fly fishing possible without extensive walking.
Easily accessible via car or walking track Huggins Lookout would be one of the most popular photo destinations in Bright. Overlooking the town the views are spectacular year round.
Swimming in Waterfalls
Cool off in the Summer months with a nice moderate walk and swim at Ladies Bath Falls, situated 20 minutes from Bright in Mount Buffalo National Park. Take in the beauty of the park and relax in the fresh cool water.
Eating and Drinking Bright’s Best
We have many amazing cafes, restaurants and wineries so why not indulge! Meet the makers of Bright Beer, Remedy Gin, amazing Ice-creams, locally Roasted Coffee and so much more all within a short distance to the town centre.