Beautiful star in heav’n so bright,
Softly falls thy silv’ry light,

Discover Bright and Surrounds…

Your surprise will give way only to delight as you wonder how you’ve never acquainted yourself with the crowning jewel in Victoria’s High Country destination escapes.

Connect with the ground and sky in the same breath and take joy in all that has brought you here. North East Victoria will captivate, soothe, invigorate and satiate, sending you home buoyant and renewed.

Discover Bright and Surrounds…

Your surprise will give way only to delight as you wonder how you’ve never acquainted yourself with the crowning jewel in the High Country destination escapes.

Connect with the ground and sky in the same breath and take joy in all that has brought you here. North East Victoria will captivate, soothe, invigorate and satiate, sending you home buoyant and renewed.

As thou movest from earth afar,
Star of the evening, beautiful star.

Discover the Bright region

Rich in history, dripping in atmosphere, resplendent in alpine valleys, tipsy with vineyard offerings and satiated with gourmet food options, Bright and its surrounds will tantalise and tease as you try to work out which direction to head first.

– Put your pedal to the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
– Stroll the Canyon Walk along the Ovens River
– Discover local produce at the Market by the River
– Shop your heart out at the Boutique Stores of Bright
– Swim or Slide at the River Pool & Splash Park
– Taste the Local Craft Liquors
– Walk the trail to Huggins Lookout
– Go Mountain Biking & Paragliding in Mystic Park
– Picnic with views of Mount Buffalo
– Go for a scenic drive to explore the surrounding towns of Myrtleford, Harrietville and Mount Beauty.

Upward thy spirit’s pinions try,
To realms of love beyond the sky.

SURROUNDING VILLAGES

Explore North East Victoria. “Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty

Myrtleford

The cultural heart of Bright & Surrounds is a melting pot of flavours so addictive you’ll be back for more.

mount beauty

Shangri-La, where the locals ski all winter and mountain bike summerlong. Heaven does exist.

harrietville

This sanctuary is a true escape, where tree-lined avenues meet the frontier of alpine wilderness.

DINNER PLAIN

The nicest little snow village in Australia makes for a great summertime getaway as well.

POREPUNKAH

The gateway to Mount Buffalo, this riverside town is a great base for families.

WANDILIGONG

A valley lost in time, where the clocks tick slower and the cider grows on trees.

Shine on, oh star of love divine,
And may our soul’s affection twine

Outdoor Adventures

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

Got your boots, cowboy? Then you’re ready.
One step at a time, reconnect with fresh mountain air and green, green as far as the eye can see.

– Walking Trails & Swimming Spots
– Lookouts
– Snowsports
– Scenic Flights
– Kayaking & Rock Climbing
– Horse Riding
– Golf Courses

Visit www.visitbright.com.au for details.

In Fancy’s eye thou seem’st to say,
Follow me, come from earth away.

Planning your trip.

Cars, bikes, buses, trains, private planes… your options are many and varied as you work out how to make the pilgrimage to our fair town. Head to this site for your options, laid out.

Around thee as thou movest afar,

BRIGHT AND SURROUNDS

So much to see and do. How long will you stay?

Escape to the stunning beauty of Bright and Surrounds, where adventure and relaxation await at every turn. There’s so much to see and do in this stunning wonderland and beyond, why limit your adventure to just a few nights? Stay for three instead of two; indulge with four, or splash out in style with a week away to truly immerse yourself in the magic of this alpine dreamscape.

From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, and everything in between, there’s no shortage of excitement and discovery in store. So why not extend your stay and restore your weary bones to a true state of tranquility? 

A journey to self-renewal awaits…

Call our Concierge to plan your itinerary with your special plus one.

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Star of the evening, beautiful star.

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