Bright

Travel Guide
Bright
Experience this Victorian High Country town with a bike, kayak, hiking boots or skis, or simply take your taste buds on a tour around the gorgeous Ovens Valley.

Set in the heart of Victoria’s High Country, Bright and its surrounding villages of Porepunkah, Wandiligong, Harrietville and Tawonga offer a hub of thrilling alpine adventures and magnificent natural scenery at any time of the year. Explore the region’s mountains, valleys, rivers and snowfields. Treat your senses to a lavish experience of boutique wineries, restaurants, breweries, delicious local produce and re-energising wellness treatments.

Bright is the gateway to some of Victoria’s most breathtaking mountain scenery. Base your trip in Bright and pick from hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or skiing adventures. Traverse fragrant eucalyptus forests, grassy heathland, scenic plateaus and snow gum groves in Mount Buffalo National Park and Alpine National Park. Hike the summits of Mount Feathertop and Mount Bogong, or ride on horseback through the High Plains and Kiewa Valley. Take your bike for a cruise on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and explore over 100 kilometres (62 miles) of beautiful bushland, riverbanks, farmsteads and gourmet produce markets. Get an unforgettable aerial view over Bright and the High Country with a paragliding or hang-gliding trip from the town’s surrounding peaks.

Explore the meandering Ovens and Buckland rivers with a canoe or kayak, or take a dingy and drop a fishing line. Fishing with bait and spinning for trout are popular options for fishers in Bright’s vicinity. More relaxed activities in Bright include a round at the Bright Country Golf Club, scenic drives, brisk walks around town, massage treatments and yoga classes.

Bright is situated on the Great Alpine Road, approximately 3.5-hours’ drive from Melbourne via the Hume Highway. Reach Bright via the regional V/Line railway service via Wangaratta. Camp in the area’s State Forests and National Parks, or pick from a range of accommodation options in the town. Sample regional produce at Bright’s regular markets throughout spring and summer. Visit in autumn to see the magnificent European trees that line Bright’s main street become a kaleidoscope of red and gold. In winter, use Bright as a base for exciting ski adventures on the slopes of Falls Creek and Mount Hotham.

Riverbank Park Motel
Riverbank Park Motel
2.5 out of 5
69 Gavan Street, Bright, VIC, 3741
The price is P4,179 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
Stay at this motel in Bright. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi in our reviews. Popular attractions Canyon Walk and Bright ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (303 reviews)
"Great value for money. Clean & lovely service."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2022

Riverbank Park Motel
Barrass's John Bright Motor Inn
Barrass's John Bright Motor Inn
3 out of 5
10-12 Wood Street, Bright, VIC, 3741
Stay at this 3-star motel in Bright. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (591 reviews)
"Location was central to Bright. Check-in was easy and rooms modern and renovated. Really enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

Barrass's John Bright Motor Inn
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
4 out of 5
Cherry Lane, Bright, VIC, 3741
Fully refundable
The price is P5,163 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 4-star campground in Bright. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an arcade/game room. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (110 reviews)
"I stayed in the lodge accomodation, and the overleaf lighting was very dull. The beds need to be moved so the floor can be cleaned properly. Otherwise my stay was very good and if I am in the area I will come again."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

NRMA Bright Holiday Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ovensview On Riverside
Ovensview On Riverside
3 out of 5
1 Riverside Ave, Bright, VIC, 3741
The price is P4,495 per night from 8 Sep to 9 Sep
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Bright. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the overall value in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (40 reviews)
"Although the decor was quite dated the facilities were excellent. The rooms and linen were clean and the shower was magnificent. Would definitely stay again."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Ovensview On Riverside
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
NRMA Bright Holiday Park
4 out of 5
Cherry Lane, Bright, VIC, 3741
The price is P5,163 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 4-star campground in Bright. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an arcade/game room. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (110 reviews)
"I stayed in the lodge accomodation, and the overleaf lighting was very dull. The beds need to be moved so the floor can be cleaned properly. Otherwise my stay was very good and if I am in the area I will come again."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

NRMA Bright Holiday Park
Merrimeet Cottages
Merrimeet Cottages
4 out of 5
40 Showers Avenue, Bright, VIC, 3741
The price is P7,375 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
Stay at this 4-star cottage in Bright. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private spa tubs. Our guests praise the family amenities in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (104 reviews)
"Quiet well located property along ovens river and a short walk in to town."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

Merrimeet Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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