Need an excuse for a short break to one of our stunning towns, maybe an event?

What’s on in Bright and Surrounds:

2-4 December – Bright Brewery Tour of Bright

1-22 January – Bright Rotary Summer Concert Series

28-29 January – Bonjour Bright

28-29 January – Audax Alpine Classic

Check out Bright’s exciting, family-friendly adventure space!!

Bright Splash Park

Bright’s natural themed splash park in Centenary Park, alongside Morses Creek, is the perfect space for families visiting Bright and surrounds over the warmer months. With design centered 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. The surface of the splash pads is textured concrete.

The park has been designed to suit graduating abilities, but parents still need to judge their child’s ability to use certain elements. The top pad with the dredge bucket is an exhilarating experience and is best suited to older children.

The park uses a single-use water system which draws water from a bore and requires no chemical treatment. Used water is drained into the river, adding to the natural flows.

Best of all, it FREE! A must to add to your bucket list for your next visit to Bright!!

Cycling

Welcome to the State’s premier cycling destination: for enthusiastic amateurs on cross-bikes, family groups with kids on trainer wheels, mountain biking adventurers and serious road warriors.

Bright and its surrounding towns and villages, mountains and valleys offer every imaginable
terrain, knockout scenery and challenges
large and small to suit anyone and everyone on two wheels.

Bicycle transport services are available and there are a number of tour operators in the area offering tailormade packages and guided cycling holidays from the sedate to the adventurous. Check murraytomountains.com.au/tour-operators for full details.

Cyclepath in Bright hires out bikes and equipment including a bike trailer for the kids. Pick up a Cycle Guide and ride maps from the cycle stores or call in to the Alpine Visitor Information Centre. There are
hundreds of Cycle Friendly Businesses across the North East region which welcome cyclists with open arms, offer information and provide water and local knowledge. Look for the green cycle friendly business logo as seen below in the footer of the website.

Rivers

For Bright and surrounds, water is key to our
very lifestyle. With the pristine Ovens River, Buckland River and Morses Creek nearby – Join us in the rivers and retreat from the summer’s heat. Skim stones in our natural pools and feast on the fish it provides. Fossick for hidden treasures, plunge into swimming nooks and spot local wildlife, platypus, fish, frogs and turtles. Dotted with picnic facilities and walking tracks come and soak up the tranquillity.

Lakes

Along the valley floor and on our alpine peaks our lakes provide space for relaxation and activities. From Lake Catani on the graceful Mount Buffalo to Lake Buffalo on the valley flat. Take time out and
rejuvenate in our waters.

Fishing

For the fishing enthusiasts the local Morses Creek; Ovens and Buckland Rivers and their tributaries, provide ample opportunity to unwind and try your hand at fishing. If your new to fishing you are assured a catch at the Harrietville Trout and Salmon farm or learn from the professionals and go with a local tour guide.

Gold Panning and Fossicking

Steeped with a rich gold history, the Ovens and Buckland Rivers still holds the glitter of gold for those lucky enough to find the right spot and willing to try their hand at gold panning or fossicking. Remember your Miner’s Rights license before prospecting.

Waterfalls

Nearby Mount Buffalo National Park offers some spectacular waterfalls for you to enjoy. Take a short stroll into Lady Bath Falls and Eurobin Falls or a longer walk to Rollasons Falls and Dicksons Falls.

A little further afield but definately worth the drive is Fainter Falls, located on the Bogong High Plains Road between Mount Beauty and Falls Creek.