Top Things to Do in Bright

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Bright’s vivid natural landscape, colourful food culture and nearby historical towns offer an exciting and entertaining mix of outdoor, culinary and cultural activities.

Cycle or walk to explore Bright’s picturesque landscape

  • Hop on the bike and cycle a section of the popular Murray to Mountains Rail Trail – the trip to Wandiligong or Porepunkah is easy and scenic.
  • Discover Bright on foot via the 4 km / 1.5 hours return Canyon Walk or the 6 km / 1.5 hours return Cherry Walk from town.
  • Explore the neighbouring town of Wandiligong by foot or bike – take the scenic Bennett’s Trail along Morse’s Creek from Bright.
  • Combine a cycling trip with a gourmet experience on one of the Pedal to Produce trails.

Outdoor adventures

  • Get airborne – take a thrilling paragliding flight 500 metres above Bright.
  • Go fly fishing in Ovens River or Buckland River and catch a fish for dinner.
  • Take on one of the mountain biking trails around Bright or in Mystic Mountain Bike Park.
  • Pitch a tent by the Buckland River and experience the joys of bush camping.

Culinary delights

  • Sample some of the best local and regional produce at one of the “hatted” restaurants in Bright – Simone’s or Tani.
  • Taste a drop or two at the cellar doors of boutique wineries, Feathertop or Ringer Reef Winery.
  • Visit farm gates for fresh organic fruits, nuts, olives and more – Mt Buffalo Olives, Nightingale Bros and Bright Berry Farm.
  • Have breakfast, lunch or a snack at one of the lovely cafes in Bright or Porepunkah – Coral Lee and Rail Trail Café.

Family fun in Bright & surrounds

  • See chocolate being made from Bean to Bar at Bright Chocolate.
  • Swim, splash and play in the Ovens River or Splash Park in Bright.
  • Get lost in Wandiligong Maze, Australia’s largest living hedge maze.
  • Go fruit picking at the many farm gates around town including Bright Berry Farm and Ningtingale Bros in Wandi.
  • Learn about the area’s gold mining history in Wandiligong or the Buckland Valley.
  • Soak up the stunning views to Mount Buffalo from Apex Lookout.
  • Participate in Australia’s Biggest Duck Race, held in January every year.

Colourful and fun fetivals & events

  • Be dazzled by beautiful open gardens at the annual Spring and Autumn festivals.
  • Watch cooking demos by leading chefs at the Wandiligong Nut Festival in Autumn.
  • Experience one of Australia’s biggest showcases of hot rods, custom and vintage vehicles at Bright’s Iconic Rod Run, held each November.
  • Participate or cheer on the squad at one of the road cycling events held in Spring.

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