The Victorian alpine region offers an abundance of spectacular scenery, adventure, fabulous cuisine, wineries, markets, outstanding events, fishing, health and wellbeing, walks, hikes, rides, the historical, art and photography and good old fresh country air.

Travelling from…..
    Melbourne 3.5 hours
    Albury/Wodonga 1.5 hours
    Wangaratta 1 hour

Bright is a vibrant, community spirited, country town situated on the Ovens River and home to many events throughout the year.  Four fabulous seasons offer many options for holiday makers.  Bright Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market is held on the third Saturday of every month in Howitt Park.

Summer - fabulous water park in town, water slide and slippery slide into the river, carols by candlelight, Myrtleford Rodeo, Bright Mountain Film Tour, Rotary Summer Concert Series, New Year Twilight Market, Great Australian Duck Race, Falls Creek Dragon Boat Regatta, Adventure Film Festival.

Autumn - stunning landscape with outstanding photographic opportunities, Brighter Days Festival, Myrtleford Festival, Buffalo Stampede, Myrtleford Lawn Tennis Easter Tournament, Easter Market, Harrietville Bush Market and Duck Race, High Country Women’s Cycling Festival, Bright Autumn Festival and Gala Day, Wandiligong Nut Festival, Bright Fun Run.

Winter - short trip to the snowfields, Falls Creek Ice Plunge, Wandi Cross Trail Run, Darker Days at the Brewery, Art Gallery Winter Exhibition, Altitude 5000 Sled Dog Challenge at Dinner Plain, Bright Running Festival.

Spring - abundance of new growth and colour - it’s a wonderful time of the year, charity mountain bike race, Festival of Photography, Show and Shine Myrtleford, Harrietville Half Marathon, Spartan Race Weekend, Spring Festival, Myrtleford Agricultural Pastoral Show, Grand Fireworks, 4 Peaks Alpine Climb, Oktoberfest (November), Iconic Rod Run, Great Victorian Bike Ride, Tour of Bright, Alpine Challenge Falls Creek.

The above is an outline of the many events held here in Bright and it's surrounds.  Please ensure you check that an event is being run to avoid disappointment.

Whilst we can provide local information to help you maximise your stay, the Alpine Visitor Information Centre in Bright can help you in the planning stages.  They are located at 119 Gavan Street, Bright or you can call them on 03 5755 0584 or 1800 111 885.  Their email is alpinevic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au.


Regional Australia is still experiencing staffing issues and Bright is being affected.  We suggest you plan prior to arriving and book your eating out experiences in advance.

The Alpine Visitors Centre in Bright produces a comprehensive list of eateries in our area.  A copy of the current list appears below.