The mountains surrounding Bright create perfect lookouts, providing a great opportunity to take in the true beauty and amazing natural surrounds of the area. Just a short drive from town centre, some of the lookouts below are also accessible by walking.
Located up Mt Porepunkah Road, take the 1.5km walk from Quins Gap towards the lookout. You will be rewarded with views of Mount Feathertop (1922m), Mount Fainter (1833m) and Mount Bogong (1986m), the highest peak in Victoria. See the walks & trails guide for further information on the Apex Lookout Walk.
Tawonga Gap Lookout
The Tawonga Gap lookout is a must do and is located half way along the Tawonga Gap Road, which adjoins the Kiewa and Ovens valleys. The lookout, at 750m high, is a popular picnic spot with ample room for tourist coaches and caravans. It overlooks the beautiful Kiewa Valley and the Kiewa River with majestic Mount Bogong, Victoria's higest peak at 1986m, in the distance. Across the valley is Mount Emu (1361m) which is used for hang gliders and para gliders (look for the notch in the trees for the launch ramp).
Tower Hill Lookout
Take the track from the Great Alpine Road, approximately two kilometres from Bright centre on the Porepunkah side. There are great views to the north and east, and across to Mount Bogong (1986m). See the walks & trails guide for further information on Tower Hill Lookout.
Huggins Lookout is very accessible with access for cars via Bakers Gully Road or Mystic Avenue, or walking from either McFadyens Lane (off Bakers Gully Road) or from the corner of Deacon Avenue and Zivan Court. From the lookout you will gain a stunning viewpoint of Bright, along the Ovens Valley towards Porepunkah. See the walks & trails guide for further information on the Huggins Lookout Walk.
Mystic Mountain Lookout
Mystic Mountain lookout is a popular paragliding launch site. This drive takes you through the pine plantation and native forest south of Bright. As well as watching paragliders taking off you also get fantastic views of Bright.
Clear Spot Lookout - Buckland Valley 4WD circuit
Distance is 33 kms return. Clear Spot (600m High) is a scenic viewpoint overlooking the picturesque town of Bright. It has a sweeping view in one direction of Porepunkah village, the opposite direction offers a view towards Harrietville and Wandiligong. Directly beneath the lookout is the town’s railway museum. The town’s first reef goldmine, the Pioneer, sits 100 metres below the lookout, on an adjoining hill. Pine plantations and excellent views of Mt Buffalo and Feathertop can be seen from Clear Spot. There is also a directional cairn to help you identify surrounding mountains.