PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS

IN BRIGHT

Soft grass under shady trees, running rivers and a skyline met by mountain ranges; the parks and playgrounds in Bright are where everyone goes to relax. Whether it's to use the gas BBQs, have a swim, run around in the playground or picnic by the river, these beautiful open spaces are there for everyone to enjoy. Search our interactive map below to find a park near you.

HOWITT & CENTENARY PARK

These adjoining parks form a popular green space along the Ovens River in the heart of Bright. Centenary Park, at the eastern end, has electric BBQs and shelter, the Bright River Pool and Splash Park and the Rotary Waterslide. At the western end, Howitt Park has a large children's playground, gas BBQs, picnic tables, drinking water, public toilets, a sound shell and car park. Both parks are close to the town's stores and supplies and the two riverside walks, Cherry Walk and Canyon Walk.

PIONEER PARK

Situated on Coronation Avenue, Bright, Pioneer Park is Bright's largest outdoor space. With shaded grass areas, a playground, picnic tables, shelters, electric BBQs and public toilets, it's a nice spot for a picnic while watching paragliders float down from the mountains above. You'll also find the town's football oval, netball courts, tennis courts, pony club, outdoor events lawn and the Mystic Mountain Bike Park Trail Head, with a pump track, BMX track, and beginner mountain bike trail.

MEMORIAL ABORETUM

This large outdoor space on Mounbatten Avenue is a lovely place for a quiet walk. The ornamental trees at The Arboretum are particularly nice in Autumn when hues of red, orange and yellow emerge. A path along the river runs between The Arboretum and Centernary Park.

APEX PARK

A small shaded park located on the corner of Gavan Street and Station Street, Bright, near Woolworth's and some takeaway food venues. With beautiful mountain views, a picnic table and a relaxing stream, it's a quiet space to escape the crowds for a rest or something to eat.

ALPINE PARK

WANDILIGONG

Alpine Park on Centenary Avenue, Wandiligong sits on the banks of the peaceful Morses Creek close to the historic gold diggings and next to 5 Acres Bar & Kitchen. This wonderfully shaded and tranquil setting is yet another lovely spot for a picnic. The kids will love running around the playground or wading in the pristine water of Morses Creek. Public toilets are located at the nearby oval.

RIVERSIDE PARK

POREPUNKAH

This park on Nicholson Street, Porepunkah has it all: river swimming, a toddler pool, views of Mount Buffalo, BBQs, toilets, picnic tables, shelter and car parking and is conveniently located near the town's local stores, including a pub, cafe and service station. There is also a playground complete with slides, flying fox, a climbing wall and swings. A lifeguard is on duty by the river during summer.

BRIGHT SPLASH PARK

LEAVE NO TRACE

Our region is sensitive to human presence. We are privileged to have endangered animals such as platypus, pygmy possums and alpine dingoes surviving in our beautiful natural surrounds.

Your behaviour has a direct impact on our flora and fauna. You can protect our wildlife and the beauty of our environment by throwing all rubbish in the bin or by taking it with you. When walking, riding or driving, please stay on formed paths and roads.

Never light a fire on a Total Fire Ban day. When fires are permitted, always extinguish your fire before leaving. Enjoy our outdoors, and remember, leave no trace.

SWIMMING HOLES

COOL OFF THE NATURAL WAY

Take a dip in the river or cool off at a lake. Our natural swimming spots are the ideal way to spend a hot summer's day.

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OTHER EXPERIENCES YOU'LL LOVE

River

Porepunkah Riverside Park and Playground

7 Peaks Ride Dinner Plain

7 Peaks Ride – Dinner Plain

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Bon Accord Spur

Mount Buffalo National Park

Mount Buffalo National Park

Walking Hiking in the Alpine National Park

Alpine National Park from Harrietville

Two road cyclists starting the climb up Mount Buffalo

7 Peaks Ride – Mount Buffalo Chalet

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THINGS TO DO

WE LIST OUR TOP 10 EXPERIENCES

From lookouts and waterfalls to markets and cellar doors, it’s all here in our cheat's list of the best experiences in Bright & Surrounds.