VISIT WANDILIGONG

Step back in time on a trip to an entire landscape that is National Trust-classified. Wandiligong, with its cosy country cottages, rolling farmland, orchards, pub, cafe, and mountains that hug the lush valley, is an essential day trip or stay for anyone visiting the region.

LIVING HISTORY

Just a few minutes by road from Bright or an easy 5km pedal along the scenic bike path, this heritage-listed village is a true delight to see. Straddling the banks of Morses Creek, which was once mined for gold, the village of Wandiligong is tucked away in a picture-perfect valley patch-worked with apple orchards and nut groves.

In the 1860s, when Wandiligong teemed with gold miners, its 2,000-strong population built schools, churches, shops, a public library and hotels. Many still stand.

These days, Wandi, as the locals call it, is a quiet enclave, however there are still plenty of things to do. The Diggings Walk with its Chinese Swing Bridge is a great way to discover the history of this magical little town, while a coffee at the Apple orchard, lunch at 5 Acres Bar & Kitchen and dinner at the renowned Wandi Pub are a must.

Kids will also love the playground at Alpine Park on the banks of Morses Creek.

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO

1. Eat & drink

Have lunch in the gardens of the Wandi Pub or 5 Acres Bar & Cafe.

2. Apple orchard and farm gate

Visit Nightingales Alpine Apples Farm Gate Store.

3. Scenic bike ride

Ride the scenic shared path along Morses Creek between Wandi and Bright.

4. Discover the past

Go for a walk around the Chinese Diggings and learn about the area's gold mining history.

5. Chestnut season

In Autumn, go to the Wandi Nut Festival or stock up on fresh chestnuts at the Wandiful Produce farm gate.

TASTE ROASTED CHESTNUTS

THINGS TO DO IN WANDILIGONG

Chinese Bridge

The Diggings Walk

Nightingale's Alpine Produce

Nightingale’s Alpine Produce

With a picturesque orchard setting, The Nightingale Bros Produce Store brings the region’s best seasonal produce direct from the grower to you! Come in and stock up on their family-grown apples, chestnuts and persimmons, or select from their range of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Their store offers to you a wide variety of their homemade…

Wandi Cross

Wandi Cross

Wandi Cross is a mountain running challenge set amidst the picturesque valley of Wandiligong, a few minutes from Bright. Suitable for anyone from the elite to the first time mountain enthusiast. Four distances are available: 27 kilometres (2425 m +/-) 14 kilometres (1147 m +/-) 5 kilometres (500 m +/-) Kids Run 2 km (60…

PLACES TO STAY IN WANDILIGONG

Indie's Run

Indie’s Run

The perfect combination of stylish modern living, outdoor entertaining and wide-open space for the entire family awaits you; inviting you to explore, relax and enjoy. Nestled in the idyllic Wandiligong valley, Indies Run sits on a small rise giving commanding 180-degree views of the surrounding mountains. With direct access from the bottom of the property…

Way Out Wandi

Way Out Wandi

Way Out Wandi is romantic retreat with luxury at every turn and a place to completely switch off. As you drive up the driveway lined with 100-year poplars you’ll find the property has all the modern conveniences, a well-appointed kitchen including usual necessities including oven, stove-top, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, Nespresso coffee pod machine, kettle and…

Centenary Heights

Centenary Heights

Perched high on a hill overlooking the picturesque Wandiligong Valley sits Centenary Heights, a luxurious bespoke mountain home located on two acres. No details have been spared here, providing a unique retreat experience for couples, families or a friend’s getaway, with all the modern conveniences including heating/cooling, a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of things…

OTHER EXPERIENCES YOU'LL LOVE

Tower Hill lookout over Bright

LOOKOUTS

THE VIEWS ARE BETTER UP HIGH

Lush green valleys and an alpine horizon as far as the eye can see. Here's where to find our greatest views.

ADVENTURE

LIVE LIFE ON THE EDGE

From cliff-top picnics to caving, kayaking and rock climbing, get to know the mountains from a different angle.

Rock Climbing on Mount Buffalo