Suggested Stay: Bright or Porepunkah



8.30am — Cooked Brekky

You’re going to need to fuel up, so head to a cafe and order the biggest meal you can.

9.30am — MTB at Mystic

Mystic isn't one of the country's favourite mountain bike parks for nothing – this park has it all. Whether its beginner trails, cross country, gravity, flow, double-black diamond downhill, BMX or pump track, there's a trail to suit every style and ability. MTB Shuttles run every weekend, with extra services during summer holidays. Grab a map or hire a bike from one of the local bike shops, or book a session with one of the park's accredited MTB guides for a tour or skills coaching session.

1.30pm — Lunch in Wandi

Head to Wandi for lunch at one of the best beer gardens around. Make sure to book ahead during summer. Since you’re out that way, check out the apple orchard and buy your mum a gift from the fresh produce store.

3.00pm — Paragliding, Kayaking or Trail Running

Fly over the skies of Bright with one of our Flight School operators. In winter, go white water kayaking or head out on a mountain trail run on one of our forest roads.

5.30pm — Winding Down

From the brewery to the local pubs, wine bars, pizza joints, souvlaki and fine dining, end the day your way.


8.00am — Punkah Brekky

Stop in Porepunkah for all your favourites served up in generous portions, and conveniently located on your way to Mount Buffalo.

9.30am — Exploring Mount Buffalo

Navigate your way through an underground river cave deep inside Mount Buffalo. In winter, learn to cross-country ski. Pre-book with one of the tour operators.

12.30pm — Picnic at The Horn

Drive up to The Horn of Mount Buffalo (or in winter, put those new cross-country skills to good use and ski up) and enjoy a pre-packed picnic with a great view at its base. From here it’s a short walk to the top for 360-degree views of the Australian Alps, including Mount Kosciuszko!

2.00pm — Rock Climbing or Snowshoeing

Rock climbing or abseiling the tall, sheer granite cliffs of Mount Buffalo will most certainly get your heart racing. In winter you may prefer to continue to explore the mountain on snowshoe or cross-country skis on one of the groomed trails that are free to use. Gear hire is available through the tour operators or at Dingo Dell.

5.30pm — Dinnertime

By now you’ll be so hungry you’ll be itching to stop in Punkah for dinner. Luckily, it has great pizzas, curries and burgers to replenish those lost calories.

7.30pm — Night Cap

Head back to Bright for a night cap of local wine, gin or beer at one of the evening venues.




Indigenous Art Sites

Indigenous Art Sites

Interested in indigenous history? looking into the art work and listening to the stories around the art work and the area? Come along to the guided tours to learn more about the indigenous culture in the Beechworth and Mount Pilot area.This experience is provided by Adventure Guides Australia

Mt Fainter Pack Horse Tour

Mt Fainter Pack Horse Tour

Showcasing the West Kiewa, Pretty Valley and Mount Fainter, this expedition includes high plains, heritage huts, brumby country, wild rivers, stunning views and secluded camps, our renowned horses and campfire meals. The horses are a feature of this expedition, each of them our own bred and trained mountain horse, expertly matched to the rider. Each…

Rolling Gnocchi Bicycle Tour

Rolling Gnocchi Bicycle Tour

Learn the secrets of Italian pasta making and sample delicious local fare on this 10 kilometre cycle tour of Myrtleford. You will prepare gnocchi in a dedicated kitchen at Delizie Café Deli, then work up an appetite visiting local Pedal to Produce providers, collecting more delicious food and wine for your feast. Most cycling is…

Women's MTB Skills for Beginners

Women’s MTB Skills for Beginners

Their popular Women’s Specific MTB Skills Clinics are coming to Big Hill, Mt Beauty! The Beginner MTB Skills Clinics (three x two-hour sessions) run weekly for three weeks on Saturdays: May 4, 11, and 18, from 9am-11am. This course is female-led by an experienced and qualified MTB instructor, and is open to women only. This…

Daily Trail Rides

Daily Trail Rides

Bogong Horseback Adventures offer day rides in the heart of the High Country. Taking you to the mountain valleys of North East Victoria abound with colourful bird life, majestic views, lush pastures and a delightful climate. Experience horse riding the beautiful tracks of the Alpine National Park through tall mountain forests, fern gullies and river…

Three Hour Private Mountain Bike Lesson

Three Hour Private Mountain Bike Lesson

This three hour private beginner, intermediate or advanced lesson will be tailored to your needs to help you gain confidence and further develop your mountain biking skills. A private lesson is the most effective way to improve your mountain bike skills by honing the skills specific to you, with one to one attention. Your Instructor…

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