ITINERARY NINE

Suggested Stay: Bright or Harrietville

HANGING WITH FRIENDS

DAY ONE

8.30am — Wakey Wakey Eggs and Bakey

Bright or Harrietville’s excellent cafes will set the mood with something hot and caffeinated.

9.30am — Choose Your Adventure

What would you prefer? A Rail Trail ride from Harrietville to Bright, Road cycling to Mount Hotham or mountain biking at Mystic? Maybe you'd rather take a stroll on our walking trails or a dip in our swimming holes, a game of golf in Bright or go fishing in Harrietville – there's plenty to entertain you and your crew, and gear available from the outdoor stores, bike shops and tour operators.

1.00pm — Lunch Classics

From loaded burgers to sushi, gourmet sandwiches to award-winning pies, whether you're vegetarian or vegan, a meat lover or paleo, head into Bright for a bellyful of yum.

2.00pm — Rolling on the River

Discover Bright’s gold history and the hidden canyons along the Ovens River on the 5km-return Canyon Walk.

3.30pm — Take a Splash or drink by the Fire

Finish up in town with a dip in the river, or grab a tube and just float about. In winter, warm up with a coffee or
cocktail inside by the fire.

5.30pm — Dinner and Live Music

There’s nothing like sitting back with friends, fine food
and live music. Check out what’s on at venues in Bright, Wandiligong, Porepunkah and Harrietville.

7.30pm — Bar Hop

Not ready to stop? Bright’s bars will keep you bopping, or kick on at one of the pubs in Harrietville.

DAY TWO

8.00am — Breakfast Time

OK sleepyheads, how was last night? Time for breakfast!

9.00am — Alpine Adventure

Drive Australia’s highest road to Mount Hotham for some skiing or snowboarding, or Dinner Plain for snowshoeing or tobogganing. In summer, stop at the stunning lookouts and take a hike out to Mount Loch or The Razorback.

1.00pm — Lunch in DP

Fill up at the pub or cafe in Dinner Plain.

2.00pm — Sled Dog Rides or MTB

That’s right – we said sled dogs! These furry friends run all winter. In summer, hire bikes and hit up the Dinner Plain Mountain Bike Park or the sealed Brabralung Trail.

3.30pm — Soak in an Onsen in the Snow

In winter, grab your friends and chill out in a steaming hot outdoor Onsen surrounded by snow. In summer, take the short walk down to see Carmichael Falls, just 1km from the village centre.

6.30pm — Dinner Out

Enjoy the sunset views as you head back down the mountain to Bright or Harrietville for dinner. You'll be famished, so grab a pizza or some traditional pub grub at the local, or try one of the trendy new eateries in Bright.

8.00pm — Local Brews

The day's not over yet. Finish up with a gin at the local distillery, a cocktail from one of our bars, or a craft beer at the brewery in Bright.

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