ITINERARY FIVE

Suggested Stay: Bright

ROMANTIC ESCAPE

DAY ONE

8.30am — Bright Breakfast

The smell of deliciousness will be wafting around every corner, so follow your nose to one of the cafes in the town centre.

9.30am — River Walks

We’ve scheduled you some fresh mountain air on a lovely 5km-return riverside stroll along the charming Cherry Walk or Canyon Walk.

11.00am — Apple Farm

We recommend a little sojourn through Wandiligong, stopping in at the apple farm-gate store. Not only is it stocked full of local produce, but the scenery will make a pretty sweet backdrop for your Instagram couple selfies.

12.00pm — Lunch & Local Brews

Bright has a number of local brews – from beer, to coffee (…and wine and gin) – and all the venues serve lunch!

1.30pm — Mount Buffalo

‘Wow’ factor doesn’t get more wow than this – cuddle up on a romantic Portaledge Picnic on the iconic Mount Buffalo. Hanging off a cliff not your idea of romance? Pause at Buffalo’s Gorge Lookout then take a short hike to Ladies Bath and Eurobin Falls on the way down.

5.30pm — Punkah Nights

Back in the valley, stop in Porepunkah for dinner, grab a glass of wine, and watch the evening envelop the granite cliffs of Mount Buffalo.

DAY TWO

7.15am — Marvellous Mornings

Sorry to wake you, but it’s time to get on over to Mount Beauty, stopping at Tawonga Gap Lookout for a stunning view of Victoria’s highest mountain, Mount Bogong.

8.00am — Breakfast

You can always trust the bakery to be open early, with hot pastries and freshly brewed coffee.

9.00am — Horsing Around

Experience the High Country like the cattlemen of old on a scenic horse ride in the foothills of Mount Bogong.

12.30pm — Lunch

Take that cattleman’s appetite of yours to one of the cafes in Mount Beauty, Tawonga or Tawonga South.

1.30pm — Get Acquainted

Time to check out the streets of this old hydro-workers town and wander through its stores and produce market.

2.30pm — Secret Beauty

There’s more to this little town than meets to eye, so drop into the Visitor Information Centre – and its awesome little museum – and discover your surrounds, from gorge walks and bike paths to local wineries and the brewery.

4.30pm — Pre-Dinner Drink

OK couples, time to chillax. Back in Bright, sit back and sip on a beverage at one of our wine bars or at the distillery or brewery.

5.30pm — Feast

Fancy a trendy underground steak house? Or fine dining in an historic doctor’s cottage? Maybe traditional pub fare or classic Italian, Thai or Japanese? Whatever your style, Bright is your oyster.

7.30pm — The Night is Young

Not ready to stop? Grab a cocktail at one of our bars and kick-on into the night.

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