Suggested Stay: Bright



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.


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.




The Riverdeck Kitchen

The Riverdeck Kitchen

The Riverdeck Kitchen is the perfect place to relax in Bright. Great coffee, fabulous food, local and regional wines and friendly service, all in one of Bright’s most picturesque locations. Located by the Ovens River and overlooking beautiful Howitt Park, the Riverdeck is fully licensed and has free Wi-Fi. Open for breakfast (all day) and…

Coffee Chakra

Coffee Chakra

Coffee Chakra is a cafe and micro coffee roasters located in the picturesque town of Myrtleford in the Alpine Valley. The owners and staff pride themselves on offering quick efficient service, delicious food made totally on premises and coffee specially roasted for the cafe. The cafe opens for breakfast and lunch all day and the…

Cafe Fez Myrtleford

Cafe Fez Myrtleford

Café Fez presents a unique atmosphere – a treasure trove of twinkling Moroccan lanterns, silver teapots and colourful woven cushions. Featuring a traditional menu of Middle-Eastern favourites, an astonishing drinks menu carrying an array of teas, a great line-up of local wines and beer, and a quixotic array of cocktails, this chilled-out little gem is…

Ginger Baker  Cafe - Wine and Food

Ginger Baker Cafe – Wine and Food

Positioned alongside the gorgeous Ovens River, Ginger Baker Cafe enjoys a prime location set amongst a backdrop that includes natural waterfalls, towering elm trees, and a surprisingly eclectic exterior. Open for breakfast and lunch, the café offers a variety of fabulous food dishes sourced from local vendors throughout Bright and surrounds. If you are craving…

Bright Brewery

Bright Brewery

Bright Brewery is a proudly independent craft brewery, bar, restaurant and bike hub located in the heart of beautiful Bright. With the backdrop of Victoria’s spectacular Alps, their key values of – active, sustainable and authentic – are the cornerstones of everything Bright Brewery do. From brewing beers that reflect the bold and wild local…

Reed & Co. Distillery

Reed & Co. Distillery

Bright craft distillery, Reed & Co Distillery was established in 2016 by chefs turned distillers Hamish Nugent and Rachel Reed. It all began at the helm of their former hatted restaurant Tani. Reed & Co was founded as a result of inspiration from the botanicals of the natural landscape in Victoria’s high country, and seeking…

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