Suggested Stay: Bright



6.00am — Yoga

Morning yoga is one of the best ways to start the day, so sweat out the bad stuff with one of Bright’s local instructors.

8.30am — Conscious Breakfast

You’ve earned that chai latte. Head into town and thank your inner spirit at one of Bright’s many superb cafes.

9.30am — Boutique Stores

From homewares and books to clothing, jewellery or adventure gear, shopping in Bright has everyone covered.

12.00pm — Lunch by the River

Time to take a breather and head to one of our riverside venues for lunch. Take a seat and relax to the sound of the Ovens River.

1.30pm — Huggins Lookout

This walk is only 1.4km return, but enough to get your heart pumping. Best of all, the views over Bright are just beautiful.

3.30pm — Day Spa

Time to spoil yourself with a treatment at one of the day spas or beauty salons.

6.00pm — Dinner Out

From fine dining, funky bars, cultural feasts or pub fare, you’ll find something to satisfy every appetite.

7.30pm — Kick On

The night is still young, so grab your gang and hit up Bright’s bars, gin distillery, brewery and
cocktail lounges.


8.30am — Cafe Goodness

How’s that head feeling? Recoup with something nourishing at one of Bright’s many great cafes.

10.30am — Farm Gates & Nurseries

Jump in the car and head toward Myrtleford, making sure to stop in at the farm gates and nurseries along the way.

11.30am — Hidden Discoveries

Stop in Myrtleford and explore its quaint stores and the Middle-Eastern Bazaar – a maze of wares and antiques that’s much bigger than first meets the eye.

1.00pm — Lunch

The delightful smells wafting from Myrtleford’s cafes will have you salivating, so take some time to enjoy lunch.

2.00pm — Cellar Doors

Sample our local wine specialties, such as Fiano and Durif, as well as favourites like Shiraz and Pinot Grigio from the Cellar Doors between Gapsted and Bright.

6.00pm — Fine Dining

By now you're sure to have your eye on one of Bright's trendy restaurants. Go for it!




Nine Steps

Nine Steps

Nine Steps is a private estate on 29 acres with stunning views of Mount Buffalo. A luxury rural retreat with plenty of space and great kitchen for self catering. Nine Steps is an architect designed home and unique luxury interpretation of the traditional Australian shed. This is your opportunity to enjoy a rural retreat in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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