From sampling our region's fresh produce to immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the High Country, we've curated Bright & Surrounds' most popular things to do to help you plan your escape.


1. Canyon Walk

Stroll along the Ovens River and learn of its gold mining history on the 3km Canyon Walk.

2. Market by the River

Discover local produce and wares at the monthly Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market.

3. Boutique Stores

Spend the day shopping at the boutique stores of Bright’s town centre.

4. River Pool & Splash Park

Go for a swim or a slide at the Bright River Pool and Splash Park.

5. Local Craft Liquors

Have a tasting at the brewery, gin distillery or at a cellar door.

6. Huggins Lookout

Walk the trail to Huggins Lookout for a stunning view over the township of Bright.

7. Rail Trail

Go for a bike ride on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.

8. Mystic Park

Go Mountain Biking or Paragliding at Mystic Park.

9. Picnic With A View

Picnic by the Ovens River with views of Mount Buffalo at the Porepunkah Riverside Park and Playground.

10. Scenic Drives

Go for a scenic drive and explore the surrounding towns of Myrtleford, Harrietville, Mount Beauty and Dinner Plain.

Visit the mosaic trail in Myrtleford


Take a slice of culture, add two parts wine, a sprinkle of home-cooked goodness and a dollop of Mount Buffalo and this delightful town will feed your soul.

  1. The Gorge Lookout and Chalet, Mount Buffalo
  2. Sullivans Lookout near Mount Beauty
  3. Dannys Lookout, Mount Hotham
  4. Huggins Lookout, Bright
  5. Reform Hill Lookout, Myrtleford
  1. Riverside Pool and Splash Park, Bright
  2. The Dredge Hole, Harrietville
  3. The Pondage, Mount Beauty
  4. Riverside Park, Porepunkah
  5. Lake Catani, Mount Buffalo
  6. Nimmo Bridge, Myrtleford
  7. Lake Buffalo, near Myrtleford
  8. Lake Guy, Bogong Village
  9. Rockpool, Mount Beauty
  10. Mount Beauty Swimming Pool
  1. Gapsted Wines Cellar Door and Restaurant, Gapsted
  2. Ringer Reef Winery, Porepunkah
  3. Billy Button Cellar Doors, Bright and Myrtleford
  4. Michelini Wines, Myrtleford
  5. Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah
  1. Nightingale Alpine Apples and Produce, Wandiligong
  2. Pepo Farms, Pumpkin Seeds and The Artisan Mill, Ovens
  3. Red Stag Deer and Emu Farm and Restaurant, Eurobin
  4. Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm, Harrietville
  5. Buffalo Berry Farm, Eurobin



Nestled at the foot of the stunning Mount Feathertop and embraced by tranquil bushland, this breath of fresh air defines the word escape.

Dredge Hole Harrietville
Mountain Biking


A place of fairytales, where locals ski all winter and mountain bike summerlong under the shelter of a truly beautiful mountain. Heaven does exist.


  1. Ladies Bath and Eurobin Falls, Mount Buffalo
  2. The Gorge, Mount Buffalo
  3. Fainter Falls, near Mount Beauty
  4. Rollasons Falls, Mount Buffalo
  5. Carmichael Falls, Dinner Plain


  1. Canyon Walk, Bright
  2. Mosaic Trail, Myrtleford
  3. The Gorge Walk, Mount Beauty
  4. Tronoh Dredge Walk, Harrietville
  5. Room With A View, Dinner Plain



A snow village like nothing else you've seen on earth; an architectural enclave among the snow gums that will take your breath away, come winter or summer.

Tobogganing parent with child


Myrtleford Farmers Market

Myrtleford Farmers Market

The Myrtleford Farmers Market is held on the fourth Saturday of each month from at the Piazza, in the heart of Myrtleford in Victoria’s High Country. The market is accredited by the Victorian Farmers Market Association, meaning customers are guaranteed access to quality, freshly harvested produce whilst supporting local farmers and directly putting money back…

The Peaks Artisan Cheesemakers Tasting Room & Petite Providore

The Peaks Artisan Cheesemakers Tasting Room & Petite Providore

The Peaks Artisan Cheesemakers goal is simple, to make beautiful cheese from the highest quality local organic milk. With a micro-factory situated in Myrtleford and a Tasting Room and Petite Providore in the Bright township, The Peaks Artisan Cheesemakers invite you to come and taste their small-batch, French-inspired cheeses. Be guided through the flavour profiles…

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…

Bright Rotary Gala Day Market

Bright Rotary Gala Day Market and Parade

The Bright Rotary Gala Day Market is a part of the Bright Autumn Festival Gala Day activities. The market has loads of stalls, food vendors and live music and has a wonderful atmosphere as hundreds of visitors come to town for the market and the ensuing parade. The parade kicks off after the markets and…

Ringer Reef Winery

Ringer Reef Winery

A gold specimen found in the late 1800s by men ringbarking the property, led to the opening and naming of the mine, Ringer Reef. A century on, the Ringer Reef vineyard was established by Annie & Bruce Holm in 1998. It is now a vibrant and evolving family-run vineyard, winery and cellar door. On this…

Mount Beauty Music Festival

Mount Beauty Music Festival

A free family friendly festival held over two days in April. A truck stage with live music, children’s entertainment, food and craft stalls. A weekend of great food, music and company. New location in Tawonga South Opposite Falls Creek Coaches at the foothills of Falls Creek, surrounded by mountains. A great weekend away with the…