THE BEST THINGS TO DO

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.

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN BRIGHT

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

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

HARRIETVILLE

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

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

MOUNT BEAUTY

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

TOP 5 WATERFALLS

  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

TOP 5 SHORT WALKS

  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

DINNER PLAIN

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO

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

SPOIL YOURSELF WITH OUR FRESH PRODUCE

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 and Bruce Holm in 1998. It is now a vibrant and evolving family-run vineyard, winery and cellar door. On this…

Pepo Farms

Pepo Farms

Experience the Goodness within Pepo Farms… Enter through the gorgeous garden flower boxes on your way to Pepo Farms Tasting room. Taste paddock to plate treats including their famous chocolate coated pumpkin seeds or chocolate turmeric walnuts; there’s something for the whole family. Fancy something more refined? Their wood smoked or chili pumpkin seeds will…

La Fiera Italian Festival Myrtleford

La Fiera Italian Festival Myrtleford

La Fiera festival returns to Myrtleford in 2025. This is a celebration of Myrtleford’s Italian heritage and culture featuring a range of events at various locations and businesses. Keep in touch by checking in on the website and subscribing to receive updates on program events and tickets for La Festa and other events within the…

Billy Button Cellar Door

Billy Button Cellar Door

The flower-lovers among you all will know that the Billy Button name belongs to the bouncy native yellow flowers that colour the mountain tops of the Alpine Valleys. In 2014, after honing her winemaking skills throughout Victoria, Winemaker Jo Marsh decided to launch her own regional label, Billy Button Wines. Now, together with her husband…

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…

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