Accommodation in Bright Victoria


Canoeing, Boating, Rafting, Water Sking & Kayaking

The beautiful Ovens and Buckland Rives offer ripple rafting, canoeing and kayaking. Tour operators can take you to a calm area or areas for the more adventurous or experienced.

Canoeing is also available at Mt Buffalo National Park. You can troll for fish in Lake Buffalo (outside Myrtleford), Rocky Valley Dam or the Mt Beauty pondage. Lake Buffalo also has water skiing facilities. Tours are conducted mainly in the warmer months

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Climbing, Caving and Abseling

For those wishing for more excitement or to challenge themselves learning a new skill, Mt Buffalo is the place where you can learn to climb, abseil or go caving.  Local operators conduct courses for these activities on Mt Buffalo.


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Accommodation in Bright Victoria
Accommodation in Bright Victoria

The Alpine High Country is a favourite of those who like cycling both for the variety of challenging rides and the spectacular scenery. The 94km sealed rail trail is also very popular. Stop off to sample some of our fine wine along the way. One-way rides can be arranged directly with tour operators, or by us.

Cycling Trials
During daylight saving months, locals and visitors get together to tackle the trials. Mondays Time Trials and Racing start at 6.30pm. Also mountain-bike rides each Wednesday, starting at 6pm from Bright phone (03) 5750 1442.


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Four Wheel Driving

This is possible mainly during the drier weather as roads are closed during winter and early spring and during periods of storm or bushfire damage. Care is needed as log trucks can be encountered without warning. Award winning four wheel drive tours are also available.

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Accommodation in Bright Victoria
Accommodation in Bright Victoria


Bright Bowls Club

The Bright Bowls Club has great club rooms. The annual tournament is in late December and is open to all visitors. The club is also open to visitors throughout the year. 

ph (03) 5755 1236


The three local courses at Bright, Mt Beauty and Myrtleford will keep avid golfers happy.

Bright Golf Green Ph: 03 5755 1733

Accommodation in Bright Victoria
​Horse Riding

Bogong Horseback Adventures have been running award winning tours for 21 years. With licensed access to the Alpine National Park and Mount Bogong, the riding landscape is truly spectacular.

Travel from rich mountain valleys to the vast Bogong High Plains and Victoria's highest mountain, Mount Bogong. Award winning tours combine, great food and wine, fantastic mountain bred horses and friendly, experienced staff..

Try two hour, half day and full day rides in the Alpine Park from the Tawonga stables

The Kiewa Valley offers horse riding for beginners to experienced riders in the valley. Longer rides are also available up in the High Plains. A brochure is in your cottage.

Ph: 03 5754 4849

​Paragliding, Hang Gliding, Microlighting & Scenic Flights

Bright is ideal for paragliding and is well known for its great air. Information in your cottage will tell you how to book your flights and costs or we can send this information to you at the time of booking and build a package for you. Porepunkah airfield (10 minutes from Bright) is the base for micro lighting, scenic plane flights and helicopter flights.



During the Christmas-to-Easter period, the Ovens River at Bright and Porepunkah is dammed in order to make great swimming pools. On summer afternoons, a lifeguard is on duty in the afternoons at Centenary Park, Bright and the River Reserve at Porepunkah. The Rotary run a great water slide into the river during the Xmas holidays. Picnic facilities are available. From the Chestnut Tree Holiday Apartments, you can walk to the Centenary Park swimming area, which is in the centre of town.
In the cooler months, try a dip in the heated indoor pool at the Bright Sports Centre in Gavan St (the Great Alpine Rd). Swim in the river in summer - manned by lifeguards at various spots.


​Rail Trail (94 kms)

The breathtaking scenic beauty of the Ovens and King Valleys, Everton Hills and the Alpine High Country can now be safely enjoyed by all types of cycling and walking enthusiasts.

Following historical railway lines the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail provides 94km of bitumen sealed track well suited to both cycling and walking. The trail has a gentle gradient that makes it suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, and is a must do for all visitors to the region.

This trail is an ideal introduction into the diverse countryside of the North East Victorian alps and valleys. It will lead you deep into pine forests and natural bushland then out in the open through valleys nestled amongst some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Australia.

The trail links the townships of Wangaratta, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Porepunkah and Bright, all offering their own unique character and style at pleasant intervals along the trail. Each township provides a range of accommodation options to suit any budget or desire, fine wine, food, bike hire and countless opportunities to experience a variety of other activities ensuring that the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail offers a visitor experience like no other. The sealed 94 kms of Rail Trail is wonderful for both walkers and bike riders. It takes you through towns and meanders near wineries.



Pack plenty of adrenaline to discover Mount Buffalo and its unique rock formations, where extreme adventures await.
All season attractions
Pitch a tent by the banks of Lake Catani in summer and enjoy cool mountain air. Set out on bushwalks on crisp autumn mornings. Bring the family for snowplay on the plateau in winter, and watch snow cascade into waterfalls in spring.
Action satisfaction
Take the road cycle challenge to the top of Mount Buffalo, one of the oldest national parks in Australia. You'll also find great mountain biking tracks.
Tackle the sheer cliffs and imposing granite tors for spectacular rock climbing and abseiling. Embark upon the ride of your life in a powered hang glider or a microlight over the mountain.
Hire a canoe and paddle around Lake Catani at your leisure, or try your hand at fly-fishing.
Gentler pursuits
While your heart rate rests, explore your surrounds. Join the rangers for free summer activities and learn the secrets of the mountain's formation.
View breathtaking landscapes from 'Bents Lookout', 'The Horn' or from Mount Buffalo Chalet, built in 1910 on a 1,400-metre cliff face.