Things To Do In Bright, Victoria

Whether you're looking for adventure or seeking quieter pleasures, there is no better place to experience it all than in Bright and its idyllic surrounding villages.

The Bright area is full of wonderful things to do and a myriad of places to visit. You'll find markets, boutique shopping, a funky brewery, fine dining, wineries, an art gallery and fabulous coffee. There are plenty of popular outdoor activities too! It’s time you escaped and took a tree-change journey.

Bright & Surrounds – Every Season, Every Reason.


All Year

No matter what time of year you visit, there is no shortage of things to do and see.

Spend the morning taking in the fresh mountain air while cycling the Great Alpine Road or enjoying one of many scenic walking trails along the river or into the hills. After exploring the outdoors, why not stop in at one of our many incredible eateries for lunch? With an abundance of dining options, you may want to try a new place to eat each day.

Afternoons can be spent wine tasting or perhaps playing a game of golf; some even 4WD to find the perfect place to watch the sunset.


A season to try your hand at fishing or just cooling off in the rivers and mountain streams. Victoria's alpine areas are the height of adventure in summer, with activities ranging from downhill thrills on mountain bikes to mastering the art of fly fishing in alpine streams. 

All types of water sports are available this time of year - enjoy the long days in the sunshine by the river or enjoy the cooler climate in the alps. During the twilight hours seek out sunsets over the Alps or bush walk early to watch the sunrise. If your interest is more aerial, why not consider a tandem paragliding flight over the picturesque Ovens Valley. 



A season that offers a kaleidoscope of colour and days crisp with clear mountain air, Victoria's High Country in Autumn is a great time of the year to explore the wilderness and valleys by bicycle or horse, on foot or by 4WD. A time of great food and wine activity. The region's wine harvest begins as early as February in the warmer climates of Rutherglen, while the cool climate varieties for which the Alpine Valleys are famous will not come off the vine until April. Autumn in Victoria's North East is also harvest season for the region's almond, walnut, chestnut and hazelnut producers. Rich produce is in full bloom and ready for you to taste.


When snow falls on the Victorian Alps, where else would you want to be in winter?

The High Country offers it all; downhill and cross-country skiing, snow tubing, snow shoeing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow balling, snow play, or ski school. From gentle runs for beginners to the double black diamond challenges for the experts.

The close proximity of Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt Buffalo to Bright and the surrounding valley townships makes them ideal bases for your fun filled cool adventure.



Victoria's High Country welcomes the Spring-time visitor throughout the valleys and mountain sides, with rivers bursting with wild rapids, streams teaming with fish, wildflowers rich in colour and abundance and the vineyards ripe for the tastings.

Visit the towns and villages of the North East offering the warmth of country hospitality and explore the hidden pleasures of cafes, general stores and farm-gate produce for sale.

Dust off your bicycle from winter hibernation and travel a Rail Trail or saddle-up and take in the sights of High Country beauty.

If you’re coming to Bright to mountain bike ride in the majestic Mystic Park, please be aware that how you access the park has changed.  For further details please see: Mystic Park | Mountain Bike Park | Bright VIC Australia

Looking for more things to do in Bright & Surrounds?

Take a look at Visit Bright website.

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