some of bright’s best bits
Bright’s foodie scene
Eat, Drink, Love, or is that Eat, Pray, Love?
Boasting famous eateries, boutique retailers, an abundance of local produce and picturesque wineries, Bright’s foodie scene is one not to be missed.
Starting your day with a good breakfast is key and we are proud to provide some of the best cafes going round, all of which serve the most delicious breakfast, teamed with the best coffee!
Speaking of best coffee, Bright is home to Sixpence Coffee located on Churchill Ave, Bright as well as a brand new location at 15 Wills St, Bright. This Family owned and run small batch coffee roaster boasts not only the best coffee in town but also make delicious sourdough and pastries on site!
In the Summer months be sure to book yourself lunch on an outdoor table in the rear garden at Ginger Baker, boasting the best view of Bright’s Splash Park and Ovens River.
Or perhaps Bright Brewery where you can sit out on the hop terrace and look over our riverside kids playground. Watch the kids run around the park for hours while the big kids try some of our regions boutique beers!
The sweet toothed members of your group must check the Local Bright Chocolate Shop on Riverside Ave, or our Old School Lolly shop at the top of Ireland St, but don’t forget in the Summer months Bright Ice-creamery cannot be missed!
Need something to entertain yourself in the cooler months without being left in the cold? Bright’s Cloud 9 Cinema is a must, screening all of the newest movies, with comfortable gold class style seating and a licensed Candy Bar you will be set on a rainy evening.
Lovers of Wine
Be sure to visit one of the local wineries during your stay:
6619 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah
Ringer Reef Winery
6835 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah
(03) 5756 2805
“Following a trail of friendly cellar doors, visitors can experience the
rich velvety reds, crisp elegant whites and sensational sparkling wines
grown and made in this pristine region. Not only do the Bright and
surrounds wineries offer sensational wines but spectacular views.”
– Visit Bright
We are proud to be an accredited Ride High Country property manager providing an extensive range of properties and cycle friendly features to assist during your stay.
Taking to the area by foot or cycle is the best way to really experience Bright. You can hire a bike at several places in town such as Cycle Path Bright located at 74 Gavan St, Bright. - They supply a large range of bikes and are well experienced in our area.
If you’re not a well experience cyclist or would like to enjoy a leisurely trip we recommend popping down to Bright Electric Bikes at 2 Delany Ave, Bright, Lee has a great range of electric bikes and can put you in the right direction on how to ride them and where the best spots are!
Why not take things up a notch and hire a mountain bike so you can experience Bright’s famous Mystic Bike track! The guys at All Terrain Cycles located 97 Gavan St, Bright are the kings of Mountain biking in our area and are worth the visit.
Once hired strap your helmet on and enjoy an easy ride along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, you can head in to Porepunkah (10km return), or perhaps back to Wandiligong which is also 10km return.
For the cycle enthusiast why not keep heading past Porepunkah as far as you like (the trail goes forever!)
things to do in and AROUND town
If the weather doesn’t plan out for cycling or a nice walk perhaps a drive could do the trick.
Spending time along beautiful Ovens River and soaking in the atmosphere of this beautiful place is what it is all about.
There are plenty of day trip options if you wish to drive around and see the extended areas such as picturesque Wandiligong – a historic village just 6km from Bright. While you’re there, why not try Australia’s largest living hedge maze or stop for lunch at the Wandi Pub, their food is delicious!
Or drive to My Buffalo and check out Eurobin Falls at the base of Mt Buffalo, then keep driving to The Horn at the summit to take in the magnificent views. Whilst you are out this way you can even squeeze in a visit to Mt Buffalo Olives to buy some pre-picked Olives, some oils or other local goodies.
In the opposite direction you can head to Harrietville, with plenty to see and do. One of the most popular places at Harrietville is the Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm, definitely worth a visit. With free entry it makes a great day out. Have a stroll through the many fish breeding ponds, feed the fish, and then catch a fish to bring home and cook on the BBQ for dinner!
There are plenty of nature-based activities such as walking and cycling, hiking and extreme sports/adventure options, as well as breathtaking scenery wherever you go.
Ask the experts
To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the fun we provide you with plenty of information for you to view in the comfort of your chosen home.
However be sure to visit Visit Bright web page online or for a personal service pop in and see the friendly team at our Visitor Information Centre located at 119 Gavan St, Bright (next to Cloud 9 Cinema & Bright Brewery) they can provide you with even more information on our amazing Region!