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Bright and surrounds


  • picturesque rural town on the banks of the Ovens River
  • especially picturesque during Autumn with the Autumn leaf colors
  • gateway to the Victorian snowfields of Mt Hotham & Falls Creek as well as the minor field of Mt Buffalo
  • snow-gear hire & bus transfers to snow available here


  • Great Alpine Road:
    • Harrietville:
    • Mt Hotham:
      • snow village at the summit of Mt Hotham 
      • 360km or 4.5hrs via Milawa, Myrtleford, Bright & Harrietville, Bright is a good place to rest & get ski hire & snow chains
      • alternative route is 460km or 5.5hrs via Bairnsdale & Omeo with Dinner Plain township on the Omeo side of Mt Hotham Resort - ski hire & snow chains at Bairnsdale or Omeo
      • over-snow transport not required as visitors can unload their vehicles at their accommodation then park in the nearest car space ($26/day?) which can be some distance away, but regular courtesy vehicles operate late into the night.
      • parking attendants will direct you to the car spaces.
      • road information ph: 1800 246 462
    • Dargo High Plains:


  • Mt Beauty:
  • Falls Creek:
    • snow village 356km or 4.5hrs from Melbourne via Milawa, Myrtleford & Mt Beauty
    • cafe, ski & snow chain hire at Mt Beauty
    • consider resting for food at Oxley or Milawa en route
    • overnight visitors get to village via over-snow vehicles with caterpillar tracks at $25pp return? - unload car at the over-snow terminal and then park where directed at $24/day?
    • day trippers can get to village via two chairlifts close to the car parks
    • road conditions ph: 1902 240 523


  • Mt Buffalo:
    • National Park close to Bright, 
    • 325km or 3.5hrs from Melbourne via Milawa, Myrtleford & Porepunkah
    • consider rest spot at Oxley or Milawa which has wineries and restaurants & gourmet food stores including King River cafe & Food on Wood
    • hire snow chains & ski gear at Myrtleford or Porepunkah, or Bright
    • snow in late Winter, early Spring for toboganning & cross-country skiing
    • bushwalking in summer
    • Mt Buffalo Chalet is unfortunately now closed permanently
    • camping is available at Lake Catani but need to book online
  • Myrtleford:
australia/vic/bright.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/20 08:54 by gary1

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