Famous for its glorious autumn colours, Bright is a popular year-round destination in the foothills of the alps and a gateway to Mt Hotham and Falls Creek. Skiers make a beeline through Bright in winter, but it’s a lovely base for exploring the Alpine National Park, paragliding, fishing and kayaking on the Ovens River, bushwalking and exploring the region’s wineries.
It's a big cycling destination too, with the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, as well as single-track mountain-bike and alpine road trails. Plentiful accommodation and some sophisticated restaurants and cafes complete the appealing picture.
The region around Bright is the traditional ancestral homeland of the Dhudhuroa people.