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Bright is extremely popular due to it’s accessibility to a vast array of different outdoor facilities. During winter, we are a popular destination to visit the snow with Mt Hotham only 50km from our door, during Spring we have lots of hikers and mountain biking travellers due to our proximity to glorious hiking trails and mountain trails. In Summer Bright has the river where our guests float down on inflatable tubes, visit the many markets and shops Bright has to office and in Autumn with the changing of the leaves, Bright is brought back to life with wildly beautiful colours of the  tree lined roads.

Bright has this and so much more!  Here are a few things that we recommend you see and do in Bright which also include some festivals which you may not know are happening!

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Ladies Baths Falls - Mt Buffalo
ust a short drive from our Motel, is the entrance to Mt Buffalo and it is here where you will find the beautiful Ladies Baths Falls.  A short walk from the road, and you will come across pristine waterfalls and rock pools which are perfect to cool off in. 

If you continue along, you can walk further up the side of the mountain another 700m or so and see the full length of the powerful waterfall.  It's definitely worth the walk!
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Underground River Cave - Mt Buffalo
For those who are more adventurous, Mt Buffalo has the most amazing underground river cave.  Just a short walk from the viewing platforms at the top of Mt Buffalo, the caves offer a unique experience.  

We recommend that you book with Bright Adventure Company if this is an adventure you are interested in taking.
Canyon Walk - Trip Advisors Travellers Choice 
Our motel backs onto the beautiful canyon walk, which runs between Bright Township and the Oven’s river.  
This walk takes you along the old pathways of which were built during the Gold rush era, its an easy walk for all ages and takes around 45 minutes to complete the full loop.

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Since moving to Bright in September 2022, we do our very best to go out for dinner once a week so that we can try local restaurants and provide some thoughts on our experience.

Here are some of our favourites!

Dr Mauve Bar and Lounge
Asian Share Plates and Cocktail Bar, they have their own special cocktails which are a must try!
Sir Loin's Bar and Grill
If you are looking for a really really good steak then you must visit this place.  The meal sizes are really generous, especially the starters of  beef croquettes! 
Elm Dining
Modern Australian using local fresh produce.  Beautiful environment in one of Brights old homesteads and beautifully presented and tasty food.  Great for a special occasion or a treat!
Lamb on Gavan
Delicious souvlaki! Great for lunch and seating outside.  Highly recommend this little place.
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Our Motel is conveniently located near some of the best festivals and events that Bright Victoria has to offer! From family fun to creative events, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Wandiligong Nut Festival 22nd -23rd April
Wandiligong is 5km from Bright and every year in April they come together to celebrate the end of the nut harvest, in particular the chestnut, walnut and hazelnut. The festival is family friendly and brings together the local community of growers, producers and makers along with visitors to celebrate with great food, market stalls, live music and entertainment.
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Bright Autumn Festival 28th April - 7th May
The Bright Autumn Festival is a ten-day celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and autumn produce of the valleys of Victoria's Alpine High Country. The highlight of the festival is Gala day on Saturday May 6, with a market, music in the streets and a grand parade.
Bright Photography Festival  6th - 8th October
This wonderful event happens every year in Bright and offers over 100 different workshops across the 3 days. With over 50 leading photographers in their field of expertise leading each workshop, participants join together with other like-minded photographers to learn through interactive workshops in Bright and Surrounding towns.
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