A life lived outside.... Bright and surrounds is known for its natural beauty, mountains and rivers, pituresque valleys and historic towns. Whether you are planning a day long hike or a short stroll along the Ovens River, there is a walk to suit all levels of fitness and experience.
The walking tracks of Bright (www.visitbright.com.au/bright) are picturesque and showcase the beautiful township, rivers, forests and wildlife of the area. There are many short walks which will show you the natural beauty of Bright and Surrounds.
Porepunkah (www.visitbright.com.au/porepunkah), a small town located 6 kilometres from Bright, hosts several small shops and a hotel, with the central feature, the magnificent Ovens River.
Historic Wandiligong (www.visitbright.com.au/wandiligong) located 6 kilometres south of Bright, is registered with the National Trust as a classified landscape.
This charming village is based at the bottom of Mount Feathertop and Mount Hotham and still possesses remnants of gold mining times gone by.
Mount Buffalo National Park
Offering walking opportunities for almost all levels of fitness and experience on a remarkable mountain.
Important Information and Cautions
Weather conditions can change rapidly in alpine areas snowfalls and blizzards can be experienced at any time of the year.
Be prepared with:
• Wind and waterproof jackets
• Warm clothing - hat, gloves and strong footwear
• First aid kit for longer walks
• Energy food and enough water for the day
• Compass and relevant topographical map
• Let someone know before you go and ensure you check road conditions before setting out. Many roads and tracks are closed seasonally during the colder, wetter months for environmental and safety reasons.
For more comprehensive information on the Mount Buffalo National Park and these walks please refer to ‘Mount Buffalo National Park; Visitor Guide to the Great Granite Plateau’ Parks Victoria Park Notes before visiting. These notes outline important information regarding weather conditions and general cautions specific to the Park and can be viewed at www.parks.vic.gov.au