For Bright region, water is key to our lifestyle. With the pristine Ovens & Buckland Rivers and Morses Creek nearby - Join us in the rivers and retreat from the summer’s heat. Skim stones in our natural pools and feast on the fish it provides. Fossick for hidden treasures, plunge into swimming nooks and spot local wildlife, platypus, fish, frogs and turtles. Dotted with picnic facilities and walking tracks come and soak up the tranquillity.
Along the valley floor and on our alpine peaks our lakes provide space for relaxation and activities. From Lake Catani on Mount Buffalo to Lake Buffalo on the valley flat. Take time out and rejuvenate in our waters.
Or experience the Bright Splash Park!
Bright Splash Park
Bright Splash Park
The Bright Splash Park in Centenary Park, alongside Morses Creek, is the perfect space for families visiting Bright and surrounds over the warmer months. With design centered on the region’s mining heritage and natural environment, there are four splash pads, each designed to suit different age groups from toddlers through to teenagers. The surface of the splash pads is textured concrete.
The park has been designed to suit graduating abilities, but parents still need to judge their child’s ability to use certain elements. The top pad with the dredge bucket is an exhilarating experience and is best suited to older children.
Bright Splash Park uses a single-use water system which draws water from a bore and requires no chemical treatment. Used water is drained into the river, adding to the natural flows.
Best of all, its FREE! A must to add to your bucket list for your next visit to Bright!!
Bright River Pool
The Ovens River is dammed at Bright from around Christmas to Easter to create a fantastic river swimming pool. A lifeguard is on duty in the afternoon most days during summer at the pool in Centenary Park Bright. The Bright Splash Park is located next to the Bright River Pool and the Rotary waterslide operates in the afternoons during summer.
Porepunkah River Pool
The Ovens River is dammed at Porepunkah from around Christmas to Easter to create a long, cool river swimming pool. A lifeguard is on duty in the afternoon most days during summer at the pool in Porepunkah. A children’s paddling pool on the river banks nearby give the whole family a chance to enjoy the water. Take along a barbeque and take advantage of the nearby free BBQ facilities and picnic tables.
The magnificent Morses Creek is an ideal spot to cool off in the summer months. Grab a chair and sit back and relax while the kids can splash about enjoy the scenery.
Waterfalls with swimming holes
Mount Buffalo National Park offers some spectacular waterfalls. Take a short stroll into Lady Bath Falls and Eurobin Falls or a longer walk to Rollasons Falls and Dicksons Falls. Fainter Falls is definitely worth the visit, located on the Bogong High Plains Road between Mount Beauty and Falls Creek or take a walk through the snowgums to see the picturesque Carmichael Falls near Dinner Plain.