There are many reasons why Bright, Myrtleford, Mount Beauty and Harrietville have been favourite destinations for generations of holidaymakers. Here are just a few…
Dotted along the Ovens and Kiewa Rivers the towns are nestled at the very foot of the Mount Buffalo and Alpine National Parks. Snow-covered in winter and a haven for downhill and cross-country skiers, snowboarders and tobogganers, Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham, Mount Bogong, Mount Feathertop and Falls Creek are also fantastic warm season escapes. They offer excellent camping areas, lakes and waterfalls, bushwalking trails, horseriding, mountain biking and even paragliding adventures for thrillseekers. A photographer’s paradise, the mountains offer spectacular sunset vistas, beautiful wildflower displays and the chance to see Australia’s native birds and animals in their natural environment.
Fab food, fine wine and great beer
Excellent restaurants and cafes serving local seasonal produce, offering cosy winter fires and shady courtyards in summer. Many boutique wineries producing an array of cool climate reds and whites also offer top nosh and lovely views from their cellar door cafes and restaurants. Locally grown hops also flavour the area’s award-winning artisan beer.
Super cycling The area is famous as one of Australia’s premier cycling hubs with the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail the jewel in the crown. The surrounding peaks offering plenty of challenges for serious riding enthusiasts and there is continuous development of trails in the mountain bike parks.