Thursday, November 23, 2017  
 
News & Updates
MOUNT BUFFALO SPRING RANGER UPDATE
20-10-2017 
With the snow gone, work is well underway to get ready for the summer season. Work is being carried out across the park to clear tracks and to fix and improve infrastructure. Visitors may experience some disruption to services and access to some areas.

Eurobin FallsAccess above the Lower Eurobin Falls Track will be restricted while work to repair and replace steps is undertaken. Signs will be in place to advise visitors while work is underway. Access
to the Lower Eurobin Falls and Lady Bath Falls
is open to visitors during this time but staff and contractors may be moving along the track with materials and machinery.Dates:  3 weeks 18/10 to 10/11

The Gorge Access to the lower end of The Gorge car park will be restricted while work is completed to upgrade the septic system.

Visitors will still have access to the Stone Hut and the Echo Point & Hang Glider Lookouts while work is being completed. Access to the Underground River will be via View Point Track. There will be increased truck and machinery traffic on Mount Buffalo Road to the Gorge and within the car park area. The toilets may be closed for a short period when the new system is connected but portable toilets will be placed in the car park during this short period of time.Dates: 23/10 to 25/11

‘The Horn Road’ Mount Buffalo Road from Cresta to The Horn. The Seasonal Road Closure on ‘The Horn Road’ remains in place until Thursday before Melbourne Cup weekend. The gravel section of road from Cresta to ‘The Horn’ will be graded before it
reopens. Visitors may experience trucks and machinery traveling on Mount Buffalo Road during this time.

Walking Tracks. Rangers will be systematically making their way along our track network to clear them of fallen timber and brush cut overhanging vegetation. If you would like to report any tracks that have trees down across them please leave a note in the Park Visitor Centre at the ranger station.

Cheers Michelle

Michelle Doherty Ranger Team Leader Ovens Area, Mt Buffalo National Park

T:  8427 2581 I 
M: 0417 157 940 I E: 
michelle.doherty@parks.vic.gov.au



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QUICK FACTS ON BRIGHT TOWNSHIP
                                               

Population approximately 1900

308 kilometres north-east of Melbourne on the Great Alpine Road Bright is located at the foothills of the Australian alps

Has a Hospital, supermarkets and a range of dining and shopping (Most open seven days a week)

Close to Mt Hotham, Mount Buffalo and Falls Creek.

Located on the beautiful Ovens River and nestled in the valley below Mount Buffalo, the township of Bright is one of Victoria s most attractive tourist destinations. Each year in autumn, the deciduous trees in the town and surrounding countryside put on a breathtaking display of colour. This legacy of the original pioneers who planted the avenues of elms, chestnuts, poplars and scarlet oaks has been enhanced by the gardens of local residents that contribute to Brights autumn splendor.

At any time of the year you can explore the town s many historic buildings and sites, which pay homage to the region s bustling gold rush beginnings. Close to the Alpine National Park and within a short drive of the snowfields of Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mount Buffalo, Bright also offers a range of outdoor activities to entertain visitors all year round.

The wealth of food and wine in the Alpine Valleys is also fast becoming one of the town's most popular attractions with world-class wineries, stunning produce, award-winning restaurants and a casual cafe culture to choose from.

Follow the many walking and bicycle paths around the town and view its picturesque natural setting from lookouts over the valley and surrounding mountains. Along the river trails you'll find great fishing spots that are renowned for trout as well as safe swimming holes for a refreshing dip on warm summer days.

Activities and Attractions
Enjoy a relaxing picnic or barbecue in beautiful Centenary Park, among the centuries-old elms, liquid amber trees and friendly resident ducks. Visit Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre, home of the highly acclaimed annual National Autumn Art Exhibition

Experience the thrill of adventure sports such as paragliding, abseiling, kayaking and horse riding. Ride a bike or walk along a section of the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail, stretching between Wangaratta and Bright

Stroll along the many walking paths that circle the town, including Canyon Walk and the Apex Lookout Walk.

Pick up a free brochure from the Visitor Information Centre.Visit cellar doors to sample local wine, and taste the fare of gourmet local producers.

Explore Mount Buffalo National Park, a short drive from Bright. An all-seasons park, Mount Buffalo has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning views. In Winter, hit the slopes at Mt Buffalo, Mt Hotham or Falls Creek.

Events
Bright Autumn Festival  April to May. Bright Spring Festival October/November. Wandiligong Nut Festival.  May. Alpine Valleys Gourmet Weekend  January. Audax Alpine Classic .January

How to get there
Bright is 308 kilometres from Melbourne on the Great Alpine Road. Access is from the Hume Freeway at Wangaratta. You can also reach Bright via the Princes Highway through Bairnsdale and then onto the Omeo Highway and over the High Plains on the Great Alpine Road.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Some interesting additional information can be found at http://www.wikiski.com/wiki/index.php/Bright

Further Links


www.visitalpinevictoria.com.au


www.brightvictoria.com.au