Sunday, June 24, 2018  
 
News & Updates
EFPOS issues at Dingo Dell Cafe
22-06-2018 
Telephone and Internet communications are erratic at best at Mount Buffalo and Dingo Dell Cafe has been having EFPOS issues this week so bring cash and make purchasing meals and coffee easier

GREAT SNOW AT BUFFALO
17-06-2018 
There is great snow for snowplay and tobogganing, after the weekend storms. All the cross country trails are groomed - so get up and play in the snow - free entry (Remember to carry chains and to bring your winter woollies) - sunscreen will be needed today. DINGO DELL CAFE is open this week so there is a warm place to sit and have a coffee and look out at the snow.

DINGO DELL CAFE and GORGE COFFEE VAN
26-04-2018 
Dingo Dell cafe will be open Wednesday to Sundays throughout June then all week over the School Holidays and also when the snow arrives and the toboggan runs are open.

The Gorge Coffee Van is closed for the winter and will return in the spring

Stage one of 1.5 Million $ Gorge Prescinct Upgrade complete
22-06-2018 
The gorge carpark and lookouts are open to foot traffic over winter as Parks Victoria's upgrade investment in the Chalet and environs a $1.5 Mil upgrade of the facilities at the gorge precinct car park is complete.

Visitor vehicle parking is available next to the Chalet - See parkweb.vic.gov.au for details

WINTER CAMPING AT MOUNT BUFFALO
09- 06-2018 
Winter Camping
There are a couple of options for those interested in coming to camp at Mt Buffalo over winter.

Camping is only permitted in three designated sites: Rocky Creek, Mt McLeod and Lake Catani.
Rocky Creek and Mt McLeod require a booking and fee.

Mt McLeod and Rocky Creek campsites are open during winter however the walk into thoseA fee for use is required, book on-line at www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/book-your-stay

Lake Catani Campground - Free camping is available only during the declared snow season,
beginning the Friday of Queens Birthday weekend until the end of August.  No vehicle access is available. Camping is permitted on sites
within the campground when there is no snow, otherwise on snow cover around the stone hut.
No camping fees or bookings apply.








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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