Bright VIC, Australia

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Bright VIC, Australia

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Bright lights, small-but-charming city

On the banks of the Ovens River, Bright is a small town known for its gold mining history, charming downtown, and scenic natural beauty. A popular destination for nature lovers, Bright is just a short drive from 2 national parks, and visitors flock to Bright every year for its stunning fall foliage. An annual 10-day fall festival includes garden tours and a parade, as well as food and art vendors. You'll find plenty of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails in the surrounding countryside, which means Bright vacation rentals are a bright idea all year round.

Bright _ the hills are alive with the sound of hiking

No matter where your interests lie, you'll find lots to do in Bright. Outdoorsy types can explore the nearby national parks, where you'll find a number of campsites and hiking trails. The nearby Lake Catani offers canoeing, kayaking, and fishing during the warmer months. The area's a hub for hang gliding and paragliding, and thrillseekers can find plenty of outfitters offering gear rentals and lessons. Back in town, you can check out the art galleries, restaurants, and shops, or enjoy live music in one of the town's pubs.

Come over to the park side in Bright

The first item on your Bright to-do list: explore every inch of Mount Buffalo National Park and Alpine National Park. Both parks feature hilly woodland, steep cliffs, and rocky peaks, as well as plenty of lakes and streams for boating and fishing. You'll find miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, and cross-country skiing paths are popular during the snowy months. After you've taken in the wilderness, head to the Bright Museum. Here, you'll find mining and rail exhibits in a former train station, and you can learn all about the area's rich local history.

Bright, bright sunshiny days in Bright

Bright has a subtropical highland climate, which means warm, dry summers, mild autumns, and cool, damp weather in the winter and spring. January and February are the warmest months, with highs around 85_F and little rainfall. Winters are cool, with highs in the mid-50s from June through August. Snow and frost are common during this time, especially at higher elevations. The cool autumns make for sensational foliage, starting in late April, but you may want to book early for fall visits _ you'll find lots of seasonal visitors looking for Bright vacation rentals during the fall colors.

Bright _ big, bold, and beautiful

At the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley, Bright sits along the broad Ovens River, near the peaks of the Australian Alps. In the nearby Mount Buffalo National Park you can find a high, wide plateau, steep cliffs, and striking rock formations, with plenty of hiking trails and wildflower meadows. In the many nature preserves around town, you can spot platypus and goannas, as well as many species of bird _ including kookaburra, cockatoo, and magpie. With a Bright vacation rental, you'll have easy access to some of Australia's most scenic wilderness.