Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

PAGE 48 | GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE BRIGHT Bright ideas for enjoying this beautiful region Although many people see Bright as a gateway to the ski slopes, this High Country village – and the surrounding towns of Myrtleford, Mount Beauty and Harrietville – have so much to offer in summer and autumn. From gently floating down the Ovens River on an inflated tyre tube or lilo in summer, to marvelling at the everchanging golden hues of the town’s European trees in autumn, Bright is the perfect base for warm-weather exploration in this wonderfully diverse mountainous region. Summer in Bright When the warm sunny days arrive in Bright, it’s easy to while away a relaxing day by the river, with a picnic, fishing, dipping your feet in the cool mountain water, or floating downstream on anything inflatable. From Boxing Day through to the end of January, Bright is typically bursting with visitors, frolicking in parks and playgrounds by the river, visiting local markets, breweries and cellar doors, browsing the local boutique stores in Bright’s town centre, dining in the cafes, or hitting the many mountain-bike and walking trails. As summer progresses, the alpine meadows erupt in displays of wondrous wildflowers, and local farms overflow with fresh produce, often available at farm gates, or by the river at the monthly Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market. Bright autumn colours The air starts to cool at the beginning of March, but there’s still enough warmth in the sun to enjoy some fun outdoor adventures. Cyclists, hikers and family river dippers can be seen buzzing around town, especially over Easter, when the bars and breweries are also busy late into the evening. When late April arrives, so do the rich autumn colours for which the region is renowned, with the leaves of the local trees putting on a dazzling display of gold, brown, yellow and orange – and every hue in between. At this time of year, you can also see the return of the gently billowing smoke from open fires, and smell the aroma of roasted chestnuts – signalling the return of cooler days and evenings. No matter when you visit, there’s always something to do in the Bright region, making it a wonderfully scenic place for relaxation, or adventure, at any time of year. To find out more about Bright and surrounds, go to the local visitor information website at Bright is renowned for its colourful displays of autumn foliage. Photo: Visit Victoria PB11997 SALE (Servicing Wellington Shire) 67- 69 Macalister Street, Sale P: 0403 638 751 E: BAIRNSDALE 65 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale P: 5152 4141 E: LAKES ENTRANCE 505 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance P: 5155 1514 E: ORBOST 122 Nicholson Street, Orbost P: 5154 1919 E: WHAT WE OFFER MARKETING MATERIALS Business Cards Flyers Postcards Brochures Presentation Folders Gift Certificates Loyalty Cards PHOTO GIFTS Photo Printing Canvas Prints Photo Books Wall & Desk Calendars Photo Cards STATIONERY Letterheads With Compliments Slips Notebooks & Note Pads Envelopes Invoice/Receipt Books Compliance Pads/Books CALENDARS Wall Calendars Desk Calendars Poster Calendars LABELS & STICKERS Address Labels Mailing Labels Stickers & Decals Business Card Stickers Custom Stickers Window Decals Product Labels Gift Tags / Swing Tags INVITATIONS Birthday Invitations Wedding Invitations Party Invitations Business Invitations SIGNS & BANNERS Banners & Posters Lawn Signs Window Decals A-Frames Garage Sale Signs MAGNETS Car Door Magnets Magnetic Postcards Magnetic Calendars Photo Magnets WEBSITES Website Design E-Commerce Sites Website Management Domain Names Website Hosting Social Media Management PROMOTIONAL ITEMS Pens Stubby Holders USB Flash Drives Rulers Stress Balls Keyrings Mouse Pads Bumper Stickers T-Shirts Premium Caps Tote Bags Hoodies Beanies DIRECT MAIL Address and unaddressed - Printing and distribution through newspaper or letterbox drop.