Bright Hotel & Accommodation

A rural retreat as well as your spring-board to alpine adventures in Victoria's gorgeous high country, Bright offers a superb way to put the cares of the city behind you. And at just a few hours out of Albury and Melbourne, it's a great weekender spot.

And there's a wide variety of accommodation on offer available for you to stay and soak up the rural vibe, from boutique guesthouses and bed n' breakfasts to comfy and convenient backpacker hostels. For that romantic getaway, book yourself into a ultra luxurious retreat with all the trimmings: spa, wood fire and gorgeous outlook.

Or if you're looking for something a little more affordable, there are plenty of cheap Bright hotels and motels that balance affordability with comfort, while campers have a number of options for staying close to town as well as quality sites in surrounding State Forests and National Parks.

With so much to do in the area, Bright is a great place to base yourself for an extended visit. Close to the Victorian alps, it's the gateway to Mt Hotham, Mt Buffalo and Falls Creek ski fields, while breathtaking countryside provides plenty of scope for outdoor pursuits, whether you're into walking or cycling, kayaking or paragliding.

A visit to nearby Mount Buffalo National Park, for example, uncovers a dramatic world of rugged geography, spectacular waterfalls and beautiful native wildflowers, offering plenty of opportunity for hikers, abseilers and cavers alike.

The Bright area is also a mecca for cyclists, with many superb rides to be enjoyed in the area, including the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail - which takes you along the old rail alignment through townships such as Myrtleford, Beechworth and Wangaratta. Meanwhile, enthusiasts of fly-fishing will enjoy spots along the Ovens and Buckland Rivers.

With so much to enjoy in the heady alpine air, booking yourself a stay in this vibrant town is definitely a bright idea.