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BIG4 Bright Holiday Park     Read more ...

During our recent trip to Victoria we stopped for a few days at the BIG4 Bright Holiday Park in the lovely town of Bright along the Alpine Way, Victoria.

This is a pretty little park with lots of trees which were just starting to change colour at the beginning of Autumn. This BIG4 park has a range of cabins and was very busy during the Victorian School holidays leading up to Easter. It is very close to town and easy walking distance to some great cafes and restaurants. Sitting beside the Ovens River you can easily access two great walks - the Canyon Walk and the Cherry Walk. 

BIG4 Bright Holiday Park's cabins are very well presented and some quite new - less than one year old. Each cabin has a designated car parking space and some even have enough room for two cars - suitable for two couples travelling together.
 
Each cabin we viewed were named, making them easy to identify upon arrival.  Inside, hanging on the wall, is a framed description of whom or what the cabin was named after - a nice touch to show visitors a bit of history from this beautiful area.

We stayed on one of the powered ensuite sites which was flat and easy to access. The ensuite was clean and spacious. A camp kitchen sits at one end of the amenities block and a laundry at the other. 

There are two lovely barbeque decks at either end of the park and these had plenty of seating including some lounge chairs. Lovely relaxing spaces - covered and tastefully decorated.

One interesting feature of the park is a bike wash bay complete with two bicycle repair stands to secure the bike while cleaning. The area around Bright is extremely popular for cycling - everything from the Rail Trail for a leisurely cycle along a sealed track to double black diamond downhill runs and mountain bike trails around Mystic Mountain.

The park has a children's playground and some lovely family bathrooms. Close to this lovely park you will find the Bright Splash Park that has been created at the junction of Morses Creek and the Ovens River - fabulous fun for the kids.

Contact details

BIG4 Bright Holiday Park
Pet Friendly
1-11 Mountbatten Avenue
Bright VIC 3741
E: info@big4bright.com.au
P: 03 5755 1064
P: 1800 033 188

Bright Backpackers Outdoor Inn     Read more ...

This sounds like a Backpacker only place but is also available for families and couples who enjoy being outdoors and stay in a camping area with plenty of space. Bright Backpackers Outdoor Inn is located about two and a half kilometres from the Visitor Information Centre as you head towards the Wandi Pub. 

They have a range of accommodation option including powered and un-powered sites, as well as cabins or units (check on bedding). Facilities include:

  • amenities - laundry
  • TV. Room 
  • Barbeques
  • camp fire areas 
  • breakfast is available (the camp dining room is open every morning for continental or cooked breakfast and has an espresso machine (not sure if you need to order beforehand)
  • kiosk selling milk, soft drink, ice cream, ice, beer, wine and spirits  
  • recreation hall with an open fireplace at one end, lounge, tables and chairs plus a kitchen.  

Opening times vary at the Bright Backpackers Outdoor Inn so please ring and check availability.

Contact details

106 Coronation Avenue
Bright VIC 3741
P: 03 5755 1154

Bright Holiday Park     Read more ...

Bright Holiday Park is an Escape 2 Holiday Parks member and one of largest caravan parks we have seen with a huge number of cabins, several amenities blocks and a range of campsites. It is located near the centre of Bright on either side of Morses Creek – a road and a walking bridge cross the river within the park. 

Campers were set up on the foreshore of the creek and it was like you were on a river bank in the middle of the bush. Beautiful. Plenty of fires around the park and these can be hired from the office where you can also purchase wood.  We saw lots of people sitting round their fire pits and enjoying some family time or taking the opportunity to make new friends.  Lots of kids riding and playing in the grounds and it had a real holiday feel with Mini golf, swimming pool, spa, playgrounds and lots of space.

Bright Holiday Park has a number of camp kitchens and barbeques at various locations around this huge complex. One camp kitchen was fully enclosed with TV. As mentioned above there are a large number of cabins of varying sizes – river spa cabins, river cabins, cedar cabins and holiday units.

This is an amazing park covering about 25 acres and, yet, walking distance to town. While we were there a local producer was driving around the park selling berries, hazelnuts, walnuts and jams – I love supporting small producers and buying their locally grown items. Lovely feel in this park with a number of people enjoying outdoors.

Contact details

Cherry Avenue
Bright VIC 3741
E: info@brightholidaypark.com.au
P: 03 5755 1141

Bright Riverside Holiday Park     Read more ...

Along the banks of the Ovens River, on the opposite side to the main shopping area of Bright you will find the Bright Riverside Holiday Park. This is just a short walk across a footbridge, or a traffic bridge crossing the River on Star Road to access all the cafe's, restaurants and pubs in town. This caravan park is a member of Family Parks with several camping and caravan sites located on the banks of the Ovens River. 

What a beautiful relaxing spot with a number of fire places to sit back watch the flames and enjoy a glass of red. It is a large park which also has a number of cabins overlooking the water. 

This appears to be have older facilities but had a very relaxing feel with plenty of space and lots of children running around. We visited the park during Autumn and it appeared as though they were expecting to get quite busy over the school holidays with a number of port-a-loos in place to cater for the extra people.  

A very convenient location with access to both the Canyon Walk and the Cherry Walk along the banks of the Ovens River. It is also conveniently close to the Bright Water Splash Park where we saw a number of kids enjoying the splash pads, water canons etc. A very good spot for a family holiday.

Contact details

4-10 Toorak Avenue
Bright VIC 3741
E: info@riversideholidaypark.com.au
P: 03 5755 1118

Pine Valley Tourist Park     Read more ...

Pine Valley Tourist Park in Churchill Avenue, Bright is a member of Top Parks which has a very nice welcoming feel, and walking distance to the shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants in this popular tourist town. We visited during Autumn and the trees were all starting to change colours making the roads around town look quite beautiful.

We called into the park and had a lovely chat with one of the owners who started in the park about 18 months ago. They are working very hard at maintaining this beautiful park which has a great pool area with children’s playground and jumping pillow next to reception. There is also a tennis court in park with basket ball ring - plenty to keep the kids busy. There are a range of flat sites with some large enough to cater for big rigs as well as a range of cabin accommodation. Plenty of trees for shade during summer and a very lovely camp kitchen, fully covered barbeque area as well as clean amenities.

One of the features of this large park is a great bike storage facility to keep your pushbikes safely under lock and key. The hills and roads around Bright are very busy with cyclists who come from all over for the hill climbs or ride along the Rail Trail from Wangaratta. They even have a drying room for skiing gear during the snow season.

The caravan park has a dump point at the back of the laundry in a very clean, fully screened area. Great facility.

We would not hesitate to stay here on our next visit to Bright Victoria.
 

Contact details

7-5 Churchill Avenue
Bright VIC 3741
E: bookings@brightpinevalley.com.au
P: 03 5755 1010
P: 1800 069 091
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