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Food & Dining

Dining Out

Billy Button Cellar Door

Billy Button Cellar Door serves excellent platters the feature a great range of imported and local cheese and deli items. Buy some and enjoy at home. Taste Billy Button award winning wines made by wine maker Jo Marsh.


A firm favourite for locals it has a casual vibe, serving small plates and burgers. The food is quite sophisticated and well priced and the cocktails would rival any Melbourne CBD establishment!

Ginger Baker

A lovely café with a great courtyard out the back overlooking the Ovens river in summer and cosy open wood heaters in the cooler months. Hearty breakfast/ brunch and share options for lunch or dinner.

15 Wills St  

Sixpence coffee is served during the day with baked goods made by them. Later in the day you can sample gins made by Hamish Nugent (ex Tani restaurant) in a relaxed bar setting. In the evening the smoke and coal oven is fired up and fabulous share plates of food are served.

Elm Dining

Located in an historic building. Elm provides fine dining, either as a la carte or set menu dining.

Dr. Mauves

A great atmosphere if you are looking for cocktails and Asian inspired bites to eat as well as more substantial meals

Sir Loins

Great for a hearty chargrilled steak

Cafes - Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

Sixpence Coffee & Bakery 

Hidden away a little in the Industrial estate but great bread and coffee. Only open Mon-Fri.  

Coral Lee 

A 1950’s inspired cafe that has homemade hearty dishes, a unique brunch menu and good coffee. All food is made on premises and they have an impressive cake/slice selection.

Food, Wine & Friends 

Another café with good coffee, (it also stocks milawa bread if you get there early), cheese, preserves and wine and great brunch menu. They also have a range of take away meals.

Wild Thyme

If you are looking for great vegetarian and vegan offerings along with great coffee Wild Thyme, located in Bright is for you.

Rail Trail Café 

Located directly on the rail trail in Porepunkah, this café is well known to locals for their breakfast burritos, good coffee and generous serves for breakfast and lunch. An easy ride on the rail trail from Bright and back.

Wine & Beer

Hotels & Breweries

Bright Brewery

Well known to tourists and locals alike, the brewery has a good (pub style) menu, a range of their own crafted beer on tap and is located along the river overlooking the park. Live music on Sundays.

The Wandi Pub 

An award winning hotel. It has a pleasant beer garden, a good selection of local wines and beers. Great food and interesting daily specials, Wandilgong is a gorgeous and hidden valley. A lovely cycle or even a walk from Bright. Come and hear live music on Sunday afternoons and some weekend evenings.

The Happy Valley Hotel 

Located in Ovens is a pub that has great food. The menu consists of more traditional pub style options and popular with locals.  

The Snowline Hotel 

A favourite with locals and has good meals. The deck is a very pleasant spot for a drink and meal!


Ringer Reef winery 

Located just the other side of Porepunkah on the (bike) rail trail. You can buy a lunch platter there or do a wine tasting  – fabulous outlook and a lovely spot for a picnic and destination for a bike ride.

Billy Button Wines

Located in Bright has a large range of interesting varietals made by award winning Jo Marsh.

Gapsted Winery

Located further afield, just the other side of Myrtleford, on the Great Alpine Way  provides free tastings of a large selection of wines and a wonderful seasonal lunch menu.

Wine Tours

A Taste of… Wine Tours

Located in Bright, Bill provides expert knowledge of the area and wines. Visit wineries in the Ovens Valley, King Valley, Beechworth area or Rutherglen. Half day and Full Day wine tours operate.

Bike Riding

Murray to Mountain Rail Trail

 Enjoy stunning views and an easy 30km of riding along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail leaving Bright enjoying views of Mount Buffalo as you cycle down to Myrtleford.

3 Peaks Challenge

The 3 Peaks Challenge is one of the world’s toughest and most picturesque cycling challenges of the Victorian Alps.

Audax Alpine Classic

Every January The Audax Alpine Classic offers a range of cycling climbing and distance challenges, from the shorter courses with about 1200 metres of climbing to the original Classic 200 with well over 3000 metres. Finally there's the longest of them all, the 320 kilometre ULTIMATE which includes four of the '7 Peaks' climbs in one day!
Usually held January Long Weekend

Bright Rail Trail

A sealed, gentle gradient trail suitable for all ages and levels of fitness that’s built over the disused railway line from Bright to Wangaratta, including a scenic Bright to Porepunkah


Bright Markets: Make It, Bake It, Grow It 

Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month in Howitt Park from 9.00am -1.00pm. 

Brights Iconic Rod Run

Bright turns into the Hot Rod capital during this weekend! There are many events to keep the entire family entertained including the Show'n'Shine, markets, live music. Usually held the weekend after Melbourne Cup.

Brighter Days Festival 

Bikes, cars, live music and community generosity come together in Bright, North East Victoria on the March Labour Day Long Weekend for the annual Brighter Days Festival.

The Festival is an event organised by the Brighter Days Foundation to raise funds for two children's charities, the DEBRA Foundation (Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association) and SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood).

The weekend will feature free live entertainment as well as children's entertainment, a show and shine and the Harley Davidson raffle. These are just some of the events that generate funding and awareness for these two important children's charities. Usually held March Long Weekend.

Bright Autumn Festival

A celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and autumn produce of the valleys of Victoria's Alpine High Country. It takes place at the end of April, running through to early May. Open Gardens, Art and Craft events, Bush Dance, Wandiligong Nut Festival, the Gala Weekend with a market, music in the streets and a parade.

Bright Spring Festival 

Bright Spring Festival showcases the natural beauty of Bright and Surrounds. Gardens in full bloom, a wonderful time of the year to explore walking tracks and guided adventure activities.
Held October/November