Lodges & retreats
Northwest of Bright, The Kilnhouses are three luxurious self-contained villas in the Ovens Valley. Part of a winery and cattle farm, the houses are a stylish, Scandi-style stay with incredible mountain views to boot. You can book local deli platters ahead of time, which can be prepared in the connected kitchens.
Can’t get to Canada, eh? The award-winning Tewksbury Lodge outside of Bright gives you the full, friendly experience with its Canadian-style log cabin, complete with access to the Owen River out the back. The self-contained and family-friendly lodge is only an hour drive from the ski fields.
Caravan & holiday parks
Sit back and relax at the Bright Riverside Holiday Park. Right next to the ebbing Owens River near the centre of town, the waters provide ample opportunities for tubing and fishing in summer. Accommodation here includes powered and unpowered tents and caravan sites, as well as cosy cottages and cabins.
Alternatives include the NRMA Bright Caravan Park by Morse’s Creek, the BIG4 Bright Holiday Park and the BIG4 Porepunkah Holiday Park. All have cabins, villas, caravan and camping sites.
Outside of the holiday parks, there’s plenty of bush camping to be done near Bright. Out in Mt Buffalo National Park, book the Lake Catani Campground to sleep among the snow gums at this basic, but beautiful, park campground. In summer, the Alpine National Park has self-sufficient camping grounds all over the hills. Note that weather can reach extremes here, so be prepared for any changes.