Bright and the Victorian High Country

Bright,  set in the Victorian High Country is famous for the fall colours of their European trees changing colour before winter, and its something I have wanted to photograph for a while.  Unfortunately, I arrived about a week too early and while the trees had started to change, the glorious fall colours were minimal.

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We drove up Mount Buffalo on the way into Bright… very, very, winding road to the top (but nowhere to stop and photograph it).  The Chalet at the top has been closed for a few years now, but there are plans to restore and reopen it.

The Gorge Mount Buffalo

View from The Gorge

View from Mount Buffalo

View from The Horn, Mount Buffalo

Mount Buffalo Chalet

Mount Buffalo Chalet

We stayed in the heart of Bright at Willow Dene Apartments and found them reasonably priced, comfortable and handy to the town centre.  Using Bright as our base we took a day trip on the 230-kilometre Bogong Alpine Way (part of the Great Alpine Road), which loops through Bright, Mount Beauty, Falls Creek and over Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.

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Driving past Falls Creek we stopped off and walked to Wallaces Hut.  Built in 1889 by the Wallace brothers (Arthur, William and Stewart), this hut is one of the oldest mountain huts in the Alpine National Park and is an easy 700m walk from the carpark.

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On our third day we called in at Wandiligong before heading to Beechworth, and visited a  Deer and Emu farm  on the way back.

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Our third day was a visit to a Walnut Farm and Brown Brothers Winery at Milawa.

Walnuts

Walnuts

The Sorting Wall The weather was fabulous, sunny blue skies with crisp mornings, covering as much ground as we could in our three days but still didnt see everything.  A trip in winter for the waterfalls is looking good

 

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2 Comments

  1. Glenda April 18, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    I will come with you or we can plan a trip from here to do the waterfalls in the district.

  2. Ruth April 18, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    What stunning views from Mount Buffalo. And the old alpine hut. Thank you so much for sharing this corner of your world. Somewhere else to add to my Victoria list 🙂

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