Bright trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +


Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Victoria  /  Bright
(4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: nature, breweries, shopping
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. At the, Bright had a population of 2,165. It is in the Alpine Shire local government area. Its postcode is 3741.HistoryHamilton Hume and William Hovell explored the area in 1824, naming the Ovens River.The town was first known as Morse's Creek after F.H. Morse but in 1861 it was renamed in honour of the British orator and politician John Bright. The Post Office opened on 25 January 1860 as Morse's Creek and was renamed Bright in 1866.During the Victorian gold rush there was a rush to the nearby Buckland River. As the gold deposits gradually diminished, Chinese miners arrived in the area to sift the abandoned claims. Tensions over Chinese success from Anglo-Irish miners caused the violent Buckland Riot in 1857, resulting in deaths of Chinese miners and the fleeing of 2,000 Chinese. The riot was eventually quelled by the Beechworth police under the command of Robert O'Hara Burke from 80 kilometres away.Bright has a rich cultural heritage and many locations within the town along with street names can be traced to present day residents. The Bright Historical Society has extensive records of the region's past.
Take a peek at our world travel planner: Bright and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Bright

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Bright
Shopping, museums, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Wineries, shopping, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Winter sports
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News