Visiting the high country of Victoria was a delight. The picturesque Ovens River, runs right through the town of Bright. The scenery at Mount Buffalo National Park was spectacular . Visiting the winter ski towns of Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain was surreal and bizarre.
Staying at Bright Riverside Holiday Park is a perfect way to experience this cute town. It is a short walk to the main street, Woolworths and the Canyon Walk. A short distance in the other direction and across the bridge is the Bright Brewery. A buzzy place for a good meal and some drinks.
When in the high country, take the time to explore the town of Beechworth as well.
Whilst in the high country, the Eldorado Dredge Holes is a must visit. This is one of the largest dredges in the southern hemisphere with its 118 buckets/scoops connected by a conveyor belt. It is a disused gold and tin bucket dredge, left in its last working location near the town of Eldorado. This dredge was used between 1936 and 1954. It used so much power than only the cities of Melbourne and Geelong exceeded its power consumption. It would progress slowly forwards when working, digging up the creek bed as it went along and leaving a scar on the countryside. Supposedly, the sound of this monster in operation could be heard 20kms away.