Brighter Days Festival is an annual weekend festival on Labour Day which was on 11-13 March and is dedicated to raising funds for children charities. Go to http://www.brighterdays.org.au for more information.
Lots of cars, bikes, music, live bands and stalls were in Bright at the soundshell and Alpine Hotel. Lots of fun and such a busy weekend in town. It seems to be getting bigger and better every year and for a great cause.
About 60km from Bright is Falls Creek. Ideal for an easy, flat walk or cycle at Falls Creek is the Aqueduct Trail. It is 4.8km return trip, flanks the Resort’s aqueducts and passes by the top of the village. I parked near the tennis courts at the village bowl, then took the access track by the Eagle Chair line for about 50m until you come to the Aqueduct Trail. It leads to the Wishing Well on one side and to Rocky Valley Lake in the other direction. There are two or three roads to cross on the track. An ideal stop for a break is at the lake, where we had a picnic before heading back.
It was an ideal track to cycle with my 6 year old son, Josh. There are some steep edges on some sides so you do want to make sure they’re competent at staying on the track and braking! The only negative is that it is a drive that makes my son feel a bit carsick! It was great that he was tired after the cycle and fell asleep on the way home. It was such a hot day in Bright that it was nice to go somewhere slightly cooler on this day too. It was a great introductory ride to do in that location and I’m keen to do more.
On such a hot day, one swimming spot worth going to is Ladies Bath Falls in Mount Buffalo National Park.
It is a ten minute drive from the Porepunkah roundabout up Mt Buffalo Road, on the left side. Just after Eurobin Creek with a picnic area you will come to the parking area for Eurobin Falls Track. Ladies Bath Falls is a 400m walk from the parking area and the first stop on the Eurobin Falls Track.
It is a beautiful location and has clear cold water, making it incredibly refreshing! To get to the swimming spot does involve some walking over rocks. This was a must-see spot for me; I wanted to get there soon after moving to Bright before summer ends. It did not disappoint. I’m sure I’ll be back many times.