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Centenary Park, Bright

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by Rita Price (subscribe)
Writer, editor, minimalist
Published February 2nd 2012
Known as the gateway to the Victorian Alps and famous for its autumn foliage, the town of Bright can also be enjoyed in the peak of summer, especially at Centenary Park, at the junction of the Ovens River and Morses Creek.



Adjacent to the park, along a thin sandy bank of the Ovens River is a popular spot for swimming, with life guards on duty during summer. A steep steel slide leads directly into the river and on the opposite bank a low diving board attracts a steady stream of children eager to jump, dive and tumble into the cool, dark waters.




A small fibreglass pool caters for toddlers and further up the river a long green water slide, erected with the support of the Rotary Club of Bright snakes along the river bank to terminate at a mesh cage in the water.



The park also contains a large adventure playground shaded by a ring of tall deciduous trees.



Enjoy a picnic or barbecue, float down the river on a rubber lilo or explore the surroundings via marked walking tracks. If that's all too strenous, park yourself at one of the many outdoor cafes in the nearby streets for a meal or drinks and take in the mountain air.



Photos: Rita Price
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Why? For safe swimming and water play in a tranquil river
Where: Riverside Avenue, Bright, VIC
Your Comment
Good one
by abdus (score: 0|4) 2320 days ago
Thanks
by Rita Price (score: 2|230) 2320 days ago
Good to hear.
by Rita Price (score: 2|230) 2064 days ago
We were here two weeks ago - such a wonderful place to spend a warm summer's afternoon. Note that the Rotary Slide is $1 for one ride or $4 for 6. All money raised going to local Rotary activities. My toddler loved the little pool!
by RGSas (score: 1|12) 2064 days ago
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