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Autumn in Bright

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by Travellerstrail (subscribe)
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Published February 8th 2015
Autumn Showcased In Bright
There has to be a reason Bright is so popular in autumn and for so many people to sing its praises.

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Lest We Forget, Centenary Park

I have been to Bright twice, once in mid April and second visit in early May during Bright Autumn Festival.

On our first visit, we were a few days too early. The famous avenues of huge deciduous trees such as oaks, elms, poplars and Japanese maples have yet to paint the town red, orange, gold and yellow.

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Delany Avenue with trees starting to turn autumnal colour

It is interesting to note that the trees in Delany Avenue were intentionally planted in such a way that burning red leaves of oak intermingle with the dark green of cedar trees to create a colour contrast.

While nobody can predict the best time for all the trees to blaze with autumnal colour, I am guessing the autumn festival will be a safer bet. It is Bright's annual festival which last for 10 days to celebrate wonderful autumn colours and autumn produce of the valley of Victoria Alpine High Country.

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Bright Autumn Festival

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Great Alpine Road

Bright is located in the north east of Victoria with a population of 2165 as per 2011 census. The town centre is located adjacent to the centenary park and picturesque ovens river.

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Near the Ovens River

With its close proximity to the mountain and ski resorts of Mt Buffalo, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek, and other natural attractions such as the Alpine National Park and Mt Buffalo National Park, it is a popular tourist centre. There are numerous short town walks to allow walkers to experience the sight and sounds of the valley's ever changing waterways.

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Ovens River, Bright, Victoria

Just to get a feel of how breathtaking Bright is in autumn, drive up the unsealed road to Tower Hill Lookout (track starts at turn off on Great Alpine Road approximately 2 kilometres from Bright centre on the Porepunkah side) for a panorama view.

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View of Bright From Tower Hill Lookout

This is by far the most beautiful town I have visited for blazing autumnal colour in Victoria. Do you know any other places that have spectacular autumn colour than Bright?
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Why? Renowned for its blazing autumn colour
When: Bright Autumn Festival
Phone: 1800 111 885
Where: Bright, Victoria
Cost: Free
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