Bright, in north-east Victoria, is one of the state's favourite family destinations. With year-round outdoor attractions, it's also becoming the key accommodation hub for visitors to the region's growing gourmet attractions.
However, sometimes it's the simple things that are important. Kids aren't interested in sitting still while you sample the excellent beers at the Bright Brewery, as my husband has learned to his chagrin. Luckily for him, and everyone else, just down the embankment is the fabulous adventure playground at Howitt Park.
When you've finished, you can climb the embankment (or take the path) and enjoy a cleansing ale or lager at the Bright Brewery while the kids munch on hot chips, or perhaps one of the 40 flavours of ice-cream at the Le Blanche Ice Creamery just up the street.