Craft brews and peak views, celebrations and cellar doors, retro breakfasts and sombrero sunsets: explore 10 top ways to Brighten-up your weekend.

1. Ringer Reef

Enjoy an intimate afternoon of wine tasting, lawn picnics and share-platter grazing at Ringer Reef Winery, overlooking Mt Buffalo and the Buckland Valley.

2. Bright Autumn Festival

Join the 10-day celebration of the season for a hit parade of autumnal colours and produce, with markets, live music and an actual grand parade.

3. Bright Brewery

Cycle up for a crafternoon of beer and bites on the Hop Terrace overlooking the Ovens River at Bright Brewery.

4. Pedal to Produce

Get that tasty, two-wheelin' feeling from farm gate to cellar door on our Pedal to Produce cycling routes.

5. Reed and Co.

Start with a gin flight and let the evening float by in the neighbourly surrounds of Reed and Co.'s craft distillery, bar and restaurant.

6. Sixpence Coffee Roasters

If it's a mite early for gin, wander over to adjoining Sixpence Coffee Roasters and boot your brain into gear with select beans roasted on the premises and presented with a flourish that's typical of family-owned businesses like this one.

7. Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Discover peak views with your trusty treadly as you meander through the Ovens Valley along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail from Wangaratta to Bright.  

8. Nightingale Bros Alpine Produce and Cider

Visit the Nightingale Bros farm gate, stock up on freshly picked apples, nuts, berries and seasonal fruits, as well as a large range of locally produced jams, chutneys, vinegars, oils, gifts and goodies. 

9. Mount Buffalo

Climb, canoe, cycle and camp in peak beauty at Mount Buffalo, one of Australia's oldest national parks.

10. Ginger Baker Cafe

Schedule wine time by the Ovens River and grab a garden table for seasonal share plates with waterfall views at Ginger Baker.


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