Dates to Remember April / May2017


Dates to Remember

15th April – Make it Bake it Grow it Bright Market and Rotary Street Market

25th April – ANZAC Day

28th April to 7th May – Bright Autumn Festival

7th May – Autumn Festival Gala Day

5th-21st May – High Country Harvest


Living in the Nineties

Gala Day Parade Saturday 6th May 2017

The Bright Autumn Festival Committee with the Support of the Bright Vehicle Preservation Society offering Local Residents of Bright and District in their Nineties, the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Gala Day Parade, travelling in vehicles dating back to the early 1900’s.  At approximately 1.00pm on Saturday 6th May participating residents will be picked up from their home. At approximately 1.45 pm, travel in the Parade and then returned home immediately following the Parade. For registration and any further enquiries please contact The Bright Autumn Festival Committee, Secretary; Philip Keeghan, 0407 466 600  Email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please pass this information to anyone who you may know and would wish to participate.RSVP: 25th April 2017


Bright Art Gallery & Cultural Centre 55th Annual Autumn Art Exhibition

Opening night: Friday 31st March at 7PM - Entry: $15 per person, which includes previewing and the announcement of the prize-winning entries by the Judge. Supper and complimentary glass of Ringer Reef wine or juice. Ringer Reef will have more wine available for purchase.


Upcoming Public Holidays

Good Friday 14th April

Easter Saturday 15th April

Easter Sunday 16th April

Easter Monday 17th April

ANZAC Day Tuesday 25th April



Members Messages


Mt Buffalo Olives

Mt Buffalo Olives will close early, at 3:00pm, on Monday 27 March 2017.  We will open again on Friday 31 March 2017 and be open each day of the Victorian School Holidays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Wishing everyone a great Autumn.


Punkah Pantry   

Porepunkah is starting to take shape, and while the extensive works continue we will be open every day including Pizzas Wednesday to Saturday and Parma's on Wednesday night.  Bookings are essential for Parma nights to avoid disappointment especially if it is for a bigger group.  Access to the store is available from both directions and customer parking is available on the reserve next to the shop. Now the weather is going to get colder we have soup again to eat in or take home to heat and eat.  We look forward to seeing you all soon.


Bright Brewery

LIVE MUSIC at Bright Brewery – every Sunday afternoon, always free!

  • Sun 26 March: John Paola Duo – covers
  • Sun 2 April: Mcrobin – indie originals and covers
  • Sun 9 April: Maurice & Rudi – classic covers
  • Stay up to date with what’s on at:


Fri 24 March, 6pm - 8pm, free

Get all the inside info on this year’s Buffalo Stampede races. Meet the La Sportiva Mountain Running team and get the low down on all things running while sampling the La Sportiva Mountain Ale in the Brewhouse at Bright Brewery. Discover how best to tackle the Buffalo Stampede this year, as La Sportiva’s best sky runners share with you their tips.


Sat 25 March, 11am-6pm, free

Join us in Beechworth this weekend for the third annual High Country Hops festival at Bridge Road Brewers, as the High Country brewers celebrate the 2017 Hop Harvest. This special High Country event brings together like minded craft brewers and the local growers of that all important brewing ingredient, HOPS! The festival will bring together the four founding brewers of the High Country Brewery trail, as well as the 3 new breweries to the trail Rutherglen, Social Bandit (Mansfield) and Blizzard Brewery (Dinner Plain) who will be offering their beers away from their home. The High Country Brewers all share strong links with each other and with our local hop growers. This free and family friendly festival is a celebration of hops, but also features local food producers, musicians, performers, children’s activities and more.


Ringer Reef

Our Cellar Door is open 7 days a week from 12pm - 5pm. Come for a tasting and say hello to Mark, Julie or Lauren and soak up the stunning mountain views.



Rail Trail Cafe

Due to popular demand - and gorgeous weather ;) We are now open 7 days a week and will continue trading EVERY DAY right through the Vic & New South School Holidays, Autumn Festival and High Country Harvest which takes us all the way through to mid-May :) Jesse now has "Awesome Adam" - his Right-Hand man - who's learning all about Jesse's magic in the kitchen!! Hope to see you soon :) Oh, and don't miss out on one of our Mexican and Margarita nights - every Friday and Saturday evening 6-8pm until the end of Daylight Savings :)


Adventure Guides Australia

See attached programs for the Easter Holidays.


Ginger Ki Yoga & Wellness
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN: Essential Oil Make & Take Workshops: I'm putting on a series of Make & Take Essential Oil Workshops starting from March 9th. $30/workshop. These 2 hour workshops are designed to provide you with knowledge of the countless uses for essential oils, where they come from and how to blend your own. You will come away with your own 10ml roller-ball bottle each week, with each bottle having a specific daily use. These workshops are available at a per class offering or you can book into the entire 8 week program for a discounted rate, receiving one free class! - Cut off for full course price is March 9th. More info on the website at . Please see below for workshop themes & dates. Contact Kylie on 0413479483 for more info.

Dates: THURSDAYS - 10:30am - 12:30pm, Porepunkah Hall, Martley Street, Porepunkah.

Mar 30th Week #4: Uplift & Inspire

Apr 6th Week #5: Immune Support

Apr 13th Week #6: Sore Muscle Rescue

Apr 20th Week #7: Respiratory Revive

Apr 27th Week #8: Digest Zen


PLEASE NOTE: Regular weekly Vinyasa Yoga classes have recommenced.  Thurs 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Porepunkah Hall, Martley Street. Watch our website for further details. Kylie is available to do private sessions. Please contact directly to inquire. Thank you! Kylie Bertuch Haynes – GINGER KI YOGA & WELLNESS 

M: 0413 479 483


Alpine Cellars
NEW! Free wine tasting and nibbles every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With the largest range of local wine, beer and cider in the region, we feature different wines every week. The perfect opportunity for you, visitors and guests to enjoy quality local wines in a relaxed and friendly

When: Fri, Sat & Sun - midday - 6pm
Where: Alpine Cellars, 2 Delany Avenue, Bright

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Bright Electric Bikes
We'll help your guests make the most of their visit. Our state-of-the-art electric bikes make cycling a dream. Ride for longer, explore further and arrive at your destination feeling fresher. In addition to Electric Bikes, we also have a range of Amsterdam-style cruiser bicycles, Commuter-style hybrids, Kids MTB’s, along with child trailers and tagalongs for younger children. And all our bikes come with helmets, locks and personalised maps. So, if you’re a family, or couple, a large group or just looking for a memorable day out, we’d be delighted to help make the most of your stay in Bright and surrounds.  Operating Hours - Open 7-days • Weekdays 9am-6pm • Weekends 9am-6:30pm. Bookings recommended - 2 Delany Avenue, Bright, Ph: 5755 1309 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Trinity Dizign

Advertising Agency - 0423 623 818 -

Where great Ideas become reality.

Advertising - Photography - Graphic Design

Research – Strategy - Creative

Strategic advertising to promote brand identity within and beyond your target market. Get the right advice. Janette Mitchell (Nette)


Bright Chocolate

Behind the scenes, Chocolate Factory Tour -2pm Every Friday: Tour and Tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory. Join our Chocolate Makers for a behind the scenes factory tour. Learn about cacao and the bean to bar chocolate making process. Taste the terroir of our Australian Craft Chocolate... Bookings essential call 5750 1235.


What’s on!

Friday 24 March - Sunday 26 March 2017

Buffalo Stampede
Bright /  Mount Buffalo
The Buffalo Stampede Marathon is a fun filled tough Marathon for all levels of trail runner looking for a challenge. The Marathon takes in part of the Ultra SkyMarathon Course and is a great stepping stone for runners looking to move into the Ultra Distance in 2016. The course starts in Bright and finishes at the iconic Mt Buffalo Chalet.

Saturday 25 March 2017
Myrtleford Farmer’s Market
Myrtleford Piazza
Free entry
8.00am – 12.30pm
03 5752 1800        

Sunday 26 March 2017
Vinyasa Toga in the Vines at Ringer Reef
Ringer Reef Winery
6835 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah
$40pp, includes food, wine, yoga class, mat and prop use and mind blowing views
6pm to 9pm
0413 479 483
Every Friday prior to the Ski Season
The Ivory Rooms Tapas Bar
181 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga
6pm to late
Bookings  0419 930 000

Every Saturday & Sunday
Remedy Small Batch Gin Tasting 

Tani Eat & Drink
100 Gavan Street, Bright
12.00pm -3.00pm
Come in and taste our RSB limtied release gin.
An Australian Alpine Gin made with local & wild botanicals in Bright.
G&T's and cocktails also available
Ph: 03 5750 1304

Everyday - Pick your own Chestnuts
Wandiful Produce
795 Morses Creek Road, Wandiligong
Time: 10am to 4pm
Would you like to know when the chestnuts start to fall? It’s an exciting time for those who know chestnuts, love to roast fresh ones and enjoy them with a glass of red wine and family.
We also offer a peeling service, so you can pick your chestnuts and have them peeled (only takes 5 mins) ready to use straight away or store in the freezer for when you want to use them, perhaps at Christmas time.  Enjoy a slice of chestnut cake and coffee or a light lunch in the farm shed.

Everyday - Free Berry Tasting at Gunnadoo Berries
1380 Great Alpine Road, Smoko
Blueberries, raspberries, red and black loganberries, Tai berries (cross between a raspberry and a blackberry), blackberries, Silvan berries, gooseberries, red currants and black currants can all be purchase from the farm.
Product can be purchase in half kilogram quantities or a two kilogram value pack, excellent for jam, smoothies, muffins pies or ice-cream. Frozen fruit is available when the fresh stocks are finished or sold out.
Ph: 03 57592 507
Everyday - Hand feed European Red Deer, Goats, Chickens and Emus
Red Stag and Deer Farm
Hughes Lane Eurobin
Great place for kids - there are lots of deer and emu, ostriches, goats and chooks. The chickens are wondering around freely everywhere. All the other animals are safely enclosed.
Ph: (03) 5756 2365 
Fully Licensed & open daily from 10am to 4.00pm 7 days a week

Everyday - Kiewa Valley Historical Society Museum
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm at Mt Beauty Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Highway,
the Kiewa Valley Historical Society’s Museum has the following 4 permanent displays -
The First Peoples of the Kiewa Valley and the Bogong High Plains
Kiewa Valley Cattlemen and Women and their High Plains' Huts
Cross Country Skiing on Mt Bogong and the High Plains
The Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme and the town it created - Mount Beauty
We also have additional rotating exhibitions.
Entry - Donation appreciated

Steak Night from next Wednesday, Thaco Thursday  and Friday CFA Happy hour raffles every week
Snowline Hotel
Kitchen Open Every day from 12 – 230pm and 6-830pm
Bar Open Every day from, 12noon till late
03 5759 2524
Emily Rose Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday 7pm: Vinyasa Flow
Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright, VIC 3741 
Free for Alpine Fitness Centre members ($15 Casual Class price)
Wednesday 6.30pm: Vinyasa Flow
Wandiligong Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong VIC 3744
Only 5 minute drive from the centre of Bright
0431 423 442
Ginger Ki Yoga and Wellness Class Schedule
Monday - Vinyasa Yoga
Total Synergy Dance Studio 
65 Myrtle St
Wednesday - Vinyasa Yoga
Anglican Church Hall 
Church Street
Thursday - Vinyasa Yoga 
Porepunkah Hal,
Martley Street

Every Monday, Friday and Saturday
Tour and tasting at Bright Brewery
$18 tour and tastings | $10 tour only
3.00pm start
03 5755 1301
Every Thursday
Mount Beauty Art Group
Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
$3 per person (BYO lunch)
10.00am – 3.00pm
03 5754 1945
Every Friday
Tour and tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory
Bright Chocolate Factory
$10 per person 2.00pm start
03 5750 1235
Every Saturday
Running and Walking Club - Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright
03 5750 1137

Every Saturday
Myrtleford Indoor Market
150 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford
Free entry 9.00am – 1.30pm
0427 272 777
Every Saturday
Myrtleford Laughter Club
Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
1.00pm start
03 5752 2258
Every Saturday
Live Music at the Alpine Hotel
Alpine Hotel, Bright
Free entry
03 5755 1366
Every Sunday
Live music at Bright Brewery
Free entry
3.00pm start
03 5755 1301
Every Sunday
Sunday Sessions at the Wandi (live music)
Mountain View Hotel (Wandi Pub)
Free entry
2.00pm start
Every week
Tasting at Sweetwater Brewery

211 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga South
Friday - Sunday  1.00pm to 6.00pm
You can visit the Brewery and enjoy a selection of 5 Sweetwater Beers on tap fresh from the on site brewery.
03 5754 1881

Tour and Tasting at the Blizzard Brewery
Blizzard Brewing Company, Dinner Plain
Green Season Hours:
Friday - 2pm to 8pm
Sat - 2pm to 8pm
Sun - 2pm to 6pm
Want to stay later?  Arrive before closing and let us know - we will stay open.
​Tour free; tastings $14 per paddle
Monday to Thursday - Tap Room is closed, but we will usually be in the brew house - brewing, kegging, canning, and so on.  Give us a ring or knock on the door for packaged takeaways.
Please contact us for our current tour schedule
0417 335 548

Enjoy all these fantastic events and stay at Adina Lodge for easy access to all these places. Book Today.