Victoria’s North East abounds with spectacular scenery, world class food & wine destinations, charming townships and a huge array of outdoor and adventure activities. And Bright is at the centre of it all.


Simone’s of Bright
(Italian, chef’s hat, recommend the degustation & front window seat for two…stunning)

98 Gavan Street, Bright
(03) 5755 2266

The Alpine Hotel
(great pub food, try Sri Lankan menu)

9 Anderson St, Bright
(03) 5755 1366

Poplars Restaurant
(French, bistro style)

Shop 8, Star Road, Bright
(03) 5755 1655

Rok Salt Simply c-food
(Take away fish n chips with an edge)

1A Camp Street, Bright
(03) 5755 1515

Waddington’s Kergunyah
(Beautiful restaurant & nursery garden on a farm. Excellent food, great views. 80km, 1hr 15min drive from The House at Smoko via Tawonga Gap)

2688 Kiewa Valley Highway, Kergunyah
(02) 60275393

Deer farm: Red Stag Restaurant
(Great for kids)

324 Hughes Lane
(03) 5756 2365


Coral Lee
(breakfast/ lunch – small, intimate, great coffee)

8 Barnard St, Bright
(03) 5755 5113

Ginger Baker
(best location in town, cafe/ lunch/ dinner – overlooking Ovens River)

127 Great Alpine Road, Bright
(03) 5755 2300


Boyntons Feathertop Winery
(Cafe – Cheese boards, Lunch menu, nice view)

Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah
(03) 5756 2356

Gapsted Wines
(Winery and Cafe)

Great Alpine Road, Gapsted
(03) 5751 1383

Michelini’s Wines
Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford (Tasting room)
(03) 5751 1990

Annapurna Winery and Café
(Great drive, nice remote location, quaint cellar door)

Tawonga South
(03) 5754 4517


Bright Brewery
(Locally brewed, live music, great location & atmosphere)

Gavan Street, Bright
(03) 5755 1301


Mount Hotham
Just 30 minutes up the road from The House at Smoko

Falls Creek
1 hour over the valley

Mount Buffalo
1 hr 15 minutes up the road

Ski & Chain Hire

JD’s for ski hire
40 Anderson Street, Bright
(03) 5755 1557

Local produce

Nightingale Brothers Alpine Apples (Beautiful apples & juice, 5 or so varieties available for sale in boxes & 5kg bags, stunning drive)
(03) 5755 1318

Snowy Creek Produce
(03) 5750 1574

Bright’s Make it, Bake it, Grow it Market
Third Saturday of every month
Howitt Park, Bright

Activities & Adventures


Bright Country Golf Club
Back Porepunkah Rd, Bright


Onsen Retreat & Spa
Big Muster Drive Dinner Plain