Wandiligong is a beautiful heritage listed town nestled in the Alpine Valleys that is like a world unto itself. This tranquil village has a deep Gold mining history and an abundance of well preserved historical buildings and landmarks still standing to tell its story. Set within a backdrop of mountains and forests this little valley is a sanctuary of peace and quiet within nature. It’s very easy to forget that you have everything Bright & Surrounds has to offer just a short drive or walk along the river away.
The beautiful hamlet of Wandiligong runs through the valley with a stunning mountain backdrop from every direction.
Situated only a short five minute drive from Bright, Wandiligong offers the spoils of Bright with relaxing, peaceful and private surrounds.
Pretty Morses Creek winds through the town with the Rail Trail running parallel, offering the perfect way to travel in and out of Bright by bike or foot. The leafy river trail is ideal for families to spend quality time in a safe environment and explore the beautiful town. The fantastic community built playground will be a favourite, and why not enjoy a BBQ by the river while the kids play.
Wandiligong was once a bustling gold mining town in the 1800s, and is now registered with the National Trust as a classified landscape. The town’s history is shared throughout and many historical buildings stand to tell the stories of times gone by. Take a stroll on one of the many walks to uncover the local history, including the Chinese swing bridge. This celebrates the lives and times of Chinese miners in the area.
Spend an afternoon at the Wandi Pub and relax in the beer garden with plenty of room for the kids to run around. Regular live music and open mic afternoons make for a seriously good time. Wandiligong hosts many events throughout the year, the highlight of which is the Wandi Nut Festival, held in conjunction with the Bright Autumn Festival. Locally grown Autumn produce is on show in this one day family based festival.
Beyond Wandi – Bright, Porepunkah and More
While Wandiligong is a charming town with an abundance of historical significance, the Alpine Valley region is home to many other gorgeous towns, each surrounded by scenic mountain ranges and home to a vast array of experiences to suit thrill-seekers, foodies or those who just want to relax. On your next visit to the area, take the time to explore some of the local towns and villages, and other hidden gems – you will almost certainly discover your new favourite holiday destination.
Bright is renowned as being the heart of the Alpine Valley, and we have a plethora of well-equipped Bright holiday rentals suitable for couples, families or groups of friends wanting to explore the town and nearby mountain ranges.
At Alpine Valley Getaways we can help with pet-friendly Porepunkah accommodation, luxurious Harrietville cottages and even hints and tips on things to do in Mount Buffalo or the best ways to get around the region. Get in touch with us today or check out our accommodation listings now.