With the temperatures beginning to plummet, there’s no better location for a winter weekend away than the beautiful town of Bright in Victoria’s High Country. Surrounded by stunning, snow-capped mountains, this vibrant little village is the perfect place to base yourself for hitting the slopes or simply exploring the neighbouring towns of Porepunkah, Wandiligong, and Harrietville. If you are looking for hotels in Bright, Victoria, Alpine Valley Getaways offers a great range of places to stay in Bright and surrounds, from cosy cottages to spacious self-contained accommodation. Bright, Victoria should be on your bucket list this winter, if you are planning a weekend escape, here’s a few essentials to add to your suitcase.
Thermals, Tights and Socks
Thermals are specially designed to allow body heat to circulate in the best possible way to keep you warm and comfortable. With temperatures in winter hovering around 2-10 degrees, adding lightweight thermals to your packing list is highly recommended, and if you are heading to the slopes, they are a must-have. Thick, woollen tights and socks will also ensure your legs and feet are warm, and this is often the key to making your whole body feel warmer.
Winter dressing is all about layers. Wearing an array of lightweight, breathable layers allows you to remove something when you need to cool down. Whether you’re nestled beside a crackling fire or hot from all that hiking, having the ability to remove a layer when you need to and put it back on again will ensure the ultimate comfort in any situation. Merino wool is a great material for winter layering, as is organic cotton and polar fleece. If the forecast is for rain, a lightweight waterproof jacket will keep you dry without adding extra bulk.
Scarves, gloves, hats, and beanies take up little space yet will keep you toasty warm in the winter chill. They also provide an easy way to change-up your look – simply leave your base layers the same, throw on a different scarf and hat and instantly your outfit has been transformed.
A thick, hooded coat is essential for any winter holiday. When visiting Bright, you may need more than one depending on the activities in which you intend to partake. If you plan to ski, snowboard, or simply stroll around the ski fields, a snow jacket (and matching pants) is a must-have. If exploring the foodie trail is more your scene, a long, stylish coat will keep your whole body warm whilst sipping a glass of sparkling. Packing a couple of different coats will ensure you have the appropriate one to wear for any adventure.
Footwear is one of the most important things when you’re packing for the cold. Think about how you will be spending your weekend – lambswool lined boots with a thick durable sole will be perfect for meandering through town, while a stylish pair of leather riding boots will look great and keep your lower legs warm while visiting a local farmer’s market or out for a fine dining experience. Snow boots will be needed for those wishing to ski or board. If you are investing in new boots, buy them a little bigger so you can comfortably wear thick, warm socks.
What to Do in Bright in Winter?
Whether you are planning a sophisticated girls’ weekend, an action-packed family adventure or a cosy couples retreat, Bright is one of the most beautiful Victorian tourist destinations, especially in Winter. Not just the perfect base for visiting the ski resorts of Mt Buffalo, Mt Hotham, and Falls Creek, Bright is home to an abundance of culinary attractions to excite even the most discerning foodie, including cafes, cellar doors and award-winning wineries. There’s also walking trails, water sports, cycling tracks, parks, playgrounds, and art galleries – something to suit everyone!
Browse Places to Stay in Bright Today
With easy access to some of Australia’s best ski fields, Bright offers excellent off-mountain accommodation to those wanting to ski at the nearby resorts. The nearby towns of Porepunkah, Wandi and Harrietville also offer a vast array of accommodation options to suit families, couples, and groups of all sizes. From a luxurious holiday house for rent in Porepunkah or a charming cottage in the heart of Bright, you will find the very best accommodation on offer at Alpine Valley Getaways. Book online with us today or get in touch with our staff for assistance by calling 03 5759 2555 / Mobile 0408 874 437.