Bright Canyon Walk - Bushwalking Victoria


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Bright Canyon Walk

3.7/5 rating (15 votes)
  • Walk Length: 3 - 6 km
  • Walk duration: 1 - 2 hours
  • Walk Grade: Very Easy
  • Walk Style: Return
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Short

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Bright

Walk Area:  North East Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  326 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2006

Walk Details Provided By:  Wangaratta Out and About, Border Bushwalking Club, Benalla Bushwalking Club, Warby Range Bushwalkers & Murray Valley Bushwalkers

Walk Description

This walk closely follows the Ovens River with its beautiful clear water and rounded stone bottom.

Begin on the southern side of the Ovens River and follow a foot-track downstream. The track crosses a number of small bridges over deep cuttings that were made by miners to remove excess water from their workings a little way from the river. After about 1.5 km cross by footbridge to the northern bank and return along the river. The track here looks down into a small canyon that is used by many people in the summer to float along using air mattresses for support. The river in this section is flowing in rock, whereas in most other parts it has a bottom consisting of rounded stones.  This walk is 3km return.


When the starting point is reached, there is an option to continue upstream for another 1.5 km to a footbridge. This bridge is then used to cross to the south side and return along the southern bank of the river to the starting point.  6km return.

Getting There

Drive to Bright via the Hume Highway, Wangaratta, Myrtleford.  From the Pinewood Hotel in Gavan Street, go north to the Ovens River.

Further Information

Mobile phone coverage information

Information on short walks in Bright (including the Bright Canyon Walk)

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