Bright to Wandiligong - Bushwalking Victoria

Bright to Wandiligong

2.3/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Walk Length: 15 km
  • Walk duration: 5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Return
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

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:  Border Bushwalking Club, Wangaratta Out and About, Warby Range Bushwalkers & Benalla Bushwalking Club

Walk Description

This walk commences at the corner of Gavan and Camp Streets in Bright township.

Begin by following the west bank of Morses Creek upstream through magnificent parkland until the Dougherty's Road bridge, then cross to the eastern bank of the creek. If the weather conditions are right there will be many hang-gliders and parasails operating off the top of the hill to the west. They land right alongside the main road and they are worth watching for a short time.

With some minor deviations the walk follows the creek bank to Alpine Park, which has toilets and is an attractive place for a break.
After the park the track continues along the west bank of Morses Creek until the confluence of Growlers Creek, where it continues to follow Growlers Creek for a short distance before returning to Alpine Park via the main street of Wandiligong.

In the town are numerous historic buildings dating from the 1850s. Very few towns have a more picturesque setting than Wandiligong. The beautiful valley in which it is sited and the well maintained buildings and gardens combine to make it a particularly attractive place.

As the walk returns by much the same route, it is possible to cut it short to suit the needs of the participants.

Walk Map

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Getting There

Drive to Bright via Hume Highway, Wangaratta and Myrtleford.  The walk begins in the centre of Bright near the Morses Creek bridge.

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