If you want adventure the High Country has an array of activities that will satisfy any thrill seeker. Mt Buffalo, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek have services that will cater for anyone looking to para-glide, kayak and abseil. If you’re looking for an adventure a little but different, Bright is the place for you.
If adventure is your game then Mount Buffalo offers exciting options with some of Victoria's most exciting climbs and abeils. You can abseil down sheer cliffs, with spectacular views into the valley below, before the challenging climb back up granite rock faces. Rising 1500 metres above the surrounding plains, there are two main climbing/abseiling areas, a 300 metre deep gorge that cuts into the eastern side of the escarpment and the granite tors found on top of the plateau. For thsoe slightly less adventurous why not go bouldering whilst enjoying one of the many short walks available on Mount Buffalo.
With the Ovens and Buckland Rivers perfect for water sports, there are a number of operators in our region who can take you on a kayaking tour of our waterways. Tumble over rapids and forge your way through the pristine streams. For first timers our expert local tour operators run beginners Kayaking lessons. For a family friendly activity why not float down the Ovens river from Bright to Porepunkah in an inflatable kayak?
Head up to Mount Buffalo National Park and explore picturesque Lake Catani in a canoe or stand up paddle board. They may be hired from Adventure Guides Australia, drop down to Lake Catani day visitor area or Dingo Dell Cafe to hire.
Bright is well known as an ideal destination for paragliding and hang-gliding. Follow the skies full of colour to the landing paddock on Coronation Ave and find out what all the fuss is about. Paragliding has found a welcome home in the Ovens Valley, launching from Mystic Hill in Bright and traversing through the skies. Operators within the valleys also provide you the opportunity to experience a tandem flight and discover Bright & Surrounds from new heights:
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