Visitor Information Centres

The Alpine Shire Council manages three accredited Visitor Information Centres, located in Bright (Alpine), Myrtleford and Mount Beauty.

The Visitor Information Centres are open 7 days per week 9:00am to 5:00pm. To stay in Bright, Mount Beauty or Myrtleford call 1800 111 885 or go to visitbrightandsurrounds.com.au

Council seeking volunteers for Bright and Mount Beauty VICs

Calling all volunteers!
Do you love where you live and want to share that with visitors?
Are you passionate about the region, food and wine, the great outdoors and promoting the Alpine Shire as a wonderful place to visit?
Would you like to experience exciting famils?
If so, we need you!
Alpine Shire is seeking volunteers for its Bright and Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centres.
Hours are flexible. For more information please contact Council’s Facilities Officer Bronwyn Zambellakis on 5755 0555.

The Alpine Shire is home to a broad range of producers of everything from chestnuts, olive oil and berries to apples, wine and lavender products.
Our Visitor Information Centres stock a wide range of local produce, including wine, baked goods, jams and condiments to suit any taste. They also sell a range of maps, local merchandise, gifts and souvenirs.

The friendly team of staff and volunteers are on hand to assist with ensuring you make the most from your stay in our beautiful region.

The Alpine Shire's climate lends itself to the growing of grapes and winemaking, ensuring that there is always a cellar door open for tastings across the Ovens and Kiewa valleys.

Alpine - Bright

119 Gavan Street
Bright, Vic 3741

Toll Free: 1800 111 885
Phone: 03 5755 0584
Fax: 03 5750 1286
Email: alpinevic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Bright is situated in the heart of the North East, just 3 1/2 hours from Melbourne travelling along the Hume Highway.

The surrounding townships include Porepunkah, Harrietville, Wandiligong, Myrtleford, Mount Buffalo and Mount Hotham.

They provide an extraordinary array of experiences for any visitor ranging from serene activities such as bush walking, wining and dining or cycling the rail trail through to more extreme activities including mountain biking, caving or abseiling, hang gliding and ski touring.

Bright and Surrounds offers opportunities for young and old, especially families.

Bright provides a broad selection of accommodation including motels/hotels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks, self-contained properties and rural cottages.

Bookings can be made online on the Bright and Surrounds website.

The variety of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and wineries offer an endless array of fine food, superb wine, and an atmosphere to suit any mood.

The Alpine Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas day).

Our friendly staff can help you with all your enquiries and assist you with planning your holiday to Bright and Surrounds.

The Centre also stocks an interesting range of maps, books, souvenirs and gifts, as well as information on the whole of Victoria.

For more information about all there is to see and do in Bright, the Ovens Valley and Alpine High Country call into the Alpine Visitor Information Centre in Bright today.

Myrtleford

Post Office Complex
Great Alpine Road
Myrtleford VIC 3737

Phone: 03 5755 0514
Fax: 03 5752 1355
Email: myrtlefordvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

The Myrtleford Visitor Information Centre is located in Myrtleford along the Great Alpine Road in the heart of North East Victoria between Wangaratta and Bright and is the gateway to the Alpine Shire.

Myrtleford is 273 kilometres north-east of Melbourne via the Hume Highway and is the first accredited Visitor Information Centre encountered (unless you detour from the freeway). The centre stocks and extensive selection of wines from the North East region.

Beautiful scenery, tranquillity, rivers and mountain views will enchant visitors to Myrtleford. Mount Buffalo creates a dramatic background for the town and the Myrtleford Visitor Information Centre has several free handouts on this majestic national park.

The town is a flourishing commercial centre and the hub for the hops, timber and viticulture industries.

Myrtleford is a bike friendly town and centrally located on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail - an old, disused railway line converted into a walking and cycling track.

Lake Buffalo is one of Myrtleford's greatest assets: the perfect spot for a day out amongst nature with the options of a lunchtime or evening barbecue, boating, skiing, fishing, swimming all at your fingertips.

Mount Beauty

31 Bogong High Plains Road
Mount Beauty VIC 3699

Phone: 03 5755 0596
Toll Free: 1800 111 885
Fax: 03 5754 1767
Email: mtbeautyvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Mount Beauty is located just 90 minutes south east of Albury travelling along the Hume and Kiewa Valley Highways.

The surrounding townships include Falls Creek, Bright, Myrtleford, Harrietville and Mount Hotham.

They provide an extraordinary array of experiences for any visitor, ranging from serene activities such as bush walking, fishing, wining and dining through to more extreme activities including mountain biking, hang gliding, skiing, snowboarding, ski touring and white water rafting.

Mount Beauty itself provides an ideal base to tour the Kiewa Valley and Falls Creek mountain resort and continue along the Bogong High Plains Road to Omeo and Gippsland. (The Bogong High Plains Road is closed during winter.)

A broad selection of accommodation including motels/hotels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks, self-contained properties and rural cottages are available. Please visit the website visitbrightandsurrounds.com.au for our comprehensive booking site.

The variety of restaurants, cafes and local bakeries offer an endless array of fine food, superb wine, and an atmosphere to suit any mood.

The surrounding area is rich with activities, festivals and events, cattlemen's history and huts of the High Plains, historic towns, goldmining and bushranger history, waterways (including Fainter Falls and Kiewa River) and natural attractions providing a never-ending choice for visitors.

The Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre is a Level 2 Accredited Centre, open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas day). Our staff can help with you with all your enquiries and assist you with planning your holiday to Mount Beauty and surrounds?

We specialise in maps and trail guides of the Alpine National Park, including Mount Bogong and Mount Feathertop. We also offer interactive displays on mountain biking, ski touring, winter Olympics, hydroelectricity and regional food and wine as well as an interpretive historical society display.

The Information Centre also stocks an interesting range of maps, books, souvenirs and gifts, as well as information on the whole of Victoria.

For more information about all there is to see and do in Mount Beauty, Kiewa Valley and the Alpine High Country call into the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre today.

Alpine Shire Visitor Information Centre Administration

119 Gavan Street (PO BOX 139)
BRIGHT VIC 3741
Telephone: 03 5755 0584
Fax: 03 5750 1286
Website: visitbrightandsurrounds.com.au

Accessible Alpine Tourism

The Alpine Shire is a partner in the “Alpine Accessibility Toolkit”, a program coordinated by Disabled WinterSport Australia with the help of a grant from the Australian Government (AusIndustry) under the Australian Tourism Development Program. The toolkit was developed as a practical resource for tourism businesses in the alpine region and provides important information to help businesses become “accessibility friendly”.

People with access requirements include:
* those with young children in prams,
* seniors with mobility requirements,
* people with permanent or temporary disabilities.

Their access requirements may include:
* Physical / Mobility,
* Hearing,
* Vision,
* Cognitive.

The toolkit provides fact sheets, tips, tools, techniques and websites. For more information, or to obtain your copy of the toolkit, please contact Council’s Tourism department on (03) 5755 0555, or call in at one of our Visitor Information Centres.

Please note though, as there is no Local, State or Federal criteria for being “accessible friendly”, it is up to the individual to make an informed decision based on the information provided.

More information can be found at visitvictoria.com.au and clicking on the link "Accessible Victoria" on the left hand menu.

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