Bright flying site is located in Victorian Alps to the North East of Melbourne surrounded by beautiful mountainous landscape of various national parks. It is situated in between Mount Buffalo, Mount Bogong and Mount Feathertop that dominate about 1000-1200 m above the valley with peaks about 1500-1800 ASL.View more
Selection and entry fee
For pilot selection the top 40 from the previous season's Aussie ladder will be invited to pay first. They will have until the 30 Aug to pay the entry fee to secure a place. After the 30 Aug the remaining places open to all pilots, allocated in order of payment received.
The entry fee is: AUD $270. No refunds after 31 Dec 2018
Payment details here
IMPORTANT - No transport is provided, we may use a site which requires 4WD with good ground clearance to access
Prize fund and scoring categories
12 Jan - 08:00 Mandatory briefing, Bright Community Centre
12-18 Jan - Competition days
12 Jan - 20:00 Gourmet burgers welcome BBQ, free for comp pilots
16 Jan - 19:00 Dinner, free for comp pilots
18 Jan - Presentation ceremony at Ringer Reef, Porepunkah
19:00 Checkin deadline
Accommodation and Activities
How to get here
Public transport from Wangaratta railway station
Daily flights into Melbourne or Albury
Melbourne is 3h 30m drive from Bright
Albury is 1h 15m drive from Bright
The nearest is Melbourne international airport (Tullamarine).
There is a shuttle bus that runs every 10 min from the airport to Melbourne Southern Cross train station.
Check fares and more: http://www.skybus.com.au/
The VLine bus service connects Bright with Wangaratta. Busses 2-3 times a day.
Check time table here http://www.vline.com.au/
The nearest train stations are Wangaratta and Albury.
There is a train to Wangaratta from Melbourne Southern Cross 3 times a days. It takes about 3 hours to Wangaratta and then you can change for a bus to Bright. Check time table here http://www.vline.com.au/
There is a train going to Albury from Melbourne Southern Cross 2-3 times a days. Check time table here http://www.vline.com.au/ The journey takes about 4 hours. it can be a direct train or with change at Seymour. There is no public bus from Albury only taxi or transfer.
Bright is situated on the Great Alpine Road (B 500) about 75 kms from the Hume Highway (M31) which is the main road connecting Melbourne to Sydney. Bright is just over three hours drive from Melbourne, seven hours drive from Sydney, five hours drive from Canberra and twelve hours drive from Adelaide.
A great circular tour from Melbourne is to travel from Melbourne to Bairnsdale on the Princes Hwy then over the High Country on the Great Alpine Road and then back to Melbourne via the Hume Hwy.
If you are coming from Sydney or Canberra experience the stunning drive via the Snowy Mountains through Thredbo, Corryong to the Great Alpine Road and on to Bright.
BUT which ever way you come leave plenty of time to spend many days based in Bright and exploring the Ovens Valley and Alpine High Country.
NB Chains need to be carried on the Great Alpine Road between Harrietville and Omeo in the snow seasons and also should be carried between Thredbo and Khancoban in winter
It is 115 km from Albury and if you arrived there you can take a taxi.
Taxi – based in Bright. Contact 0408 589 370
See other useful "How to get" tips at http://www.brightvictoria.com.au/getting-here.aspx
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