Capture Bright’s spectacular autumn colour with local instagrammers

Autumn leaves and the Bright town signIf you love taking photos, and would love to capture some of Australia’s most spectacular autumn colours, come along to Bright’s Autumn Instameet! Join a gathering of photographers, keen and amateur, and Instagrammers, new and established.

Once again at Bright Mystic, Bright Brewery and Bright & Surrounds will be hosting a weekend of sunsets, sunrises and few favourite locations in between. Share in a weekend of inspirational images, tips and laughter.

Tickets include transport around the region, including to Mount Buffalo, breakfast and dinner on Saturday, a workshop and guided walks to locations.

Numbers are limited so book soon – $55 per person.

2018 Bright Autumn Instameet itinerary 

Friday 27 April

  • 3.30-4.30pm: Meet and greet at Bright Brewery.
  • 4.30pm: Bright township walk (two different options will be available) – join us for a stroll to some of the best colours and locations central to Bright.
  • Dinner – your choice, although we will be heading back to Bright Brewery.

Saturday 28 April


  • 6am: Secret Sunrise Location – we have found an awesome new spot above the township of Bright. The perfect location to see the colours of the valley come to life with the morning sun. Followed by a stroll around the Canyon Walk.
  • 8.30am: Breakfast – back at Bright Brewery for an exclusive breakfast and mingle – included in ticket price.
  • 9.00-9.45am: Workshops, choice of two; Long exposures by the river with Brendan Holland (@brightmystic) OR, Tips for filming Insta Stories with Ric Williamson (@handcutproductions) – included in ticket price.

Suggestions to fill your day; Myrtleford Farmers Market or the Wandiligong Nut Festival or Harrietville open gardens.

Evening and dinner

  • 3.30pm History, sunset followed by a truly Italian dinner in Myrtleford. Meet at The Alpine Hotel Bright at 3.30pm to catch the bus to a historic tobacco farm with some unique and interesting structures and old farming equipment.
  • Drive to choice of sunset locations;
    • 1. An invigorating walk up Reform Hill to a view of the Myrtleford township and Mount Buffalo. Sturdy shoes and torches are essential as we will be walking on uneven ground in the dark to the sunset location – up to 1.5km. BYO water.
    • 2. A wine tasting followed by sunset from above Gapsted Wines.


  • Lupo’s Kiln Cafe, a showcase of the region’s produce and it’s the strong Italian heritage. Two course dinner and arrival drink included in the price (further drinks can be purchased at own expense)

Sunday 29 April


  • 5.15-9:00am: Mount Buffalo Sunrise. Meet at The Alpine Hotel, Bright at 5.15am to catch the bus to Mount Buffalo for sunrise. There will be two photo locations to choose from at Buffalo (for those that have attended our previous instameets we have a new option). Sturdy shoes and torches are essential as we will be walking on uneven ground in the dark to the sunrise location – up to 2km. BYO water and snacks as there is no food and beverage facilities open on the mountain at that time.


  • 12.00pm: Lunch at the Wandi Pub – this is not a free event, but an open invitation to join us for lunch, draw a prize winner and farewells till the Winter #Bright18Instameet.

The itinerary will be subject to change depending on weather and seasonal variances.

Click here to book your spot.

A row of autumn colour trees in Bright

Autumn colour in Bright, Victoria, captured by @brightbeerjames during the 2017 Bright Autumn Instameet