Autumn Colours of Bright, Victoria

There is a magical quality to autumn when the leaves start to change colour, from green to yellow, orange and varying shades of red. We have more than 50 trees in our backyard and front. Some of them are deciduous and have been putting a magical colour. Also as we have been isolated during Coronavirus restrictions we could not go anywhere. Just few days ago victorian government eased the restrictions and we decided to go Bight to experience more of autumn colours. 

Unfortunately, you won’t see masses of colourful foliage in the Australia’s north and in fact in most Australian cities, except perhaps in Canberra and Melbourne where large numbers of deciduous trees exhibit more dramatic seasonal changes.

It is the deciduous trees that lose their leaves in the winter and in the process undergo changes in colour in the autumn.

Bright Autumn Festival is an official start of the autumn colour magic leading onto snow Season in the Victoria’s High country or snowy region. This year the Autumn festival was cancelled due to COVID-19 but we still went to Bright to experience this. The Bright Autumn Festival is a celebration of autumn and harvest in Victoria’s Alpine High Country. The festival was first held in 1962 making it one of the oldest continuous festivals in the country. At the time, Bright was known as a winter destination and the Autumn Festival was an effort to attract visitors at a quiet period. The Gala Day Parade continues to be one of the highlights of the festival.

As summer ends and things cool down autumn leaves put on their perennial show, delighting photographers and nature lovers alike with an explosion of colour. The Autumn colours of Bright, and the surrounding region in north east Victoria, are a reminder of the beauty of nature.  The colours are amazing and one of the must experiences in Victoria if you are in the region in Autumn. Foliage colour lights up the Alpine valley and is a very visual experience that nature is still alive and well in this part of the world.

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