THE Ovens River was the Australia Day spot for many Bright residents and visitors.
A group of Wodonga girls joined in the fun, riding their bicycles from the caravan park to cool down in Morses Creek, which flows into the river.
The girls are part of a group of families that has made the popular destination its own Australia Day tradition.
Mother Fiona Maher said it had become a great way to spend the last weekend before their children returned to school.
Another mother in the group, Kylie Smith, said the children were having a ball riding their bikes around the area and swimming.
“Australia Day is about relaxing and spending time with family and friends,” she said.
Further down the river, Deniliquin friends Phoebe Laing, 14, and Melissa Jukes, 15, were turning heads with their Australia Day attire.
“It was a last-minute thing,” Phoebe said.
“We went to the supermarket and bought just about everything that was left.”
The teenagers paraded their Australia Day umbrella-style hats, face-paint and blow-up boat up and down the banks of the river.