Harvesting in Mystic Basin, Bright

Mystic Harvest Operations – Bright

HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming harvesting and haulage operations in the Mystic Basin of Bright, which will continue the lifecycle of pine plantations in this area.


Plantation areas in Mystic Basin, Bright will be closed for the operation.  These works will commence Early May till Mid June 2024.

Click on the link below or to the side for the Harvest Area Closure Map

Closure Map

  • The harvest worksite and a number of roads and mountain bike trails feeding into the worksite will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the duration of the operation. For everyone’s safety, be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic, machinery and closures within the plantation.
  • The current crop of trees is 25 years old, and ready to be converted into sawn timber and other building and paper products. Please visit our website for further information about the plantation lifecycle and the range of HVP operations.


Our drivers will transport the plantation logs from the Bright worksite to HVP’s customers in Myrtleford, Wangaratta and Benalla.

  • Transport will commence a week after harvesting commences, and is expected to continue until mid June.
  • The haulage route will includes Mystic lane, Coronation Ave, Churchill Ave and Great Alpine Rd.


HVP takes safety seriously, please note the following:

  • Worksites are hazardous, and risks to people’s safety are not always obvious.
  • The worksites will be closed (to vehicles and pedestrians) for the duration of the operations. This includes when the crew is not present.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic and machinery.

Thank you for remaining out of closed areas, and following the directions of all signage and forest operators.

Community recreation

HVP recognise that many community members have an affinity with our forests, and enjoy walking, running and bike-riding activities throughout the year.

General plantation recreation

Before entering any of HVP’s plantations, please undertake a visitor induction and apply for a Human Powered Pass at our website:

Mystic Park

Refer to for rider code of conduct and accept terms and conditions

For more information


We’ll maintain an operations update on HVP’s website  Scroll to the ‘announcements’ section of our homepage to find the Mystic update.


If you would like to register to receive email notifications of other HVP operations as they occur around Bright, Porepunkah and Wandiligong, please visit

Contact our office

For further information, or to provide feedback, please contact our Myrtleford office: phone (03) 5731 2000; email

Mystic Park           

We have been working closely with Alpine Community Plantations (Mystic Park’s recreational manager) to plan this operation. For the latest information on Mystic trails, please follow Mystic Park, Bright on Facebook, or download the free Trailforks app to check for closures.

If you are a member of the North East Victoria Hang Gliding Club, please refer to your club for further information on Launch access during this period.


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