VISIT POREPUNKAH

Porepunkah is a laidback village just 6km north of Bright along the Great Alpine Road. Situated at the junction of the Buckland and Ovens Rivers, this family-friendly destination is the nearest town to Mount Buffalo National Park, which gracefully dominates the skyline to the south. Porepunkah is also the entry point to the bucolic Buckland Valley.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

In summer, when the flow of the Ovens River slows to a gentle meander, Porepunkah is a favourite place for families to escape to. The wide clear water of the Porepunkah River Pool at Riverside Park is an idyllic spot for a swim, float or paddleboard. There is a toddler pool for the smallest members of the family, and a lifeguard is on duty in the warmer months.

The park is an easy place to spend the day, with gas BBQ facilities, a picnic shelter, tables and public toilets. It is also conveniently located across the road from Porepunkah's small town centre, which has a pub, cafe, organics store, takeaway food and a service station.

Hang around and breathe in the views of Mount Buffalo, which dominates the skyline and looks particularly stunning at dawn and sunset.

In winter, Porepunkah is a great base to enjoy tobogganing at nearby Mount Buffalo. Ski gear and chains can be hired in Porepunkah.

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO

1. Picnic with a view

Swim at the Porepunkah Riverside Park or have a picnic while enjoying the views of Mount Buffalo.

2. Pedal to produce

Ride the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to Bright or Myrtleford and stop in at the cellar doors and farm gates.

3. Eat & drink

Sit back and relax at the town's Rail Trail Cafe, Punkah Pub or Punkah Pantry.

4. See a stunning vineyard

Enjoy a wine tasting – and the views – at the Ringer Reef Wines cellar door and vineyard.

5. Organic produce

Stop at Bright Organics for a selection of local produce, teas, and a huge range of herbs and spices.

COOL OFF IN OUR RIVERS

THINGS TO DO IN POREPUNKAH

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

Mount Buffalo National Park

Mount Buffalo National Park

PLACES TO STAY IN POREPUNKAH

The Bonnie Ray

The Bonnie Ray

Modern mobility friendly Home – in Porepunkah. This gem is a masterpiece of style and design, using high vaulted ceilings, natural light and the best of modern appliances to create the ultimate living space. Located in a quiet street but only a short stroll from the bustling hub of Porepunkah, this stunning creation is in…

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Riverstone

The Kilnhouses

The Kilnhouses

River Verse

River Verse

With five bedrooms, sleeping ten people, this split-level home is sure to please and accommodate the whole extended family. Upstairs is dedicated to the master bedroom, with an ensuite, reverse cycle air conditioner and a balcony overlooking the Ovens River. The main living area is located on the middle floor with an open plan kitchen,…

Crystalbrook Cottage Outdoor View

Crystalbrook Cottage

Tewksbury Retreat

Tewksbury Retreat

Located in Porepunkah this property has the most stunning views of Mt Buffalo just standing on the front doorstep. Once you are inside you will know you have picked the right place with large rooms and the attention to detail is on point, you will never want to leave. With a separate study space plus…

OTHER EXPERIENCES YOU'LL LOVE

Splash Park in Bright, Victoria

SPLASH PARK

A MUST-DO ON EVERY KID’S LIST

Bright’s Splash Park and River Pool, with its slides and springboard, is a summertime favourite for little and big kids alike.

WHAT'S ON

FESTIVALS, MARKETS & EVENTS

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