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Tucked into the junction of the Ovens and Buckland rivers, Porepunkah is a great base for exploring Victoria's alps and sampling the bountiful local produce and wines of the High Country.

Pretty Porepunkah is a welcome stop along the popular Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. The renowned trail takes in the Ovens River Valley as it makes its way through the townships of Wangaratta, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Porepunkah and Bright, Rutherglen, Wahgunyah and Milawa. With a gentle gradient and no traffic to contend with it's perfect for all ages and fitness levels.

The local produce and wine at farm gates and wineries in the surrounding valleys, including Boynton's Feathertop Winery, is worth travelling for. Fill your basket and prepare a locally-sourced feast at any of the self-contained accommodation around Porepunkah. Choose from bush cabins, camping and caravan sites, and B&Bs, many of which are located in peaceful spots with river views.

Porepunkah's waters entice anglers, with trout and spiny freshwater crayfish in abundance. Relax at riverside picnic areas and take a dip at river swimming spots.

For something more adventurous, head to the Porepunkah airfield for powered hang-gliding, microlighting, ultralight flying and scenic light aircraft flights. Base yourself in Porepunkah for winter adventures in Victoria's ski resorts.

Porepunkah is approximately 320 kilometres from Melbourne, or around three hours and 25 minutes by car along the Hume Freeway and the Great Alpine Road.

Porepunkah

Porepunkah: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mount Buffalo National Park


Mount Buffalo National Park has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. The park features over 90km of walking tracks, panoramic scenery, waterfalls and scope for adventurous pursuits such as rock climbing and hang-gliding.

Mount Buffalo is an all-seasons playground. In summer, wildflowers are plentiful and the park is a cool retreat from the heat of the lowlands. Take in superb 360-degree views from the summit of the Horn and the delightful Gorge Heritage Walk. Enjoy picnics, canoeing and camping at Lake Catani in the summer months.

In winter the park is ideal for cross-country skiing with its gentle undulating landscape, spectacular sub-alpine environment and the convenience of over 14km of marked ski trails. The park offers safe and accessible toboganning and snow play areas, providing great fun for the whole family.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Mount Buffalo Rd
Porepunkah, VIC, 3740

Located 2.9K from Porepunkah

Bright Chocolate


Bright Chocolate is an Australian Craft Chocolate company in Victoria's High Country region making small batches of chocolate from bean to bar.

Similar to coffee or wine, cacao possesses an inherent terrior or characteristics based on the variety of the cacao bean and the conditions of where it is grown. These characteristics are barely recognisable in mass produced chocolate, so it is very exciting to taste the single origin chocolate range at Bright Chocolate.

The Single Origin bars are made with cacao beans from Madagascar, Ecuador, Trinidad, Tanzania and the Dominican Republic. These all offer a unique flavour profile from citrus to tropical, cherry and earthy. Sit down and relax with a Hot Chocolate or Cacao Tea, brewed from the cacao husk of the bean.

Bright Chocolate also crafts 'Bright Fancies' available in beautiful wooden boxes, regionally sourced fruit and nuts are dipped in chocolate, and chocolate lollipops are a favourite for the kids.

Come in and say hi to the Chocolate Makers today.




8/3 Riverside Avenue
Bright, VIC, 3741

Located 5.4K from Porepunkah

Cheeky Bits Boutique Beauty Spa Hair Salon


Cheeky Bits Boutique Beauty Spa and Hair Salon is all about providing you with a first class experience that perhaps you wouldn't expect in the country. They are a vibrant and progressive team keeping up with the latest trends and techniques.

Performing beautiful Spa Treatments at Cheeky Bits for many years now, the team specialise in high performance French facials and skincare and their hot stone massages are to die for. Their treatment rooms are complete luxury and they aim to treat every customer as a VIP client.

Cheeky Bits Boutique Beauty Spa Hair Salon have now also extended their services to include incredible cosmetic teeth whitening, this service is provided in one of their private and luxurious treatment rooms this a perfect pre-wedding treatment. They aim to lighten your teeth from five to 14 shades in one 60 minute treatment.

The full range of waxing services include men's cyclist waxing. Included in all your services are complimentary herbal teas, signature wines, Bright Brewery hand-crafted beers for the gentlemen and the divine Bright Chocolate chocolates.




89 Gavan Street,
Shop 1/2
Bright, VIC, 3741

Located 5.5K from Porepunkah

Bright Beauty Boutique


Bright Beauty Boutique is situated in a quiet location in the centre of Bright, you will be treated to a warm, friendly welcome in a relaxed environment. The qualified and experienced beauty therapists offer a comprehensive range of professional salon treatments.

Bright Beauty Boutique will create a personalised treatment or package just for. Relax, unwind or just catch up on all your waxing and tinting. Try something new like the gorgeous eyelash extensions.

You will appreciate the attention to detail and leave the salon feeling brand new.
With three treatment rooms, Bright Beauty Boutique can cater for groups, girls pamper days and wedding parties.




3 Riverside Walk
Bright, VIC, 3741

Located 5.5K from Porepunkah

Porepunkah: Events

Meet the Winemaker - Bruce Holm


Bruce Holm, owner and winemaker at Ringer Reef winery invites you to come along and have an informative session with him on all things wine making. This hour long session is complementary and all are welcome to come and join in. Bruce is a wealth of knowledge on the topic and is passionate about his craft.


Event Dates
2017
      7th May


6835 Great Alpine Road,
Great Alpine Road,
Great Alpine
Porepunkah, VIC, 3740

Located 1.3K from Porepunkah

Easter at Ringer Reef Winery


Come and enjoy the beautiful setting with live music and Picnic in the Vineyard on Easter Saturday afternoon with Ringer Reef.

Open from 12pm onward, guests are welcome to bring their own chairs, rugs, balls, games and sit out on the vineyards terrace and lawn and enjoy the tunes, wine and stunning views.

Music will be playing from 1pm until 4pm, with local act to be announced.

With local produce nibbles and seasonal platters in Cellar Door, you're sure to have a ball relaxing or grooving on the lawn.


Event Dates
2017
      16th Apr


6835 Great Alpine Road,
Great Alpine Road,
Great Alpine
Porepunkah, VIC, 3740

Located 1.3K from Porepunkah

Picnic in the Vines with Live Music


Come and enjoy the beautiful setting with live music and Picnic in the Vineyard on Easter Saturday afternoon with Ringer Reef.

Open from twelve pm onwards, guests are welcome to bring your own chairs, rugs, balls, games and sit out on the vineyards terrace and lawn and enjoy the tunes, wine and stunning views!

Music will be playing from one pm until four pm, with local act to be announced.

With local produce nibbles and seasonal platters in Cellar Door, you're sure to have a ball relaxing or grooving on the lawn.


Event Dates
2017
      15th Apr


6835 Great Alpine Road,
Great Alpine Road,
Great Alpine
Porepunkah, VIC, 3740

Located 1.5K from Porepunkah

Picnic in the Vines with Live Music


Come and enjoy the beautiful setting with live music and Picnic in the Vineyard on Saturday afternoon.

Open from 12pm onwards, guests are welcome to bring your own chairs, rugs, balls, games and sit out on the vineyards terrace and lawn and enjoy the tunes, wine and views!.

Music will be playing from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Local music act to be announced.

With local produce nibbles and Annie's seasonal platters in Cellar Door, you're sure to have a ball relaxing or grooving on the lawn.


Event Dates
2016
      29th Oct


6835 Great Alpine Road,
Great Alpine Road,
Great Alpine
Porepunkah, VIC, 3740

Located 1.5K from Porepunkah

Meet The Winemaker: Bruce Holm


Bruce Holm, owner and winemaker at Ringer Reef invites you to come along and have an informative session with him on all things wine making.

This hour long session is complimentary and all are welcome to come and join in. No need to pre book.

Bruce and the team at Ringer Reef look forward to seeing you at the winery.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Oct


6835 Great Alpine Road,
Great Alpine Road,
Great Alpine
Porepunkah, VIC, 3740

Located 1.5K from Porepunkah

Bright Make it, Bake it, Grow it Market


By following the Make it, Bake it, Grow it ethos, the Bright Monthly Markets strive to showcase the best local produce and product going around. The market has been operating under this new direction since September 2010 and has grown to include over 50 local stall holders.

Held on the third Saturday of each month in Howitt Park, the market also provides live entertainment and children's activities all contributing to a vibrant atmosphere for local members of the community and visitors alike.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Sep
      15th Oct
      19th Nov
      17th Dec
2017
      21st Jan
      18th Feb


Howitt Park
Bright, VIC, 3741

Located 5.4K from Porepunkah

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