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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.

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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

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

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
      20th Aug
      17th Sep
      15th Oct
      19th Nov
      17th Dec
2017
      21st Jan
      18th Feb


Howitt Park
Bright, VIC, 3741

Located 5.4K from Porepunkah

Adventure Travel Film Festival


Now in its sixth year, The Adventure Travel Film Festival showcases the best adventure travel films and talent from Australia and overseas.

The Festival is a three-day event guaranteed to appeal to adventurers, armchair travellers and dreamers alike. The festival will be brimming films and inspirational talks, featuring celebrated local and international adventurers, covering everything from trekking, motor cycling and four wheel driving to kayaking, climbing, cycling, long-distance horse-riding and much more.

Against the scenic backdrop of Victoria's Great Alpine Valleys in beautiful Bright, where you can watch screenings of some of the best adventure travel films ever made, as well as a hosting the big names from the adventuring world.

The festival will showcase many other spectacular travel films from the last 100 years. And to add to the vibe, there will be an open-air Starlight Screening each evening.


Event Dates
2017
      10th Feb
      11th Feb
      12th Feb


Bright Brewery Complex
Bright, VIC, 3741

Located 5.5K from Porepunkah

Audax Alpine Classic


Every January cyclists flock to Bright for the challenge and camaraderie of the Audax Alpine Classic. Whether you are a novice or a hardened climber, this event with nine rides of 60 - 320 kilometres has a course to suit. And for those who want a more leisurely ride, the Alpine Raid with its overnight stay in Omeo showcases the best of the Victorian Alps in two glorious days of cycling.

The Audax Alpine Classic offers a range of climbing and distance challenges, from the shorter courses with about 1200 metres of climbing to the original Classic 200 with well over 3000 metres. Finally there's the longest of them all, the 320 kilometre ULTIMATE which includes four of the '7 Peaks' climbs in one day!

Howitt Park, the event's headquarters is transformed by Bonjour Bright, a two-day festival of French-themed entertainment and activities. Situated on the Ovens River with its shady banks and safe swimming, food stalls and plenty of no-cost entertainment, this an ideal location for families and friends to welcome the return of their conquering heroes and heroines.


Event Dates
2017
      28th Jan
      29th Jan


Howitt lane
Bright, VIC, 3741

Located 5.5K from Porepunkah

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