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The gateway to Bright with mountains to explore

Why Visit Porepunkah region?

The peaceful town of Porepunkah sits as the gateway to Bright with majestic Mount Buffalo as a backdrop.  A panoramic view offers Mt Feathertop in the distance and the convenience of being only minutes from the centre of Bright.

The Porepunkah town centre offers all the conveniences you could need.  Stroll along the river or Rail Trail to a fabulous cafe, enjoy a buffet at the local pub or grab a DVD from the General Store.  The riverside foreshore has a great park with toddler pool, so everyone can join in the Summer fun.

A gorgeous drive through the Buckland Valley from Porepunkah will take your breath away then head up to Mount Buffalo to explore the National Park playground, also a family friendly ski resort in Winter.

Heading out to the Buckland, you will find the landing strip for the ultimate experience in the sky.  Soar high above on a tandem microlight or take a helicopter ride above the mountains and valleys.  Visit the Alpaca Farm or enjoy the finest local produce at award wining Villa Gusto... or just enjoy the views!

Mount Buffalo is a short drive from Porepunkah, and the drive is half the experience.  In the warmer months, enjoy wildlife watching and crystal clear waterfalls - you may even find a secret spot to take a dip.  Head to the top and enjoy homemade scones or a delicious lunch before hiking to the Horn.  Explore the grounds of the old Buffalo Chalet for a little history or hit the road with 2 wheels for a great ride.  In Summer, take a guided bushwalk tour or see the mountain from a different angle with abseiling or caving tour.

In Winter, Buffalo is the much loved family snow mountain with a great, gentle toboggan and ski run perfect for the littlies or beginners.  Toboggans and gear is available for hire and everything is a fraction of the price of the bigger resorts.  The ideal place to take the family for a day of snow play and hot chocolates!

What to see & do in Porepunkah region

  • Explore Mount Buffalo with a gourmet tour
  • Hit the Rail Trail and ride along the river into Bright
  • Find a secret waterhole on a hot day
  • Take a ride to local wineries or drive further afield
  • Enjoy family snow fun on Mt Buffalo in Winter
  • Hit the skies on a microlight or in a helicopter for a different view

What to do in Porepunkah region

Porepunkah is a great base to explore the whole region.  With the convenience of all that Bright has to offer just a short drive or cycle along the Rail Trail, you are also a little closer to the King Valley and have a few fabulous wineries on your doorstep.  Porepunkah offers the closest off-mountain accommodation to Mount Buffalo for your mountain adventure.

In Summer, laze the days away on the foreshore park with a playground for the kids and a shallow toddler pool so the littlies aren't left out.  The gentle river location is safe and fun with BBQ facilities on site.  Meet some locals in the beer garden at the Punkah pub and see if they will share their secret swimming holes... there's a few....  Avoid the heat by heading up Mount Buffalo or take a drive a little further out to Lake Buffalo where you can take the boat and skis for a spin.

In Autumn, the Valleys burst into colour and now is the perfect time to jump on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail which runs along the river through the town.  Ride into Bright and out to Wandiligong or head in the other direction taking in wineries and views of Mt Buffalo along the way.  Enjoy the many festival & events and the buzz around the region as well as the amazing seasonal produce on offer right from the farm gates and producers.

In Winter, Porepunkah is a great base to enjoy a family snow getaway with an easy drive (by comparison) up to Mt Buffalo.  You are also central to the other major resorts of Hotham & Falls Creek if you're ready for some more challenging runs!  The views to Mt Feathertop and Mt Buffalo covered in snow are breathtaking from most points in the town and you can still take a winery tour for a change of pace.

In Spring, the valleys spring back to life and a hike in the mountains is the perfect way to refresh & recharge after Winter.  Take a guided gourmet foodie tour or just explore for yourself with a local trail map.  Discover the region from above on a tandem microlight!  A higly recommended way to experience something most never get to see.

So now just cruise down the road and take in all that Bright & Surrounds has to offer too!  You're going to be busy, or very relaxed.

Food & Wine in Porepunkah region

Although you are only a short drive or ride from Bright, Porepunkah and the Buckland Valley have their own foodie delights to be discovered.  

Head to The Rail Trail Cafe along the trail for a delicious, generous & fresh breakfast or lunch.  The kids will love the sandpit out the back and bicycle racks are provided to leave your bike while you dine.  Try the breakfast burrito!  The Punkah Pub has regular specials nights and a buffet service for something more casual.  Follow the signs at the roundabout to fresh fruit & veg straight from the farm!

Drive out towards the Buckland and pass several orchards, some with farm gates selling fresh produce.  You may even get to explore the apple, olive or nut orchards in the region.  You will also find the award winning Villa Gusto for the finest local produce served with an Italian heart - chef's hat style - 6 times!

Porepunkah is home to some stunning wineries with amazing backdrops and award winning cool climate wines.  Boynton's Feathertop Winery offers a relaxed outdoor area with a fantastic children's playground.  In the warmer seasons, the Alfresco Dining Restaurant serves the freshest local produce with style.  Boynton's regularly run buses through Porepunkah & Bright for events and live music sessions.  Ringer Reef is a small family run vineyard & cellar door where you can share a story with the owners while you sample their delicious merlot with bread & pate.

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Bowerbird

Address:11 Barnard st
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0357555131
Website:http://bowerbirdbright.com.au/
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Bright Florist

Address:7 Barnard street
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0403539471
Website:http://www.brightflorist.com.au
Description:If freshness, quality and exceptional customer service are important in your hunt for the perfect bouquet, Sam will not let you down. Specialising in all occasions, pop in and check out her gorgeous range of flowers, plants, chocolates and more

Bright Garden Gallery

Address:10 Barnard st
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0357501804
Description:The Bright Garden Gallery is centrally located in the beautiful town of Bright, offering a wide range of products with a focus on garden related merchandise.

Country Heart & Home

Address:6 Barnard st
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0357501522

Free Spirit Photography

Suburb:Bright
Phone:0400 204 052
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Free-Spirit-Photography-134802403260687/
Description:Boutique photography service providing a fun, relaxed and seamless experience from start to finish. Working with you through every step of the process to ensure your vision is achieved and you end up with beautiful quality images to display forever more

Gallery 90

Address:90 Gavin st
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5755 1385
Website:http://www.gallery90.com.au/
Description:Here you'll find gorgeous pieces to fill your entire home! Whether you're looking for something for the kitchen, bedroom, living area or a gift for someone special, you'll find it all here at Gallery 90.

Glow Bright Spa and Beauty

Address:125 Gavin St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:0357501475
Website:http://www.glowbrightspaandbeauty.com.au/
Description:Glow Bright Spa and Beauty, is a day spa and beauty salon located 125 Gavan st Bright. Backing on to the Oven River, in North East Victoria. You will fall in love with our beautiful rustic building and what Glow has to offer.

Kimono Girls

Address:92 Gavin st
Suburb:Bright
Phone:(03) 5755 2244
Website:http://www.kimonogirls.com.au/
Description:Kimono Girls is a retail and wholesale business based in Bright, Victoria, Australia. We have a great selection of designer Jewellery, Silver Jewellery, Japanese fabric, beads, buttons & Yukata (Japanese dressing gowns) and Gifts.

Noofies

Address:11 Ireland st
Suburb:Bright
Website:https://noofies.com.au/
Description:Noofies are an ever growing collection of hand sculpted figurines by Bright artist Kerrie.

The Bright Table

Address:12C Barnard St
Suburb:Bright
Phone:03 5750 1379
Website:http://www.thebrighttable.com.au
Description:The Bright Table is a favourite destination for locals and tourists looking for beautiful, unique tableware and gift items. We stock a unique range of hand selected pieces that will enhance any home or table
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