Porepunkah is a small town located on the Great Alpine Road, 6 kilometres north-west of Bright and is the gateway to Mount Buffalo and the surrounding national park.
The town’s small commercial centre, featuring a general store, a hotel and a few speciality shops, overlooks the picturesque Ovens River and is surrounded by forests and scenic mountain ranges.
Access to the Mount Buffalo summit is via Porepunkah from the town’s main road junction where the Great Alpine Road meets the Mount Buffalo Road and the road to the scenic Buckland Valley
The Porepunkah pool, picnic and palyground area, just above the main bridge, is a good safe haven.
The word Porepunkah is Hindu for “gentle breeze”, and Porepunkah really does have all the facilities to blow away the built up effects of the “Big Smoke”. The local masseurs will help you iron out any stubborn kinks.