Porepunkah is a laidback village 6km from Bright on the Great Alpine Road. Built around the junction of the Buckland and Ovens Rivers, it is the nearest town to Mount Buffalo National Park which dominates the skyline to the south. Porepunkah is also the entry point for the beautiful Buckland Valley.

In summer when the rivers run slowly this is a favourite place for families offering a riverpool with lifeguards and a toddlers pool with safe areas to splash, swim, float in a tyre and launch a canoe as well as great BBQ facilities.

There are a number of excellent camping grounds and other styles of accommodation in and around Porepunkah as well as places to eat and drink.

In winter Porepunkah is a great base to enjoy some tobogganing with the kids or trail walking and wildflowers during the warm months at Mount Buffalo. Ski gear and chains can be hired in Porepunkah.