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.