Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

PAGE 22 I THE GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE /..%#3 6)3( 42 /. : 666 0/1%04.+!("1)$'% #/- !4 3 4;!,/ /!$ /1%04.+!( < 8 - 1)5%1 &1/.3!'% 8 )5%15)%6 #!").2 8 %3 &1)%.$,7 #!").2 8 ,!-0).' ./6 !5!),!",% 8 /6%1%$ 4.0/6%1%$ 1)5%1 2)3%2 8 )+% ()1% 8 )1% 0)3 ()1% 91%6//$ 8 %!3%$ 26)--).' 0//, 8 +-2 &1/- 1)'(3 8 (% -!*%23)# /4.3 4;!,/ )2 /41 "!#+$1/0 -). $1)5% 8 ##%22 3/ !), 1!), 8 (/13 6!,+ 3/ 4.+! 4" POREPUNKAH Nature’s best on your doorstep Just six kilometres from Bright is the little town of Porepunkah, nestled by the junction of the Ovens and Buckland Rivers. The town has idyllic picnic spots along the river banks and is a great family holiday destination, offering lots of family accommodation. It is also the nearest town to Mount Buffalo, an all-season national park with sheer cliffs, granite tors, impressive waterfalls and stunning flora and fauna. Located on Mt Buffalo Road the tranquil park-like setting of the Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park sits on the banks of the beautiful Ovens River. The park has large shady camping sites, a full range of cabins to accommodate couples and groups, a camp kitchen and two amenity blocks with laundry. Have a ball in the children’s playground, take a dip in the river or swim in the fenced in-ground swimming pool. In the evening hire a fire pit for a true campfire experience. You can even bring your furry friend along to this pet friendly park. Feed the king parrots and rosellas that frequent the park, take a torch and have a walk at night to catch a glimpse of the elusive bandicoot or ringtail possum, or sit quietly by the river just on dusk and spy for platypus as they emerge from the banks to swim the river and catch their evening meal. Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park is well known by locals for its good supply of brown or rainbow trout. Why not try your hand at catching one or two yourself? Float down the gentle river rapids on a tube, fossick for coloured pebbles or maybe even a little gold dust in the shallows or simply relax with a good book under a shady tree with your feet dangling in the water. The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail passes right through Porepunkah and is a perfect and safe way for families to enjoy a bike ride or walk through this pretty area. Hire a bike from Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park or bring your own and head out along the picturesque trail. Another must when visiting the area is bushwalking with the Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park surrounded by mountains and national parks. The walking tracks are picturesque and showcase the beautiful township, rivers, forests and wildlife of the area. Ask the holiday park’s team about finding walks to suit you. Spend time at Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park and explore the natural wonders of the area, like a walk along the banks of the picturesque Ovens River.