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. Apex Park is located on the banks of the Ovens River, offering attractive picnic and BBQ spots. For visitors who want to want a bird's eye view of the beauty of the surrounding area, scenic flights are available from the Porepunkah airfield.
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 historic Mount Buffalo Chalet is located 14 kilometres before the summit, offering accommodation as well as a cafe and gift shop for day visitors (Chalet currently closed until new lease holder takes over). A number of scenic walking tracks and lookouts are easily accessible from near the Chalet, and they lead to several natural attractions including the Crystal Brook Falls.