Testimonials

We pride ourselves on "good, clean, country hospitality with a smile", and operate our business with one motto, "the art of tourism is making people feel at home." Find out what our guests have to say about us!

"Everything was fantastic and Sandy wins the customer service award for the decade, in my book. She was amazing! We will be back."

Thankyou for making our weekend Easy and stress free.Love staying Here Beautiful People and Loved the Facilities.It was Perfect for our big Family Very Clean and tidy and loved the little touches we will Definitely be Back for sure Thanks again 👍👍👍👍😀

Liked the attention to detail. Very comfortable and homely. One of the best parks we've ever stayed in. 

 

"good, clean, country hospitality "

The staff at the BIG4 Porepunkah were extremely friendly and helpful - 11/10!! Thanks for an enjoyable break.

We have loved our 3 nights stay at the Big4 Porepunkah! Nothing has been too difficult for owners Sandra and Jim, from needing a portacot to the toddler breaking a pepper shaker! The facilities are great for families with jumping pillow, basketball ring, kids jungle gym set up, shaded pool, push bikes of all sizes to hire for a gold coin donation, the baby bath set up in the laundry is cute and the amenities block is the cleanest and best set up I've seen! New ensuite bathrooms gor powered sites are being built as we speak! The brick cabin we hired was perfect for our needs, including the best stocked kitchen with utensils and crockery, even pegs and a clothes horse was provided! Everything is easy, walking, riding or driving distance from the park. Thanks for having us! 

Hi Sandra,

we're about to complete the survey but we also just wanted to send a personal thank you.  We would say your park would be one of the most welcoming and friendly parks we've stayed at (and we have travelled alot around the country over the years).  It was wonderful hearing all the young kids playing and just having fun without an iPad insight.  We would recommend your park to anyone who wants to hear. Keep up the great work!

Mike and Christine Disco.

Kids loved the jumping pillow. Lovely friendly service. 

Excellent service from owners.

Very clean - everywhere. The cleanest windows I have ever seen. Many extras (that you may need from time to time) - spare tea towels, many rubbish bags in the cabin etc. Thanks for the quick fix of the tandem ride on bike (kids did enjoy) 

Really enjoyed our stay thank you. Very friendly and helpful staff and the kids had plenty to do. We will be back to stay again. 

The staff, accommodation and park facilities were fantastic. Highly recommend this park. 

It was good friendly service and advice on local fare facilities were good as well 

The service is above and beyond at Big4 Porepunkah. The staff are very friendly, accommodating and helpful. The location is centrally located from the shops, cafes, walking trails. My children absolutely loved all the activities available here from the basketball court, jumping pillow, bikes, and game room.

Owners are extremely helpful and welcoming. Our car broke down and they helped us organise towing and even drove us to the bus so we could get home. Very clean facilities and a nice quiet spot. Close to feathertop winery. We will definitely come back for another trip. 

Wonderful experience, the kids loved it... 

Great service! Very well stocked kitchen! Really appreciated DVDs to keep busy on rainy days!

Friendly service, clean and cosy. Loved the surrounding nature. 

Fantastic service. We loved the little touches like the snow man decorating kits. We just wished we could have stayed a little longer to take advantage of the jumping pillows etc. The kids loved the go carts!! 

Hi Sandra and Jim

we would like to you both for your continual  support and help when needed we do appreciate it.

I'm very sorry for you having to put up with people who can never be pleased. You have the cleanest park ever and that's one thing I always mention when recommending the park to our friends. Hope you had a good Xmas and a very safe and healthy New Year, hope to see you soon

Regards Jenny and Ted Hovard

Thank you once again Sandra and Jim for your wonderful hospitality especially in circumstances where the children fell unexpectedly ill. We still managed to enjoy the local sights in the first couple of days and a big hit was still your jumping pillow and the Easter egg hunt. The kids were disappointed the playground, cubby house and sandpit were not around but we understand it was out of your hands. 

 

"The lady at the reception named Sand was very kind and gave me lots of information on the trip. Also, she was very friendly and big welcome. I would love to visit again. Thanks a lot. "

"Fabulous service and amenities "

The staff were so friendly and genuine. They were very helpful when we had a problem with the motorhome drainage. Everything was clean and lovely and this contributed to us having a wonderful break there. Thank you

What a great place !!!! There's is EVERYTHING available for you .. from towels to all your amenities.. I didn't need to use any of my stuff!!! Right down to air freshener in the toilets !! Ensuites had everything in it even your own heater!! I wish ALL BIG4 caravan parks were the same !!!! Very clean very friendly !
We'll definitely be back !!!!

Beautifully maintained park with Shady sites, mountain views, the rail trail just across the road, small pool, river access, games room, camp kitchen and jumping pillow. Very family friendly. The owners Sandra and Jim are both friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended!

"Loved the friendly accommodating staff. Late check in and also check out was ideal for our weekend commitments. "

"As we were part of very large family weekend booking to celebrate our daughter's 40th Birthday it was fantastic to be close to other family members and we can highly recommend your so very high standard of modern and clean presentation of accommodation throughout the park . What you provide in the units is nothing short of amazing ! Thank you so much Steve & Margot B "

"We stayed over the Halloween break long weekend and there was a great atmosphere within the park. We had so much fun and enjoyed our stay thank you "

"We loved all of the facilities for kids and we were extremely comfortable in our unit. "

"Very clean facilities and we'll keep grounds "

"The hosts were very friendly. They even let me borrow there personal sauce bottle . . "

"A very pleasant and friendly atmosphere, thank you! "

"They Park is one of the best Big 4 parks we have stayed at. The service was friendly and the gold coin donation for the use of the bikes and go carts was a big hit. Definitely recommend it "

"The owners are very friendly and couldn't help out enough will defenetly be recommending this park to friends and family . Looking forward to going again next year Cheers "

"We loved the outdoor kitchen with all the amazing equipment, even tea towels. Kids loved the carts, games room and jumping pillow. "

"PC10 was fantastic. enough room that we did not trip over each other and a separate room for our daughter was excellent. We are sorry we missed the happy hour but very happy that 'Flour & Water' were there on Sunday - made dinner really easy (and they are good pizzas). Loved the location of the park. I know you didn't organise them but the fireworks at Feathertop winery were good. Had a perfect spot to watch them. I will definitely be recommending you to my friends. "

 

"PC10 was fantastic. enough room that we did not trip over each other and a separate room for our daughter was excellent. We are sorry we missed the happy hour but very happy that 'Flour & Water' were there on Sunday - made dinner really easy (and they are good pizzas). Loved the location of the park. I know you didn't organise them but the fireworks at Feathertop winery were good. Had a perfect spot to watch them. I will definitely be recommending you to my friends."

"We loved the outdoor kitchen with all the amazing equipment, even tea towels. Kids loved the carts, games room and jumping pillow."

"Our Stay Was Great! It was that good we stayed an extra day! "

"We had a great stay at your park and thank you for accomodating us to a high level when the 2 bedroom house became unavailable due to the flooding not letting the workmen through on the roads. We enjoyed the recommendation to the Oven's Hotel for dinner!

"I must say, the accommodation we had was great, home away from home"

"Everything was fantastic and Sandy wins the customer service award for the decade, in my book. She was amazing! We will be back. "

"Loved the quiet peaceful time we spent. The ensuite needs a bit of updating but it was lovely to find bathroom accessories and fresh towels. Sandra was very helpful as was Chris when I was requiring a bit of help with my van awning."

"Thanks so much for having us ! We had a great time 👍🏻 "

"Loved the quiet peaceful time we spent. The ensuite needs a bit of updating but it was lovely to find bathroom accessories and fresh towels. Sandra was very helpful as was Chris when I was requiring a bit of help with my van awning. "

"Friendly and helpful service. Rooms were clean and the kitchen was great. "

"Staff went out of their way to enhance our stay by asking what our plans were and left helpful tourist information about our chosen plans, turned our heater on and gave us helpful tips about the region 😃"

Cabins were very well equipped as well as the office. Maybe the games room could be updated a bit. Loved the bikes for hire.

"Cabins were very well equipped as well as the office. Maybe the games room could be updated a bit. Loved the bikes for hire."

"All the staff at BIG4 Porepunkah were extremely helpful and friendly - 11/10!! Also, the cabin we stayed in was extremely well equipped with good quality kitchen utensils and plenty of crockery, cutlery, fresh coffee and a plunger, plenty of fresh teatowels and lots of little decorating touches that made the cabin feel welcoming and very homely. Many thanks Sandra and her team - plus free sweets for the trip home! "

"We had an ensuite caravan site for a week here. Well worth spending a few extra dollars for the convenience. Sandra and Jim were friendly, helpful, well informed and went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable and relaxing. Mary the cleaner went out of her way to make sure we had what we needed. Overall I highly recommend staying here."

Paradise

Well deserved Sandra & Jim on your Tripadviser certificate of EXCELLENCE 2016. You've bought a whole new meaning to holidaying in a caravan. We always have the best time whenever we come up to the park & l think l can say the same for all the others who enjoy this fabulous holiday destination.

Definitely..............same here guys. We now count down to when we can come back.

Hello to the team at Big 4 Porepunkah!
 
Anyway, we just wanted to say that we enjoyed our stay, we appreciated the general standard of care and cleanliness around the park and in the amenities block.  (The fresh flowers on the bench in the ladies amenities was just lovely!)
We also appreciated the little package you gave us in celebration of La Fiera!  Thank you!  And the young man who delivered it to us, and who loved driving the Big 4 golf cart (but wouldn't attempt to do a burnout for us even though we encouraged him to!) - did his job very well!

Thanks again!   Kevin and Liz Smith.

"We had an ensuite caravan site for a week here. Well worth spending a few extra dollars for the convenience. Sandra and Jim were friendly, helpful, well informed and went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable and relaxing. Mary the cleaner went out of her way to make sure we had what we needed. Overall I highly recommend staying here."

"Sandra was absolutely lovely. She made us feel so welcome and even dried our wet ski gear for us overnight. We will be back! "

"very good and friendly staff and very enjoyable stay "

"We were there for an extended stay, and can not thank Sandra and Jim enough for their kind and obliging hospitality, and making our stay so enjoyable. "

"Excellent with great facilities in the cabin and also plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy and have fun. The people in the park are very friendly and welcoming. It was very good trip and everyone had good fun "

"good size sites "

"We had an ensuite caravan site for a week here. Well worth spending a few extra dollars for the convenience. Sandra and Jim were friendly, helpful, well informed and went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable and relaxing. Mary the cleaner went out of her way to make sure we had what we needed. Overall I highly recommend staying here."

"Sandra was most helpful assisting us with our extended stay booking, which was greatly appreciated."

"We have stayed in a few Parks over time, but this one we will always remember for the warmth, hospitality shown to us by Sandra and Jim. They could not do enough for us especially when one of us had a little "spill" in your early snow fall."

"Just wanted to say thanks Sandra for our wonderful stay, had not been to bright and it definately lived up to its name. So beautiful, we will definately return." Raelene Lee

“Sandra and Jim know how to make your weekend away relaxing”.

"Mobile reception and wifi is the only problem. Rest is just more than expected. Really had a great time in this club side villa. I will definitely come back here next time."

"Grounds beautifully maintained with great shady trees"

"Everything was so good. Not a thing missing Thank you for your mothers preset it was lovely when my son handed the keys and came out with a present Thank you again for a lovel stay I will be sure to recommend it Audrey Ward "

"Our hosts Jim & Sandra made us all feel part of their family which is very nice. A lovely clean park all round."

"Great owners.! We were welcomed when we arrived ,and had a great time over a couple of days. The amenities were extremely clean ,and with the extensions planned this will be even better in the future. We could not fault this Park or the treatment that was afforded to us. Congratulations Jim and Sandra."

"Great park well looked after and friendly people had a excellent weekend "

"Clean facilities, well stocked camp kitchen and bbq areas, friendly welcome, package of useful info such as maps, whats on, discount vouchers etc"

We enjoyed the in person attention and guidance given to the area's near bright which helps us in sight seeing in our schedule."

"Fantastic place and very friendly and helpful service. Sandra was absolutely lovely. Enjoyed my 4 days only wish I had been longer. Would be great if it were pet friendly as we usually travel with 2 dogs."

"We appreciated the attention to detail. The cabins were well equipped. We liked the thickness of the toilet paper and that a tea pot and coffee plunger were supplied. Also other little things like a packet of tissues, a full bottle of washing up detergent and water and milk in the fridge. It left us with the feeling that they trusted us. There were fresh flowers in the ladies toilets. We loved the little garden in front of the office which had pretty flowers and colourful chairs to sit. And of course the outlook is lovely there."

"Jim and Sandra go the extra mile to make guest feel welcome"

"Very friendly and obliging staff. Toilets, showers and laundry always very clean."

"Sandra and Jim take great pride in their caravan park which is evident in the standard of the grounds, the constant upgrading of their facilities, cleanliness etc however it is the generous extras that they are a standout. Free Easter egg hunts, gifts for a sick camper, free roast meal for upto 100 permanent caravaners etc."

"Friendly family atmosphere, great spot. No more to add. Fantastic. Cheers"

"Very friendly team running the park - nothing was too difficult. Really enjoyed the stay'

"I found the cabin in which we stayed was very well equipped. beautiful surrounds. very neat with a few homely touches."

"We were delighted with our "Pool Villa 2". Well designed - plenty of light - good position- Air con. worked well and was easy to use."

"Note to ourselves to check the heating. We didn't check it the night before and the batteries were flat in the remote, so we had a cold morning. Otherwise the place was great and we really enjoyed our stay."

"Thanks for our recent week with you. We really appreciated the well kept and clean bathrooms and what a great camp kitchen! Sandra was very welcoming, friendly, helpful and accommodating. Probably the biggest detraction was the wasps - but they were everywhere! Had trouble getting tent pegs into the rocky ground - but know to find sturdier ones for next time. A peaceful park, with great facilities close to loads of activities and attractions. "

"Loved Big4 Porepunkah. Beautiful park with exceptionally clean facilities. Loved the little things like paper towels and utensils at each of the multiple BBQ areas and mostly the camp kitchen which was so well facilitated with fridge for camp use. The only negative is the proximity to road with the road noise. We stayed on a powered site and found it difficult to sleep with many cars passing all through the night til early morning hours. I will definitely return but will stay on an unpowered site in the future. The second negative is that it took us triple the time to set up the tent as the ground is so dry we had difficulty pegging tent down. Not the parks fault. Just timely and we couldn't even peg tent properly. Fortunately there wasn't any wind as we may have ended up in trouble. Management were very friendly and easygoing and the park is kept immaculate. I mostly LOVE that this park is PET FREE as my children are scared of dogs so I hope the park stays this way as all the other parks in Bright accept pets. Jumping pillow was a big hit with my children and in the warmer months we look forward to the pool use. Very tranquil and relaxed natural environment. Thanks for having us!"

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"We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay. The staff and facilities were all excellent and my kids really loved it too. The only thing that would improve our stay was if the pool was heated, it was pretty chilly! Thanks :)"

"Big 4 Porepunkahs attention to detail is excellent . Every possible thing you may need is there. The cabin was one, if not the most well equipped cabin we have stayed in . We would definitely recommend this park and would re visit when in the area. Thanks to Big 4 Porepunkah :)

"every thing was great "

"Jim and Sandra go the extra mile to make guest feel welcome'

"management and staff excellent and cabins very well equipped"

"The camp sites were great, lots of shade. Staff were friendly. Facilities were good. Games room could be improved with games that can be used without having to pay for them. Overall a great caravan park and we were really happy with our stay"

"Owners are beautiful people. My husband became quite ill and the owners went down to the shop for me to gather things to help him get better. Couldn't ask for nicer people who care about the wellbeing of everyone. The cabin we stayed in was beautiful also. Thank you for having us!"

"Thank you for providing a house that contained everything- even bubble bath for the kids!"

"Very helpful owners. Lovely clean park and facilities looking forward to my next visit. Would recommend to everyone"

"Was impressed that the site was ready for the onslaught of tourists! Balls pumped for the basketball ring, bikes ready to be riden, garbage bins emptied and not overflowing as I'd seen in other big4. My kids loved he jumping pillow most of all. Would have like the Internet to work. Most of the time, couldn't access Internet although the wifi was connected. Would have also like to a notice board out of the front of reception to view/see activities for the day - for example, events that brought kids of the campsite together such as a kids club from say 5-6pm, movie nights or announcements about the wood fire pizza people, fresh berries and bread. Plus the notice board could have an update on the weather! "

"Stay was fantastic as usual only one small area needing attention was the main bed in cabin 6. Very hard mattress to sleep on I feel the whole bed needs replacing. Facilities great, new owners approachable & very dedicated "

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay over easter. Being a busy time with families, facilities were maintained and cleaned at all times. Easter egg hunt was brilliant and jumping pillow and pool popular. "

"We had a great stay over the easter period, and although it was very busy we thoroughly enjoyed our restful stay."

"Very friendly and obliging staff. Toilets, showers and laundry always very clean."

"We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay. The staff and facilities were all excellent and my kids really loved it too. The only thing that would improve our stay was if the pool was heated, it was pretty chilly! Thanks :)"

"every thing was great"

"Big 4 Porepunkahs attention to detail is excellent . Every possible thing you may need is there. The cabin was one, if not the most well equipped cabin we have stayed in . We would definitely recommend this park and would re visit when in the area. Thanks to Big 4 Porepunkah :) "

"Great place and facilities "

"Jim&Sandra,thank you for the wonderful hospitality our group had a ball"

"Everything was provided including the glad wrap only a shame it was 2 nights we would of liked a few more. Thank you "

"Cabin was the best equipped I have ever experienced. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. The location was central for all we wanted to do in the area."

"Our three night stay was very relaxing. Being so close to the rail trail suited us fine. Hope to get back one day"

"Fantastic place and very friendly and helpful service. Sandra was absolutely lovely. Enjoyed my 4 days only wish I had been longer. Would be great if it were pet friendly as we usually travel with 2 dogs."

"Hi.  We enjoyed our stay at your park and thank you for the beautiful clean and hot showers and the nice touch of roses on the vanity.  This was our 4th stay at your park and is an ideal place for our bike riding as it is a nice short ride into Bright and a good day's ride to Myrtlford along the bike trails.  Cheers Lesley and Brian Manwaring."

"Our three night stay was very relaxing. Being so close to the rail trail suited us fine. Hope to get back one day"

"Cabin was the best equipped I have ever experienced. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. The location was central for all we wanted to do in the area. "

"Everything was provided including the glad wrap only a shame it was 2 nights we would of liked a few more. Thank you"

"A clean and well maintained park. Staff extremely friendly and went above and beyond to meet our needs. Thanks! "

"we loved the tranquility of your park. Access to the river was fantastic, our kids just loved it."

"Really enjoyed lots of shady camping. A stove and oven would be a welcome edition to the camp kitchen. We loved the toddlers sand pit under shade and our 4 year old loved the jumping pillow and making lots of friends."

"The park was well kept and well set up. The kids were able to move around the park without any troubles and the adults trusted that they would be okay. The site where we set up our tents was great - we had an awesome view of the mountains behind us. The pizza nights were great and the disco on NYE was fun"

Linda B

"Really clean amenites, good, well provisioned camp kitchen, tight camping spots but felt we were amongst the pick along the stretch of beech forest (unpowered site 18) 19 is a better site as are 20 and 21, which have views of stunning Mount Buffalo. Road noise is unavoidable being on the main road into Bright. Awesome access to the rail trail, mountain bike trails in adjoining pine forest. Swimming pool was clean and loved by our kids as was the games room. The owners run a tight ship so expect to be pulled into line if you are pushing the envelope (which we were fine with) and they are obviously not just maintaining but improving the facility. Wifi was not effective throughout the park."

Room Tip: As far back in the park as you can to avoid road noise and capitalise on views to Buffalo

"Loved the camp kitchen - it was well provisioned with lots of fridge space - facilities were very clean and there is obvious effort going in to improving the park - the camp sites abutting the birch forest are fantastic however they are a bit snug. I think they were about 6 or 7 metres square and we were quite crowded in the bottom corner (we were site 18) but of course the park was fairly packed given the time of year so that was to be expected. - some of the kids were saying they would love a shade sail over the bouncing pillow but I know that is a massive investment. - pool area was much loved by our kids - all in all a very child friendly park with owners who are motivated on maintaining and improving a very clean park. - the only reason we would hesitate to recommend would be the road noise but that is not something that can be helped."

"We enjoyed doing our own thing. We found the new owners such lovely people and very easy to get along with. They made our stay every enjoyable and we have booked again for next Xmas. Thanks xx "

"The size of the shower stalls is a bit small, otherwise a great park. If we are down this way again we will stay there. Suggestion, put in a dump point for us older ones whose use a portable toilet at night. Cheers, Paul."

"2 bedroom house was well equipped and we appreciated inclusions like all linen, dishwasher tablets, salt and pepper, etc. that we normally have to buy while on holidays but only use a small amount. Shower had great water pressure and lots of hot water for everyone. Beds and couches were comfortable. Only things that could have been better was that there was no wifi access in the house (we had to keep walking down to the games room which was inconvenient), and the location of the house within the park. The house was surrounded by other campers and driveways/paths, so we got a lot of noise from other guests, including cricket balls hitting the walls as kids were playing right up against the house. It would have been better if the house was in a quieter spot away from busy areas (like the 3 bedroom house is). Overall enjoyed our stay, but not sure if we would pay that much to stay again with the issues mentioned."

Faye Mead

Having been going to the park for over 25 years and the new owners have been exceptional as a Annual they have catered for all family requirements particularly children, recently gave a street party for annuals as a meet and greet it was a big success thank you Jim and Sandra , and it is a must for a holiday at the park

Famrick

“Ideal place to stay for families and couples”

Our trip was arranged on the spur of the moment and I managed to book the last cabin available for the dates we wanted.

The Big4 cabin park at Porepunkah is easy to find and is typical of the Big4 cabin parks we have stayed at in other parts of the country.

The cabin we were allocated was one of the brick cabins and was fully equipped with large fridge and flat screen TV and was ideal for a family of 4.

The bath room although functional was one of the most compact bathrooms we have ever come across and may not suit everyone.

Free WIFI is included and although I couldn't get a strong signal near the cabin. I soon discovered that by utilising one of the tables near the office/reception I was able to get a strong WIFI signal which solved this problem.

The staff couldn't have been more helpful. When we arrived the cabin was still being serviced however we were allowed to inspect the unit as I was keen to get an idea of the size of the fridge. When we returned from Bright after doing some shopping our cabin was ready and because we were Big4 members we were given an information pack.

The BIG4 loyalty program involves a small biannual subscription fee which repeatedly pays for itself.

Overall the Big4 caravan park at Porepunkah is typical of the high standard of Big4 parks across the country. Ideal facilities for families and couples in a great location and I wouldn't hesitate to stop there again if visiting Bright and the Victorian high country.

Highly recommended.

Marilyn J

“Beautiful park with clean amenities and friendly, helpful staff.”

Beautiful, well maintained park, with friendly, helpful staff. Providing pizza nights, bakery and local produce visits to the Caravan park during peak holiday times. Rail trail bike track at your front door. Lovely shady camping spots. Providing fun things for the family like a New Years Eve Party, Australia Day Celebrations ,Easter Egg Hunt, Free Ice cream nights, Melbourne Cup celebrations etc. I feel lucky to have our van onsite as we are given privileges such as a fantastic free dinner and street party as a get to know you for new people, our lovely surprise Christmas and Easter Gifts. For families, I couldn't recommend it more.

Andrea O

Spent our Easter at this park and had a great time.
Very spoilt by the Easter dinner that was arranged by Jim and Sandra for all the annuals, this get together dinner was fabulous, lots of lovely food and great company. Such a big job but Jim and Sandra pulled it off beautifully, I'm sure everyone appreciated it as much as we did. Once again Easter Sunday morning was the Easter egg hunt for all the children, this was enjoyed by all young and old.
Love our holidays here and so happy that park is now back to its former glory, an enjoyable place to stay once again thanks to Jim and Sandra and their staff

“Well run park”

We have been long time travellers to this Park and are very happy to say the newish owners are fabulous. Amenities such as the jumping pillow, camp kitchen, clean toilet facilities, etc, all make the park a happy environment for all ages. Special events are recognized and this morning Sandra delivered home made Anzac biscuits. At Easter there was an Easter egg hunt for the children, free ice cream night for the kiddies and a superb street party dinner for the annuals

Matt H

We had a great time enjoying all the region had to offer with the Big4 as a base. My daughter loved the jumping pillows and even braved the pool. A tad cold this time of year! One thing to check on arrival is the batteries in the air con remote, we didn't and had a tad cold morning until the guys at reception replaced the batteries. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the poolside villa we stayed in was nice and spacious for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. With all the cooking facilities you could need and a good sized bathroom

Dee M

"Fantastic park, with fantastic owners. Great facilities, very clean. Highly recommend!.. Quiet park on the river, we really enjoyed our time. Definitely will be back again. Great for all seasons! Super family friendly and only minutes to Bright and surrounds."

"We booked two powered grass sites for us and two other friends. A little more pricey than we are used to but the warm welcome and professional attitude of the owners made us forget all that within seconds. You are made to feel right at home from the moment you arrive (with the welcome pack) to the time you leave (with a small jar of lollies for the journey). Facilities are clean and functional, the grounds are well maintained and the sites whilst a little rocky (had a few issues with driving pegs into the ground) are shady and well placed. As for the kids they are very well catered for with pools, jumping pillow and cheep bike and trike hire. That all said, we will be back again. Thanks Sandra and Jim!"

“Great facilities with good old fashioned service.”

"Friendly owners, great facilities. Beautiful park. Very well run."

"We loved staying at your park , it has so many things for the kiddies to do plus adults. The new years eve disco was awesome as you can celebrate with the new friends ya make :) Well done BIG4 Porepunkah :)"

"The only suggestion I would have is to add some more ensuite sites. We noticed only two in the middle of the park next to the toilets. We loved the New Year's Eve party, it seemed to bring the park guests together."

"Very friendly staff. Shady site was nice to escspe the heat but was lacking grass which would allow the kids to play more on site."

"I'd like to give a big shout out to the BIG4 Porepunkah Holiday Park near Bright, Victoria. I would highly recommend staying there if you are in the area. We were there for the weekend and the hosts, Jim and Sandra, are the nicest we've met so far. Great cabins, great sized campsites, great amenities, clean and tidy, pool, go karts and jumping pillow for the kids and very well priced. It is just out of town and so peaceful with amazing mountain views. We spent most of yesterday at the Bright Splash Park (free to use) which is fantastic if you have kids. My son is already asking to go back there next weekend."

Russ from Albury:

"New owners have taken over this park. And what a breath of fresh air. Great park, lovely people. Recommend for all. Close walk to winery and bike track across the road. Looking forward to many more stays."

Andre from Mornington Peninsula:

"Had a great time with the family over the Melbourne Cup weekend. Very warm welcome by the new owners who greeted us by our names during the whole stay. The park was fully booked but did not feel crowded at all. The facilities were in great condition and the pool was spotless. The playground, jumping pillow and other kid's activities were spot on - including the Halloween Pinatas! Thumbs up!"

Gerry from Melbourne:

"Lovely friendly helpful staff clean amenities lovely shady spots good luck to the new owners who gave us a wonderful welcome and got a paper for us each day. Lovely clean pool great for kids They also organised Halloween and Melbourne cup activities, which was really lovely."

Jen from Ballarat:

"Friendly and most helpful owners, plenty for the family including a cute, basic mini golf that our 7 yr old delighted in, clean and mostly sun shaded pool, jumping pillow, fenced sandpit and play ground. The older kids had a blast on the peddle cars. Great walking and biking trails for every level of fitness and age at the doorstep. Quiet park with friendly visitors. The cabin (deluxe cabin) was impeccably clean, comfortable and had all amenities including hairdryer, crisp white towels and sheets, spotless barbecue. Watching the black cockatoos from our spacious deck while overlooking the mountains in the background was a highlight. Very pleased to recommend, will be returning for a longer stay next time."

Mark from Melbourne:

"Good clean safe place, very quiet and peaceful. Fairly close to Bright and has a boarding kennel nearby also. We will most likely return next year for the Bright iconic Rod run. Plenty of safe parking spots at this park ."

Karen from Huonville:

"The staff were amazing. Our ensuite was very clean. Everything we needed was right there with easy access. Very easy to find the park. Close to Bright, a local tourist town, with plenty of shopping and restaurants."

Dorothy from Tuncurry:

"We arrived in Victoria to visit the high country stayed at Orbost and continued to Bright - we did not realise that there was a public holiday weekend for Melbourne Cup 2014- to our amazement no sites for our van _ until we went to Porepunkah. They were fully booked but proceeded to slot us into a spot in the park and we had a lovely time- they went out of there way to settle us in and were like visiting friends- as they scurried around the next day preparing for the influx of people due they still had time to smile and say hello- even placing fresh cut roses in the Ladies Amenities- we thoroughly recommend this park and there are many managers across the country (of which we have travelled extensively) should take a few hints- it was a beautiful holiday in the area and wil definatleyl be back to enjoy there hospitality."

Kaz from Albury:

"The owners of the park are back and catching up on a lot of work that has been left by previous managers. They have been very very busy bringing the park back up to standard. We stayed in the house, while family stayed in a cottage. Kitchens were very well equipped which was handy as we prepared a Christmas dinner for 12. Both the house and cabin had lots of room, with the cabin kitchen having had a renovation and now has a dish washer, handy after Xmas lunch.
Yes we would recommend this park, while there is some work left to be done, the folks here are trying damn hard to get it done as quick as they can."

Bosco

"Great trip. Nice park. Super friendly and helpful staff. They really care about their park and it shows. It's very clean. Pool could be a bit better. It's dated and small. But you don't go for the pool - the river is the real highlight."

Robert:

"On a motorcycle trip stayed at this park and what great hospitality the owners went out of there way with help,while cooking up dinner at the camp site they prepared a salad for us to have with our bbq,very friendly would stay again for sure."

April:

"Fantastic park, the new owners go out of there way to help and have tried so hard to get the internet up and running. Will stay again. The facilities were great and a very clean park. I would highly recommend to stay."

Dylhan of Melbourne:

"Second Christmas we have spent here and just rebooked for our third! Very family friendly park and love that the river is only a short walk away. Kids have a ball here, looking forward to our next stay already. Owners are very friendly, love this place!"

Matthew B from Bathhurst:

"After having a bad experience at another park in Bright, Sandra and Jim went out of their way to find a spot to put our caravan at short notice, this helped us to continue and enjoy our holiday. The caravan site was great with plenty of shade. The park and amenities are kept at a high standard and customer service to match. The park is close enough to Bright to go out and close enough to Porepunkah to get a coffee and anything that you need. Swimming in the river at the rear of the park was a fantastic way to cool down and very convenient."

Chantal from Melbourne:

"We stayed here for the 3 nights during the Australia day weekend. The park was well looked after, the amenities are a dated but clean. Staff was very helpful and friendly during our check in. The majority of quests were family's with kids. The down side of this caravan park is their mobile reception, we, as Optus users had hardly any mobile reception at all."

Debbie from Hallora:

"We stayed at this facility from 18th January through to 29th January in a poolside cabin with family staying on a site nearby VERY friendly staff the NEW owners working exceedingly hard to keep a well maintained park and facilities, the paper every day, pizza nights the jumping castle a big hit with the kids on it night and day and the pool was very well maintained the cabin was in excellent condition well equipped kitchen my husbands first comment ahhh the mattress and pillows not hard or flat !!! that scores extra points from him, we would recommend this park to everyone especially families we will be back loved every minute of our "peaceful" stay the other campers very family friendly - good luck to the new owners they deserve a medal thank you for making all our stays extra special by removing the family that seemed to want to make it less friendly for everyone else Good luck."

Marlene from Cobram:

"We stayed for 2 nights at Porepunkah and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this park. Our hosts were so helpful and the park was so beautiful. Everything was provided and was of very good quality. We have already recommended the park to others and will definitely go back. As a family holiday and get together, it was perfect."

The Lodge Wangaratta:

"We have been annuals at the park for nearly 8 years and new owners Sandra and Jim are fantastic we had our caravan and annexe for sale but decided to go stay and see for ourselves what other annual site holders were telling us, and on arriving and introducing ourselves to Sandra and Jim they were very welcoming and it was a pleasure to be at the park for the weekend and the talk between all the other annual site owners has been the same and we are no longer selling. New Year's Eve they put on a night with a Dj was sensational Australia Day they again had the Dj and a free barbecue for all. My family and other annual site holders spent hours sitting down under the trees listening to the music Sandra and Jim walked around chatting to all it was great to see a number of the kids having a game of cricket. For the person who says there was a joke about running their kids down we were present and that certainly wasn't the case he actually stopped and let the kids go by. Sandra and Jim are far from rude, they are lovely people who know how to connect with guests this past weekend they put on free ice cream cones for the kids. It's because of Jim and Sandra that we are no longer selling they are the best thing that has happened to this park given the previous owners were rude, unfriendly and made us annuals feel unwelcomed."

Highbury Champion from Melbourne:

"We have been annuals at the park for nearly 8 years and new owners Sandra and Jim are fantastic we had our caravan and annexe for sale but decided to go stay and see for ourselves what other annual site holders were telling us, and on arriving and introducing ourselves to Sandra and Jim they were very welcoming and it was a pleasure to be at the park for the weekend and the talk between all the other annual site owners has been the same and we are no longer selling. New Year's Eve they put on a night with a Dj was sensational Australia Day they again had the Dj and a free barbecue for all. My family and other annual site holders spent hours sitting down under the trees listening to the music Sandra and Jim walked around chatting to all it was great to see a number of the kids having a game of cricket. For the person who says there was a joke about running their kids down we were present and that certainly wasn't the case he actually stopped and let the kids go by. Sandra and Jim are far from rude, they are lovely people who know how to connect with guests this past weekend they put on free ice cream cones for the kids. It's because of Jim and Sandra that we are no longer selling they are the best thing that has happened to this park given the previous owners were rude, unfriendly and made us annuals feel unwelcomed."

Rachael from Melbourne:

"We stayed at this park on the Labour Day weekend being our second time here as we stayed same time last year. This time was a completely different experience! So much more atmosphere, the park looked better and was a better experience overall. We stayed in a pool view cabin which was fantastic- even provided beach towels. The kids loved riding their bikes around the park and playing on the jumping pillow. The pool temperature was a bit cold so they only went in it for a few minutes at a time. The staff were pleasant and helpful. We highly recommend this park and have already booked for the same time next year but bringing the campervan and staying on a powered site."

Angela from Geelong:

"This is the second time we have stayed here. We stayed over Easter and the new owners have already made a impression. The powered sites are spacious and green. The amenities block is very clean. This is a very quiet park at night. Congratulations and welcome to the new owners in this family friendly park. We will be back next year. Many thanks to Sandra and Jim who interact with campers throughout the day and make this a very enjoyable park to stay at."

Vikki from Cape Woolamai:

"We stayed in a deluxe cabin which was nice & big and very clean. The staff were friendly & the owner was very lovely & helpful. Was a nice bike ride into town easy enough for the kids. Would have been nice if there were a bigger play ground for the kids. But other than that all good we would stay there again."

Jane from Melbourne:

Great location with easy access to everything. We stayed in a two bedroom cabin which was clean, well organised and stocked. Bed was very comfortable and the area was quiet. Can highly recommend this park as the staff/owners are extremely helpful, kind and care about their park. If you want to stay somewhere that is friendly for all, clean and very comfortable can recommend this place.

Friends of annuals from Melbourne:

"What a breath of fresh air. Our kids love coming to the park now because there is sooooo much going on. And the karts are now a gold coin donation to the Good Friday Appeal – not $10.00 per half hour like it use to be. New Year’s Eve was the best – the owners employed a DJ that played music that everyone could dance to. So young and old danced the night away. We also have to congratulate them on evicting 2 families of campers and all their unpaying visitors for bombing in the pool, something that had gone on for days, to such a degree that others were going to the river to swim to avoid being injured.
On the Sunday of the Australia Day Weekend, Jim and Sandra put on a DJ again from 1.00pm -9.00pm and provided sausages in bread to celebrate Australia Day. The feel of the park is totally different and you can’t wait to get back to see what is happening next. Keep up the good work guys."

"The facilities are excellent and the park is well maintained. The staff are friendly. The gold coin donation for the carts is a real bonus since every other Big4 we've been to charges about $10 for 30mins and we have to severely ration the kids access to them. Such a great selling point in itself. We couldn't access a wifi signal from the cabin so that was the only real issue we encountered but that should be an easy fix for the park in future. Great work overall and thanks for the stay!"

"We loved the Deluxe Villa 2 Cabin which faced Mt. Buffalo. It was a perfect size for our family of 4. It had everything we required and more. The complimentary hot chocolate was fantastic as well as the coffee, tea, sugar and biscuits which was of a generous amount. The kitchen contained everything we needed and also had a generous amount of extra glasses and crockery. Upon arrival the generous package of information was very appreciated and useful and so was the lollies upon departure - it was a very thoughtful touch. We were very happy and would gladly stay again. Thank you. :)"

Jane C:

"Great location with easy access to everything. We stayed in a two bedroom cabin which was clean, well organised and stocked. Bed was very comfortable and the area was quiet. Can highly recommend this park as the staff/owners are extremely helpful, kind and care about their park. If you want to stay somewhere that is friendly for all, clean and very comfortable can recommend this place."

Williams family:

"We loved staying at this park and will be back again. The kids loved the jumping pillow, sandpit and carts. We all loved sitting around the fire at night. Jim and Sandra are extremely friendly and helpful. Facilities were clean and the park was tidy. The sites are spacious and well maintained. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable!"

Andrea from Watsonia - Site 38

We have now returned to the park after a long absence due to previous owners. We are thrilled to be back and enjoy the park as we used to. Jim and Sandra excel at making people feel welcome and go out of their way to make your stay an enjoyable one. Here are some examples of this: News Years Eve they hired a DJ and put on a party for all park guests, Easter hot cross buns provided on arrival at the park and an Easter egg hunt for all the children on Easter Sunday, Grand Final Day party food provided and a television set up so that all park members could enjoy the game together, and finally Cup Weekend which was also Halloween we were given a show bag full of goodies and Sandra ensured that everyone was aware that it was Halloween and arranged for the children to do trick or treat, which the children loved. All of these things and more add to a fun holiday for all.
Jim even provided us a lift into Bright to have dinner and then picked us up afterwards so that we could enjoy dinner and have a couple of drinks and not worry about driving home. He has also done that for other campers, what other park owner would do that? There are many other little things that Jim and Sandra have done but I won't continue writing, far too many things to mention.
Finally I can honestly say that Jim and Sandra give 100 percent to the park and its patrons and we are grateful that we have such wonderful owners, we look forward to our holidays in Porepunkah once again.

"Good owners = happy annuals"

Rod Canty - Site 29

To Sandra and Jim, It has been a pleasure for both myself and Irene to have known both of you over the past 12 months. You make us very welcome when we can get up there. Your hospitality and kindness is very rare indeed. May you continue your good work for many years to come. I have no problems referring your caravan park to any of my friends if they are looking for accommodation. King regards, Rod and Irene Canty (Site 29).

Sue Hains - Site 21

Hi Jim and Sandra,
We would like to thank you guys, as our park is now the best because of you.
Since you become owners the parks atmostphere has dramatically changed. You are both so friendly and welcoming to all it is so nice to see family and friends enjoying their time at the park.
I look forward to coming to the park now.
And just for the record, you better not be going anywhere.
Bye for now.
Sue

Barry and Marj Bennett (B1 and B2) - Site 1

Hi you lucky pair.......         Not really!

Marj and myself would like to say thankyou for all your efforts, and it is always a pleasure to arrive at the park and be welcomed by such lovely people. In fact, we wish we could be there on longer periods to enjoy your company.

BB and MB

Simon W

"This was our first stay at Porepunkah and at a BIG4. We were on a powered slab site. For starters, we couldnt believe how big our site was and had plenty of shade. Our two girls aged 7 and 8 had a ball on the jumping pillow, swimming in the pool, 5 min walk to the Ovens river and playing in the games room. They made so many friends. We loved the feeling of the place, very much a family feeling. Nice and quiet by 10pm. Toilets and showers were spotless, gardens and lawns well looked after. We met some great families in the next sites and we have all rebooked again for the same time next year. The NYE party was so much fun."
Well done to Sandra and Jim.

GeckoGirlReads

This was our second trip to Bright. Last time we stayed at the BIG4 Bright, which is walking distance to the town centre. This park is just before you come into town. The family unit was a bit smaller than others we have stayed in, but were clean and had lots of bedding, which was great as it got to minus one overnight! There are more permanent cabins, which are up to three bedrooms if you need bigger space. It was quiet and there is a walk to the river (although better signage would of helped, but I think this is a Government issue not the caravan park). It did have free Wi-Fi, but coverage was a bit patchy. Overall nice park. The park has a play area, hire go-karts, a small mini golf, and an outdoor pool (although it was too cold to swim - there was still snow at Mt Hotham!)."

Sandra E

"Arrived late friday night to a warm welcome by the tenants of the park. We stayed in a pool side villa located in front of pool, playground and jumping pillow, which my children couldn't wait to get up in morning to play on. The accommodation was fully self-contained with everthing you would have at your own house. This works well for us, as buying food is always cheaper then eating out. It truly is a great location sitting at the base of Mt Buffalo and about a 5 minute walk to the Ovens River (clear fresh water straight from the mountains). Quiet peaceful surroundings a nice weekend getaway or for a much longer stay I would highly recommend this BIG4."

Joe

A nice clean park with everything you need for a great holiday. There is plenty to see and do in the area and we found this park well placed. Our cabin was clean and well stocked. The kids enjoyed the facilities. Pedal cars are a gold coin donation. Negatives for us, tv didnt work well and only fixed on our last day which made it difficult with young children. Just a small issue and that was about it. It's a very nice park and well worth staying. We will definitely consider this park if we visit Porepunkah again."

KazCam

“Made to Feel at Home!”

"Stayed in a poolside villa for two nights. The cabins are exceptionally well equipped, with everything you need making cooking very easy which is great if you are trying to save money. It had its own barbecue, which makes it even more pleasant. The beds and couches were very comfy. The pool and jumping pillow are only a few steps away, and you can quite easily see the kids from the deck whilst on the jumping pillow. The pool also has a small toddler pool, which both my small kids loved. Also plenty of chairs/ loungers available.
The staff were very friendly, and nothing seemed too much trouble. Only a short stroll to the river and suitable for the little ones to play in. Will be back for sure!"

Steve L

"Amazing place, so welcoming and facilities 10/10, WiFi a little slow....thank goodness! iPads, iPods and phones down... what a life saver some times! Had more time to swim, run, walk, ride and enjoy the family! Wildlife, nature and relaxation. Thank you!!"
 

Kerry E

"Jim and Sandra are perfect hosts. They go the extra mile with small touches that make the park very special, like beautiful flower arrangements in the bathrooms!
Even though we had to check out by 10am Boxing Day, we arranged to meet some friends and family at the park's outside bbq area. We had everything at our fingertips - two large fridges to keep food cold, huge bbq, cups, plates, cutlery, electric jugs, toasters, even the kitchen sink! We didn't leave until 5pm!
They do absolutely everything to make the visitor feel at home. Wonderful experience."


"Great friendly service and a lovely welcoming feel with nice attention to detail. We stayed in a tent with three young children and quickly felt right at home. We were relying on the facilities there for our cooking, and weren't disappointed; though basic, we had everything we needed. Thank you for a great stay!"

"The hosts were very polite and friendly."

"The new owners are doing a terrific job, customer service marvellous. Looking forward to staying again and seeing more progress with upgrades to the park."

"The caravan park is beautiful. The kids had so much fun."

"Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your lovely poolside cabin."

"We couldn’t get over all the extras you had provided, and the cabin was just like a little home, and immaculately clean."

"We would certainly recommend any friends and family to come up."

"Thank you also for the chutney what a lovely thought, hope to see you again soon."

"We enjoyed the lovely package of information presented upon our arrival and the care and attention inside our cabin. Thank you so much for an enjoyable stay."

"Staff very accommodating and friendly. Beautiful views, a quiet and peaceful setting."

"Well maintained. All the extra things that are not expected. Such as we had an ensuite caravan site and were supplied with towels, which were replaced every few days. This is the only caravan park that has provide this service. Thank you!"

"We camped for three days and the children had the best time ever! The only thing I would consider would maybe add heating to the pool - the kids still swam and had a ball, but they got cold very quickly. Overall, a brilliant place to stay. We definitely will go again!"

"what made this big4 stand out was the people that run it. very friendly and helpful people. loved our stay. Thanks."

"Loved the free fire drums and fire wood. We had a great time and would come and stay again. Thank you."

"After spending months travelling, it was lovely to find spotlessly clean toilets with no locked doors. I think the flowers added a nice touch. Congrats."

"Had a wonderful six days, facilities are great. Thank you for our upgrade to our previous upgrade..................P.S. Wife said the bunk beds were very comfortable!......... Will come again."

"Deluxe cabins were immaculate and had everything we needed and more. Loved the ground coffee and plunger - Thank you. Very peaceful, beautiful view. Everything was so well cared for, and the people were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back. Thanks."

"Owners are very friendly and respond to guest needs easily."

"Cabin was best stocked place we have stayed. i.e. all of the little things like serviettes, paper towels, foil, glad wrap, etc. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly."

"Sandra was so wonderful. Nothing was an issue, everything was great. Very caring and generous. e.g. Monday of Cup weekend we enjoyed a roast lamb. Sandra presented us with mint sauce, chutney and a beautiful chilli relish. Soo nice. Thank you."

"We loved every minute of our stay. Even the pouring rain was an adventure!!!

"The customer service and friendliness of the staff was excellent. The cabin was well equipped. i.e. supplying linen/towels and a good variety of kitchen utensils, plus glad wrap and al foil. I wouldn't stay in that particular cabin again due to the busy road but that's my fault for booking late. Thank you."

"Friendly helpful staff, beautiful grounds, lovely functionable cabins. Definately going back :-) "

"My family and I absolutely love coming here. Everything is always wonderful and the staff and services are fantastic. My only improvement would be a DVD player in the cabin we stayed in, even if there was better television reception with a few extra channels would be great for the kids. Very minor things - the DVD player is built into the television."

"Good clean park pool area gòod as barbecue facilities."

"The little extras, like bottled water in the fridge, good selection of teas and coffee, plus biscuits, made us feel very welcome. Also the abundance of kitchen utensils etc., were very much appreciated. We just love the view and surroundings - that's why we keep coming back." Thanks for a lovely few days. Glenise

"The staff were lovely and the park was comfortable. We had issues getting channels on our TV and the wifi was hard to get to connect. Often dropped out. Also our bathroom door didn't close properly. Lovely place with a great view, just a few minor things that could be fixed up to improve our experience."

"Thank you so much for having us stay at your holiday park. The villa was beautiful and exceeded my expectations! We loved that absolutely everything we need was supplied! (This is very rare these days) Definately value for money. Cannot fault it. Thanks again X"

"Facilities are very clean, good amount of shade during the day. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Sandra and Jim are an absolute delight and know how to treat their guests."

"Such a family friendly accommodation that catered for the children extremely well. The pool was beautiful and the kids enjoyed the jumping pillow and the pedal carts. Mini golf was also a highlight. To top off a wonderful stay the children received a jar of lollies for our trip home."

"Loved it all, thanks for everything. :)"

"Fantastic service, clean and tidy, great facilities. Loved our stay. We will be back and have recommend it to thousands of people on camping sites. Thank you!"

"Super friendly staff made us feel very welcome. Our children felt safe and happy to approach staff and make use of the facilities. Spiders had been busy in the ensuite. Also a light in the camp kitchen (with a timer to discourage bugs) would be great. Really enjoyed our time. Would definitely stay again. Thank you :-)"

"Our cabin was lovely, had a beautiful view, was nice and quiet. Any problems we had were promptly sorted where possible."

"Only criticism.... And it's a very small one, is the size of the bed when you are used to a queen, and poor wi-fi coverage.... Everything else was perfect! Every need was catered to.... So much so, that we completely over packed! Would highly recommend, and plan to return sometime soon... Thanks for a wonderful Xmas break BIG4 Porepunkah! "

"Cant fault it. Was absolutely perfect."

"Very friendly staff. Shady site was nice to escspe the heat but was lacking grass which would allow the kids to play more on site."

"The park was well kept and well set up. The kids were able to move around the park without any troubles and the adults trusted that they would be okay. The site where we set up our tents was great - we had an awesome view of the mountains behind us. The pizza nights were great and the disco on NYE was fun."

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