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KERANG, COHUNA, KOONDROOK

Lakes, Forests and the mighty Murray

Snapshot of Kerang Cohuna Koondrook attractions

1.       Take a scenic boat cruise on the beautiful Gunbower Creek in Koondrook and Cohuna.
2.       Find your own waterfront views in Gunbower National Park, camp out under the stars and cook up a delicious fire side breakfast.
3.       Get close to nature while canoeing, waterskiing, bushwalking and mountain biking at the many lakes, rivers and forests.
4.       Spot a spectacular range of birdlife at the Kerang Lakes.    
5.       Enjoy the unique dining and shopping experience at Farm 253 or the magnificent old butter factory of Factory & Field.
Encompassing Murray Valley Hwy towns Kerang and Cohuna, the twin river towns of Koondrook-Barham, a major patchwork of lakes and the superb red gum forests of Gunbower Island National Park, this is riverine nature at its best.
 
Between Kerang and Lake Boga are some 57 lakes and swamps, including Lake Charm, Kangaroo Lake and Reedy Lakes, where families connect for fishing, waterskiing, canoeing and other nature based activities. Lake Charm is renowned as Victoria's watersports capital hosting both State and National ski racing events. The wetlands around here are world-class for birdwatching – Middle Lake Ibis Rookery, the largest Ibis rookery in the southern hemisphere, has a bird hide where you can safely watch some of the thousands of birds that nest here.
 
The towns of Koondrook and Cohuna are the main access point for Gunbower Island – Australia’s largest inland island. The national park and state forest here hold a very special place in the hearts of campers, anglers, canoeists and bushwalkers. Bounded by the sweeping bends of the Murray River and Gunbower Creek, the island is home to Victoria’s second-largest river redgum forest, sandy river beaches and shady bush camping sites. Find a spot and stay as long as you like!
 
Take a drive through the region and you’ll discover charming country towns like twin-river Koondrook-Barham – don’t miss the farmers market on the third Sunday of the month – and Cohuna, gateway to Gunbower Island and host to the Cohuna Golf Club, home course of Aussie pro Stuart Appleby.

This region has its fair share of events, including agricultural shows and fishing competitions: the Victorian state title ski racing titles are held at Lake Charm in December; the Murray River Music Festival is in February and the Bridge to Bridge Triathlon in March in Cohuna; big events in Kerang include the Kerang Cup in April and agricultural show in October; and the popular Quambatook Tractor Pull is held over Easter. The Murrabit Market held on the first Saturday of the month is one of the longest running markets in regional Victoria.
 
For more information on accommodation, attractions and things to do and see in Kerang, Cohuna, Koondrook, visit www.kerangcohunakoondrook.com.au

Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Information Centre 

Address: 90 King George Street
Suburb: Cohuna
Phone: (03) 5456 2047
Fax: (03) 5456 2859
Opening Hours: 9 – 5 daily