Gunbower Island is the largest in the area, extending over 26,000 hectares with 19,500 hectares of forest and 1,200 hectares of marshes and waterways. The island now comprises of Gunbower National Park and Gunbower State Forest. Visitors can expect to see many of the 260 species of bird life and animals that inhabit these wetlands, which are flooded regularly by the mighty Murray River.
Within the region are many state forests with river access providing the perfect campsite for a weekend or extended stay. Choose from Gunbower Island, Koondrook, Campbell's Island, Leiwa and Werai State Forests. With good access during dry weather, these areas also provide a great escape for a relaxing 4WD experience or cycle through the towering gums. If you are a day visitor in the region take the time to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the natural beauty of these majestic forest areas