Gunbower Island, formed by the Murray River and Gunbower Creek into Australia’s largest inland island, is home to a large red gum forest and wetland area with some of the region’s best sandy river beaches, camping, bushwalking and wildlife-spotting. It’s easily accessed from Koondrook, Cohuna or Gunbower.
Another natural highlight is the ‘Lake District’ between Kerang and Lake Boga, where a system of 22 lakes, lagoons and marshes form an internationally-recognised Ramsar (International Convention on Wetlands) site which provides a habitat for an amazing population of waterbirds, migratory birds and more than 150 species of native plants.
As well as the largest Ibis rookery in Victoria, birdwatchers can spot the endangered Freckled duck and Blue-billed duck, egrets, spoonbills, cormorants, darters and sea eagles. Larger lakes such as Kangaroo Lake and Lake Charm are popular for watersports and fishing.