Safe’s Lagoon and Gunbower Creek are wonderful spots for kayaks and canoes. A 5km trail (an easy 2-hour paddle) goes through the wetlands of Safe’s Lagoon, bringing you up-close with some rare native bird species. The route to the canoe trail is well signposted off the highway as you head to Koondrook.
For those who enjoy a leisurely walk or cycle and a picnic, the Koondrook Red Gum Forest Walk in the State Forest is ideal. Starting from Koondrook, both the Turtle loop (13.2km) or Eagle loop (9.1km) are enjoyable half-day walks, linking historical, cultural and ecological sites of interest. Some bushwalking experience is recommended as each walk, while fairly flat, takes between 2–4 hours to complete.
The Gunbower Forest Drive begins in Cohuna, and is a great way for day-trippers to enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the forest and stop along the way for a picnic lunch in picturesque surrounds.
One of the best ways to experience Gunbower and learn about the area is by taking a trip on the Wetlander, a boating tour that showcases native flora and fauna, and highlights the ecological importance of this unique part of Australia.