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Koondrook

Koondrook is an historic town on the Murray River where paddle steamers and river transport were a hive of activity in the early 1900’s.

Today Koondrook is a growing river town supporting a strong tourism sector from the Gunbower State Forest and Murray River.

Koondrook offers a range of waterfront accommodation from the Murray Waters Motor Inn & Apartments, Koondrook Caravan Park and local guest houses and apartments. The Koondrook Retreat, a new accommodation experience, features six safari style glamping tents, complete with an ensuite, kitchenette and a private deck offering magnificent views of the creek and forest. The retreat is connected to the Gunbower Island via a redgum footbridge, and links to a 3km looped walking track via the historic Condidorios Bridge.

Koondrook has a rich food culture with local produce and great places to eat. The Long Paddock Food Store is a great place to stop for coffee and cake or a gourmet lunch or try the delicious fresh baked bread from the General Store on Thursdays and Sundays. A traditional pub cuisine at Mate’s Royal Hotel is perfect any day.

In Koondrook visitors should also take time to enjoy the ‘Historic Walk’ of the town and reflect on a time when the paddle steamers and steam trains were a common mode of transport. Visit the old Kerang–Koondrook tramway or explore the red gum statue walk along the Murray River and see the magnificent red gum sculptures.

Easily accessible from the town, on Koondrook Track is the Gunbower Island Canoe Trail, the 5km self-guided paddle on the canoe trail at Safes Lagoon where platypus, sea eagles and water birds live in the ageless wetlands is the perfect experience close to nature.

Autumn in the Gannawarra

Twin town Barham is over the river in New South Wales and is a well-known destination for golfers. The local services club caters for a wide range of entertainment and meals and is a popular choice with visitors.