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Gunbower Creek

The Gunbower Creek breaks away from the Murray River near Torrumbarry and re-enters the Murray River near Koondrook, flowing through Cohuna along the way. Along its length, it provides ideal conditions for autumn fun and adventure.

Forming the south-western boundary of magnificent Gunbower Island, kayakers love the creek’s gentle flow, stunning scenery and abundant birdlife along the many quiet stretches. Autumn’s milder weather brings cool mornings and brilliant late afternoons ideal for spotting rare birds while paddling on the creek.

With the summer crowds gone, autumn is also perfect for a day of waterskiing. The Cohuna ski run, just upstream from town, is a popular place for waterskiers of all ages and abilities to hone their skills.

A cruise on the creek on the Wetlander is a great way for everyone to share this pristine part of the world. A range of cruises offer breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Or take a tranquil two-hour trip on board the Egret with Cohuna Nature Cruises. The relaxed time on the locally constructed vessel gives you an insight to the diversity of the Creek and its importance to both the environment, agriculture and recreation.

For those just wanting a splash on those warmer autumn days, the sandy beach at Apex Park, just across the bridge from the centre of Cohuna, is a great place for a swim. With a playground, shade and barbecue facilities, it’s a relaxing day for the whole family.

The Gunbower Creek is an important natural carrier in the irrigation supply system, so it holds water permanently and has very high environmental value, particularly for native fish and water birds.

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