The wetlands of Gunbower Island support a unique array of water birds, wildlife and aquatic plants and animals, with over 170 bird species recorded. It also contains 24 reptile species, a variety of fish and approximately 200 plant species. Photographers keen to capture a dynamic natural environment can have it all, and the summer is a great time to shoot glorious late-afternoon photos, when the dappled light is just right.
Kangaroos and emus are very common throughout the forest. There are koalas too, but you’ll need to look carefully. Campers will almost certainly hear calls from mopoke and barking owls, a variety of frogs and a range of woodland and water birds.