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Gunbower National Park

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Contact Gunbower National Park

240 kilometre North of Melbourne, on the Murray River is Gunbower National Park and State Forrest. It is surrounded by River Red Gum forest and is home to many diverse species of flora and fauna.

Gunbower has an incredible diversity of native flora and fauna with over 170 species of birds, 24 reptile species a variety of fish and around 200 plant species.

The first human inhabitants of Gunbower were the Barababaraba tribe, which included eight clans. Evidence of aboriginal occupation can be found in the various scar trees, mounds and middens (often made up of collections of discarded shells, stone tools and bones) encountered throughout the area.

Gunbower is the ideal destination for nature lovers and campers. Popular activities include bird watching, camping, canoeing, fishing and pleasure driving. Visitors should note that the area is subjected to annual flooding, typically during the months of August to November.

Bring a canoe and drift along the Murray or through the waters of Safe’s Lagoon and Gunbower Creek.

For those who prefer a leisurely drive, the Gunbower Forest Drive is the perfect alternative. Enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the forest and stop along the way for a picnic lunch in picturesque surrounds.


  • Family Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites


  • COVID Safe
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Victoria Tourism Industry Council