Things to do

Gunbower Island is surrounded by a series of meandering creeks and waterways offering a retreat for nature lovers and some great fishing spots.

The Gunbower / Torrumbarry wetlands are of international significance.

Kangaroos, possums, emus and goannas abound on the island, sharing the space with 160 species of birds. There are several camping spots in the area, with motorists able to explore it all via the Gunbower Island tourist drive.

Horse racing is held at Gunbower in January.

About Gunbower

Located in the north-west of the Shire of Campaspe, Gunbower is best known as the gateway to the largest inland island in Australia. Gunbower Island is more than 50km long, stretching from Koondrook in the west to Torrumbarry Weir in the east.

The Gunbower / Torrumbarry wetlands is one of Australia’s most significant wetlands and is internationally important. It is also one of the most important wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin.

The Gunbower township serves the district’s 500+ residents with a basic retail area, churches, caravan park, school and oval, and recreation reserve.

Places and facilities in Gunbower

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