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About Gunbower Forest

Gunbower Forest spans 20,000 hectares along the Murray River floodplain near Cohuna, downstream of Echuca. It is an internationally important wetland and includes one of the most significant remaining areas of River Red Gum forest in Australia. It is also Australia's largest inland island, bounded by the Murray to the north and Gunbower Creek to the south.

The forest is home to many endangered plants and animals, such as the Giant Banjo Frog and Intermediate Egret. It contains numerous sites of Aboriginal and post-settlement cultural heritage. These sites indicate people's strong connection to the forest, both historically and today. Recreational activities, such as camping, kayaking, fishing, riding and bushwalking are very popular throughout the forest.