Gunbower Island State Forest - VIC

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  State Forests,Reserves


DEG: -35.792324 144.291443
DMS: 35º 47' 32.37" S 144º 17' 29.19" E
UTM: 55 H 6035700mN 255217mE
Altitude: 90.35m


Place Type

Reserves - State Forests,Reserves


232.22kms North of Melbourne - Driving 282 km (3 hours 15 mins)
442.88kms West of Canberra - Driving 643 km (6 hours 44 mins)
526.11kms East of Adelaide - Driving 610 km (6 hours 39 mins)

Address & Contact

Barton Track
Cohuna VIC 3568
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Gunbower Island State Forest occupies around 130 km of river frontage and features magnificent Red Gum and Box forests covering about 80 percent of the 50 km long island. Gunbower Island, near Cohuna, lies on the floodplain between the Murray and Gunbower Creek. It has a water frontage of 130 kilometres and the 20,000 hectares of state forest cover about 80 percent of the island. Until damming, the red gum and box forests were flooded every year and today still depend on the occasional inundation.

The forests and wetlands draw fisherman, canoeists, campers and walkers. The great varieties of waterbirds are a feature. Camping and picnic spots have been cleared. The island has a circuit walk that takes 7-8 hours. There are numerous tracks to the island from the Murray Valley Highway. The main gateway is through Cohuna, where there is a caravan park and motels.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Gunbower Island State Forest 34.38km W
Mean Max. °C31.631.227.722.718.014.614.
Mean Min. °C15.
Mean Rain mm23.723.927.225.135.935.635.437.235.537.829.927.4

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