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The Murray River Valley village of Leitchville is in the heart of wetlands that not only harbour vast numbers of waterfowl and native animals, but provide a window into Australia's Aboriginal past.

The township is only a few kilometres from Kow Swamp which, in the 1960s, yielded a huge amount of fossilised evidence that the there were at least two physically distinct Aboriginal races extant in Australia during the last Ice Age.

The Leitchville approach to Kow Swamp, whose wetlands support colonies of several species of waterfowl and an abundant stock of catchable fish, opens on to a park complete with picnic facilities on the eastern shore of the swamp.

Leitchville also borders Gunbower Creek and Gunbower Island, a 50km long natural sanctuary that supports large colonies of kangaroos, emus, goannas, possums, snakes and more than 160 bird species. The fauna live and breed in the island's swamps, river red gums and box forests. The entire area is a fisherman's paradise.

Leitchville: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Gunbower Island Forest Drive


Gunbower Island Forest Drive is a leisurely half-day drive through Gunbower Island's Gunbower National Park and Gunbower State Forest.

Gunbower Island, Australia's largest inland island is located between the Murray River and Gunbower Creek. It is also internationally recognised as a wetland of significance for its importance to birdlife, native mammals and amphibians.

The drive starts in Cohuna and encompasses the beauty of the forest. The River Red Gum and Black Box forests, the experimental nursery and Graham's Hut are all part of the drive. It links in a number of historical, cultural and ecological sites of interest.

There are many picturesque stops along the way that provide a unique setting for a picnic lunch.

A map and accompanying drive explanatory notes can be sourced from the Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Information Centre in Cohuna. With the aid of the map, notes and corresponding markers along the way you can navigate to discover the rich history of the forest.




90 King George Street,
PO Box 305
Cohuna, VIC, 3568

Located 12.8K from Leitchville

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