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The Torrumbarry irrigation system has elevated Cohuna, 270 kilometres north of Melbourne, into a significant centre for surrounding dairy and pig farmers, beef, wool and timber producers.

The Murray Valley Highway town is adjacent to Gunbower Island, a flora and fauna sanctuary isolated by the Murray River and Gunbower Creek, which borders Cohuna.

The 50 kilometre long island is distinguished by swamps, billabongs, giant river red gums and box forests which are a haven for colonies of kangaroos, possums, emus, goannas and snakes and more than 160 different bird species. The island is networked by walking, riding and driving tracks, and has BBQ and picnicking facilities. Visitors can also take in the natural wonders on charter cruises on Gunbower Creek.

The region was thrust into the international anthropological spotlight in the late 1960s with the discovery in a Kow Swamp prehistoric burial site of human remains dating back 15,000 years. Those finds rekindled world interest in the origins of the first Australians, and subsequent research now indicates a continuous Aboriginal culture has existed for up to 70,000 years.

One of Cohuna's first churches, Scots Presbyterian, is now home to the District Historical Society whose collection includes part of a local tree marked by explorer Thomas Mitchell in 1836.

The town also boasts a second mirror into local history through the Mathers Waterwheel Museum, whose collection of memorabilia is complemented by an aviary of native birds.

Kow Swamp, which embraces the significant paleontologicial site of the same name, is a waterfowl sanctuary and a popular haunt of anglers.

Cohuna: 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 0.1K from Cohuna

Barham Bridge over Murray River

Bridges are not just functional, they can also be scenic and engineering attractions. Spare a few minutes to admire Barham Bridge over Murray Creek.

The Murray around Barham was settled by graziers, mainly from Victoria, in the 1840s. By 1850 all the really desirable water-frontages on both sides of the Murray had been taken up as far upstream as Barham while the open plain to the north in New South Wales was only notionally divided into undeveloped backblocks. Barham station itself had a 32 kilometre frontage on the Murray, carrying a modest head of cattle in the mid Victorian period under a series of owners. With similar developments on the Loddon River, which converges with the Murray north of Barham, a crossing of the Murray was needed and a ferry was provided for stock and people.

Main Road 319
Barham, NSW, 2732

Located 20.4K from Cohuna


cluBarham Golf and Sports is known as one of the major golfing destinations along the Murray River. The golf club, in conjunction with noted golf course architect Ross Watson's master plan, continually work to improve and redefine the existing layout of this Murray River course. The complex is nestled amid natural bush surrounds that make it an ideal destination for a sporting holiday, and at the end of the day you can take full advantage of the Complex's outstanding facilities.

Located only two kilometres from the Murray River and the town centre the complex is nestled amid natural bush surrounds that make it an ideal destination for a sporting holiday, and at the end of the day you can take full advantage of the Complex's outstanding facilities including the Pro Shop, Spike Bar, Gaming and Keno Room, Sports Cafe, Barham Chinese Garden Restaurant, Barham Sports Bowling Club, and Function Room.

cluBarham Golf and Sports,
Moulamein Road
Barham, NSW, 2732

Located 22.9K from Cohuna

Cohuna: Events


Hogfest is an on-farm event that showcases Bundarra Berkshires, their free range heritage breed pork farm at Barham. Guests are taken on a farm and butchery tour when they arrive, followed by local wine matched with a long table degustation lunch of local food focused around traditionally cooked pork from the farm including porchetta and smoked ribs, charcuterie and locally sourced vegetable and salads. Local live musicians play during lunch and the highlight of the day is a peer judged salami competition of locally and regionally made salamis by amateurs and non-commercial makers. Hogfest is essentially a celebration of the season and what makes life in the country so good.

Event Dates
      14th Apr

929 East Barham Road
Barham, NSW, 2732

Located 17.1K from Cohuna

2017 Naturally Loddon - Terrick Terrick National Park Activities Weekend

Organised by the Friends of the Terrick Terrick National Park, activities include park tours, evening presentations, static displays, plant walks and a birdwatching session.

Free overnight camp sites available at the Davies homestead site.

BYO camping gear and food.

This event starts on Friday 29 September from 2:30pm through to Sunday 1 October, ending around 12:00pm.

For more information, contact the operator.

Event Dates
      29th Sep
      30th Sep
      1st Oct

Mitiamo-Kow Swamp Road
Leitchville, VIC, 3567

Located 17.6K from Cohuna

Naturally Loddon - Pyramid Hill Fiesta

Pyramid Hill Fiesta consists of street dance displays, cultural dance and singing, children's entertainment, live music and much more. Filipino cuisine, Lions Club barbecue and an operating bar facility.

Event Dates
      28th Oct

Kelly Street
Pyramid Hill, VIC, 3575

Located 24.0K from Cohuna

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