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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

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

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