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Located in the north-west, Gunbower is renowned as the gateway to Australia’s largest inland island – more than 50km long, the aptly named Gunbower Island. An abundance of native animals including marsupials, mammals and reptiles inhabit the island, sharing the space with over 160 species of birds including the rare and endangered.

Gunbower is surrounded by picturesque meandering creeks and waterways - offering a retreat for nature-lovers featuring great fishing and bird watching spots.

Kayaking and canoeing is a popular pastime, with two key paddling events on Gunbower’s annual calendar – the Black Swan race in March and Massive Murray Paddle in November.

The Gunbower Lions Park is a relaxing lunch stop, now featuring a natural mural featuring some of the feathered friends & floral renowned to the area, complimented across the road at the Gunbower Hotel by renowned graffiti artist Jimmy D’vate’s large scale dedication to the town.

There are several camping spots in the area, plus a caravan park and boutique accommodation.

QUICK STATS

Services include:

  • Hospitality – pub & cafe
  • Fuel/service station
  • Tourism information hub
  • Kayak hire
  • Accommodation

Destination highlights

  • Silo art trail feature - Jimmy D’Vate
  • Nature based tourism opportunities – bird watchers paradise, kayaking, canoeing, fishing
  • Water based events

Cheryl Dwyer Gunbower Creek at Sunset