About Cohuna

Cohuna is an attractive rural town nestled on the banks of the majestic Gunbower Creek, in the Loddon Murray Region of Victoria, Australia. It is a 3 hour drive from Melbourne, renowned for its natural beauty, Cohuna is a popular destination for visitors wishing to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is situated on the Murray Valley Highway between Echuca and Swan Hill.

Most visitors to the area appreciate the protected waters of the Gunbower Creek for water skiing and swimming, while the Murray River, only 10 minutes away. A recreational and water sports haven, you'll find many things to keep you and your family content when holidaying in country Cohuna. Golf, bowls, bush walking, water-skiing, fishing, canoeing, wakeboarding and more. Everything you could wish for in one central location near the Murray River.

Cohuna's main natural attraction is Gunbower Island, accessed via Cohuna Island Road. Formed by the Gunbower Creek branching off the Murray River then rejoining it further downstream, Gunbower Island is claimed to be Australia's largest inland island. Magnificent red gum and box forests cover 80% of this 50 kilometre long island. It has a water frontage of 130 kilometres and is mostly covered by native forests and wetlands, making it an ideal spot for camping, picnics, fishing and boating.

The island is home to a diverse range of wildlife including some 160 species of native waterbirds and numerous species of native animals. Because of it’s totally natural state, Gunbower Island is perfectly suited for bushwalking, canoeing and bird watching. Internationally recognised as a Wetland of Importance, the tranquility and beauty of this unique area is something to behold.

Golfers will not be disappointed with one of Australia’s unique golf courses carved out of the red gum forest. Home course of Australian champion Stuart Appleby, the Cohuna golf course features towering red gums that host a plethora of wildlife and birdlife.

Local attractions include the local historical society’s collection of memorabilia and old wares, Crystal Paradise Gemstones, Island Road drive and Cohuna Art Gallery and Rock and Roll Museum.

Whether you visit Cohuna for business or pleasure Cohuna Scenic Accommodation is a great place for you to start your Cohuna Experience.