Swans at dusk, Davo Blair / Auscape International

Population 1891

A peaceful, small service centre located on the Murray River. Cohuna's claim to fame is that its casein factory developed produce that became part of the diet of the astronauts flying the Apollo space missions. East of town is Gunbower Island, home to abundant wildlife, including kangaroos and emus.

Visitor Information

Gannawarra Shire Council, 49 Victoria St, Kerang; (03) 5450 9333

Nearby national parks

  • Wyperfeld National Park

    In the state’s arid north-west, Wyperfeld is a vast park of open plains and spreading mallee eucalypts. The usually bone-dry bed of...more

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

  • Chiltern–Mount Pilot National Park

    This is old goldmining country, and eroded gullies, scattered relics and old mine shafts recall the heady days of the 1850s. The park...more

Nearby towns

  • Barham

    Barham and its twin town, Koondrook, sit beside the Murray River and the New South Wales–Victoria border. Barham is known as the...more

  • Kerang

    Kerang, situated on the Loddon River just south of the New South Wales border, lies at the southern end of the Kerang wetlands and lakes....more

  • Pyramid Hill

    Pyramid Hill's namesake is an unusually shaped, 187-metre-high hill. The town, which is located in a wheat-growing district about 30 ...more

In Town

Cohuna Historical Museum: housed in the former Scots Church, the museum features memorabilia relating to explorer Major Mitchell; Sampson St.


Gunbower Island This island, surrounded by Gunbower Creek and the Murray River, is an internationally recognised wetland, with a great variety of waterbirds and stands of river red gum forest. A 5 km canoe trail flows through Safes Lagoon and bushwalking is another highlight. Read more

Grove Patchwork Cottage and Tearooms: for local art and craft; Murray Valley Hwy; 4 km SE.

Mathers Waterwheel Museum: features waterwheel memorabilia and outdoor aviary; Brays Rd; 9 km W.

Murray Goulburn Factory: cheese factory; Leitchville; 16 km SE.

Kow Swamp: bird sanctuary with picnic spots and fishing at Box Bridge; 23 km S.

Section of Major Mitchell Trail: 1700 km trail that retraces this explorer's footsteps from Mildura to Wodonga via Portland. From Cohuna, follow the signposted trail along Gunbower Creek down to Mt Hope; 28 km S.

Torrumbarry Weir: during winter the entire weir structure is removed, while in summer waterskiing is popular; 40 km SE.

Fishing spots near town

Swan Hill 71 km

From Mulwala to Swan Hill there are excellent fishing opportunities. Some of the top spots along this stretch include Barmah, Echuca and the famous Torrumbarry Weir. The huge Murray cod mounted near the park in Swan... Find out more

Golf courses around town

Murray Downs Golf & Country Club Resort 75 km

What follows is one of the success stories of golf along the Murray River. Set in the heart of Kidman Reid’s historic Murray Downs sheep station, the Murray Downs Golf & Country Club Resort was constructed... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Gunbower Family Hotel

This unassuming hotel just a few kilometres from the Murray River has created quite a buzz with the quality of its meat. It is not so hard to understand why when you realise that publican Richard McGillivray is also a... Find out more

Campsites around town

Gunbower Island camping area (bush camping) 7 km

Only a few of the many bush-camping sites on Gunbower Island have any facilities – one to note is the toilet with disabled access near Twin Bridges. Canoeing and swimming in the (often cold) water of the Murray... Find out more

Koondrook State Forest camping areas 14 km

This is actually the western end of what’s known as Koondrook–Perricoota Forest: Perricoota Forest is on the eastern end of the NSW side of the forest. Koondrook Forest is accessed via Murray St from Barham.... Find out more

Perricoota State Forest camping areas 19 km

This forest is adjacent to Koondrook State Forest, accessible via Nineteen Mile Rd, Yarraman Access Rd or Belbins Rd from Perricoota Forest Rd.... Find out more

Guttrum camping area (bush camping) 26 km

Bush-camping sites are scattered throughout Guttrum State Forest, where campers while away the hours, and the days, by swimming, canoeing and fishing in the waters of the Murray River. From Koondrook, follow Cassidys La... Find out more

Benwell camping area (bush camping) 32 km

Follow Murray Rd from Murrabit township, or Hall or Watsons lanes from the Koondrook–Murrabit Rd, and you’ll soon find yourself surrounded by river red gums. Fishing in the river is focused on Murray cod and... Find out more

Middle Reedy Lake camping area 35 km

This is one of the 3 freshwater bodies that make up the Reedy Lakes system, which is in turn part of the renowned Kerang Lakes wetlands. Middle Reedy Lake is famous for its extensive ibis rookery, but it also attracts... Find out more

Campbells Island State Forest camping areas 36 km

This state forest is about 5 km downstream of Barham via Little Murray Rd off North Barham Rd.... Find out more

Lake Meran camping area 39 km

The only camping area in Leaghur State Park is at the southern end of Lake Meran, at the northern edge of the park. You get here by following the Chamberlain and Lake Meran tracks from the park entrance, and then turning... Find out more

Terrick Terrick camping area 40 km

This is the only place in the national park where you are allowed to camp. Nearby is a granite outcrop known as Mt Terrick Terrick, the summit of which affords some wonderful views – the walk up here is short but... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Ibis Caravan Park 27 km

This park is 3 km south of Kerang, with nice shady spots and a tennis court. It is an excellent overnight stop at a budget price. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies in all holidays.... Find out more

Echuca Holiday Park 58 km

This is a popular, quality riverside park just a short walk from Echuca’s historic port precinct on the Murray River. The spacious park has a range of accommodation and great facilities. With its excellent... Find out more

Lake Boga Caravan Park 65 km

Squeezed between the Murray Valley Highway and the shores of Lake Boga, this is ideal for an overnight stop or a restful few days; sailing, water-skiing and swimming are popular activities. The park has good basic... Find out more

Big4 Swan Hill Riverside Caravan Park 79 km

Within walking distance to the centre of town, and with large expanses of green lawn and a long frontage to the Murray River, this place boasts a heated pool, undercover barbecues and a well-stocked shop. Bookings are... Find out more

BIG4 Swan Hill 81 km

On the northern edge of town, this is a very good quality park that will satisfy the most fastidious traveller. The owner-operated establishment has a range of accommodation and good facilities including a six-hole golf... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Cohuna park area

At Cohuna

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Gunbower park area 21 km

At Gunbower

On the banks of the creek in the middle of town.

Kerang park area 29 km

At Kerang

Adjacent to the highway. On the west side of town.

Apex park area 33 km

36km SE of Lake Boga (L) or 8km NW of Kerang (R)

Well off the highway, among a few trees on the shores of a lake. 

Ibis Rookery park area 35 km

32km SE of Lake Boga (L) or 10km NW of Kerang (R)

Well off the highway, near the bird observatory.

Lake Charm rest area 45 km

22km SE of Lake Boga (R) or 20km NW of Kerang (L)

Just off the highway, on the shores of the lake.

Wharparilla Flora Reserve rest area 48 km

93km SE of Kerang (L) or 3km W of Echuca (R)

Large area just off the highway among some trees. 

Lake Boga park area 66 km

At Lake Boga

On the shores of the lake via Jacaranda Cres.

Aysons Reserve camping area 83 km

T/O 31km W of Stanhope (R) or 5km E of Elmore (L)

Among some large trees on the riverbank 3km north-east of the highway via Burnewang Rd.

Skinners Flat rest area 84 km

T/O 26km SE of Charlton (L) or 4km NW of Wedderburn (R)

Secluded area 1km (unsealed) north of the highway. Located in the scrub on the shores of the reservoir 200m past the picnic area.

Wedderburn park area 87 km

At Wedderburn

Opposite the bowling club.

Ryans Creek Rest Area 88 km

12 km SE Wedderburn (R) or 24 km NW of Bridgewater (L)

Small area just off the highway among a few large trees. Good shade.

Green Lake Recreation Reserve camping area 89 km

T/O 12km W of Stanhope (R) or 24km E of Elmore (L)

Among a few trees on the shores of the lake 2.5km (partly unsealed) north of the highway.

Teddywaddy rest area 90 km

23km SE of Wycheproof (L) or 9km N of Charlton (R)

Just off the highway among a few shady trees.

What's on around town

Murray River International Music Festival: Feb.

Bridge to Bridge Swim: Mar.

Austoberfest: Oct.

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