Things to do

Check out our favourite things to do around the Gannawarra Shire! Click the links to find out more.

SUMMER

  • Celebrate Australia Day with friends by entering the Koondrook Barham Lilo Race on the Murray River.
  • Grab your mates, pack a BBQ and go water skiing at Lake Charm, Kangaroo Lake or Cohuna Ski Run.
  • Hire a canoe or stand up paddle board from Cohuna Adventures. They will even drop off and pick up canoes for you! We recommend checking out the Canoe Trail in Koondrook.
  • Enter the Koondrook Barham Fishing competition in February
  • Grab some friends and have a mud fight along the river at Sand Bar Bend in the Gunbower State Forest
  • Looking for a summer job? Become a local lifeguard.
  • Grab your friends, dress up and head to the Kerang Boxing Day races.
  • Cool off in the hot sun at local pools.
  • (All year round) Attend special event hosted at the Kerang Baptist Church. They are a great way to connect and talk about God, discuss personal issues and meet some lovely people.
  • (All year round) Adventure outdoors  and enjoy activities in and around the Gunbower State Forest including kayak and canoe guided experiences with Murray River Adventures.
  • Visit the Christmas store and enjoy yummy food at Factory + Field Waffles, Cohuna.

 

AUTUMN

  • Go dirt bike riding in the forest
  • Visit points of interest in the Gunbower State Forest including historic Graham’s Hut, the white picket fence graves of Cemetery Bend, and Wattle Creek.
  • Enter the Cohuna Bridge 2 Bridge on the first weekend of March. You can run, bike ride, swim or canoe.
  • Try a chicken parma from the local pubs and cafes.
  • Check out Marge’s scooter up the pole on McMillans Road, Mead.
  • Take a trip to Boort and visit the amazing Spanner Man. Displayed in the country garden are over 25 unique life size and larger than life sculptures made out of spanners.
  • Take a trip through the Shire and head to Mount Hope to climb Suicide Rock. On the way home stop by Lions Park at Kow Swamp and enjoy a BBQ with friends.

 

WINTER

  • Climb the old  water tower and look out to 360 degree views of the Kerang township or discover your family history at the  Sir John Gorton Library.
  • Join your local Football Netball Club!
  • On a cold winters day take some time and visit the Kerang Museum or Cohuna Historical Society
  • Borrow a DVD or book from the library in Cohuna, Kerang, Leitchville or Quambatook  on a rainy day.
  • Over Queens Birthday long weekend grab your mates or family and go camping in the Gunbower State Forest.
  • Enjoy a hot chocolate and scrummy waffles at Factory & Field Waffles, a unique cafe in Cohuna.

 

SPRING

  • (All year round) The Cohuna Photography Group meets once a month.
  • (All year round) Walk/ride around the ‘Back Swamp’ in Kerang which is part track and part levee bank next to the river. It has beautiful native fauna and flora.
  • Take a ride on The Wetlander (a fully catered and air-conditioned, twin hulled tourist boat) on Gunbower Creek, near Koondrook, or get a group of friends together and book the ‘Egret’ via Cohuna Nature Cruises which has on-board BBQ facilities.
  • (All year round) Enter the Cohuna parkrun for free!  Walk, jog or run the course.
  • Workout at an outdoor gym in the Cohuna Apex Park, Kerang Atkinson Park or Koondrook Apex Park.
  • Go to The Big Cohuna Festival, Melbourne Cup long weekend
  • Watch a movie under the stars at the Quambatook Silo Cinema. BYO chair, picnic and blanket.

 

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