• Walking & hiking

Koondrook Red Gum Forest Walk

Take the Koondrook Red Gum Forest Walk from its starting point at Condidorio's Bridge and make your way through the unique ecosystem and historical sites of Gunbower State Forest. Make use of the new information boards along the walk to learn about the Ramsar-listed wetlands, red gum forests and rich Indigenous and pioneer heritage.

Delve into the history of the Barapa Barapa people along the trail and see artefacts like shell middens, mounds, stone tools and scar trees. Learn about the pioneer families that raised cattle and worked the forest, carving sleepers out of trees for the early railroads.

The diverse wetlands and red gum forests are also home to a dizzying array of native flora and fauna, including kangaroos, broad-shelled turtles, giant banjo frogs and over 200 species of birds.

The track is suitable for most ages and fitness levels, though a little bushwalking experience is recommended. There are two walks available: the 13.2km Turtle loop and the shorter Eagle loop.

Location: Gunbower State Forest

Eagle Loop
Distance: 13 km
Time: 3.5 hours return
Grade: Flat
Track condition: Good
Note: Some bushwalking experience recommended

Turtle Loop
Distance: 9 km
Time: 2.5 hours
Grade: Flat
Track condition: Good
Note: Some bushwalking

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