Gunbower Heritage River TrailLearn More
The Gunbower Heritage River Trail loop starts at the Lions Park beside the Gunbower Creek in the township of Gunbower.
Drive or Mountain Bike the 35 km trail following a section of Gunbower Creek to Torrumbarry Weir returning via River Track in the Gunbower forest.
Note: 4WD vehicles should be used on the clay tracks of the forest during wet weather.
Download the Gunbower Heritage River Trail Map or pick up a copy at the Workshop Coffee Shop in Gunbower.
Downloadable FilesGunbower Heritage Trail Map
Gunbower ForestLearn More
Black Box, Grey Box and Red gum communities support habitat for many endangered fauna and flora species.
A curious little marsupial called the Yellow-footed Antichinus (Antechinus flavipes) lives in the forest. The little creature resembles a mouse or small rat.
They prefer to scamper around during the day scavenging for invertebrates, eggs, nectar, small birds and house mice.
During mating season, which lasts two weeks, the males go on a frenzy, as fighting ensues and many nests are visited until a suitable mate is found. Following the twelve-hour mating session, the males all die due to self-imposed starvation and the stress their little bodies endure from overexertion, lack of nutrients and loss of weight.
Following a month’s gestation period the young are born. Seven to ten babies arrive and sometimes there are more babies than teats to feed them. They reside in their mother’s outside pouch and cling to her as she scampers along for the first five weeks of their lives. When the babies are too heavy to carry, they live in a nest prepared by their mother.
The young yellow-footed antechinus are weaned at the age of three months; it is at this time they begin to travel with their parent.