Gunbower Creek and LagoonsLearn More
The natural waterways are accessible for Kayaks, Canoes and small boats.
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.
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Gunbower National ParkLearn More
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Kow (Ghow) SwampLearn More
Kow (Ghow) Swamp is a large water storage with a circumference of 15 kilometres and a capacity of 50,910 megalitres. It is located 3km south of Leitchville and 6 kms from Gunbower and is in the Shire of Campaspe. Observe many bird species including; White-bellied Sea Eagle, Brolga, Magpie Geese and Australian. The natural waterways are accessible for Kayaks, Canoes and small boats.
East on the CreekLearn More
Comfortable, affordable -1 Bedroom Cabin set in a garden amongst bird life and surrounded by the Gunbower Creek. Relax and absorb the beauty that Nature offers. Take a short walk into town or explore:
- Gunbower Creek Lagoons
- Gunbower National Park
- Terrick Terrick National Park
- Mt. Hope Nature reserve
- Kow (Ghow) Swamp