Gunbower State Forest


3.5 from 4 users


Bush camping area in the Gunbower State Forest, beside the Gunbower Creek. To protect the delicate environments of the forest, we need to tread lightly in the bush to minimise our impact on the natural environment. - Be careful of camping under trees. Trees can drop their limbs at any time (particularly during high winds). - Do not dig trenches around tents. With modern tents, this is unnecessary, particularly if you choose a well-drained or raised site. - Protect water quality wash up at least 50 metres away from the river and avoid using soap (use gritty sand and a scourer instead). - Leave campsites tidy. Take your rubbish home. There are no toilet facilities at this site. If you do not have your own toilet, bury human waste at least 100m from tracks and water bodies. Bury toilet paper or bag and dispose of in a bin once you leave the site. Campfires are permitted, provided the following guidelines are observed: Use fireplaces where provided. The fire must be attended at all times by a person with the capacity and means to extinguish it. For solid fuel fires, the ground and airspace within 3m of the outer perimeter of the fire must be clear of flammable material. Ensure the fire is extinguished with water before leaving. If its cool to touch it is safe to leave. - Campfires are prohibited on days of Total Fire Ban. This ban does not apply to a person preparing meals on a gas or electric appliance that has been designed and commercially manufactured exclusively for cooking provided: - the ground and airspace within 3m of the appliance is clear of flammable material - when in use and alight, the appliance is in a stable position and attended by an adult who has the capacity and means (minimum of 10 litres of water on hand) to extinguish the fire. It is your responsibility to know if a Total Fire Ban is declared. If in doubt, do not light a campfire. Dogs are allowed in State forest but must be under direct control at all times.

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Lat: -35.781665 Lng: 144.234996

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25MAY2021. Drove our HA2 moho in. Very dry, so no problems. Lots of deep dried up tyre tracks so gets very wet when wet ;-)... We stayed at the second picnic table area. We'll come back again.



Great place to camp along the river , plenty off spots .



Lots of camp spots along the water, just keep following the track until you find obe you like. We stayed at the very first spot but found road noise annoying so moved to a quieter spot further down the road, with water access, flat ground and fireplace. Caught a murray cod the first day (had to throw back, too small) but now only catching river weed.. follow the track will take you to murray river.


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