Gunbower Forest is a large, flood-dependent forest situated on the River Murray floodplain in northern Victoria between Torrumbarry and Koondrook (Figure 5.2.2). Covering 19,450 ha, it is bounded by the River Murray to the north and Gunbower Creek to the south.
Gunbower Creek and Forest continue to be important places for Traditional Owners and their Nations. The Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) in the southern region is the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation. Representatives from the RAP and from Barapa Barapa Nations Traditional Owners were engaged during the preparation of the Gunbower seasonal watering proposal.