KOONDROOK

Koondrook is the next town, and small the traveler encounters heading west along the Murray River highways. Koondrook is the poor cousin to Barham, just over the river in NSW. Clearly, citizens from Koondrook do not see their futures that way.  What are very obvious is the citizens of both Koondrook and Barham are of a single community.

This is most evident with the housed and carved tree monuments. Visitors should take the time to note  the efforts that both underpin and the selection process that accorded the monuments being commissioned.

The Wemba-Wemba Aborigines were thought to have occupied the Koondrook area prior to European settlement commencing in 1843. The Post Office opened on 1 March 1879. In 1889 the Kerang-Koondrook Tramway was opened linking the town to the Victorian railway network, being officially closed on 3 March 1981.

Industry in the area includes dairying on the river flats and citrus production using irrigation supplied from the Murray River. Timber from the surrounding state forests is used in the production of quality red gum timber and furniture.

Fishing and camping in the area popular activities for tourists in the surrounding state forests. The forests are important breeding areas for colonial water birds and are visited by migratory birds.

The Historic Rail Station is a centre piece of the town. Be sure to check out the 45 degree temp that bent the rail line. The Koondrook War Memorial is a meaningful  acknowledgement

The Churches in Koondrook are old and remaining timber structures.

The Koondrook Hotel is your classic and d old Victorian Pub.

The Koondrook Historical Society will ensure the heritage of the town remains in tack.

The district determines a stopover is in order.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course