Koondrook Wharf is more than just a wharf; it is a place to experience and reconnects the town to the mighty Murray River. It not only provides a greater connection between the township and the River…
Koondrook Wharf is more than just a wharf; it is a place to experience and reconnects the town to the mighty Murray River. It not only provides a greater connection between the township and the River but also exemplifies the unique location and showcases the local history.
The old Koondrook wharf was a hive of activity in the late 1800s and early 1900s as the many riverboats connected Koondrook with the many river communities further north. Today the award winning wharf is a symbol of what Koondrook is becoming. It is a destination for people who love the outdoors and appreciate the importance and beauty of nature. It is a place that attracts people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
At the entrance to the wharf, an in-ground sculpture greets all visitors. The redgum, slate and basalt mural is based on the Koori story and features the Murray, Gunbower Creek, redgum forests, the Kerang lakes and the river through to Murrabit as told by local Barapa Barapa elder, Aunty Esther. The work was undertaken by renowned indigenous artist Glenn Romanis.
Pure joy as you wake to the sunrise. Awe as you make it to the snowy peak. A sense of adventure as you motor across red plains. The relief of rejuvenation as you wade into an alpine stream. Connection as you taste native, fragrant leaves. A sense of belonging as you return to your favourite holiday house. Freedom as you dash into the waves. Discover the endless feelings a visit to NSW can inspire.
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