The Gunbower Forest is located in the Gunbower Island which is the largest inland island in the Southern Hemisphere. Covering 19,450 hectares in area with over 170 species of birds making the forest their home. Birds are a good indicator of a healthy ecosystem. The forest is also home to 24 reptile species along with a variety of fish and other native Australian animals. It encapsulates 200 plant species. The forest supports more than 20,000 waterfowl. Notable species include the Broad-Shelled Tortoise, Barking March Frog, White-Bellied Sea Eagle, Tree Goanna and Carpet Python. It is a great place for recreation and fishing.