Whether it’s looking at the local birdlife, or digging up worms to catch the giant Murray Cod, or even if you just want to relax, the Murray River’s got you covered. Put your boat in at the boat ramp on Keene Street or go out camping in one of the many forests in the area - the possibilities are endless.
Koondrook offers a wide range of birdlife. From the laughing Kookaburra to the Magnificent Wedge Tailed Eagle.
List of Local Birds: Galah, Cockatoos, Dusky Moor-Hen, Cormorat, Darter, Heron, Kingfisher, Miners, Honey Eaters, Paradolte, Friarbirds, Rosellas, Grass Parrots, Magpies, Magpie Larks, Goshawk, Kites, Kookaburras, Currawong, Crows, Robins, Sparrows, Thornbill, Fairy Wrens, Weebil, Warbler, Willie Wagtail, Crested (Top Notch Pigeons), Owls, Tawny Frog Mouth, Curlew, Wedge ‘Wedgie’ Tailed Eagle, Silvereye, White Winged Chough, Raven, Grey Shrike Thrush, Willie Wagtail, Red Wattlebird, Lapwings (plovers), Nankeen Kestrel, Brown Falcons, Little Eagle, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Australian Hobby, Black shouldered and Whistling Kites, Swamp Harrier, Rufous and Black Songlark, Horsfields Bushlark, Australasian Pipit, Stubble Quail, Plains Wanderer, Rufous Whistler, Mistletoebird, Black Faced Cuckoo Stricke, Woodswallow, Gerygone, Swallow, Diamond Firetail, Zebra Finch, Bronzewing, Corella, Brown-Tree Creeper, Red Rumped Parrot, Musk Lorikeet, Spoonbill, Ibis, Black-tailed Native Hen, Grebe, Buff Banded Rail, Black Fronted Dotterel, Black Swan, Brolga, Swanhen, Coot, Sacred Kingfisher, Whitefaced Heron, Australian Pelican, Latham’s Snipe, Scrubwren and Black Winged Stilt.
Local ducks include: Wood, Grey Teal, Chestnut Teal, Black ducks, Pink Ears, Shoveler and Mountain Duck.
There’s nothing like reeling in a big 30 pound Murray Cod. Experience this by 1. Casting out a fishing line from the bank or 2. Go boating in the river and have some fun. The Murray is a great place to camp. Murray Cod are plentiful, Yellowbelly (Golden Perch) are abundant and Redfin are flourishing.
List of local fish/aquatic animals: Redfin (English Perch), Murray Cod, Silver Perch (Bream), Golden Perch (Yellowbelly), European Carp, Yabbies and Murray Cray.
*Fishing licences may be required and seasonal restrictions apply.