Tourism | case study


Situated on the banks of the Gunbower Creek in Gannawarra, Koondrook Retreat offers luxury self-contained accommodation in the heart of nature. Established in 2020, Shaun & Jennah Martin have created a unique bush experience with their high-end glamping tents complete with all the creature comforts which is successfully managed by Jason Lunghusen & Nicole Lunghusen as the retreat managers. 

Perfectly positioned where the Gunbower Creek meets the mighty Murray River, each retreat tent looks out beyond the water onto the Gunbower forest, long recognised for its cultural heritage. Enjoy uninterrupted views from your own private deck, venture down to the water or take the footbridge over the creek and go on a bush adventure. If you get peckish, it’s only a short stroll into town for coffee and cake or perhaps something more substantial, like a hearty pub meal. 

Koondrook’s picturesque accommodation is perfect for couples or up to four guests who are looking to connect with nature and enjoy a relaxing getaway in one of the six fully-serviced safari styled tents. Explore the unparalleled beauty of this tiny town on the mighty Murray.  


A 3 hour drive from Melbourne

One hour drive from the regional centres of Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill.

ILM-Industries-Tourism & Visitor Economy

Untapped Tourism potential

Koondrook Retreat represents success in nature-based tourism – a growing sector in Gannawarra Shire.


Significant natural assets

Gannwarra’s lakes and internationally-renowned wetlands offer further opportunities in nature-based and adventure tourism investment.

Why Loddon Mallee?


Koondrook is the perfect location for a nature-based retreat accommodation with its abundance of rivers, lakes, wetlands and forests each offering a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of the natural world. 

Situated within Gannewarra Shire, Koondrook is in close proximity to regional towns like Kerang, Echuca and Swan Hill, providing easy access to quality health, education and professional services. Surrounding local businesses in agriculture, horticulture and viticulture are perfect to partner with to provide an introduction to the local produce.

You can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with affordable housing and safe communities that are friendly and welcoming.

Koondrook Retreat is a cleverly designed and beautifully crafted glamping experience perfectly located to enjoy the unique natural attractions of the Gannewarra region.



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