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Koondrook VIC


Postcode: 3580

Koondrook is a town situated on the Murray River, Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the Gannawarra Shire Local government area, 301 kilometres north west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2001 census, Koondrook had a population of 673.

Koondrook is connected by a bridge to its twin town of Barham in the neighbouring state of New South Wales. 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 redgum timber and furniture.

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

The Wemba-Wemba Aborigines were thought to have occupied the Koondrook area prior to European settlement commencing in 1843.

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Roy Higgins was born in Koondrook in 193