An adorable video has captured a determined koala swimming across a river.
The iconic Australian marsupial was recorded going for a swim in the bush at Cobram, in north Victoria, on October 6.
A childhood educator stumbled across the swimming koala while taking the kids she was looking after on an excursion in the forest.
'We noticed a koala having a drink of water, then it began splashing in the water and setting off to swim across the other side of river bank,' she said.
The woman said spotting the koala was a unique and surprising moment.
'We were unsure if koalas swam, but what a great experience that you don't see everyday,' she explained.
The heartwarming footage showed the koala wade off a pile of rocks and jump into the river.
He then began kicking and splashing his way forward.
'You can see him swimming,' the woman behind the camera told the children.
'Hang on a sec,' one surprised child said.
Other kids could be heard exclaiming in excitement.
Another clip showed how the koala had paddled across the river and was almost at the bushland on the other side.
'Look at that guys,' the woman said.
The koala (pictured) drank from the river before kicking and paddling to the other side