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The Darling River Run Discovery Directory - Discover attractions and activities, camping locations, where to stay, eat & drink, supplies, services and more.

Pooncarie Hotel
Back O’ Bourke Gallery
Menindee Self-Guided Tours
Four Mile Reserve
Dunlop Station
Shindy’s Inn
Beds on the Barwon
Mungo Shearers’ Quarters, Mungo National Park
Emu Lake Campground, Kinchega National Park
River Lady Tours
Wentworth Visitor Information Centre
Kidman’s Camp
Mount Grenfell Historic Site
Redbank Homestead, Gundabooka National Park
Menindee Visitor Information Centre
Thulii Ngemba
Climb the viewing tower where two great Australian rivers meet, the Confluence of the Murray Darling rivers
Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters, Kinchega National Park
Wentworth Court House
Food and Huts By Mt Oxley

The Darling River Run

The Darling River Run is a thin, winding line describing a route through the NSW outback, characterised by landscape, history, culture, literature and adventure. Taken as a whole, or in its various component parts, the route provides an opportunity to see the real Australian Bush and experience some safe and easy off-road driving, connect with Aboriginal culture and iconic Towns & Locations along the Darling River, and drench yourself in the history, and contemporary life of a part of the country that is central to the national psyche.

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The Darling River is the third longest river in Australia and is the lifeblood of Outback NSW. Only a small percentage of the Darling’s water comes from within the Western Catchment - the majority of “fresh” enters the system from Queensland rains (rain falling west of the Divide in Queensland). Be sure during your drive that you call in to the Visitor Information Centres in each township and chat with the friendly staff who are knowledgeable on the best vantage points, local attractions, river history and updated road conditions.

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This will be our third big river for the year - how good is that!

Thinking of taking a trip down the Darling River Run, given the amount of rain you’ve had, when would you expect the roads might open up?

Good to see the rivers so healthy

It will be coming for a long time yet….how good is it!

Adrian Cameron

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When there running there a beautiful sight

Just fantastic to see the fresh water flowing so strongly, gives the river new life, hope the floodplains get there share as coming down stream.

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Rain over our Cuttaburra country … a sight for sore eyes eh! This is a long way off the river, lignum swamps/channel country way out the back. (c) Tom Murray. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow! How Glorious! I hope the Wildlife Can get above the water level!!

Unbelievable sight

So good to see your beautiful area so damp , after such a drought ! Hope to get up there ! .

An awesome sight. 🌾☘🍃

Unreal! Going to set that country up for a really good period with such a soaking….👍

Magnificent to see, long time between drinks.

So glad you’re getting the rain Liz…..just wish we were there to see it 🤔🤔🤔


How much rain did you get?

Boy that’s a lot of water,I think there’s more to come.😊😊

Good to see

Thanks for sharing Absolutely awesome 💦❤️🍺❤️

Steve Morley

Ash Goodwin

Jon Phillipp

Bryce Younger 🐗🐗

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Heavy storm rains = fencing repairs! We need to keep the rams (boys) in this paddock (well away from the girls) so Tom landed to do some emergency repairs until it’s dry enough to drive out and fix the fence properly.

Needless to say all unsealed roads in NW NSW are closed … and quite a few sealed ones too. We’ll reopen once roads do, probably in a few days. Pretty much all of our place recorded excellent falls, the heaviest being at Newchum with 103mls for the 24 hours. But thank God this is not farming country, feeling very sorry for all those trying to get their crops off in this weather. Photo credit Tom Murray.
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Fantastic rain Liz. Hope the green pops through soon

Great to see the rain, I think there’s more to come.😊

Shades of the big rains in 1956. 👍

Good luck

The greenery is looking good plenty of feed

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