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Darling River campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru) Toorale National Park
Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum
Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters, Kinchega National Park
Kidman’s Camp
Camp at the Pooncarie Multi Purpose Park
Mungo Shearers’ Quarters, Mungo National Park
Yanda Campground, Gundabooka National Park
Mount Grenfell Historic Site
Valley of the Eagles walk
Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track
Bindara On The Darling
Emu Lake Campground, Kinchega National Park
Kallara Station
Dunlop Station
Back O’ Bourke Gallery
The Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre
Darling River Campground, Kinchega National Park
Many Big Rocks picnic area (Karnu Yalpa)
Tilpa Hotel
Redbank Homestead, Gundabooka National Park

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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The #RiverLady is back doing tours again at #Menindee. Wednesday and Friday - Morning cruise 9.15am - Sunset cruise 4.15pm. Experience the historic authenticity of the Menindee Lakes and the Darling River aboard the celebrated River Lady. Discover outback N.S.W from the perspective of the River Lady Tour. Visit https://riverladytours.com.au Menindee Lakes and Darling River Cruise aboard the River Lady #DarlingRiverRun

The #RiverLady is back doing tours again at #menindee. Wednesday and Friday - Morning cruise 9.15am - Sunset cruise 4.15pm. Experience the historic authenticity of the Menindee Lakes and the Darling River aboard the celebrated River Lady. Discover outback N.S.W from the perspective of the River Lady Tour.

Visit riverladytours.com.au
Menindee Lakes and Darling River Cruise aboard the River Lady

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It’s a great trip. Loved it

Was there on Wednesday- she’s as dry as a bone.

Would love to take this trip but am hampered by you guessed it covid-19. Will do it for sure when borders open❣

Kyle Barnes Shane Arkell lets road trip to here with little mN

Reuben Nott sounds interesting

Matt Walters

Adam Standing

Lynda Newberry

Julie Cohrs Ellen Humphries

Mark Luttrell

Ron Pennie

Tyler Michael Kennedy

Amanda Newberry 🤔🤔???

Joseph Michael

Justin Hayes 😊

Brilliant!

😏 we need to go back Brian Lani Luke Chloe Nik Renee 🌅

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Photographer Todd Hore has put together a great video of his Outback NSW trip on the #DarlingRiverRun. In PART 1 he explores and photographs some of the most picturesque locations in Outback NSW. Including sunrises and sunsets in #bourke and #gundabooka National Park.

Check it out - youtu.be/xxrMs464Oaw
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Thanks for the share. Loved every minute of this trip.

Mark Hembrow Melissa Hams

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How's the serenity?

It's the perfect time of year to visit Brewarrina...gorgeous, sunny days...tranquil river...abundance of birdlife...wildflowers blooming...

Stop a while, you really will be surprised!

Thanks to Bre resident Romana Moylan-McGuirk for letting us share this stunning pic!
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Gorgeous photos! Please keep them coming! Can't get to NSW, just yet, unfortunately!

Darling River flow Update, Wetherell Outlet Regulator was opened to 400 megs a day today. The flows will send a environmental flow downstream to the lower Darling. this flow will run for approx 3 to 4 months. Photo taken 16.9.2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hope they hold water back for Summer security and don't let it all go like they did last time.

Those flows sounds great but we need more in the rivers all the time JUST LET THE RIVERS FLOW AND FLOOD EACH YEAR AS THEY SHOULD

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This great photo looking east from atop the Walls of China sand dunes at #MungoNationalPark shows how the landscape has been transformed with the winter rains and spring weather. 12 months ago this part of the country was looking very different. Thanks to Max & Cathy Crozier for sending us this photo from their trip along the #darlingriverrun. Contact Visit Wentworth for further information about travelling to Mungo National Park.

This great photo looking east from atop the 'Walls of China' sand dunes at #MungoNationalPark shows how the landscape has been transformed with the winter rains and spring weather. 12 months ago this part of the country was looking very different. Thanks to Max & Cathy Crozier for sending us this photo from their trip along the #darlingriverrun.

Contact Visit Wentworth for further information about travelling to Mungo National Park.
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David Grime, a bit different to our view 12 months ago! 😀

Taylor Mooney

Heinz Mueller David Quigg

Mick Aplin

We made the trek from Hervey Bay Qld last October (almost 4,000km rtn), absolutely amazing place

Similar spot 30/09/2019. With a tour from the visitors centre 🤠

The sand there looks so white yet we live in red dirt country.

Wonderful!

Love that place. Been twice & want to go again

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Fantastic to see the flowers blooming in the Paroo-Darling National Park. Visit this stunning place on the #DarlingRiverRun.
bit.ly/3kgnBKn. Thanks Wild Ambience.
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Take some photos please Maureen looks awesome

Wow love it we are leaving Sydney on Saturday heading out to Burke lightning Ridge Camerons cornerAnd then down the Darling River it looks like it’s gonna be spectacular

So alive at the moment! Very nice to drive through 😀

Love the colours

We heading out to Louth Trilby Station and along the Darling this Saturday although the predicted rains may interfere with out plans.

On our way. Out there tomorrow

Looking very colourful ⚘⚘♥️♥️

Better hurry up Jim 👍

Emily McEachern this is another reason to do this trip

Aren’t they beautiful

Carol Da-Re

Spectacular Wildflowers!!

Bella OBrien

Rachel Stedman

Heinz Mueller David Quigg

Tish

Rolf Den-besten.

Looking beautiful

Prue Sailer

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