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Discover the Darling River and Experience Outback NSW


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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.

Brewarrina Visitor Information and Exhibition Centre
Darling River campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru) Toorale National Park
Four Mile Reserve
River Lady Tours
Bindara On The Darling
Mount Grenfell Historic Site
The Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre
PS Ruby Built in 1907
Menindee Self-Guided Tours
Main Campground, Mungo National Park
Wentworth Visitor Information Centre
Culgoa River Campground, Culgoa National Park
Goodooga Artesian Springs
Darling River Campground, Kinchega National Park
Rose Isle Station
Kallara Station
Wentworth Court House
Victory Caravan Park
Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters, Kinchega National Park
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.

About the Darling River Run

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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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Central Darling Shire Road condition report (15/7/24) Check for updates on all reports at: https://www.thedarlingriverrun.com.au/road-condition-reports/

Central Darling Shire Road condition report (15/7/24) Check for updates on all reports at: www.thedarlingriverrun.com.au/road-condition-reports/Please see the road report for Monday July 15. Also, a reminder to check road conditions for surrounding Shires as this may affect your journey. The road condition map is available on the Council's website.
www.centraldarling.nsw.gov.au/Ser.../Road-conditions
For information on road conditions in the Unincorporated Area please monitor the Live Traffic NSW website. www.livetraffic.com/
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Roads report update from Trilby Station (as of 15/7/24). Check all road condition report links at: https://www.thedarlingriverrun.com.au/road-condition-reports/Image attachment

Roads report update from Trilby Station (as of 15/7/24). Check all road condition report links at: www.thedarlingriverrun.com.au/road-condition-reports/ ... See MoreSee Less

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I just read most of those roads are closed

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Journey Through Time on the #DarlingRiverRun!

Discover the rich tapestry of Australian pastoral history as you traverse the Darling River Run. From the early days of sheep stations to the bustling river ports, this iconic route is a treasure trove of historical artefacts and stories waiting to be explored.

✅ Experience the heart of the wool industry in rustic shearing sheds, where the echoes of hard work and camaraderie still linger.

✅ Explore the once-thriving river ports that played a crucial role in trade and transportation, connecting remote communities with the wider world.

✅ Step into the past and visit beautiful homesteads, offering a glimpse into the lives of the pioneering families who shaped the region.

✅ Capture the timeless landscapes and relics that tell the story of resilience, innovation, and the enduring spirit of the Australian outback.

📷 Kinchega Woolshed, Kinchega National Park, Menindee NSW. 

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Journey Through Time on the #DarlingRiverRun!

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Discover the rich tapestry of Australian pastoral history as you traverse the Darling River Run. From the early days of sheep stations to the bustling river ports, this iconic route is a treasure trove of historical artefacts and stories waiting to be explored.

✅ Experience the heart of the wool industry in rustic shearing sheds, where the echoes of hard work and camaraderie still linger.

✅ Explore the once-thriving river ports that played a crucial role in trade and transportation, connecting remote communities with the wider world.

✅ Step into the past and visit beautiful homesteads, offering a glimpse into the lives of the pioneering families who shaped the region.

✅ Capture the timeless landscapes and relics that tell the story of resilience, innovation, and the enduring spirit of the Australian outback.

📷 Kinchega Woolshed, Kinchega National Park, Menindee NSW.

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That mangle is like the one my Nan had. It used to stand in yard. When small it was my job to turn the wheel on wash days. While Nan fed the sheets etc through.

Love all the old things...they bring back memories!

Was heading that way - shame about the road closures- been closed for a while

I would love to see this

Jo John Rees. Well worth a visit.

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24 hours ago
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Part 1 of the Camps Australia Wide blog on the #DarlingRiverRun

Part 1 of the Camps blog on the #DarlingRiverRunLATEST NEWS: All you need to know to camp along the Darling River Run (Part 1)

Ancient Fish Traps - Waterside pet friendly FREE camps - Outback Stations

Epic in winter or whenever, we tackled the Darling River Run, NSW, this time last year and loved it!

Although the “DRR” spans from Walgett to Wentworth in New South Wales, there is just too much for one newsletter, so here is part 1!

www.campsaustraliawide.com/darling-river-run-roadtrip-part-1-walgett-to-bourke-new-south-wales/

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Four of us ladies just paddled from North Bourke to Louth in May 2024.

Coming from QLD, we started our run at the NSW border in Goondiwindi, where the MacIntyre River starts, which turns into the Barwon River & eventually meets the intersection of the Culgoa & Darling Rivers...

I grew up in Bre and traveled all those areas

Out there later in the year i really hope so

Got a few yabbies around there

Glen Morey

Terrence

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Great to see 👀

Fantastic to see!! 👏👏

Good to see plenty of water in the river

Vicki Morris, Doug Morris, Jilly Arnold,

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What level is the river now at the wharf?

The camp area there is beautiful.

Lovely friendly people here.

River still running

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