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Discover the Darling River and Experience Outback NSW

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Discover the Darling River Run Locations

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

Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra)
Darling River Campground, Kinchega National Park
Emu Lake Campground, Kinchega National Park
Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum
Wentworth Court House
Victory Caravan Park
The Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre
Pooncarie Hotel
Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters, Kinchega National Park
Beds on the Barwon
Mungo Shearers’ Quarters, Mungo National Park
Shindy’s Inn
Dunlop Station
Back O’ Bourke Gallery
Food and Huts By Mt Oxley
Valley of the Eagles walk
Menindee Self-Guided Tours
River Lady Tours
Main Campground, Mungo National Park
Tilpa Hotel

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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Explore the Towns of the Darling River


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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Port Pitstop Pooncarie Fuel Stop is your destination for all things from hardware, fuel, groceries to a quick bite to eat. Come in and see their friendly staff today! 😁

Open 7.30am - 6.00pm weekdays, and 8.00am - 6.00pm weekends. 🕰
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Birdwatching is one of the most relaxing activities that you are able to do!

From Mount Oxley , to the gardens of the Back O' Bourke Information & Exhibition Centre, you will always be able to find an abundance of beautiful birds.

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- Bourke Wharf Precinct
- Bourke Lock and Weir
- Trilby Station
- Dunlop Station Louth Nsw
- Gundabooka National Park
- Toorale National Park
- Rose Isle Station
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So many red-tailed black cockatoos here at the moment.

A few weeks ago at Trilby. Such a beautiful bird.

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Some images of the old machinery at Zanci Homestead at Mungo National Park. Wander around this fascinating part of the Willandra Lakes region’s heritage and take a few photos of the site’s remarkable ruins.

Take a virtual tour of Zanci Homestead site captured with Google Street Tracker - bit.ly/3Ri2WZe

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Looks awesome. Hey I have a question: thinking of coming down in the first couple of weeks of December, is much open or has everyone closed down and gone on holidays by then?

We loved our visit to the Mungo National Park, truly amazing place to visit ! Everyone should try to visit this place at least once in their lifetime 💯⭐️

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Its gearing up to be a rippa long weekend.
We've got you covered from fishing 🎣 to relaxation, knocking over a good book 📚or a round of golf. ⛳️
Happy long weekend everyone.
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Fantastic happy long weekend 👍

Stayed here last year, at the Billabong. Absolutely loved our time!!

On our way 😁

Jennifer another one Jenny will have to plan this soon!

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