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Experience Outback NSW along the Darling River #ontherun


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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.

Goodooga Artesian Springs
Yanda Campground, Gundabooka National Park
Pooncarie Hotel
Culgoa River Campground, Culgoa National Park
Dry Tank campground, Gundabooka National Park
Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters, Kinchega National Park
Kallara Station
Coach and Horses Campground, Paroo Darling National Park
Wentworth Court House
River Lady Tours
Main Campground, Mungo National Park
Mungo Shearers’ Quarters, Mungo National Park
Tilpa Hotel
Back O’ Bourke Gallery
Kidman’s Camp
Bindara On The Darling
Rose Isle Station
Menindee Self-Guided Tours
Four Mile Reserve
Mungo Visitor Centre, Mungo 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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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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Thinking about staying #onthrun permanently! The Pooncarie Hotel lease is up for sale.Image attachmentImage attachment

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What a great opportunity, would jump at buying if I could.

There last Friday night, great place to explore Mungo N.P. from. Sadly for us 2 inches of rain put a dampener on our plans. We will be back.

Jared Craig Ledingham Leith Hawkins Dale Kirby - a Band syndicate ?

Great pub with great meals.

Good pepper sauce they recon Sam Murray Cooper Mickklesson Billy Walsh

Matthew Mcdonald go half’s

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You never know who youll come across on the #DarlingRiverRun

You never know who you'll come across on the #DarlingRiverRunLovely to have Glen McGrath on tour this morning with Outback by Air and Sydney Weekender...
Such a lovely guy and down to earth
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Ooh Ahh Glenn McGrath!

Hope you got his autograph, will we be seeing you on the big screen✨💫✨

How exciting 😀

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White Cliffs – where a stringline is man’s best friend, bringing you home from deep inside the dirt. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Darling River Run