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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.

Tilpa Hotel
Culgoa River Campground, Culgoa National Park
Yanda Campground, Gundabooka National Park
Kidman’s Camp
Peery Lake picnic area
Darling River campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru) Toorale National Park
Redbank Homestead, Gundabooka National Park
PS Ruby Built in 1907
Camp at the Pooncarie Multi Purpose Park
Pooncarie Hotel
Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra)
Beds on the Barwon
Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track
Back O’ Bourke Gallery
Darling River Campground, Kinchega National Park
Goodooga Artesian Springs
Menindee Visitor Information Centre
Valley of the Eagles walk
Kallara Station
Wentworth Visitor Information Centre

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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GET SOME PERSPECTIVE | A beautiful little park to stop along the #DarlingRiverRun is Junction Park at #wentworth. Sit and relax at this great spot where you can view the confluence of the Darling and Murray Rivers systems. There is a wonderful garden which uses perspective for a little illusion and an interesting log which has a fantastic carving of the aquatic life of the #darlingriver.

The Wentworth Region has many beautiful parks where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. Take your pick! Visit:

Visit Wentworth #junctionpark #LoveNSW Wentworth Shire Council
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Red-tailed black Cockatoo, not to hard to get a shot of these around Menindee at the moment. Photo taken 15.1.2021. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good to see it flowing.

Lara Taylor

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Diane Bolt

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The Darling River Run