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One of Australia’s great driving adventures

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.

Mount Grenfell Historic Site
Darling River campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru) Toorale National Park
Camp at the Pooncarie Multi Purpose Park
Four Mile Reserve
Food and Huts By Mt Oxley
Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track
Beds on the Barwon
Thulii Ngemba
Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra)
Redbank Homestead, Gundabooka National Park
PS Ruby Built in 1907
Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum
Mungo Shearers’ Quarters, Mungo National Park
Yanda Campground, Gundabooka National Park
Little Mountain walking track
Shindy’s Inn
Pooncarie Hotel
Wentworth Visitor Information Centre
Valley of the Eagles walk
Climb the viewing tower where two great Australian rivers meet, the Confluence of the Murray Darling rivers

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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When travelling to Bourke via the Mitchell Highway you cannot miss the iconic Big Bourke Sign!

Located 15km's from the township of Bourke, it is the perfect place to have in the background of your selfies. We encourage all visitors, and even locals, to tag us in their photos and get as creative as you can!
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Nelia Gaari Station located between #Menindee and #Wilcannia has some spectacular bird life for bird watching activities #ontherun

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🐦 DOWNLOAD a list of Birds Sighted on Nelia Gaari Station from their website at: www.neliagaari.com.au/activities/
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You would be proud of what your protecting . Congratulations in a amazing station

Visit Kinchega National Park at Menindee NSW on the #DarlingRiverRun and encounter Australias pastoral history at the classic, colonial historic Kinchega Woolshed and Old Kinchega Homestead, and learn of the trials and tribulations of early settlers. Kinchega is the location where Burke and Wills picked up William Wright, manager of Kinchega Station. His failure to meet Burke and Wills at the assigned time sealed the doomed expeditions fate.

Last chance - GET 20% OFF ACCOMMODATION staying at the KINCHEGA SHEARERS QUARTERS - Kinchega National Park when you book by APRIL 16 for 2024 using the promo code PARKSTAYS.

https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/kinchega-shearers-quarters

Visit Kinchega at Menindee NSW on the #DarlingRiverRun and encounter Australia's pastoral history at the classic, colonial historic Kinchega Woolshed and Old Kinchega Homestead, and learn of the trials and tribulations of early settlers. Kinchega is the location where Burke and Wills picked up William Wright, manager of Kinchega Station. His failure to meet Burke and Wills at the assigned time sealed the doomed expedition's fate.

Last chance - GET 20% OFF ACCOMMODATION staying at the KINCHEGA SHEARERS QUARTERS - Kinchega National Park when you book by APRIL 16 for 2024 using the promo code 'PARKSTAYS'.

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/kinchega-shearers-quarters
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A fascinating spot!

Wuuoooow, big shed , how many stands

We absolutely loved our day out in Kinchega National Park. Beautiful drives and wonderful, educational things to see.

We loved it there, so much preserved History. The timbers in the woolshed are mostly in very good condition considering their age, protected by the Lanolin from the sheep's wool

Fabulous place. We stood in the dry riverbed when we visited, wearing our fly net hats 😄 Couldn’t imagine the massive shearing shed being anywhere near full, but understand there were a lot more sheep around in better times.

Great photo of a terrific shed .

Top Spot will visit again

Fantastic 👍

Kim Exton winter trip

Vrod Phoenix

Angie Sheppard

Anne Porta

Ryan Block

Jason Mullos James

Grant Dunn ✔️

Ben Silby be a good trip to check this out.

James Lavender remember this

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Not much left of helmers, the clothes shop on corner is it

Melanie Ford

I hope these blokes doing this ain't on an hourly rate. Bloody slow going.

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Wilcannia Cafe will now be open Mondays for Breakfast and Lunch.
Closed Sunday and Monday Nights.
Thanks Everyone for your support.
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That means I’m going to starve 2 nights a week! 😫😢

Lovely little cafe. Well done.

We always stop in our van for smoko under the big tree overlooking the river 🥰

Good to know, hope you do well

Magnificent food. See you Wednesday

Looks inviting

Very friendly 👍👍

Looks lovely 🥰

Lorraine Dodt great little cafe 🥰

I've had lunch here!!

Will you be open in July when we are passing?

Great place, everyone should stop here and support them

Brady Murch

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The Darling River Run