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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.

Main Campground, Mungo National Park
Goodooga Artesian Springs
Wentworth Court House
The Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre
Rose Isle Station
Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track
Mungo Shearers’ Quarters, Mungo National Park
Many Big Rocks picnic area (Karnu Yalpa)
Beds on the Barwon
Valley of the Eagles walk
Kallara Station
Mungo Visitor Centre, Mungo National Park
Bindara On The Darling
Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum
Tilpa Hotel
Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra)
Back O’ Bourke Gallery
Emu Lake Campground, Kinchega National Park
Brewarrina Visitor Information and Exhibition Centre
Menindee 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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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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Fantastic to see the water flowing into Menindee Lakes! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tarlae Tubnor should be great when we get there then....😁

Let the water run!

Martin van Koesveld

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So good to see 👍🙏

Magnificent!

Rhys Lade

Jon Phillipp

LET THE WATER RUN!

Melissa Taylor

Sandra Spencer

Hope some of the water makes it into menindee, From what I saw its being pumped into storage dams on cotton farms

Ben Nicol Claire Nicol

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BOM FLOOD WARNING | Minor to Moderate Flood Warning for the Barwon and Darling Rivers at Brewarrina, Bourke, Louth, Tilpa and Wilcannia The flood peak along the Barwon River is passing Brewarrina where river levels are peaking with moderate flooding. Along the Darling River, minor flooding is occurring at Bourke. Moderate flooding may occur at Louth and Tilpa in early May. A minor flood peak may reach Wilcannia in late May. The Darling River at Bourke is currently at 9.80 metres and rising, with minor flooding. The Darling River at Bourke may peak around 11.20 metres during Tuesday 27 April, with minor flooding. Louth is currently at 8.16 metres and rising and is likely to exceed the minor flood level (8.60 m) during Wednesday 21 April. The river level may reach around 10.60 metres early May, with moderate flooding. Tilpa may reach around 11.00 metres in early May with moderate flooding and Wilcannia may reach around 9.40 metres in late May with minor flooding. For complete flood warning information and updates please visit the Bureau of Meteorology website at: http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/flood/barwon-darling-us-bourke.shtml Information issued by BOM at 12:24 pm EST on Monday 19 April 2021

BOM FLOOD WARNING | Minor to Moderate Flood Warning for the Barwon and Darling Rivers at Brewarrina, Bourke, Louth, Tilpa and Wilcannia

The flood peak along the Barwon River is passing Brewarrina where river levels are peaking with moderate flooding.

Along the Darling River, minor flooding is occurring at Bourke. Moderate flooding may occur at Louth and Tilpa in early May. A minor flood peak may reach Wilcannia in late May.

The Darling River at Bourke is currently at 9.80 metres and rising, with minor flooding. The Darling River at Bourke may peak around 11.20 metres during Tuesday 27 April, with minor flooding.

Louth is currently at 8.16 metres and rising and is likely to exceed the minor flood level (8.60 m) during Wednesday 21 April. The river level may reach around 10.60 metres early May, with moderate flooding.

Tilpa may reach around 11.00 metres in early May with moderate flooding and Wilcannia may reach around 9.40 metres in late May with minor flooding.

For complete flood warning information and updates please visit the Bureau of Meteorology website at: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/flood/barwon-darling-us-bourke.shtml

Information issued by BOM at 12:24 pm EST on Monday 19 April 2021
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Tracey Patterson Jamie Patterson

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Gail Russell - some flooding may be on the way in May!

Phillipa Walker Benoit Garnaud

Water in the rivers great to see

Fantastic to see water in the Darling. Now to STOP the cotton farmers up north draining the life out of the Darling Basin, especially the larger communist Chinese owned ones.

Garry Josephson lets go

What a joke government/companies are not compliant with Australian legislation and are only looking after their masters above the Australian people and environment

Thrilled to see the Rivers has good Flows!

Pull the f**king straws out of the glass and the River might have a chance!

Stuart Hale Emma Hale wouldn’t it be nice to be out along the darling in a couple of weeks

Stay safe Pitty family x

👏👏👏👏

Rob McBride more water to come.

Trent Ashcroft fishin trip

Struth

Vanessa Gibbon check this out

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The Darling River Run