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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.

Back O’ Bourke Gallery
Yanda Campground, Gundabooka National Park
Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters, Kinchega National Park
Kallara Station
Rose Isle Station
Wentworth Court House
Darling River campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru) Toorale National Park
Beds on the Barwon
Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra)
Food and Huts By Mt Oxley
Little Mountain walking track
Emu Lake Campground, Kinchega National Park
Tilpa Hotel
Victory Caravan Park
Pooncarie Hotel
Menindee Self-Guided Tours
Shindy’s Inn
Trilby Station
River Lady Tours
Goodooga Artesian Springs

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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I think the ants are telling us of big things to come. Fingers crossed 🤞 I've never seen walls so high.

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Rising sea levels or rain?

They know!

I heard your weather forecast today predicting rain and time on channel 40 as I was travelling near you and you were spot on. I made it safely to the tar just outside Menindee as it started bucketing down.

Start building an ark 😎

Bring it on. I saw that Geoff Higgins from Higgins Storm Chasing is predicting a warmer and wetter winter for most of Australia.

Reckon there got a contractor in 😂

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Where is this photo taken?

Wonderful seeing the water moving, hope it refreshes well down stream.

Awesome to see water flowing 😄

Great photos 👍

Water looks clear

Enno Kruijer it's waiting for you

And bloody Tania P Labor fraud wants to lower weirs and deny towns of water

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The Captain Sturt Hotel 's Cafe section is open with plenty of delicious food and coffee to satisfy your needs! ☕

Pop in and fill your tummies from Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 3.00pm.
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Good food great staff, highly recommended.

There are loads of #camping options along the #DarlingRiverRun and the Billabong Campsites at Trilby Station, Louth are a great option for those #OnTheRun. These campsites are located either side of the large, horseshoe shaped billabong which is a haven for birdlife. 

For a list of camping options on the Darling River Run please visit: https://bit.ly/4ad2hir

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There are loads of #camping options along the #DarlingRiverRun and the Billabong Campsites at Trilby, Louth are a great option for those #OnTheRun.. These campsites are located either side of the large, horseshoe shaped billabong which is a haven for birdlife.

For a list of camping options on the Darling River Run please visit: bit.ly/4ad2hir

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Thanks for sharing!

Yes, just spent 2 nights there!

Looks so peaceful 👌

Are dogs allowed?

We had a fabulous time on Trilby Station. Highly recommend 👍

Don’t forget the squadron of Pelicans that like to parade past the campsites on the Billabong 😜❤️

Highly recommend kyaking on the billabong!

Bryce Ken

Julie Pearson Sue Bell

Larene Dreckow

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Gotta #GetOnTheRun! 

Discover the #DarlingRiver and experience the best of #OutbackNSW on the #DarlingRiverRun.

#Brewarrina #Bourke #Louth #Tilpa #Wilcannia #Menindee #Pooncarie #Wentworth #NSWParks #OutbackBeds

Gotta #GetOnTheRun!

Discover the #DarlingRiver and experience the best of #OutbackNSW on the #DarlingRiverRun.

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Travelled most of the "Darling River Run" with a friend over 20 years ago - an amazing experience, with so much history!!!

We have just done this trip any chance has anyone seen a sticker for the run at all

Vic Bongiorno

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