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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.

Many Big Rocks picnic area (Karnu Yalpa)
Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra)
Menindee Visitor Information Centre
Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters, Kinchega National Park
Four Mile Reserve
Beds on the Barwon
Food and Huts By Mt Oxley
Menindee Self-Guided Tours
Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum
Pooncarie Hotel
Redbank Homestead, Gundabooka National Park
Dry Tank campground, Gundabooka National Park
Back O’ Bourke Gallery
Main Campground, Mungo National Park
The Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre
Goodooga Artesian Springs
Climb the viewing tower where two great Australian rivers meet, the Confluence of the Murray Darling rivers
Little Mountain walking track
Tilpa Hotel
Discovery Trail Wentworth

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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With the floodwaters making their way down the Darling River the road south of us through Tilpa to Wilcannia (both sides of the river) is now ’out of action’ so please don’t try and wing it! Roads to Trilby Station from Bourke, Louth, Cobar and Wanaaring way, (the main roads I’ve highlighted on this map are open, and anywhere from the north, east or west actually)are fine and it’s business as usual for us. The full river is looking amazing here… and you should see the bird life!
The Darling River Run Outback Beds Back O' Bourke Information & Exhibition Centre
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Praying for good weather and roads in October for our Darling River Run. 🙏🏼

Nicole Maree


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☔️ Dubbo, Wellington, Warren, Narromine - MINOR TO MAJOR FLOODING ☔️

☂️ Culgoa, Birrie, Bokhara and Darling Rivers: MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING ☂️

⏰ MONDAY 4th JULY 11:55AM:

💧 Bell River
🔴 Moderate flooding is occurring along the Bell River at Wellington where levels are nearing a peak
🟠 Peaked at 6.46 metres around 1:45am Monday and is currently at 5.87 metres and falling slowly, with minor flooding.
🟡 Low-lying properties along the Bell River may become impacted by floodwater.
🟢 Old Sydney Road, Spilsbury Lane and Caves Road may be impacted by floodwater.

💧 Macquarie River
🔵 Minor flooding is occurring along the Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge and Dubbo. Moderate flooding is possible at Narromine and major flooding is possible at Warren
🟣 The Macquarie River at Wellington Bridge peaked at 5.74m at 4.00am. It is currently 5.31m and falling with minor flooding
🟠 At Dubbo the river exceeded the minor flood level (5.50 metres) around 6:00 am Monday. The main flood peak is arriving where a minor peak near 7m is expected around 6pm tonight with minor flooding
🟡 The Yabang Gee, Shibble, Troy and Emilie Seriser Bridges may close due to floodwaters.
🟢 Low-lying properties in Bligh Street may be affected by floodwater.
🔵 At Narromine, data is not currently available, though river rises have been observed upstream at Baroona
🟣 Warren is expected to exceed the minor flood level (7.50m) early Tuesday morning, and is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (8.50 m) Tuesday evening and may reach the major flood level (9.00 m) during Wednesday
🔴 Low-lying properties along the Macquarie River may become impacted by floodwater. Further rises are possible

💧 Bogan River
🟠 The Bogan River at Peak Hill exceeded the minor flood level (2.50 metres) at 2.00am Monday morning.
🟡 The river level may reach around 2.70 metres later this morning, with minor flooding.
🟢 Tullamore Road may close at this height due to floodwater.
🔵 The Bogan River at Dandaloo may reach the minor flood level (4.10 metres) around Tuesday.
🟣 The Tyrie Road (Dandaloo - Tottenham River Road) may be affected by floodwaters at this height. Further rises are possible.

💧 Culgoa River
🟠 Moderate flooding is occurring at Kenebree and is steady at its peak of around 6.15 metres

💧 Bokhara River
🟡 Moderate flooding is occurring along the Bokhara River at Goodwins.

💧 Darling River
🟢 The main flood peak is arriving at Louth and is expected at Tilpa early July, moderate flooding is currently occurring at both locations.
🔵 Moderate flooding is possible at Wilcannia mid July



⚬ People working or camping along the Bell River should monitor river heights and be prepared to move to higher ground
⚬ Farmers and landholders along the Bell and Macquarie River are advised to relocate livestock, pumps, chemicals and equipment to higher ground
⚬ If your home could be cut off by floodwaters, get prepared.
⚬ Work out the safest route to leave or where you will find higher ground if the situation changes.
⚬ Stay away from rising water and move your car away from areas likely to flood.

❗ Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater. ❗

☎️ For emergency assistance, contact SES on 132 500. If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

📻 Tune in to ABC Western Plains Central Western Slopes 107.1 FM | Dubbo 95.9 FM| Byrock 657 AM| Mudgee 99.5 FM | Cobar 106.1 FM | Lightning Ridge 92.1 FM | Nyngan 95.1 FM | Walgett 105.9FM | Menindee 97.3 FM | Tottenham 99.3 FM | Goodooga 99.3 FM | Ivanhoe 106.1 FM
Online at ab.co/3zLfc9e or on the ABC Listen App.

ℹ️ More information
⚬NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au/

🤷 If you're not sure what to do when there’s a flood, visit: bit.ly/PrepareForAFlood
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Emmalee Holmes

Recent Brewarrina Shire Council Road Condition advice. For a full list of reports on the #DarlingRiverRun visit: https://www.thedarlingriverrun.com.au/road-condition-reports/Image attachment

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Glen Morey


Please 🙏 ALL travellers take note that until further notice ! ALL unsealed roads from Wilcannia in every direction, are CLOSED ! Emergency Services are sick of people ignoring Closed Road Signage !!! 😡

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