The Darling River Run Drive from Bourke to Louth showcases the natural beauty of the Darling River, the incredible Toorale National Park or the magnificent Mount Gunderbooka. Perfect for 4WD adventurers and independent travellers.
Bourke to Louth East Route: Louth Road (mostly unsealed) 99km
Gundabooka National Park. See the imposing Mount Gunderbooka and go camping in the outback at Dry Tank or Yanda Campground. Take a walk along the ancient river bed and see Aboriginal rock art (Mulgowan (Yapa) Art Site).
Follow easy trails from Bennetts Gorge picnic area in Gundabooka National Park. At Bennetts Gorge you may wish to walk the Valley of the Eagles trail up to the top of Mount Gunderbooka.
Nearby Rose Isle Farmstay is a lovely spot on the Darling River to stay overnight.
Bourke to Louth West Route: Toorale Road, 126km (104km unsealed)
Toorale National Park. Once one of the great pastoral empires of NSW, the property was owned by Sir Samuel McCaughey from 1880 to 1913. In its day it included an incredible 400,000 hectares of prime pastoral land.
At the junction of the Warrego and Darling rivers, take the Darling River Run drive (41km Loop), in Toorale National Park, where you can stop for a spot of fishing.
The Darling River Run drive showcases the natural beauty of the Darling River as well as Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area. Perfect for 4WD adventurers and independent travellers.
The Darling River Run drive offers beautiful secluded spots for free camping by the bank of the Darling River (Darling River camp (Yapara Paaka Thuru).
You can enjoy a picnic lunch at the Many Big Rocks Picnic Area (Karnu Yalpa), while you relax to the sounds of the birds and the tranquil water flowing over the natural rock weir.
Of an evening, Toorale delivers the most awe-inspiring sunsets and incredible starry nights.
Historic Toorale Homestead – The stories of station life have been captured and are being told through the new series of installations located at the Homestead Precinct.
Enjoy the floodplain views at Mount Talowla lookout.
East Route: Louth Road (mostly unsealed) 99km
West Route: Toorale Road, 126km (104km unsealed)