Darling River Run
The Darling River
The Darling River meanders through NSW from its origins in Queensland's Darling Downs - via the Warrego and Culgoa Rivers - and from the northern NSW tributaries of Barwon, Gwydir, Namoi, Castlereagh and Bogan rivers down through the heart of outback NSW to its meeting with the Murray River at Wentworth. Part of the Murray Darling Basin, which covers 1,061,469 square kilometres (14% of the total area of Australia), the Darling River is Australia's longest river flowing 2,739 km.
The Darling River Run
The Darling River Run is one of Australia's great outback experiences. It has long been one of NSW's greatest drives, and itâ€™s now even easier to plan and undertake an adventure along Australia's iconic Darling River, exploring the towns and natural attractions along the way.
The Darling River, Australia's longest, runs 2,740km through outback NSW. Part of the Murray-Darling basin, the river is fed primarily from the summer rains of southern Queensland and makes its journey south-west across the state to Wentworth where it joins the mighty Murray River, which then flows on to Lake Alexandrina and into the Great Australian Bight.
Darling River Run - Walgett to Louth
The upper section of the Darling River Run is a journey through iconic towns like Bourke, with must-see attractions like the fish-traps at Brewarrina and the Celtic cross at Louth. There are also some great side-trips including Lightning Ridge and Gundabooka National Park.
Darling River Run - Louth to Menindee
Covering the region around Broken Hill, the middle section of the Darling River Run includes the magnificent Menindee Lakes, iconic towns of Broken Hill, White Cliffs and Silverton and one or the most emotive National Parks of Outback NSW, Mutawintji.
Darling River Run - Menindee to Wentworth
The Darling River meets the Murray River at Wentworth and the point where the two meet should be put on any outback travellers list. The river then flows, as the Murray River, into South Australia and onto Lake Alexandrina. The World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes and Mungo National Park are also in the lower Darling region and a short drive from the small town of Pooncarie.