Tours & Side Trips
River Run Sections
Lower Darling Parks
Drives & Touring - Lower Darling
While experiencing the wonders of the Lower Darling on the Darling River Run, there are two very special side-trips that should be put on the list. Mungo National Park is one of those outback destinations that is both physically beautiful and spiritually moving while the Perry Sand Hills are a unique formation of shifting dunes to provides an insight to the unique geomorphology of the area.
Wentworth <> Mungo National Park <> Pooncarie <> Menindee <> Kinchega National Park
Mungo National Park is a remarkable place and one Outback NSW destination not to be missed. Its international significance has been recognised with a World Heritage listing. It's where you'll find the Walls of China, an icon not only for the sheer beauty of dramatic formations but also for the amazing spiritual significance of the area. Mungo has evidence of continual human habitation over 40,000 years, and is one of the world's most significant anthropological and archaeological sites.
At Mungo National Park, Discovery Ranger tours may be pre-organised through the Buronga NP Office or at the Mungo Visitor Centre. There is accommodation at the Shearer's Quarters on Mungo NP with bookings required.
This loop also incorporates the historic Darling River town of Pooncarie.
Wentworth <> Mungo National Park
- Distance = 155 km - about 2.5 hours:
- Route: Wentworth Pooncarie Rd (Sealed), 86 km > Top Hut Rd (Dry weather road) 66 km
Pooncarie <> Mungo National Park:
- Distance = 97 km - about 2 hrs
- Route: Wentworth Pooncarie Rd (Sealed), 31 km >Top Hut Rd (Dry weather road) 66 km
Perry Sandhills <> Wentworth
The awesome Perry Sand Hills are found just outside of Wentworth. Theyâ€™re a unique land formation, over 160 ha of continuously shifting sand dunes, the result of an ancient ice age and many thousands of years of wind erosion.
Visit Pioneer Museum in Wentworth to learn about the mega-fauna that once inhabited the area, and its Aboriginal heritage. Today, the hills are a premier visitor attraction and are used as a backdrop for filming, as well as for the Music Under the Stars festival in March.
Perry Sand Hills is an easy 10 minute drive from Wentworth.
Beautiful any time of the day but especailly so at dawn or dusk,