The Darling River Run

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.

The Darling River Run, one of the best Outback NSW attractions and travel experiences, can be undertaken in whole or in part, that is the beauty of this adventure. Many people cover particular sections of the Run enroute to or from other parts of Outback NSW and beyond or take one of the many side-trips and then rejoin the Run to continue along the course of the Darling River.

The Darling River Run starts with early explorers documenting the Aboriginal Fishtraps at Brewarrina being located on the Darling. Others believe, 30kms south of Brewarrina onto its junction with the Bogan and together they flow, as the Darling River to Bourke, Louth, Tilpa, Wilcannia, Menindee, Pooncarie and then on to the confluence with the mighty Murray River at Wentworth.

The River Run is not simply a point A to point B drive but as the river forms the 'spine' of Outback NSW, the journey provides the perfect tour to not only experience the river and the towns along its course but also enables the traveller to experience the best of Outback NSW via the many side trips on offer that allows the visitor to access the surrounding area.

The Darling River Run provides unique travel experiences and allows the traveler to sample some of the best Outback country in Australia; flora, fauna, wondrous landscapes, outback characters and truly remarkable sunrises and sunsets.

Drive along one of the grandest river in Australia; through a historically and culturally rich area steeped in not only Indigenous history, spirituality and living culture, but also European history and explorative efforts by iconic Australians like Burke & Wills, Sturt, and Major Mitchell. 

If you plan to visit NSW, The Darling River Run is the best way to experience all the options available. A true Outback experience awaits those who plan to travel outback NSW.

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Contact Details

Brewarrina Visitor Information Centre
Phone: 02 6830 5152