Darling River Run: Menindee to Wentworth

Starting the run or finishing the run, the Lower Darling section of the Darling River Run between Menindee Lakes and Wentworth covers some of the best outback attractions and experiences of Outback NSW.

Lake Mango (Mungo National Park) is a ‘must-see’ destinations with its much-photographed ‘Walls of China’, dunes, and Lunette landscapes. But it is more about just outback beauty as there is a very unique story it has to tell about the richness of indigenous culture.

The other major unique feature of the Lower Darling is the confluence of the Murray River and Darling River, and standing at the point they meet and continue their journey as one to the Great Australian Bight.


1) Menindee to Pooncarie

The Menindee-Pooncarie section of The Darling River Run can be undertaken via west of the Darling River (through Kinchega NP) or the eastern side which which is the more direct route.

Western Route

Road Type = gravel (dry weather road)

Distance: 185 kms

Road/Routes:

Old Pooncarie Rd (via Kinchega) <> Polia Rd: 84km
Polia Rd <> High Darling Rd: 91km
High Darling Rd <> Pooncarie-Wentworth Rd: 7km
Pooncarie-Wentworth Rd<> Pooncarie: 3km

2) Pooncarie to Wentworth

This section of the run can be undertaken via the east of the Darling River (which will enables you to visit Lake Mungo and the Mungo National Park) or the western side which affords more access to the river.

Western Route

Road Type = gravel (dry weather road)

Distance: 116km (126km)

Road/Routes:

Pooncarie<>High Darling Rd: 3km
High Darling Rd<>Low Darling Rd: 67km * (or High Darling Rd<>Garston Rd: 79km
- then 3.3 kms to Low Darling Rd)* 
Low Darling Rd<>Silver City H'way: 40km *(or Garston Rd<>Silvercity H'way 35km
Silver City H'way<>Wentworth: 6km


Towns - Lower Darling

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