The Darling River Run

Touring Australia's Greatest Waterway

The Darling River in 2008 during a high flow at Trilby Station, Louth, Outback Australia

Welcome to the Darling River Run -  the original and the best online resource for touring the Darling River!

Having travelled, photographed, and written about the Darling River for well over a decade, my passion is not only for the river but to share the experience I have gained across Outback NSW and the Far West NSWFar West NSW region (Corner Country).

The Darling River is Australia's most iconic river and when combined with its longest tributariestributaries, forms Australia's longest waterway stretching from Queensland's Darling Downs across Outback NSW to its meeting with the Murray RiverMurray River at Wentworth in the south-west corner of New South Wales.

The Darling River is a major part of the expansive Murray Darling Basin which covers an area of 1,061,469 square kilometres (14% of the total area of Australia).

The Darling River provides a basis for Australia's indigenous population and culture, as well as being the basis for pastoral expansion across the outback by providing the lifeblood of water for irrigation and transport; but it is a boom-bust river which fits perfectly into the character of this land and its people.

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A great adventure for anyone wanting to experience this wonderful part of Outback New South Wales, Australia.  The Darling River Run, a true outback adventure suitable for SUV, traditional passenger vehicles, motorbikes, or RV's.

There is some much to see, do, learn, experience, along the Darling River, it is truly our most iconic river experience!

Simon Bayliss


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