The Darling River

The Darling River, Australia's most iconic river, is part of the Murray Darling Basin which covers an area of 1,061,469 square kilometres (14% of the total area of Australia) and provides visitors with a vast array of activities, destinations, attractions, and fantastic accommodation options.

An integral part of any Darling River experience is the relationship between the river, the landscape and the people of the land (indigenous and European).

The Darling River has always been an integral part of the indigenous culture, a culture that stretches over 45,000 years and today, the river remains the lifeblood of the living culture of our First Nation people.

For the explorers who ventured out to record the courses of our waterways and search for the fabled inland sea, the task of venturing into the harsh, and at times unimaginable, the interior is truly remarkable.


Darling River - Information & Learning

Brief History

Brief History

Early European naivety, which also permeates through to modern perceptions, viewed Indigenous Aust...

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Sturt's Expedition

Sturt's Expedition

When Charles Sturt and the men of the Central Australian Expedition left Adelaide in August 1844 t...

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Burke & Wills

Burke & Wills

On the 19th of October 1860, members of the Victorian Exploring Expedition (Burke and Wills Expedi...

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The Explorers

The Explorers

We can only imagine how it was done during the early 1800s... horses and drays, camels and having ...

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Spiritual Culture

Spiritual Culture

We, all people of on earth, live in a world of the physical, spiritual, and human, but these parad...

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