Murray-Darling Touring Routes

Australian Touring Routes & Destinations

From an adventure touring perspective, the Murray-Darling covers almost 14% of Australia, and around 78% of Australia's population live within 200 km of the basin. It is that close and such a vast region to explore, as it spans four eastern states of Australia (Victoria, NSW, South Australia, and Queensland).

As no travel experience or destination exists in isolation, in 2018, the Darling River Run website expanded to cover not only more of the Murray-Darling Basin but the Corner Country as well.

The website now boasts over twenty touring routes covering adventure routes from the east coast capital and the in-region experiences.

The Darling River Run initiative will continue to be the 'go-to' online resource. At the heart of the project is the passion of someone who has been a regular traveller of the region for the last 10+ years and has a thorough understanding of the aspirations people hold for lifestyle touring.

This online resource targets off-bitumen RV, camper and farm-stay audience, a demographic I understand well, holding many positions within the camping and RV media.

Over the years, as a professional photographer and adventure lover, I have seen most of Australia, and the Murray-Darling Basin is the region that I connect with the most. It is an Australia region that I have toured extensively and promoted photographically and via editorial content for many of Australia's leading lifestyle magazine.

I have retraced many established and well-known touring routes throughout my travels and created a few that I thought provides an essential insight into the landscape's nature. (e.g. Watershed Loop and the Timber Cutters Run)

The following are the touring routes I am most passionate about and would like to share to enable others to experience the adventure.

Simon Bayliss

"An experience is only real when it is shared"  (me)

I hope you enjoy it!

Simon Bayliss

The Murray-Darling & Far West - Adventures & Experiences

Drive to Broken Hill

Drive to Broken Hill

Driving to Broken Hill from any of the major east coast capitals can be thought of a long drive (Ade...

Touring Maps & Guides

Touring Maps & Guides

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Lower Murray Run

Lower Murray Run

Lower Darling River Tour - There are ways to drive from Wentworth to Adelaide, or vice versa, but a ...

The Watershed Loop

The Watershed Loop

Explorer Captain Charles Sturt (and others) believed there was an inland sea and was the basis of hi...

Drive Adelaide to Broken Hill

Drive Adelaide to Broken Hill

Adelaide is very lucky to be in such close proximity to the Silver City, but there are still a coupl...

Drive Brisbane to Cameron Corner

Drive Brisbane to Cameron Corner

Driving from Brisbane to Cameron Corner offers many touring route options. The main one is a d...

Drive Melbourne to Cameron Corner

Drive Melbourne to Cameron Corner

The Corner Country, just the name conjures up images of the iconic nature of outback Australia and C...

Lake Mungo > Cameron Corner

Lake Mungo > Cameron Corner

Experience the awe-inspiring landscapes and the anthropological significant Lake Mungo as well as a ...

Drive Sydney to Cameron Corner

Drive Sydney to Cameron Corner

Having travelled often throughout the Outback NSW region over the last decade or so, I tend to like ...

Drive Sydney to Broken Hill

Drive Sydney to Broken Hill

Driving from Sydney to Broken Hill can be a one-day highway drive or a 2-3 day adventure...

Drive to Cameron Corner

Drive to Cameron Corner

With Broken Hill as a base, some awesome touring adventures radiate from, and return to, the Silver ...

Timber Cutters Run - Guide

Timber Cutters Run - Guide

Welcome to the Timber Cutter's Runtm, a unique touring route along ancient waterways and through eth...

Broken Hill to Tibooburra - Highway

Broken Hill to Tibooburra - Highway

Driving to Cameron Corner from Broken Hill via the (almost totally sealed) Silver City Highway is th...

In Sturt's Steps

In Sturt's Steps

Sturt's Touring Route, Drive Broken Hill to Cameron Corner, Outback Australia. Around forty years ag...

Along the Dog Fence

Along the Dog Fence

Leaving Broken Hill head out to historic Silverton to take in the many attractions. Enjoy lunch at o...

Cameron Corner Explorer

Cameron Corner Explorer

The massive Sturt National Park spans the dunes of the Strzelecki Desert across the ancient mesas of...

Darling River - Corner Loop

Darling River - Corner Loop

The largest side-trip (loop) off the Darling River Run takes in the western-most part of outback New...

Darling River Run - Best Route

Darling River Run - Best Route

The Darling River Run is one of Australia’s most iconic touring routes encompassing some of the best...

Drive Brisbane to Broken Hill

Drive Brisbane to Broken Hill

Driving from Brisbane to Broken Hill offers many touring route options with two distinct a...

Darling River Run Map

Darling River Run Map

Looking for a map/guide for the best way to tour the Darling River?  Not sure which side of the...

Drive Melbourne to Broken Hill

Drive Melbourne to Broken Hill

Driving from Melbourne to Broken Hill can be a one-day highway drive or a 2-3 day adventur...

Darling River Run - Complete Guide

Darling River Run - Complete Guide

The Darling River Run The Complete Touring Guide All Route Options Around 2006 I took a trip in...

Darling River - Source to Sea

Darling River - Source to Sea

Drive Brisbane Adelaide - Darling River Source to Sea. The Darling River from Source to Sea&nbs...

Timber Cutters' Run

Timber Cutters' Run

Welcome to the Timber Cutter's Runtm, a unique touring route along ancient waterways and through eth...

The Watershed Loop

The Watershed Loop

Explorer Captain Charles Sturt (and others) believed there was an inland sea and was the basis of hi...

Lake Mungo > Cameron Corner

Lake Mungo > Cameron Corner

Experience the awe-inspiring landscapes and the anthropological significant Lake Mungo as well as a ...

The Dowling Track

The Dowling Track

Travel in the footsteps of Vincent James Dowling and other early pioneers who over 100 years ago d...

Corner Loop

Corner Loop

Darling River Run Corner Country Loop, the Darling River Run's largest side-trip, takes in the ...

Karumba

Karumba

The only town in view of the Southern Gulf, Karumba serves up everything the Top End is renowned. In...

Watershed Loop - Guide

Watershed Loop - Guide

Welcome to the Watershed Looptm, touring guide! The Watershed Looptm is a unique touring route conn...

Louth Races

Louth Races

There are many great race meetings held around the country and a few are as iconic as the Louth Race...

Lawn Hill Gorge

Lawn Hill Gorge

Lawn Hill National Park in Queensland's outback is a garden paradise you wouldn't mind looking after...

Sydney - Melbourne Diversion

Sydney - Melbourne Diversion

Back in the day, I was enthused by the new highway and less so with the old road that seemed to pass...

Cooper Creek

Cooper Creek

Steeped in folklore and Australia's rich explorer's history, Cooper Creek is one of those must-see o...

Visit Tom Groggin Station

Visit Tom Groggin Station

"There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around..." So starts the iconic Austra...

*** Safe Outback Travel ***

Before heading out to the outback, for the safety of you and fellow travellers (and as a courtesy to those living in the outback), please to the Safe Outback Travel for tips and hints to get the most out of your next adventure.