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The Darling River Touring

Touring Australia's Greatest Waterway

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

The Darling River is Australia's most iconic river and when combined with its longest tributaries, 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.

Learn more about the Darling River

Covering such a large area, across diverse landscapes, the Darling River provides visitors with a vast array of activities, destinations, attractions, and wonderful accommodation options. The best way to experience the region is via the Darling River Run, one of Australia's most iconic touring routes.

The Darling River tributaries are sourced from South East Queensland via the Condamine (Ballone and Culgoa rivers) as well as the ephemeral Paroo and Warrego rivers while the border rivers (mainly the Barwon and MacIntyre rivers) straddle the NSW/QLD border to feed the Darling. Coming from the western plains of New South Wales including the Bogan, Macquarie, Castlereagh, and Namoi rivers feed the system from the east.

A great adventure for anyone wanting to experience this wonderful part of Australia is 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.


Safe Outback Travel

Driving Outback Australia

Safe Outback Travel

The Outback is easily accessible and a safe place to travel. Like any journey, correct planning, preparation and common sense will ensure a memorable and wonderful experience.

Safe outback travel is about common sense and potential dangers come from the hot & dry summers and distances between towns & services.

The Outback experiences very hot and dry summers. Travel is safer and more enjoyable March – October.

The best advice for any traveller is.. “it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it

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