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Tilpa, NSW

Darling River Towns

"Tis said the land out west is grand, do not care who says it", ('The Paroo River' 1893). Mr Lawson certainly knew how to eloquently sum up the outback and those that venture down the Darling River and through Outback NSW cannot help but agree, the land out west IS grand.

Located on the western banks of the Darling River, the very welcoming town of Tilpa is a must for a stopover, whether you have a few hours or a few days for camping and fishing on the Darling River. 

Accommodation Partner - Kallara Station

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The McClures call Kallara Station “the accessible outback” as it is central to the historic River Ports of Bourke and Wilcannia and the outback mining towns of Cobar and White Cliffs.

Kallara Station Stay is 15 minutes drive from Tilpa which has an all weather sealed airstrip with lights for late landings or early morning departures (courtesy vehicle by arrangement).

The old pub is a true classic and has been welcoming travellers and locals for over 100 years. The walls of this timber and corrugated iron pub are covered with graffiti of written by vistors who make a gold coin donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service for the privilege. The graffiti which makes for an intriguing read while having a cold beer and a chat to the locals and other fellow travellers.

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  • the-darling-river-tilpa-outback-nsw-05The Darling River Tilpa Outback NSW
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The old pub is a true classic and has been welcoming travellers and locals for over 100 years. The walls of this timber and corrugated iron pub are covered with graffiti of written by vistors who make a gold coin donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service for the privilege. The graffiti which makes for an intriguing read while having a cold beer and a chat to the locals and other fellow travellers.

Originally a busy port servicing the river trade and local agriculture, Tilpa was a 'crossroad' in the outback as the bridge of the river served as a stock crossing and port for the wool clip being transported down to Wentworth and onto either Echuca or Adelaide.

Tilpa distinguishes itself in a few unique ways:

  • It has the only Boer War memorial that includes a commemorative to Harry (The Breaker) Morant.
  • It also has the shortest heritage trail in Australia comprising just two signs on either side of the main road.
  • The Tilpa cemetery is the only one in Australia with no one in it.
  • The Tilpa Trading Post provides the traveller with many stores and also serves up the most unbelievable hamburgers; many say they are the best in the world!

Tilpa is a great stopover point for a quick refresher, meal or even a few days fishing before exploring upstream to Louth or venturing downstream to Wilcannia while doing the Darling River Run.

Tilpa See & Do:

  • Darling River
  • Tilpa heritage trail
  • Boer War memorial
  • Sunset Lookout
  • Tilpa cemeteryrive in Theatre
  • Tilpa Trading Post

Getting to Tilpa:

By Car:

  • From Brisbane: 1,105km
  • From Sydney: 875km
  • From Melbourne: 1,045km
  • From Adelaide: 845km

Tilpa Information Centre (Wilcannia):

Reid Street, Wilcannia NSW 2836

Website

Telephone: 02 8083 8910


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