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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 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.


Darling River - Adventures & Experiences

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...

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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...

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Lake Mungo > Cameron Corner

Lake Mungo > Cameron Corner

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

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Louth Races

Louth Races

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

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Cooper Creek

Cooper Creek

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

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The Watershed Loop

The Watershed Loop

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

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The Darling River Run

The Darling River Run

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

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The Dowling Track

The Dowling Track

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

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