Okay, you’ll probably want to square away a touch more than a weekend for this one, but trust us, it’s worth it.

The Darling River Run is one of the classic outback trips you can undertake on NSW soil. It’s a long dusty route that charts the flow of the Darling River through the state’s interior, from Walgett south to its confluence with the Murray River at Wentworth.

You’ll require a few days at least to knock over the distance, but we’d recommend allowing a week in order to make the most of the picturesque riverside camping and to allow a little time to get out of the fourby and explore.


4WDING: The 950km route from Walgett to Wentworth traverses plenty of unsealed sections, although the going is gentle along the main route. If you’re looking for something more serious, there are some great tracks to explore within Kinchega National Park.

PHOTOGRAPHY: The pastel desert palette of the Darling River cloaked in the soft light of dawn or dusk makes for some surreal photo opportunities.


LOCATION: The drive itself stretches for 950km from Walgett to Wentworth, although those coming from Sydney must factor in a 640km highway burn to the starting point.

CAMPING is available along the route at Trilby Station and Idalia Station in Louth, at Menindee Lakes, Kallara Station in Tilpa and in Kinchega National Park.

FUEL is available at Walgett, Bourke, Brewarrina, Wilcannia, Louth, Tilpa, Menindee and Wentworth.

MORE INFO is available at www.centraldarling.nsw.gov.au

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