Murray-Darling Touring Routes

Australian Touring Routes & Destinations

The name Red Dust on Snowtm succinctly sums up the passion I have for the diverse region of the Murray-Darling Basin and adjoining areas in Australia.

Murray-Darling touring, Simon Bayliss, Red Dust Snow 

From the iconic red soils of the western region of the Darling River catchment to the snow-covered mountains of the southeast, I have always held a passion for this region of Australia in terms of photography, content creation, and share the experience with like-minded adventurers.

My love for exploring Australia started from a young age (in an old FB ute) exploring the central Murray River. Since then, I have travelled throughout Australia, photographingphotographing and creating content for various publishers.

Australia is an excellent place to tour, and the Murray-Darling basin always draws me back as it is in my blood. And it is that ethereal experience I have always wanted to share. 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).

Over the years, as a professional photographerprofessional 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 Australian region that I have toured extensively and promoted photographically and via editorial content for many of Australia's leading lifestyle magazines.

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.

I hope you enjoy these experiences!

Simon Bayliss

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

Simon Bayliss

Red Dust on Snow Touring

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...

Lake Mungo > Cameron Corner

Lake Mungo > Cameron Corner

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

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...

Best Route

Best Route

The Best Route, from experience, for touring the Darling River, Far West NSW, Australia

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...

All Route Options

All Route Options

The Complete Guide with all the options to touring the Darling River, Far West NSW, Australia ...

Source to Sea

Source to Sea

From the Darling Downs to the Murray-Darling confluence, then the Murray to  Lake Alexandrina.....

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

Connecting the Murray-Darling Basin to the Lake Eyre Basin, learn about our outback water systems......

Lake Mungo > Cameron Corner

Lake Mungo > Cameron Corner

Overlanding from the Murrumbidgee River to the Darling River and into the Corner Country, Far West N...

Darling-Corner Loop

Darling-Corner Loop

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

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...

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...

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...

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