Outback NSW Touring Routes

Murray-Darling Basin TouringCampers enjoying the Darling River while travelling the Darling River Run, Outback NSW, Australia

Driving along the Darling River is an Outback NSW adventure everyone should do it at least once... it is a bucket list thing!

The Darling River Run is an adventure along Australia's third-largest river, which traditionally starts at Walgett but should also include the iconic opal town of Lightning Ridge and the Grawin.

As a waterway (including its longest tributaries), the Darling is Australia's longest stretching from South East Queensland through Outback NSW to Wentworth - on the NSW/Victorian border - where it joins the Murray River. From Wentworth, the Murray flows into South Australia to Lake Alexandrina.

The Darling River Run is not a single journey, but an adventure across the Far West of NSW, through adjoining regions like Cameron Corner and the Corner Country, the point at which the states of New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia join.

The Darling River is a tributary of the Murray and an integral part of the Murray-Darling basin, which provides countless opportunities to explore a region covering almost 14% of Australia's land area.

While the Darling River is, in itself, nothing short of an amazing and unique experience, that is only part of a Darling River Run experience.

The side-trips that flow off the Darling River Run, link the visitor to other Far West NSW places like Broken Hill, Wannaaring, and Tibooburra, as well as touring routes like the Corner Country Loop and the Sturt's Steps touring route linking Broken Hill to Tibooburra (via Packsaddle) and onto Cameron Corner via the Corner Explorer.

Touring the Darling & Outback NSW

Best Route

Best Route

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

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.....

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 ...

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