Darling River Run Itinerary

The Darling River Touring Guide

Darling River Run Itinerary, Guide and MapsThe Darling River Run is one of Australia’s most iconic touring routes encompassing some of the best destinations, attraction, and experiences of Outback NSW and while it is touted by some as a 4WD adventure, the reality is that it is easily done in an AWD SUV and even a traditional passenger vehicle with care. The route is also caravan and RV friendly with many of the accommodation options along the way perfectly suited to BYO accommodation including traditional camping as well.

Quick Link: Darling River Camping

Best Times: Autumn - Spring *Summer is hot but still great!

The Darling River Run is regarded by many as one of the best outback touring routes in Australia.

While it might not the extreme off-road, 4x4, that some seek, it is one that is easily done in almost any type of vehicle, and has the added benefit of being easily accessible from any of the east coast capital cities; less than a days drive to get to the Darling River.

The touring route also joins many side-trips that enable access to some of the best known, iconic travel experiences in Outback NSW; and some great ‘hidden gems’.


Darling River Run Outback Safety

To get the most out of any outback trip, it is best to remember a few golden rules to this type of travel and while the Darling River Run is relatively close to towns and cities, the same rules apply to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Always let someone know where you are and heading.
  • Make sure your vehicle is well prepared.
  • Include at least one spare tyre.
  • In the event of a breakdown, stay near your vehicle.
  • Carry adequate fuel, food and water.
  • Drive to conditions.
  • Keep to, or below, the speed limit.
  • Slow down on dirt and gravel roads when your vision is obscured by the sun or dust.
  • Dust from other vehicles, especially oncoming vehicles, can obscure hazards.
  • Avoid travelling at dawn, dusk and at night as wildlife and stock wander.
  • Observe RTA and local council advisory signs and notices concerning road closures.
  • Rain may cause the closure of unsealed roads.
  • Care for the environment and take your rubbish with you.
  • Leave gates as you find them...
  • Random access through private property is not permissible.
  • Stop, Revive and Survive.

Our Partners - See & Do

Our Accommodation Partners


Simon Bayliss @ Red Dirt Studio

Phone: 0415 890 105