Darling River Run Source to Sea

Darling Downs to Lake Alexandrina

Drive Brisbane Adelaide - Darling River Source to Sea. The Darling River from Source to Sea touring route from Brisbane to Adelaide incorporates the longest tributary of the Darling River, the Darling River Run, and the lower Murray River to Lake Alexandrina. This is an epic touring route across three states.

The Condamine–Balonne Rivers catchment forms one of the largest catchments in the Murray–Darling Basin, rising from elevated areas of the Darling Downs. Sourced from near Mt Superbus in the Main Range National Park, the Condomine River passes through Killarney; becoming the Balonne near Condamine. 

The Maranoa River, a tributary flowing from the Carnarvon Gorge, meets the Balonne at Lake Kajarabie (Beardmore Dam) near St George from which the Culgoa River flows southwest to join the Darling River about 20km east of Bourke.

At 1,195 km (Condamine, Balonne, and Culgoa channel) it provides a wonderful, and natural, touring route from Southeast Queensland down to Bourke.

* NOTE: for those travelling with a caravan, the route to and from Killarney-Brisbane should be done via Warwick and Toowoomba as the route across the Great Dividing Range via Spring Creek Road, Head Road, Carney Creek Road is not suitable for caravans as it is too narrow and too windy.

If you are travelling with a caravan do an overnight at either Killarney or Warwick, un-hitch, and explore the area around the source of the Condamine near the Head and Main Range National Park.

Condamine River Main Range National Park Queensland

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