Thanks to those that make this possible!
This initiative has evolved from the original Darling River Run tourism website that I developed, a resource that was abandoned by local, regional, and state tourism.
Knowing the importance of this online resource, I was determined to keep it going.
Having worked across the region for the last ten years as well as several roles within lifestyle media, I have gained an insight into what the travelling public wants and what the Murray-Darling basin can offer. To that end, I invited some in-region stakeholders to partner with the initiative.
There is still a LOT of work to be done, and I would like to thank our partners.
PS: If you have a product or service that you feel will enhance the travel and touring people that use the Red Dust & Snow website resources, please feel contact me to discuss working together for a better touring experience.
Accommodation Partner - Bindara Station
South of Menindee
Historic Bindara Station is located on the West side of the Darling, south of Kinchega National Park. The Station is ideally situated between Pooncarie & Menindee and also a convenient stop off between Mungo & Kinchega National Parks.
Grab a mudmap to search & find points of interest. Go birdwatching, fishing or walk our river tracks and get up close to the wildlife, or just sit & relax at the campfire, watch the Darling flow by.
Accommodation Partner - Kallara Station
The McClures call Kallara Station “the accessible outback” as it is central to the historic River Ports of Bourke and Wilcannia and the outback mining towns of Cobar and White Cliffs.
Kallara Station Stay is 15 minutes drive from Tilpa which has an all weather sealed airstrip with lights for late landings or early morning departures (courtesy vehicle by arrangement).
Accommodation Partner - Kidman's Camp
Located about 8Km north of Bourke along the Mitchell Highway and situated on the banks of the mighty Darling River, Kidman’s Camp is not just a stopover on your journey – it is a destination in its own right!
Ranging from practical units with shared amenities, through to our popular unique and stylish fully self-contained luxury chalets, there are 20 cabins on site. Located around the park in a variety of configurations, there is an option to suit every family and individual.
Accommodation Partner - Lorne Station
A Ridge Icon!
No bells and whistles. Just pure country hospitality. Award Winning Accommodation
Powered & Unpowered Sites, Bunk Houses, Communal Kitchen, Fire Ring, Pet Friendly. Entertainment around the fire to embrace the beauty and serenity of the great outback.
Inside tips looking for opal, talk to the locals to help you on your way
Accommodation Partner - Nelia Gaari Station
North of Menindee
If you are looking for a quite convenient spot on the Darling River to park your caravan/campervan or four wheel drive for overnight or as long as you like, call in and check out our great camp sites.
Our camp sites have shared toilet and shower facilities. Relax and experience the quiet and restful solitude of the Darling River.
Accommodation Partner - Outback Resort, Broken Hill
Unexpected luxury in a breathtaking rugged outback setting – opening August 2018. Offering a unique combination of nature and luxury, Broken Hill Outback Resort is designed for anyone seeking quality accommodation in the heart of the Australian Outback.
With a mix of powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites on level, grassy areas complete with high spec amenities block, camp kitchen, kids playground, 24 King Spa Cabins, Bar/ Restaurant our resort provides all guests with luxury, comfort and convenience.
Accommodation Partner - Trilby Station
Take a break... stay a while... camping by the river or in one of our self-contained cabins… experienceing the spirit of wide, open spaces as you take a peek at our 320,000 acre station with a 'Mud Map' in your hand ... throw a line in and fish for Cod or Yellow-belly ... boil your yabbies on an open fire and eat them fresh…. canoe the majestic Darling River….or just relax by your campfire and daydream.
Outback country hospitality and riverside accommodation in the fully renovated Stockman's Cottages and the new Shearer's Bunkhouse. Or avail yourself of the powered caravan sites and secluded river campsites dotted among age old river gums on the banks of the Darling River. Liz is happy to cater meals for you - by prior arrangement.
Accommodation Partner - Warrawong on the Darling
Warrawong on the Darling allows you to experience the real Australian Outback in comfort. With an abundance of wildlife and unspoiled tranquillity, simply sit and watch the amazing variety of birds and the ever-changing colours of the sunsets.
Take day trips to White Cliffs, Tilpa, Louth, Paroo Darling National Park, Menindee, and the Menindee Lakes, Broken Hill, and the historic river port of Wilcannia – the rough diamond gem of the Outback.
Destination Partner - Corner Country Australia
Welcome to Corner Country Outback NSW, one of the most popular travel regions of Australia.
Anyone who travels though Outback New South Wales will understand the deep historical and cultural connections; with experiences of Indigenous heritage and culture, pastoral history, ethereal National Parks, iconic outback towns and legendary waterways. It is just one of those places.
Destination Partner - Mathoura Tourism
Welcome to Mathoura... unspoilt access to natures' best experiences.
Mathoura, the gateway to one of the largest Red Gum forests in the world, is a real hidden gem with so much to offer from unspoilt forest experiences and waterway access to the Murray and Edward rivers as well as the Gulpa Creek section of the Timber Cutters Run touring route.
Destination Partner - Murray River Council
Welcome to Murray River Council, covering Moama, Mathoura, Barham, and Moulamein.
The vibrant tourism region of the central Murray River region stretching from Echuca/Moama and including iconic access to the Murray, Edward, and Wakool Rivers.
Local Partner - Louth Races
...capture the magic of the great Australian outback at one of the friendliest – and most unique – country race meetings.
Situated on the banks of the Darling River 100km south-west of Bourke and 132km north-west of Cobar, Louth has an undeniable reputation for staging a great annual race meeting that keeps crowds coming back … year after year.
Destination Partner - Lightning Ridge
Travelling through this vast land, one often discovers places that envelope the soul with tangible elements; a beautiful river, majestic native forests, indigenous culture, or unspoiled pristine beaches.
Every now and again though, one can come across a place where the same feeling is experienced without any tangible elements to account for that feeling. Lightning Ridge, home of the unique Black Opal, is one of those places!
Accommodation Partner - Murray Bank Caravan Park
Murraybank Caravan Park is an established park on one of the prettiest bends of the mighty Murray River. The park is situated just out of the Barmah and Millewa National Parks – home to the world’s biggest single stand of River Redgum.
Murraybank is a family-friendly and dog-friendly (on leash) caravan park offering caravan and camping sites, both powered and unpowered sites. There are a limited number of sites on the river banks at the top end of the park, as well as a large, flat grassed area at the other end of the park. There are two onsite cabins available.
Accommodation Partner - Packsaddle Roadhouse
Packsaddle Roadhouse is located on the Silver City Highway, 175 kilometres north of Broken Hill, and is home to Mia and Arnie, who offer a welcoming stop for weary travellers.
It's where you can enjoy a meal and a drink, sit and have a chat with fellow travellers and locals, and just gaze into the clear outback night sky.
Life couldn't be better!
Accommodation Partner - Lake Paika Accommodation
Take a step back in time, unwind, relax and enjoy unique accommodation in the restored self-contained workmans' quarters.
Experience this natural wetland, reinstated in 2012, after more than 100 years of being stranded from its lifeline, the Murrumbidgee River.
Lake Paika Station is one of the oldest properties in the area.