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 - 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 mud map 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 - 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 - 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 - Lorne Station
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 - 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 campsites.
Our campsites have shared toilet and shower facilities. Relax and experience the quiet and restful solitude of the Darling River.
Accommodation - 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 - Trilby Station
Take a break... stay a while... camping by the river or in one of our self-contained cabins… experiencing 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.
Accommodation - 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 - Milparinka
How outback do you want to go? You drive 296 km north of Broken Hill, 39 km south of Tibooburra and 1,465 km from Sydney to a small turnoff from the Silver City Highway. All around the red dusty soils of Outback New South Wales stretch to the horizon.
When gold was discovered in 1880 this became a thriving town but today it is a shadow of its former self. A reminder that only the hardest of human beings can live in such difficult conditions.
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 - 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 - 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.
Accommodation - 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 - Two-Story Hotel
The Two-Storey Tibooburra Hotel offers accommodation in the iconic 'Two Story Hotel' in Tibooburra, the Corner Country, Australia. The Tibooburra Hotel offers quality accommodation, beautifully renovated bar and superb meals. The Tibooburra Hotel was built in 1882 during the gold rush and is the oldest surviving hotel in Tibooburra.
In a very happy and relaxed atmosphere, Tracey and her family provide modern-day service in an old-world pub, specialising in catering to individuals just touring the outback, families or groups of mates, tag-along tours, 4WD groups, motorbike groups, pilots and aero-clubs. Large charity rallies can also be catered for..
Food & Provisions - Corner Country Store
The Corner Country Store is situated in the town centre of Tibooburra, look for the "i" offering visitor and road information.
Offering friendly service, selling fuel, tyre repairs, gas refills, ice, real coffee, homemade food and more. Eat-in a very comfortable, relaxing cafe or order food to take away. Bring your own alcohol after 5 pm with evening meals. Accommodation bookings for Tibooburra Beds Motel.
Accommodation - The Family Hotel
The Family Hotel will welcome you with that great outback hospitality that is a welcome change from the rushed and impersonal ways of the ‘big-smoke.
Located in the Corner Country town of Tibooburra in outback NSW, Australia... our town is the gateway to the Sturt National Park, Cameron Corner, and the vast outback interior.
Accommodation - Tibooburra Beds
Tibooburra Beds & Camping, we've set out to provide you with everything you need. Our spacious, clean, and comfortable motel style accommodation provides a reprieve from the outback.
Our generous campsites offer ample space for RV's, camper trailers and motorbikes The clean, fresh amenities allow for weary travellers to relax and recharge.
Accommodation - Granites Motel & Caravan Park
The Granites Motel/Caravan Park was established in 1985 in time for the Tibooburra School Centenary Celebrations. It started with five motel rooms and four second-hand caravans with an amenities block and a few powered sites.
Over the years it has grown into a ten-unit motel plus four cabins, two cottages, a very spacious four bedroom country residence, at least twenty-six powered sites and a much larger camping area with all the facilities required for a very comfortable and extended stay.
Food & Provisions - TJ's Roadhouse
TJ's Roadhouse, Supermarket, Restaurant & Cafe.
For all your travel provisions including Supermarket, Cafe, Restaurant, Beer Garden, Post Office and Vehicle Repairs, TJ's Roadhouse, Supermarket, Restaurant & Cafe, has everything you need for your visit to Tibooburra and Corner Country.
Accommodation - Pincally Station
Pincally Station is the home to Matt and Zanna Gale and their three daughters Bella, Lucy and Millie. Pincally Station was originally settled in the early 1900s by the Moyle family, and consists of 65, 893 hectares of grazing land under Western Lands Lease.
It has been owned by the Gale family since 1990. The rugged Mount Arrowsmith Hills, named by Sturt during his expedition through the region, form a backdrop to the property and homestead.
Accommodation - Albert Hotel
Built in 1882, the Albert Hotel was the first to be licensed in Milparinka and just one of four hotels in the historic township at the height of the gold rush. Despite renovations, through the years parts of the hotel remain as travellers would have found them more than a century ago.
Located just one kilometre off the Silver City Highway, The Albert is the only hotel remaining between Broken Hill and Tibooburra. Accommodation is available in some of the original rooms, or motel-type cabins, share a bathroom.
Accommodation & Provisions - Cameron Corner Store
Cameron Corner Store has a range of accommodation options. There are family, double and single air-conditioned rooms. These are detached from the store and have shared bathrooms. All bedding supplied. Meals at the store. There are also powered and unpowered campsite, and a camp kitchen for self- catering. Bush camping also available.
The Cameron Corner Store is open seven days a week for meals, fuel, and minor vehicle repairs.
Accommodation - White Cliffs Hotel
White Cliffs is one of the most unique outback towns in Australia. The Opal Mining boom in the 1880s gave birth to this isolated township in “the middle of nowhere”. It is a must see!.
Relax at the White Cliffs Hotel, where you can meet and mingle with visitors & locals alike. Prop your elbow on the bar & wash the dust away with a refreshing ale. Swap yarns about the day, enjoy a hearty pub meal and watch the sunset over another glorious outback day.
Accommodation - Mt Gipps Station
North of Broken Hill - Breathtaking county in the heart of the outback and only 40km from the heritage-listed and iconic town of Broken Hill. We offer various accommodation options including private cottages, caravan sites, shearers quarters and camping.
Visitors will enjoy a wealth of authentic country experience on this majestic outback property.
Accommodation - Mungo Lodge
Mungo Lodge offers to rest your mind and body. Right on our doorstep, you can explore Mungo NP and the World Heritage Willandra Lakes Region. With a full range of Mungo accommodation options available.
Mungo Bar & Bistro and full dining with our great hearty country meals along with bar facilities to ensure your experience on the edge of the Mungo National Park is both memorable, relaxing and enjoyable!.