Monday, 8 June 2015

The Darling River Run To Beemery Bourke NSW

The Darling River is one of Australia’s most famous and one of the longest rivers, starting near Bourke in central NSW at the confluence of the Barwon and Culgoa rivers and then draining into the Murray River in Victoria. The Darling River Run snakes itself along the Darling through black soil flood plain country and is a historic and unique area. The run is over 900 kms, from Wentworth NSW (Near Mildura Vic) and a 4WD is recommended because rain can turn the road surface muddy within hours. The route starts off bitumen but turns to a dirt track after Pooncairie through the lakes around Menindee then the dry desert plains to Wilcannia, Tilpa, Louth and then Bourke. Riverside camps and great spots launch the tinnie are all along the run.

The first week would be r=the /Darling river Run then some hunting and fishing on a station 45 Km pas Bourke named Beemery.

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Starting from Bendigo Victoria my first stop was Manangatang in the Malee to visit my auntie Jean in the Manangatang hospital nursing Home.

 Auntie Jean

Mallee Freeway

 Danny Camp (near Wentworth NSW)

Cousin Danny

 Camp Oven Roast Dinner

My gracious hosts

The Darling River above Wentworth NSW, still pooling from the Murray River

Danny's dunny

 The dirt track begins

 4WD recomended

Darling River Pooncarie

 Menindee Lakes Weir, no water. Irrigators they all lament all the way up the Darling.

 Menindee to Wilcania road

Mr P Can 

 Darling River Camp at the Paroo-Darling National Park

Wilcannia to Tilpa Road

 Tilpa Pub

 Darling River between Tilpa and Louth

Classic sandy bend 

 A long way from anywhere.

 Great track, as long as it docent rain.

 Tilpa Weir camp

 Tilpa Weir fish ladder


Black soil country

 Darling River at Bourke

Bourke Weir and Loch, Australia first. 

Stony Point North of Bourke

Feral trolly out back o bourke

 Wild Dog (or Dingo) it was hard to tell.

Gundabooka National Park, 60 Km south of Bourke

Red soil and rock country


 A local

Next Beemery . . . 

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