Full Darling River Run route now open

The Darling River run – a travel route through the NSW outback – is now open the full length from Brewarrina to Wentworth, after Central Darling Shire Council opened the last section between Tilpa and Wilcannia on Monday, April 24.

Both the 128km western route (via West Tilpa Road) and 147km east route (via East Tilpa Road) were closed in late September last year as a result of high Darling River levels flooding the low-lying areas next to the river.

The Shire Council says the stretch of road now being open has endless possibilities for travellers.

“The increased tourist numbers exploring the outback and Darling River Run will benefit the towns and businesses along the Darling River,” a Central Darling Shire Council spokesperson said.

“Council recently launched the Central Darling Heritage Trail App, and this has generated a lot of interest in the Shire from visitors looking to travel to the state’s Far West,” said the spokesperson.

“Being as accessible as possible for visitors to the Shire is important for our communities and local businesses.”

To plan your trip and experience outback NSW through the Central Darling River Run, visit

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