Famous all over the world for its waters and wildlife, Sydney is one of the best-known cities in Australia. The major attractions of the city include its magnificent Opera House, the Sydney Tower and the Harbour Bridge. The city is rich in natural beauty, making driving through it a delight in itself. Not just pleasant, these drives also promise you a much-needed adrenaline rush. If you want to go on an adventure filled drive in Sydney, Darling River Run is a must-experience. This 730 km long route follows the stretch of the Darling River, one of Australia’s longest known rivers. Here is everything you need to know about Darling River Run before hitting the road.
The Darling River Run starts from Walgett and ends at Wentworth. The various stops along its way include those of Bourke, Louth, Tilpa, and Menindee among others. When you set off from Walgett to Bourke, do not forget to visit the ancient aboriginal fish traps at Brewarrina. You will see interesting cafes, exhibition centres and motels on your way to the next stop, that of Louth. These places excellently represent the local cuisine and culture, carrying the very essence of the country in them.
After Louth, drive along the picturesque Wilcannia-Bourke road in order to reach Tilpa. Boer War Memorial is a must-visit here - a testimony of its interesting past. The century-old structure of the Tilpa Pub is another must-visit, welcoming its visitors with its distinct old-world charm. From Tilpa, you will have to drive to Wilcannia, an amalgamation of history and culture. You will appreciate the quiet and calm that the place offers. On a short distance from Wilcannia lies the Broken Hill, famous world over for mining. It allows you to enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding area. The major attractions of the place include the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and its Sculpture Symposium.
You will need to drive about 110 km from the Broken Hill to reach the picturesque sand hills of Menindee. The beauty of its flower gardens is bound to take your breath away. Visitors swear by the splendour of the sunrises and sunsets as seen from the Menindee Lake. From here, drive to the Mungo National Park that shelters rare plants and animals. Once you leave from here, your fascinating journey will finally culminate at Wentworth. Car hire from Sydney airport is the best option to travel at your own pace and convenience. So pack your bags, get a car of your choice from the airport, and drive your way from Walgett to Wentworth on the Victorian border with the trust and security of having hired with Hertz. The scenic views and interesting people along the run will promise you the best time of your life.