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Albury NSW 2640
Departing June 19, 2017
Wentworth - Narromine
This is a self catered, tag-a-long camping tour.
We begin our river journey at Wentworth, the mouth of the Darling where it joins the Murray to continue its journey via Lake Alexandrina to the Southern Ocean. We spend time inspecting the Lake Victoria water supply reserve en-route to Renmark and the Riverland irrigation area, returning to camp via Lindsay Point and Lake Wallawalla. Enjoy a dinner cruise on the two major river systems. Visit historical Pooncarie as we make our way upstream to “Bindara” with opportunities for fishing, yabbying, photography, bird watching, bushwalking or plain relaxing.
Travel through the vast Menindee lake system to Burke & Wills base camp on the banks of Pamamaroo creek. Meandering through station properties to the west of the river we make our way through Wilcannia and Tilpa to “Kallara” with a chance to explore. Spend time at Bourke visiting the local sights and attractions including the Murray Darling systems’ first ever lock & weir, (circa 1897) Relive the past with a cruise on the paddle wheeler “Jandra” Spend time at the Brewarrina fish traps, they have been used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years.
At Lightning Ridge visit Chambers of the Black Hand, Bottle House Museum, John Murray’s Art Gallery, Hot Artesian Baths and more. Pass through the historical hamlet of Hebel, situated on the Narran River just four kilometres north of the border. Dirranbandi is central to a major cotton growing industry including Cubbie station the largest privately owned cotton property in the Southern Hemisphere. St George sits on the Ballone River, part of the Darling catchment area. We enjoy a winery tour, (and lunch) tour a cotton farm, spend time on the river and view unique carved Emu eggs. Nindigully on the Moonie River is home to Queensland’s oldest hotel located in its original condition and position, first licensed in 1864. Thallon was once a stopover for Cobb & Co coaches on their Mungindi to St George run. Mungindi is a small country town on either side of the Barwon River, the state border. As such it has two time zones during daylight saving, two police stations and two municipal councils. Nearby is the post where the QLD and NSW border departs the Barwon River bed and follows the 19th parallel to Cameron’s Corner.
Walgett is known as the Gateway to NSW’s Opal Fields, the junction of the Namoi and Barwon rivers is nearby. Carinda became famous when singer David Bowie recorded his video hit “Let’s Dance” in 1983 Macquarie Marshes is a natural wetland occurring along the lower reaches of the Macquarie River in Northwestern NSW.
We follow the deep channels of the river to Warren, the self proclaimed Wool & Cotton Capital of NSW. At Narromine, on the eastern edge of the states vast western plains we conclude this great tour with a great dinner and final night together.
Included in tour fees