Visiting Darlington Point

Darlington Point is situated 3km north of the Kidman Way-Sturt Highway intersection and 30km south of Griffith. The Murrumbidgee River district of Darlington Point has much to offer the tourist keen for an enjoyable break with great bush hospitality. The unique river environment with majestic river red gums (Eucalyptus Camaldulensis)is a haven for bird and animal life. The river road is accessible both upstream and downstream, with good healthy bushwalking or canoeing possibly the best ways of enjoying this diverse environment. Kingfishers, honeyeaters, parrots and many waterbirds, with of course kangaroos, wallabies and possums abound in the area.

The river also provides fishing, swimming and boating, all of which can be enjoyed with a background of inspirational scenery. Access to Cuba State Forest is 11km east of Darlington Point on the Whitton Road. "Forest Drive" leads to some six beaches with basic toilet and BBQ facilities.

The Darlington Point Caravan Park, situated on a bend in the river with beautiful lawns, trees and beach is a restful must for the weary tourist. Riverdestra is a popular Italian Restaurant within the region, with accommodation also available. The Darlington Point Club and Punt Hotel provide excellent meals, drinks and entertainment. Golfers, bowlers and tennis players are all welcome at the Club. Takeaway meals and snacks are available from the Gum View and Coolibah cafes. The small but comprehensive business centre includes an NRMA garage, newsagent-hardware, supermarket, butcher, post-office and town pool. Of interest is the local history museum in Darlington Street, made up of the original Police Station and Council Chambers. A variety of pioneering machinery is on display alongside the old buildings.

Darlington Point was first established as a river crossing town with pastoral leases. Irrigation has enabled the development of intensive fruit, vegetable, grain and rice production. The district is an important part of the MIA food bowl, exporting outstanding produce all over the world. Paddle steamers once transported produce from as long ago as 1850 with a redgum wharf being built in 1881. Old wharf pylons can still be seen 200 metres upstream from the caravan park, Travellers crossed the river by punt. A singe bascule bridge was later built to accommodate both road and river traffic and remained in use until 1979. The magnificent old bridge was re-assembled at the entrance to the caravan park by engineering students from the University of NSW, supported by historically minded locals.

What To See and Do

Darlington Point is situated on the Murrumbidgee River and offers a range of activities...

Where to Dine

There are many options for dining within the town of Darlington Point...

Where to Stay

There are various accommodation options within Darlington Point including a caravan park, hotels and botique style options....