Visiting Darlington Point
Check out the video above about Taste Riverina, featuring a snippet about the Murrumbidgee River and Altina Wildlife Park (at 20:29 minutes)
Boating Fishing Camping Glamping
The Murrumbidgee River and RV Friendly town of Darlington Point has much to offer the visitor. Outback hospitality, access to river boating, fishing, camping and the amenity of a small town. Darlington Point is strategically located on the Backtrack to the Outback- The Kidman Way. It is a 644km trek of ‘Bucket List’ proportions from Jerilderie to Bourke. Traveller can join The Matilda Way for an additional 1812kms of Outback adventure up to the tip Carpentaria.
Darlington Point township is situated 3km north of the Kidman Way-Sturt Highway intersection and 30km south of Griffith, heart of the Riverina wine area. The unique river environment with majestic river red gums (Eucalyptus Camaldulensis) is a haven for bird and animal life. With the niche Altina Wildlife Park located on the Sturt Highway a short drive away, you can be assured of a fabulous zoo-safari experience like no other. Cuba Forest also provides access to river beaches, camping grounds and an abundance of bird and animal life in close proximity to fuel, provisions and facilities at Darlington Point.
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 Murray Irrigation Area food bowl, exporting outstanding produce all over the world. From 1850 Paddle steamers transported produce, with a redgum wharf being built in 1881. Old wharf pylons can still be seen 200 metres upstream from the caravan park. Travellers once 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 Darlington Point Caravan Park by engineering students from the University of NSW and the community.
Today Darlington Point is an ideal base for a visit. Encourage your families and friends to join you at “The Point” for a boating, camping, fishing adventure.
The majesty of the River entices visitors to stay and experience more than one magical Murrumbidgee day.
Boating Fishing Camping
Stay for a day, a week, or more. The Murrumbidgee River road is accessible both upstream and downstream, and the town beach adjacent to the Caravan Park makes access easy for boating, canoeing and freshwater fishing.
Hiking Walking Treking
Kingfishers, honeyeaters, parrots and waterbirds are plentiful. Kangaroos, wallabies, possums, and the occasional emu makes caravanning and camping an Aussie Bush experience, in town or out along the river.
The magic birdlife haven of the 2000 hectare 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.
Caravanning Glamping Staying
The Darlington Point Caravan Park, situated on a bend in the Murrumbidgee offers lawns, trees and river beach adjacent to walks and town amenity.
Bed and Breakfast and traditional hotel accommodation is available.
The Darlington Point Sports Club offers onsite cabins.
An NRMA garage, newsagent-hardware, supermarket, butcher, post-office and town pool means you can comfortably access all you need in the relaxed and welcoming style of an authentic country town.
Rivadestra provides delicious, authentic Italian pizza and pasta with pizazz.
The Darlington Point Club and Punt Hotel provide a ‘good feed’ with value meals, drinks and entertainment.
Don’t be deceived by the modest exterior. Gumview Café is famous with truckies for its chicken and take-away.
Heaths Family Butchery ‘meats’ your protein needs. Jodie is famous for in-house smoked bacon, cabanna and hams
The IGA supermarket offers opportunity to replenish your supplies.
Golfers, bowlers and tennis players are all welcome at the Darlington Point Sports Club.
The local history museum in Darlington Street, open on special occasions, includes the original Police Station and Council Chambers, a variety of fascinating pioneering machinery supported by historically minded locals.
The Punt hotel and the Sports Club are a hub for locals and visitors to meet and provide options and price-points for the seasonal worker, traveller or visitor.
The beautifully located riverside Darlington Point Caravan Park has cabin accommodation, offering a restful overnight stay through to a complete break in lovely surrounds.
Free camping and dump points make Darlington Point a safe and comfortable place to break the Sturt or Kidman Way journey with an overnight stay only 30 kms from Griffith.
A private practice and pharmacy ensure your health needs are met.
A pre-school/primary school and police station provide amenity in a rural setting.