Stone fisheries were built on the bed of the Darling River (just downstream from the present day weir) – you can still see them today on a guided tour.
Brewarrina is located on the banks of the Barwon–Darling River in Outback NSW. For thousands of years, the area around Brewarrina was a meeting place for many Aboriginal language groups. Estimates have suggested that the fish traps used by Aboriginal people to catch fish on the river are up to 40,000 years old.
Today, fishing and other water sports flourish in the area. The Narran Lakes Nature Reserve, 50 km north-east of Brewarrina, covers about 50,000 hectares. Try fishing for Murray cod, yellowbelly and catfish at Four Mile Reserve.
Culgoa National Park
Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion at Culgoa National Park. Image Ian Brown, Office of Environment and Heritage
Redbank Homestead, Gundabooka National Park
Redbank homestead accommodation in Gundabooka National Park. Image Boris Hlavica, Office of Environment and Heritage
Aboriginal Fish traps
Thousand year old Aboriginal stone fish traps in the Darling River