Darlington Point

Affectionately known as ‘the Point’, this town on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River has some of the most beautiful camping and leisure spots in the Riverina. Look forward to an array of aquatic activities, including fishing, swimming, kayaking and boating, then continue your journey along the epic Kidman Way. 



Step back in time 

Like many destinations in the Riverina, Darlington Point began its life as a river-crossing town before being developed into an agricultural hub, producing fruit, vegetables, grains and rice. To learn more about the town’s history, head to the Darlington Point Museum where you will find antiquated domestic and farm equipment. 

The Riverina’s Aboriginal heritage is in the spotlight at the new Waddi Cultural Centre, this vibrant building featuring colourful Indigenous artworks on the exterior by renowned creative Allan McKenzie – inside, the modern space is dedicated to promoting and preserving the local culture, heritage and arts of Waddi. 

Darlington Point Museum, Darlington Point

Darlington Point Museum, Darlington Point - Credit: Murrumbidgee Council

Wildlife adventures 

Dedicated to bringing endangered animals back from the brink of extinction, Altina Wildlife Park offers the chance to glimpse native and exotic wildlife in a gorgeous natural habitat. The ultimate zoo-fari experience, the establishment features horse-drawn and motorised carts that will transport you through the 207-hectare park, with guides telling you all about the local residents. There are also behind-the-scenes experiences. 

Altina Wildlife Park, Darlington Point

Altina Wildlife Park, Darlington Point

Get back to nature 

Darlington Point is the gateway to all manner of watery experiences on the Murrumbidgee River. For those wanting to take things slowly, there are some 15 sandy riverside beaches to relax on, before you take a dip. If you’re looking to work up a sweat, you can hire kayaks and paddle along the river, or try your hand at fishing, both from the shore and from a boat. 

Scenic country views of the Murrumbidgee River in Darlington Point, Riverina

Murrumbidgee River, Darlington Point

If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, lace up your walking shoes and explore the Goanna Walking Track, a scenic 1.8km stroll along the Murrumbidgee River. You’ll start at Fig Tree Park in the centre of Darlington Point and head west along the riverbank, with signage en route detailing local flora, fauna and history. Be sure to bring a picnic to enjoy at one of the shady resting places. 

Adjacent to the walking track is Willbriggie Regional Park, part of the wider Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park.  You can camp for free at Bunyip Hole and Whittackers Bend – part of the longest continuous tract of river red gum forest in the world – and fall asleep to the sounds of the Murrumbidgee River. 

Aerial of the Willbriggie Regional Park, Darlington Park

Willbriggie Regional Park, Darlington Park - Credit: Matt Beaver

A taste of place 

Sample delicious olives, olive oil and wines at Yarrow Park. Located on the sand hills of Coleambally, the cellar door here has an enviable position between the estate’s vineyard and olive groves, overlooking bushland. 

Taste Riverina tasting platter at Yarrow Park, Darlington Point

Yarrow Park, Darlington Point - Credit: Bruce Dalgliesh

Where to stay 

There are plenty of places to stay in Darlington Point, from country cottages to caravan parks and motels.  

Caravans at Willbriggie Regional Park, Darlington Point

Willbriggie Regional Park, Darlington Point - Credit: Matt Beaver

Getting there 

Darlington Point is a six-hour drive from Sydney and five hours’ from Melbourne. You can also fly to nearby Griffith Airport, which is a 30-minute drive away.  

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