Tilpa

Once a busy port for the bustling river trade, Tilpa is a fascinating stopover on the scenic Darling River Run that winds between Bourke and Wentworth. Enjoy camping, fishing and local hospitality in this peaceful and historic town on the western banks of the Darling River.  

The Tilpa Hotel is a classic timber pub, and walls inside are covered in travellers' messages. Chat to the friendly locals as you tuck into steak sandwiches and enjoy a cold drink after a day of exploring. The pub offers comfortable accommodation and you can purchase a fishing licence at the Hotel and go boating or fishing for Murray cod in the Darling River.

Tilpa Pub, Outback NSW

Every year the pub’s owners make a substantial donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, collected from visitors who donate to add their own contribution to the pub walls. Further north along the Darling River you will find Trilby Station, which also offers camping and cabin accommodation.

Just under two hours' drive north is Louth. Enjoy lunch at Shindy’s Inn, on the banks of the Darling River. Surrounded by photos of life on the Darling, this pub is known for its hospitality. If you are travelling in August you might experience the amazing annual Louth Races, which sees the town thrive with activity.

Trilby Station - White Cliffs Area

For those who wish to stay longer and explore, the area is rich with prolific birdlife making it a great destination for camping and bushwalking. Join a tour, or visit the Paroo-Darling National Park to the west, or Gundabooka National Park towards Bourke. Gundabooka is rich in Aboriginal heritage and of great significance to the local Ngemba Aboriginal people.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Wilcannia Central School Art and Design Exhibition

    Monday 24 September 2018 to Friday 28 September 2018 , Wilcannia

    'Nanyi and Kirra' is a celebration of ‘Light and Country’ to recognise the creative achievements of Wilcannia Central School secondary students. Exhibition highlights include abstract light photography, landscape paintings, shibori dyed tex…

    24 Sep - 28 Sep
  2. White Cliffs Music Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2019 , White Cliffs

    The White Cliffs Music Festival showcases a wide variety of musical genres with artists from all walks of music, many of whom are internationally acclaimed performers. The Festival has hosted fantastic performances from highly acclaime…

    17 May - 19 May
  3. Milparinka Gymkhana

    Thursday 11 July 2019 , Milparinka

    The Milparinka Gymkhana is held annually on the second Saturday of the NSW July School Holidays. The day long event takes place on the Milparinka Sports Grounds, just on the north side of Milparinka, alongside the Evelyn Creek. The gymkha…

    11 Jul