21 Carrington Street, Darlington Point NSW 2706
Discover the peace and untouched beauty that is Darlington Point. Darlington Point is a friendly town that hugs the Murrumbidgee River, offering an array of aquatic activities such as fishing, swimming and boating. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch at any number of tranquil spots along the river or visit Altina Wildlife Park for an unforgettable experience.
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.
Eat, Stay and Play in Darlington Point
The Punt Hotel 02 6968 4108 An iconic building adjacent to the river, with bar service, meals, traditional accommodation upstairs
Rivadestra Darlington Point www.rivadestrapizza.com 02 6968 4881 The pizza’s are outstanding and the pasta begs you to eat more. Open Thursday Friday Saturday. Bed and Breakfast apartment available.
Darlington Point Sports and Community Club www.darlingtonpointsportsclub.com 02 6969 4146 Spacious bar areas, dining. Clean and comfortable cabin accommodation available.
Gum View Take-Away 53 Carrington St 02 6968 4333 Discover the Truckies secret for a terrific feed of ‘special’ fried chicken, coffee, fish and chips.
IGA Darlington Point 02 6954 42 33 A one-stop-shop to provision-up as you travel The Kidman Way
Darlington Point Newsagency and Central Garage 02 6968 4275 Newspapers, giftware, light provisions.
Heath’s Family Butchery 02 696 84156 Protein at its’ country best, smoked bacon, cabanas and meats, traditional and gourmet sausages and cuts.
Massa’s Pharmacy Carrington St 02 6968 4376 All your chemist needs.
Darlington Point Riverside Caravan Park www.darlingtonpointcaravanpark.com. River sites, cabins available. Murrumbidgee River fishing, town beach, short stroll to hotel and restaurant.
Icon Event: Riverina Classic Catch and Release Fishing Competition Darlington Point February each year over three days hundreds of hopefuls come ready to land a fish and share in thousands of dollars prize money.