Paroo-Darling National Park

Outback NSW National Parks


One of the newer parks, The Paroo-Darling National Park spans two distinct regions covering the arid catchment area of the Paroo River (Peery and Poloko Lakes) and the Paroo-Darling confluence to the south. The northern section of the park, near White Cliffs, is developing a day use area while the southern section covers the old Wilga Station and incorporates one of the best camping areas along the Darling River - Coach and Horses campground, which is 50 km from Wilcannia on the east side of the river.

Peery Lake is a haven for water birds and when full (as it is currently) will contain water for several years.

The Paroo River is the only unregulated river within the Murray Darling Basin and sustains a wonderfully diverse ecosystem.

Camping (no fires) is available at the Coach and Horses campground, ideally situated on a bend in the river with great views, picnic tables, toilets and bbq facilities, while the northern section provides day use facilities only.

Access to the park is via a dry weather road.


Nearby Towns

Experience Opals and Life Underground

White Cliffs

Ever wanted a great nights sleep without ANY ambient noise or light and not sure how to do it? Well, the answer is at White Cliffs. With the exception to a few essential travellers' services, most of White Cliffs is underground and it is a truly remarkable experience; even for those who may baulk at the underground experience.
The iconic Darling River town


There is a lot more to Wilcannia than people know. Located along the Darling River within the Central Darling Shire of Northern Western NSW, Wilcannia was the third largest inland port in the country during the great river boat era of the mid-19th century. Perhaps this is why the Resch’s Brothers chose this location to build their first brewery in Australia (and still partly comprises the Wilcannia Golf Club today).


Outback Beds Members & Touring


Experience right on the Darling River

Warrawong on the Darling

Warrawong on the Darling, a brand new purpose built Modern Cabin, Caravan and Camping accommodation ground situated just off the Barrier Hwy on 12km of Darling River frontage between Cobar and Broken Hill, 3km from historic Wilcannia.
Uniquely White Cliffs

Underground Motel

The Underground Motel in White Cliffs has been operating for over twenty years, attracting visitors from all over the world, who seek to experience “something distinctive and different”. Due to the searing heat of outback NSW, people sought refuge underground, and discovered a unique and magical style of living. Underground, the motel remains a constant and comfortable 22 to 23 degrees, all year.


One of the Outback's great adventures

Darling River Run

The Darling River Run is a journey of discovery along one of Australia’s most iconic rivers. Steeped in indigenous culture and pastoral history, an adventure along the Darling can include staying at any of the Outback Beds members along the river, and in the surrounding area when venturing away from the river to explore the wonderful Outback NSW. Like many parts of Outback Australia, the Darling basin is rich with Indigenous history, spirituality and living culture, as well as being an integral part of early European history and exploitative efforts of iconic Australians like Burke & Wills, Sturt, and Major Mitchell. Explore More
Explore Lake Mungo and experience the Murray...

Mungo - White Cliffs Adventure

Experience the awe-inspiring landscapes and the anthropological significant Lake Mungo as well as a taste of the lower Darling including Menindee Lakes before heading upstream and to Wilcannia and onto the iconic opal town of White Cliffs… this touring route is a must for the adventure minded. Explore More
Experience Opals & Indigenous History...

Mutawintji Loop

While the Barrier Highway is the most direct route between Broken Hill and Wilcannia, anyone who has travelled it knows it is not the most exciting way to spend a few hours behind the wheel. So the route out via Mutawintji NP and White Cliffs makes for a wonderful adventure to visit these two icons of Outback NSW. Explore More

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