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Darlington Point - Cities, Towns and Localities
Darlington Point, together with Coleambally are part of the Murrumbidgee Shire Council, with Darlington Point being a historical river town established in 1864 on the Murrumbidgee River. Located just 3 km north of the Kidman Way-Sturt Highway intersection and 30 km south of Griffith the Murrumbidgee River district around Darlington Point has much to offer the visitor, with it's river environment and majestic river red gums (Eucalyptus Camaldulensis).

There is much for to see and do, from bushing walking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, boating, and experiencing the diverse wildlife, including kingfishers, parrots, honeyeaters, waterbirds, kangaroos, wallabies and possums. There is the Cuba State Forest just 11 km east of Darlington Point on the Whitton Road. The ‘forest drive’ leads to a number of beaches with basic facilities including toilets and BBQ.

First established as a river crossing town with pastoral leases, the arrival of irrigation has enabled the region to develop extensive crop production that included rice, fruit, grain and vegetables. Paddle steamers use to transport the produce as far back as the 1850s. Wharf pylons, part of the original redgum wharf from 1881, can still be seen 200 metres upstream from the local caravan park. Travellers used to cross the river by punt. A single bascule bridge was built across the river to service the road and river traffic, remaining in use until 1979. The bridge was then relocated to its current location at the entrance to the local caravan park by engineering students from the University of New South Wales and with the support of the locals. For those interested in local history there is the museum in Darlington Street, made of the original Police Station and Council Chambers.

Source: Murrumbidgee Shire Council

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Darlington Point Tourist Information
Darlington Point Newsagency
Punt Road,
Ph: 02 6968 4318

Murrumbidgee Shire Council
Ph: 02 6968 4166
Fax: 0269 68 4252

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