Ferns beside a still pool

Distance Table

Stores, distances & coordinates below are only approximations from using various maps and online tools, but should be accurate enough for the trip.

Coordinates will generally be at a takeout point or bridge for most locations. Various reports suggest views of some small towns could be obscured by the river banks, so some care needs to be taken while navigating down the river.

The distances were calculated by manually digitizing the river path from Bing aerial images in QGIS (WGS 84 / UTM Zone 55S).

Distances (KM)
Source
First Crossing
Killarney
Warwick
Millmerran
Cecil Plains
Dalby
Chinchilla
Condamine
Dogwood Ck
Surat
St George
Weilmoringle
Bourke
Louth
Tilpa
Wilcannia
Menindee
Pooncarie
Wentworth
Distances (KM)
Source 0 13 34 104 270 326 387 530 615 723 826 1,005 1,350 1,597 1,802 1,970 2,241 2,559 2,854 3,092 Source
First Crossing 13 0 21 91 257 313 374 517 602 710 813 992 1,337 1,584 1,789 1,957 2,228 2,546 2,841 3,079 First Crossing
Killarney 34 21 0 70 236 292 353 496 581 689 792 971 1,316 1,563 1,768 1,936 2,207 2,525 2,820 3,058 Killarney
Warwick 104 91 70 0 166 222 283 426 511 619 722 901 1,246 1,493 1,698 1,866 2,137 2,455 2,750 2,988 Warwick
Millmerran 270 257 236 166 0 56 117 260 345 453 556 735 1,080 1,327 1,532 1,700 1,971 2,289 2,584 2,822 Millmerran
Cecil Plains 326 313 292 222 56 0 61 204 289 397 500 679 1,024 1,271 1,476 1,644 1,915 2,233 2,528 2,766 Cecil Plains
Dalby 387 374 353 283 117 61 0 143 228 336 439 618 963 1,210 1,415 1,583 1,854 2,172 2,467 2,705 Dalby
Chinchilla 530 517 496 426 260 204 143 0 85 193 296 475 820 1,067 1,272 1,440 1,711 2,029 2,324 2,562 Chinchilla
Condamine 615 602 581 511 345 289 228 85 0 108 211 390 735 982 1,187 1,355 1,626 1,944 2,239 2,477 Condamine
Dogwood Ck 723 710 689 619 453 397 336 193 108 0 103 282 627 874 1,079 1,247 1,518 1,836 2,131 2,369 Dogwood Ck
Surat 826 813 792 722 556 500 439 296 211 103 0 179 524 771 976 1,144 1,415 1,733 2,028 2,266 Surat
St George 1,005 992 971 901 735 679 618 475 390 282 179 0 345 592 797 965 1,236 1,554 1,849 2,087 St George
Weilmoringle 1,350 1,337 1,316 1,246 1,080 1,024 963 820 735 627 524 345 0 247 452 620 891 1,209 1,504 1,742 Weilmoringle
Bourke 1,597 1,584 1,563 1,493 1,327 1,271 1,210 1,067 982 874 771 592 247 0 205 373 644 962 1,257 1,495 Bourke
Louth 1,802 1,789 1,768 1,698 1,532 1,476 1,415 1,272 1,187 1,079 976 797 452 205 0 168 439 757 1,052 1,290 Louth
Tilpa 1,970 1,957 1,936 1,866 1,700 1,644 1,583 1,440 1,355 1,247 1,144 965 620 373 168 0 271 589 884 1,122 Tilpa
Wilcannia 2,241 2,228 2,207 2,137 1,971 1,915 1,854 1,711 1,626 1,518 1,415 1,236 891 644 439 271 0 318 613 851 Wilcannia
Menindee 2,559 2,546 2,525 2,455 2,289 2,233 2,172 2,029 1,944 1,836 1,733 1,554 1,209 962 757 589 318 0 295 533 Menindee
Pooncarie 2,854 2,841 2,820 2,750 2,584 2,528 2,467 2,324 2,239 2,131 2,028 1,849 1,504 1,257 1,052 884 613 295 0 238 Pooncarie
Wentworth 3,092 3,079 3,058 2,988 2,822 2,766 2,705 2,562 2,477 2,369 2,266 2,087 1,742 1,495 1,290 1,122 851 533 238 0 Wentworth
Renmark 3,356 3,343 3,322 3,252 3,086 3,030 2,969 2,826 2,741 2,633 2,530 2,351 2,006 1,759 1,554 1,386 1,115 797 502 264 Renmark
Loxton 3,437 3,424 3,403 3,333 3,167 3,111 3,050 2,907 2,822 2,714 2,611 2,432 2,087 1,840 1,635 1,467 1,196 878 583 345 Loxton
Murray Bridge 3,823 3,810 3,789 3,719 3,553 3,497 3,436 3,293 3,208 3,100 2,997 2,818 2,473 2,226 2,021 1,853 1,582 1,264 969 731 Murray Bridge
Ocean 3,919 3,906 3,885 3,815 3,649 3,593 3,532 3,389 3,304 3,196 3,093 2,914 2,569 2,322 2,117 1,949 1,678 1,360 1,065 827 Ocean
Distances (KM)
Source
First Crossing
Killarney
Warwick
Millmerran
Cecil Plains
Dalby
Chinchilla
Condamine
Dogwood Ck
Surat
St George
Weilmoringle
Bourke
Louth
Tilpa
Wilcannia
Menindee
Pooncarie
Wentworth
Distances (KM)

See the Murray River section for the distance table for this final section to the ocean.

The Darling forms where the Barwon and Culgoa Rivers join up. The Barwon starts at the confluences of the Weir & Macintyre Rivers.

Most people start at Brewarrina, but the main waypoints upstream on the Barwon and Macintyre Rivers:

Barwon River

Starting Point Distance to
Leg Darling River Bourke
Brewarrina 122.7 km 122.7 km 205.2 km
Macquarie River 127.1 km 249.8 km 332.3 km
Namoi River
Walgett
156.4 km 406.2 km 488.7 km
Collarenebri 129.6 km 535.8 km 618.3 km
Mehi River 21.2 km 557.0 km 639.5 km
Gwydir River 6.6 km 563.6 km 646.1 km
Moonie River 34.0 km 597.6 km 680.1 km
Boomi River 36.7 km 634.3 km 716.8 km
Mungindi 63.6 km 697.9 km 780.4 km
Weir & Macintyre Rivers 30.7 km 728.6 km 811.1 km

Macintyre River

Starting Point Distance to
Leg Darling River Bourke
Barwon 30.7 km 728.6 km 811.1 km
Boomi River Outflow 140.4 km 869.0 km 951.5 km
Goondiwindi 140.2 km 1,009.2 km 1,091.7 km
Inverell ~259 km ~1,268 km ~1,350 km
Macintyre Source ~75 km ~1,343 km ~1,425 km