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Darling River Run Safari 2022

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16 day tourStarts 14 September 22

Cost: $2,700.00

Solo Cost: $2,390.00

Join us and  explore the Darling River, enjoy the history and spectacular outback scenery, campfires and friendships, this is a must do trip.  Come with is and enjoy the security of travelling in a group and having a experienced tour guide leading the way.

September 2022 starting at Lightning Ridge, working our way down to the where the history of the river begins travelling through Bourke and staying at stations right on the Darling River along the way.  Learn about the  mining history at Broken Hill and stay at Silverton, this quirky town. Stay and visit the spectacular Mungo National Park learning about Mungo Man & Mungo Lady, finishing up at Wentworth where the Darling meets the Mighty Murray.  A 15 day trip, with roughly 500  km of unsealed roads, suitable for all types of vehicles.

DAY 1         Meet up at Lightning Ridge Holiday Park for a meet and greet pizza dinner, get to know your fellow travellers for the next 16 days


DAY 2         Enjoy a guided tour of Lightning Ridge, including walk-in-mine, opal fields and opal cutting demonstration, morning tea included.  Free time in afternoon to explore town, caravan park is walking distance into town or drive a couple km out of town and relax in the hot artesian bore.


DAY 3         First day of travel we stop at Brewarrina on the Barwon River for the night, enjoy campfire (if permitted), happy hour around the fire, enjoy sunset over the river


DAY 4         Travel to Bourke, staying at Mitchell Caravan Park for 2 nights, walking distance into town.


DAY 5         Enjoy a town History tour including lunch, poetry on a plate at night at Kidmans camp (IF Kidman camp open)  Tour will include Back O Bourke centre with guided tour, Stockmans Show and cotton gin tour


DAY 6         We continue our travels on the Darling River staying at Rose Isle Station on the Darling for the night, camp fires if permitted, morning tea the next morning provided


DAY 7         Continue on our travels down the Darling River staying at Kallara Station on the Darling for 2 nights


DAY 8         Free day to sit and relax, read a book, sit around the campfire (if fires permitted), cook up a meal in the camp oven, explore the station, listen to the station owners tell you about their station and how they manage the water.  Explore the history around the station and the old cemetery


DAY 9         Today we get back on the bitumen and travel to Wilcannia where we stay at Warrawong on the Darling for one night, water, power and laundry facilities available.


DAY 10       Continuing on the bitumen we travel through Broken Hill to Penrose Park at Silverton where we will stay for 3 nights.  You will be provided with a pass to the Mad Max Museum to explore at your leisure.  Why not have a meal at the Silverton Pub, easy walk into the township of Silverton, with galleries, bakery, pub you could spend a few hours exploring the town.


DAY 11    Be collected by coach for a full day tour of Broken Hill, including Daydream Mine, underground mine tour, lunch, The Big Picture (Silver City Mint) Broken Hill City Sights including exclusive Mine entry returning at 4:00 pm.


DAY 12     Free day to explore Silverton and surrounds or relax


DAY 13     Today we get back on the unsealed road and follow the Darling staying at Tolarno  stay on the river for the night, camp fires (if permitted)


DAY 14     Today we travel through Pooncarie to Mungo Lodge where we will stay for 2 nights


DAY 15     Enjoy a sunset tour in the Mungo National Park including China Wall and learn about Mungo Man and Mungo Lady.  Free day during the day, time for you to do a driving tour of the National Park if you wish.


DAY 16     Travel to Wentworth for our final night together, where the Darling meets the Murray.


DAY 17     We depart on our individual travels.                       



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Days 16
Dates 14 September 22 to 30 September 22
Location New South Wales
Start Lightning Ridge NSW
End Wentworth NSW
Suitable for Caravans, Motorhomes, Campervans
Cost $2,700.00
Solo Cost $2,390.00
Max Vehicles 12


Killara Station
Lightning Ridge
Stockmans Show Bourke
Mungo National Park
Cooking a sausage sizzle
Convoy into Tolarno Station
Mungo National Park
Campfire at Brewarrina
camp oven cookup at Killara


•Lightning Ridge; tour of an opal mine

•Tour of Outback Centre, Boat Cruise and Stockman show at Bourke

•Dinner and poetry at Poetry on a Plate

•Visit the historic ghost town of Silverton

•See the Mad Max Museum

•Full day tour at Broken Hill including Day Dream Mine

•Mungo National Park; enjoy a guided walk of the iconic walls of china

•Historic station stays

•All site fees

•4 dinners, 2 lunches

•Camp fires and happy hours

This safari will have a mixture of gravel and sealed roads.  Due to the nature of the area travelled (there will be gravel roads, dust etc), speeds will be kept to a minimum on the gravel sections and each day’s travel time may be adjusted accordingly

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A safe way to travel, enjoy an adventure seeing new places with a wonderful comeraderie amongst the group.
Joe & Fiona - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Another great time as usual, looking forward to the next adventure
Dick & Helen - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Our third tagalong trip and looking forward to 2 trips with Renee & Andrew in 2021. Ideal way of seeing things in towns and centres you did not know existed.
Harry & Merle - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Well organised safaris run by Renee & Andrew - loads of fun and laughs along the way
Allan & Margaret - Qld Outback Wandering

Renee & Andrew's attention to detail is excellent, seeing that everything and everyone is look after. The happy hour with its laughter and banter that comes with it. The slow travelling to enjoy the scenery, plenty of free time for self exploring.
Bruce & Thelma - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

We recommend Xpedition Tagalongs, great time was had by our group, will certainly be going again. Andrew & Renee are great leaders and fun to be with, we were in safe hands at all times. This is our 3rd tagalong, they just get bigger and better
Allan & Lesley - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Everyone was made to feel welcome and included.
Ron & Alys - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Andrew & Renee ran the safari in a professional manner, showing consideration to all participants. Andrew went above and beyond to help with any vehicle problems. The campsites and planned events were organised in advance and therefore access was seamless. It was a stress free, fun and friendly event which, as a solo traveller, I enjoyed immensely
Jenny H - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Couldn't want for better tour guides than Andrew & Renee. Well planned, organised and lots of fun. Highly recommend Xpedition Tagalong Tours for an interesting safari.
Chris & Wendy - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Wow! What a wonderful way to see Tasmania. Andrew & Renee have included so any "not to be missed" places to visit while travelling, with safety, in a group. We are now looking forward to our next tagalong trip. Book your next adventure now!
Brian & Liz - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

A big thank you again to our hosts and leaders Andrew & Renee, they just make our journeys so much fun and enjoyable. Would never have been able to do this safari on our own even if we had all the maps money could buy. Lots of research and effort goes into all safaris and again "thank you". Hopefully we have made a few friends along the way.
Max and Gerda

This was our sixth safari, hopefully many more. The enjoyment of camping in places and travelling on routes, one may not pick if on their own. Happy hour with people who become friends with common interests. Guided by a dedicated couple, who compliment each other with vasts depth of relevant knowledge
Lauri & Mary

Andrew and Renee are the perfect Tagalong tour group leaders. Their relaxed, inclusive, friendly manner belies the constant attention to detail, competence and experience that lies beneath. Uluru and Beyond met all my expectations and then some. I can now say that I have done the Red Centre.
Viveinne Page - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

We spent 30 days with Andrew and Renee covering thousands of kilometres, beautiful scenery. Exceptional stopovers we would have never seen. They were always available to help and this helped bring everyone together.
Trevor and Vicki Picket - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

As first time safari participants, we weren't sure what to expect, but we were very impressed with how organised our expedition leaders, Andrew and Renee, Led from the front. enjoyed travelling in a convoy for the first time.
Alan and Kathy - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

Awesome leaders! Had a great time going to the tip and back. Felt very comfortable following behind. Will be looking out for more tips to do in the future
Jeremy Lepherd - Cape York 2017

The trip to the Cape was awesome with hosts Andrew and Renee making it an effortless adventure. Can't wait till the next one, cheers guys
Ben Oliver - Cape York 2017