DARLINGTON POINT

Darlington Point, so named because of the point at which the town nestles on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Darlington Point is a small town that has the majority of essential services.

The first pastoral run near present-day Darlington Point, on the north bank of the Murrumbidgee, was taken up in 1844 by John Peter; he named the run "Cuba" after the Aboriginal word for a locally-common Acacia tree.  On the south bank John Peter also leased the "Tubbo" run, a property he had formed in the 1850s by the amalgamation of several runs.  The site where the township later developed was a crossing-place over the Murrumbidgee River used by stockmen.

The Murrumbidgee in full flood.

The Hotel at Darlington Point is the classic country pub.

The Churches at Darlington Point are old and established buildings.

The War Memorial is located on the reserve near the churches.

Be sure to have refreshment or a snack on the banks of this great river.

Diary notes

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course