8. Tilpa to Wilcannia (275kms)

Day #22: Killara Station, 153kms Downstream of Louth – 15km Downstream of Tilpa
Day #23: 15km – 52km Downstream of Tilpa
Day #23: 52km – 88km Downstream of Tilpa
Day #24: 52km – 88km Downstream of Tilpa
Day #25: 88km – 125km Downstream of Tilpa
Day #26: 125km – 163km Downstream of Tilpa
Day #27: 163km – 192km Downstream of Tilpa
Day #28: 192km – 219km Downstream of Tilpa
Day #29: 219km – 257km Downstream of Tilpa
Day #30: 257km – Warrawong Station (Wilcannia), 273km Downstream of Tilpa

 

 

Dry mouth of the legendary Paroo River the last free-flowing river in the Murray Darling basin

 

The clear, crisp outback light at dusk

 

The Darling narrows in sections below Tilpa making it more intimate and scenic

 

An 88cm cod which thrashed in the mud like a pig

 

We got within 10 metres of these two sows foraging for roots in the banks. Note the two piglets asleep on the sand

 

In some sections the high banks fell away and the boundless plains came right to river’s edge

 

Paddy melons grew on the banks the length of the Darling. Twice we saw cockatoos eating them
Typical campsite approaching Wilcannia

 

 

 

Could a river traveller hope to see a better campsite?

 

The river bank at Warrawong Station 3kms upstream of Wilcannia

 

“Rissole” the resident emu at Warrawong Station

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