Darr River, Morella – A hidden gem.
After a long day of driving through Western Queensland we decided to see what free camps might be available near Longreach as paid camping seemed to be hard to find. We filled up with fuel in Longreach, got some supplies and searched the trusty Wiki Camps App.
About 50km north of Longreach we found a great overnight camping spot on the banks of the Darr River. It is free, there is phone reception and enough room for many, many, many camps. We were the only people there which was a blessing. There was a train line close by but we were not disturbed by the train.
The track in to the camp site is a dirt road but can be easily accessed by cars, caravans and camping trailers. It wasn’t clearly marked so we had to be a bit adventurous to find it. If you turn off the highway onto the dirt road and turn off before the station grid you will find the river, which is partly sign posted.
This spot typified Outback Australia and I nearly found myself singing the words to Waltzing Matilda! There are no amenities so the camp requires you to be self-contained.
The sunset when we arrived and the sunrise the next morning were nothing short of spectacular. We were able to have a fire safely without fear of it getting away.
If you are travelling through Longreach and looking for an awesome overnight camping spot then give this one a go. It’s the full Outback camping experience.
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