Sunrise on the Darling
Third longest river in Australia the Darling River is the longest member of the Murray–Darling river system. It starts its journey to the sea in several headstreams in the Great Dividing Range Eastern Highlands near the New South Wales–Queensland border. For 2,739km it flows generally southwest across the state of NSW to join the Murray at Wentworth on the Victorian border.
Headwaters of the Darling were gradually colonized by pastoralists from 1815 onward. Pastoral regions along the river are owned almost exclusively by wool growers with large holdings suited to grazing. Agriculture also exists but only in small irrigated areas along the Darling with fodder, citrus and grapes grown.