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Pooncarie

Pooncarie is a pretty township on the Darling River, midway between Wentworth and Menindee. Pooncarie is a great place to stop on your Outback visit; you can go fishing or explore the Mungo National Park. The park contains the oldest Aboriginal burial site and where you will see the Walls of China which are spectacular crescent shaped dunes. Any spot beside the Darling River is a pleasant place to stop for a picnic.

Pooncarie to Mungo National Park is 88 kilometres of which 58 kilometres is unsealed. This unsealed section can be prone to bulldust and corrugations and closes after rain. Not recommended for caravans.

There is now fuel available at Pooncarie.

Pooncarie

Pooncarie: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Darling River Run


The Darling River Run is a trip through time and the heart of Outback NSW. Best done by four wheel drive it runs between Brewarrina in the North and Wentworth in the South, taking in Broken Hill, Lake Mungo, Kinchega and Mount Gundabooka National Parks which are just astonishing, and classic outback towns like Wilcannia, Menindee, Pooncarrie, Tilpa and Louth.

The drive more or less tracks along the Darling River before it joins the Murray at Wentworth in the south. When you tour this route, you'll be re-tracing the steps of explorers Sturt, Mitchell, Dowling, Burke and Wills and the history and heritage of the run are matched by the vastness of the landscape.

Nature lovers will find plenty of wildlife through the region and a bird watching tour of the vast Menindee Lakes system is recommended.






Route along the Darling River
Pooncarie, NSW, 2648

Located 0.1K from Pooncarie

Pooncarie: Events

Pooncarie Field Day


The biennial Pooncarie Field Day, held at the racecourse near the Darling River, has definitely made its mark. If you're interested in anything rural, then this is a day you won't want to miss.

There are a 100 plus exhibits on display including the latest sheep breeds and gleaming Utes. Demonstrations are held throughout the day, in which you can witness the skills of sheep dogs, or see goat dogs yard a mob of feral goats, watch machine and blade shearers in action and hear competitor whip cracking

A fantastic family day out with all sorts of competitions, events and activities to entertain young and old alike. Guess the weight of the Ram, enter the Boot Art Competition or try your hand at the Ladies Trailer Backing competition.

Pooncarie Field Day is a unique Australian experience!




Event Dates
2017
      6th May


Pooncarie Menindee Road
Pooncarie, NSW, 2648

Located 1.9K from Pooncarie

Pooncarie Cup Race Meeting


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Come and enjoy a unique outback experience at the Pooncarie Cup Race Meeting

There are six races in all, entry includes a race book and everyone under 16 is free.

There will be hot and cold food available. Tea, coffee and cold drinks and bar facilities will be operating, however please don't bring your own alcohol. People are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and a picnic lunch.

There will be bookmakers and a TAB on course taking bets on local and interstate racing.

For those who want to stay for the night there will be camping amenities available at Pooncarie multi-purpose park which is located approximately two kilometres from the racecourse.

Also, don't forget there will be ample free parking and an all-weather airstrip, adjacent to the course, for those who want to fly their own aircraft.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct


Pooncarie Road
Pooncarie, NSW, 2648

Located 14.5K from Pooncarie

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