A TRAIL OF DISCOVERY TO MENINDEE, THE DARLING RIVER RUN, BROKEN HILL AND BEYOUND.
Situated 115km north of Wentworth and 80km north-west of Mungo, this once thriving river port, Pooncarie was settled by Europeans in the 1840's when pastoralists took up illegal grazing runs. in 1863 the settlement was gazetted as the township of 'Pooncaria'. Now known as Pooncerie (or locally known as 'he Port') the town has a population of less than 200 permanent residents. With a pub, general store and cafe, the residents of Pooncarie welcome all visitors and enjoy enlightening travellers on the history of the area. With a variety of accommodation options, there is sure to be one for you.
The Pooncarie Race Club has an annual picnic race meeting on the NSW Labour Day long weekend each year.
Pooncarie provides an alternative route to Menindee and Broken Hill, however if you have time, stay and explore - you'll be glad you did. Make Pooncarie your first stop when travelling north on the Darling River Run.