Money raised

62,410

Total Fundraisers

33

Total Donations

265

Entrant Registration per vehicle: $250.00
Crew Fees per person: $650.00
Minimum Fundraising per vehicle: $2,500.00


Thank you to our Major Sponsors





Join the 9th Annual Drover’s Run 4WD Outback Adventure for the journey of a lifetime. Explore some of the most iconic destinations in outback Australia while raising funds for the Northern NSW Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. 

Starting in Cobar on Friday 2nd August for a meet and greet and catch-up dinner before heading off the next morning. Over the next 16 days you will cover more than 4,500kms through western NSW and South-West Queensland before reaching Innamincka in South Australia. From here, the convoy heads north along the Cordillo Downs Road and cross in to Queensland to the iconic town of Birdsville. A day off to explore the region and head out to Big Red for a crack at one of the tracks up Australia's highest sand dune.

The next four days days we head into the desert towards Poeppel Corner, and then a number of days travelling part of the famous Hay River Track. We travel to Madigan Camp 16, a significant point of interest on both the Madigan and Hay River routes, and then return to Birdville for a well-earned shower. From here we head north through Bedourie to Boulia for the night, then on to Winton, and next, two nights in Longreach to take in some the outstanding tourist attractions on offer including a sunset cruise on the stunning Thompson River followed by dinner at Smithy's including the Outback Show.

Heaps more sightseeing on the way home including the Machinery Mile at Ilfracombe, star watching in Charleville, and a night at Dirranbandi. Then on to our final night stop at the fantastic Pally Pub and the next day to our finish line at our NENW base in Tamworth on Sunday 18th August.

Sounds like a lot in sixteen days but by the end you will have experienced so much of what is great about the outback, in an escorted adventure, with wonderful people. This is a trip of a lifetime so don't miss out.

There is plenty of time factored in for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and unique landmarks along the way on the 2024 Drover’s Run Outback Adventure. The Drover’s Run is not a race, it’s about having fun, getting to experience the real Outback, and meeting and supporting the wonderful people of rural and Outback Australia.

The routes, stop-overs, and attractions are guaranteed to make the journey a memorable one. 

The Drover’s Run continues to grow in popularity and there are very limited numbers for this once in a lifetime experience, so now is the time to register and start planning for the 2024 Drover’s Run Outback Adventure.

PLEASE NOTE - THE 2024 DROVER'S RUN ROUTE HAS ALTERED FORM THE ORIGINAL PROPOSED ROUTE AFTER A FURTHER LOOK AT THE ROUTE IN EARLY APRIL. ALL INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN UPDATED. 

Thank you for your understanding.

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2024 Drover’s Run 4WD Adventure Itinerary

Over 4,500kms in sixteen days, some truly spectacular scenery, iconic places and great people.   The 2024 Drover’s Run 4WD Outback Adventure will draw to a close and we will have raised a substantial amount of money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service allowing us to continue to save lives responding 24-7 when needed.

2nd August, Friday
Cobar NSW

3rd August, Saturday
Cobar to Hungerford via Louth

4th August, Sunday
Hungerford to Innamincka

5th August, Monday
Innamincka to Birdsville

6th August, Tuesday
Birdsville free day

7th August to 10th August, Sunday
Birdsville to Madigan Camp 16 and return to Birdsville via the Hay River Track

11th August, Monday
Birdsville to Boulia

12th August, Tuesday
Boulia to Winton

13th August, Wednesday
Winton to Longreach

14th August, Wednesday
Longreach free day

15th August, Thursday
Longreach to Charleville

16th August, Friday
Charleville to Dirranbandi

17th August, Saturday

Dirranbandi to Pallamallawa

18th August, Sunday

Pally to Tamworth

Every dollar raised by the entrants on the Drover's Run assists the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service assist over 1600 people eack year across Northern NSW.