A key Murrumbidgee River port during the 19th century heyday of the paddlewheel steamer, Darlington Point lies on the southern fringe of the Griffith wine-growing region which produces 80 per cent of the grapes grown in NSW.
Italian migrants provided the thrust that catapulted the area to the head of the state’s grape production line, but the original regional winemaker, McWilliams, retains a significant holding at Hanwood, about 30 km north of Point Darlington.
Griffith is another half dozen kilometres on from Hanwood.
There are safe, pleasant river beaches within walking distance of Port Darlington while there are fish to be caught off the beaches in the nearby Wilbriggie State Forest.
Nor do you have far to go to meet the local wildlife as the small town is virtually ringed by red gum forest that hosts a wide range of bird and animal species.
The town's stock of colonial buildings include a court house which today doubles as the regional museum.