Dareton is the centre of the Coomealla Irrigation Area, best known for its superior dried fruit and wine grapes. The irrigation area was once known as ‘Nine Mile’ and owes its existence, in part, to the visionary ‘The Million Farms’ scheme that flourished following World War One.
The cornerstone for Coomealla’s ambitious horticultural development was laid in 1922, when Murray Lands Advisory Committee members inspected the area and recommended an irrigation scheme be established. The town is named for Water Conservation and Irrigation Commissioner Henry Harvey Dare, a staunch proponent of the proposal.
Dareton is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Wentworth in New South Wales, it is located approximately 845kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 2.398 square kilometres. Dareton has a recorded population of 501 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to Dareton we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Dareton and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.