Broken Hill Area


Nature in Broken Hill

Broken Hill and the surrounding region provides the perfect opportunity to experience the great Australian Outback with captivating landscapes drenched in light, vast skies, brilliant sunsets and clear nights ablaze with stars.

  • Trades Hall, Broken Hill
  • The Pinnacles Broken Hill

About Broken Hill

Outback NSW's Broken Hill area was built on the world's largest silver, lead and zinc mine run by Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited now BHP Billiton, one of the world's largest mining companies.

These days, Broken Hill offers much more than mining tours and museums. More than 30 art galleries exhibit work by artists inspired by the Broken Hill and its surrounding landscapes.

Explore the Living Desert Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, 6 km from town, where sculptures sit on top of hills in the desert reserve. Enjoy an easy walk along the Heritage Trail, taking in many 19th-century buildings, or visit the Silver City Art Centre and Mint to watch a local silversmith smelt, cast and manufacture local silver jewellery, which is available for purchase. While there, you can also indulge in Broken Hill's finest chocolate.

Accommodation in the Broken Hill area ranges from self-contained cottages and apartments and hotels to bed and breakfasts, backpacker hostels, farm stays and camping.

The whole family can enjoy dining at the Broken Earth Restaurant, known for its modern design and delicious contemporary Australian menu.

For more of that outback experience, you can also check out Menindee and Silverton.

Fly into Broken Hill Airport

Broken Hill Airport is located 6 km from Broken Hill’s town centre. Make the short trip north using taxi services at the terminal. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney, Dubbo, Adelaide, Melbourne and Mildura. For other major Australian cities, connect via these cities to travel into Broken Hill.


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Local areas

  • Broken Hill Broken Hill's mining history and landscape draw film buffs, art lovers and nature enthusiasts to this outbac
  • Menindee Surrounded by lakes fed by the Darling River, the desert town of Menindee is the gateway to Kinchega Nationa
  • Silverton Silverton, the famous Silverton Hotel, and the town's scenery appeal to film buffs, artists, and outback adv