Broken Hill Area Attractions

Attractions in Broken Hill

Broken Hill, dubbed Silver City, was built on the world’s largest silver, lead and zinc mine operated by BHP. Today, the Broken Hill area offers much more than mining tours and museums. Just outside the city, this special slice of the outback comes alive with its distinctive, clear light and expansive vistas, which have inspired and continue to inspire hundreds of artists and photographers. See exhibition of works in the region’s many top-class art galleries including the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Touring by car is an ideal way to explore the region and its many attractions, turning a road trip into an unforgettable adventure. Pass through the Broken Hill area’s small towns, many with a rich mining history, drop into friendly pubs and camp out under the stars.

Silverton, only 25 km north west of Broken Hill, was the setting of several Australian films, including Mad Max II, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Dirty Deeds. The town is popular with artists and features a friendly but quirky pub, the Silverton Hotel. In nearby Menindee you can marvel at the contrast between the lakes and the surrounding desert – a real oasis.

The area goes beyond the stereotypes that travellers have of Outback NSW, offering sophisticated touring options, an interesting dining scene, excellent regional museums and art galleries, along with a glimpse into the contemporary life of thriving mining towns and remote communities.

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  1. Kinchega Woolshed

    Kinchega Woolshed

    No visit to Kinchega National Park is complete without exploring the beautiful, old buildings of Kinchega Station. Built in 1875 of corrugated iron and river red gum, the historic Kinchega Woolshed is a vast and very...

  2. Mundi Mundi Plains

    Mundi Mundi Plains

    The Mundi Mundi plains lookout is on the edge of the world! From the top of the hill, the flat lands of the Mundi Mundi plains stretch out for an eternity. Take a self-guided walk and take a champagne picnic! Visiting...

  3. Silver City Mint and Art Centre

    Silver City Mint and Art Centre

    The Silver City Mint and Art Centre is an iconic tourism attraction, next to housing the 'Big Picture'. There is exquisite silver jewellery crafted in Broken Hill, a wide range of artworks for purchase, and chocolates...

  4. Mad Max Museum

    Mad Max Museum

    Australia's first and only museum dedicated to Mad Max 2.Offering a large collection of photographs, life size characters in full costumes, original and replica vehicles including two Interceptor's. Exhibits...

  5. Old Kinchega Homestead

    Old Kinchega Homestead

    Tour the historic ruins of the Old Kinchega Homestead to discover the harsh and fascinating history of life on an outback sheep station.Built on the edge of a billabong off the Darling river in the mid to...

  6. Morton Boulka Picnic Area

    Morton Boulka Picnic Area

    If you’re a birdwatching nut then grab your binoculars and head to Morton Boulka picnic area. This remote and tranquil spot in Kinchega National Park links the mighty Cawndilla and Menindee lake systems, and explodes...

  7. PS Providence historic site

    PS Providence historic site

    You might wonder what the lace monitors and bearded dragons make of it, but the rusty hunk of metal on the banks of the Darling River marks the site of a major tragedy. In 1872 the boiler on the riverboat PS...

  8. Outback Astronomy

    Outback Astronomy

    Hang out with the stars while in Broken Hill. Enjoy a personalised night sky show from the comfort of a reclined chair under the vast Outback sky. You'll be enchanted and amazed by this stargazing experience....

  9. Penrose Park

    Penrose Park

    Whether you're after a quiet family picnic, an eventful weekend or a week away from it all, Penrose Park is the place for you. Powered camping and caravan sites are available, with bunkhouses and a...

  10. Pro Hart Gallery

    Pro Hart Gallery

    At the Pro Hart Gallery you can enjoy browsing Pro's work, purchase gifts and learn a little more about one of Australia's most iconic and enduring artists. Pro Hart was an artist across many forms. From drawing and...

  11. The Horizon Gallery

    The Horizon Gallery

    The Horizon Gallery at Silverton is among the most respected galleries in Outback Australia. The gallery hosts the studio of Albert Woodroffe. Other artists whose artworks are featured include Clark Barrett, J.E....

  12. Kinchega National Park

    Kinchega National Park

    Camp beside the Darling River among the majestic river red gums of Kinchega National Park. Explore Aboriginal and pastoral history on a school excursion and marvel at the range of birdlife.Featuring the...

  13. Wayne Williams Gallery

    Wayne Williams Gallery

    Wayne John Williams hails from Broken Hill and has lived in this rural mining city all of this life. All his works are drawn using black lead pencils on top quality art paper. Wayne's drawings are inspired by photos...

  14. Broken Hill Heritage Trail

    Broken Hill Heritage Trail

    The Broken Hill Heritage Trail is a two hour sign posted walking tour, taking you past many outstanding heritage buildings. 'The Silver City', as it is known, has always been associated with silver, lead and zinc...

  15. Absaloms Gallery

    Absaloms Gallery

    Absalom's Gallery is owned and operated by Jack Absalom. You are welcome to view and buy his beautiful original art works as well as prints, placemats and books. Jack has DVDs...

  16. Broken Hill Golf and Country Club

    Broken Hill Golf and Country Club

    The Broken Hill Golf and Country Club (est circa 1921) is Broken Hill's premier golfing destination. The 18 beautiful holes are set against the contrasting backdrop of classic outback Australia. You will never be...

  17. Stephen's Creek Reservoir

    Stephen's Creek Reservoir

    Stephen's Creek Weir is located 17 kilometres from Broken Hill on the Barrier Highway. In the past, water shortages were always a problem and the long standing indifference of Sydney governments to Broken Hill's water...

  18. School Of The Air

    School Of The Air

    School Of The Air is a unique school that conducts school lessons via satellite for children living on remote outback station homesteads. It is an essential service for families living in the outback, and offers you...

  19. Sundown Nature Trail

    Sundown Nature Trail

    The 'Sundown Nature Trail' is situated in the rocky Sundown Hills, on the northern edge of the Broken Hill Common. The hills are sparsely vegetated with tough, perennial plants adapted to the harsh...

  20. Duke of Cornwall Park

    Duke of Cornwall Park

    The Duke of Cornwall Park has two tennis courts for hire. Keys can be picked up at the Visitor Information Centre on the corner of Bromide Street and Blende Street. Courts can be hired during the day or after sunset....

  21. Mutawintji National Park

    Mutawintji National Park

    The ancient landscape of Mutawintji National Park, north east of Broken Hill, is rich in Aboriginal history. Explore bushwalks and camp under the outback night sky.Visiting Mutawintji National Park in the...

  22. Silverton Photography

    Silverton Photography

    Call in and see Helen Murray at her Silverton Gallery, the result of a hobby gone feral. The collection includes photographs of Silverton and surrounding areas depicting flooding creeks, tranquil reflection pools,...

  23. Silverton Gaol Museum

    Silverton Gaol Museum

    Step back in time at the Silverton Gaol and Historical Museum.Virtually every aspect of life in Silverton's heyday is represented, with literally thousands of items on display. Tools of the trades...

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