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. 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....

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Art on Argent Gallery

    Art on Argent Gallery

    Art on Argent Gallery is locally owned and operated displaying art works from Howard Steer, Roxanne Minchin and Shane Gehlert to name a few. Art on Argent Gallery also stocks Australian and Broken...

  6. Twin Lakes

    Twin Lakes

    A rare sight in the middle of the outback - a beautiful park with a lake, big grassed areas and an adventure playground for the kids. Relax in the shade of a tree, have a picnic or a stroll around...

  7. thom, dick and harry's

    thom, dick and harry's

    thom, dick & harry's serves up a great coffee and provides you with a truly unique shopping experience! thom, dick & harry's stocks unique gifts and homewares. Their range includes cookware, KitchenAid...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Silverton Tea Rooms

    Silverton Tea Rooms

    If you're after some country-style cooking while in Silverton, just look for the sign that says Cafe.Originally a house built in the late 1880s, Brian and Margaret Edwards renovated the premises of the...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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....

  14. Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

    Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

    The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery houses an extensive collection of Australian colonial works including James Coutts Michie and James Ashton along with several important Victorian painters such as Arthur Hacker RA....

  15. 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...

  16. Afghan Mosque

    Afghan Mosque

    The mosque is situated on the site of the former 'camel camp' where Afghan and Indian camel drivers loaded and unloaded their camel teams, from the earliest days of Broken Hill. It was constructed around 1891 as a...

  17. Mutawintji National Park

    Mutawintji National Park

    Mutawintji National Park is a special place; you can feel it when you're there. You may not be able to quite put your finger on what it is, but this place will remain with you long after you leave. Mutawintji has been...

  18. Riddiford Arboretum

    Riddiford Arboretum

    The Riddiford Arboretum features trees and shrubs of the region and is located opposite the Centro shopping centre. It was set up in 1988 on land that was a repair and oil transfer depot for the Silverton Tramway....

  19. Line of Lode

    Line of Lode

    Line of Lode Miner's Memorial and restaurant is a dramatic, iconic new structure on the edge of the mullock heap that dissects Broken Hill. It is a memorial to the 800 or more miners who lost their lives working along...

  20. 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...

  21. Kinchega National Park

    Kinchega National Park

    Featuring the mesmerising Menindee Lake system with its wonderful array of birdlife and haunting river red gums, Kinchega National Park offers visitors a unique experience of the Australian outback. With its ever...

  22. 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...

  23. The Homestead Gallery

    The Homestead Gallery

    "When I am not painting I am usually painting with my mind's eye, observing people, objects, colours and movements, framing everything that has the potential to find its way onto my canvas."The...

  24. Julie Hart Gallery

    Julie Hart Gallery

    Julie Hart has become recognised as a vibrant landscape artist, with unlimited potential in her field, who is not only able to create and capture a surreal depth of image, but also a perception of movement in her...

  25. 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...

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