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. Old Kinchega Homestead

    Old Kinchega Homestead

    Built on the edge of a billabong off the Darling river in the mid- to late-1870s and occupied for some 60-80 years, Kinchega Homestead was of great significance to the area, and tells an...

  2. Silverton Heritage Walking Trail

    Silverton Heritage Walking Trail

    Take a scenic walk on Silverton's Heritage Walking Trail. It takes around two hours walking time, taking in all of Silverton's sights and historic buildings. During the walk you will go through a...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. Sturt Park Reserve and Titanic Memorial

    Sturt Park Reserve and Titanic Memorial

    Sturt Park was first gazetted as the Central Reserve in 1895 and was officially known as Sturt Park from 1944, to commemorate the centenary of the inland explorations of Captain Charles Sturt in...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Western Ridge walk

    Western Ridge walk

    Also known as Sunset Ridge trail, it's a spectacular hike if you're into rugged scenery and enjoy a challenging walk. Very steep in sections, however the breathtaking scenic views in every...

  9. Artmecca - The Art of Deirdre Edwards

    Artmecca - The Art of Deirdre Edwards

    Deirdre's work as a visual artist portrays an essence of "self" in relation to her existence in the landscape. She seeks to express an inner vision created from memories, thoughts, experiences and...

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. The Living Desert and Sculptures

    The Living Desert and Sculptures

    Within the Living Desert Reserve are two must see major attractions - the sculptures and the flora and fauna sanctuary.

    The Sculptures comprise 12 sandstone artworks which...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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....

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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....

  22. Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre

    Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre

    In partnership with Broken Hill City Council, the YMCA-managed Broken Hill Aquatic Centre provides high-quality aquatic and recreation facilities and programs. With a focus on family, healthy...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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....

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

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