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. 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....

  2. 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...

  3. 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 railroad cutting and...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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....

  7. 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,...

  8. 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....

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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 direction make it well worth...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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....

  25. 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...

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