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. 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...

  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. 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....

  4. 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...

  5. Historic Daydream Mine

    Historic Daydream Mine

    Historic Daydream Mine was founded in 1881, before the beginning of the Broken Hill Mining Company (BHP). The mine is just a 30 minute drive from Broken Hill. Drive through some of Australia's...

  6. 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...

  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. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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....

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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....

  18. 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....

  19. 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...

  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. 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,...

  22. 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....

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

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