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.
The Heroes, Larrikins and Visionaries of Broken Hill Walk is a 1.7 kilometre, easy walk from the Railway Station to Billy Goat Hill. Stroll through some of the city's most diverse and interesting ...www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au
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...
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...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mutawintji-national-park
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...brokenhillaustralia.com.au/about-broken-hill/regional-info/silverton/
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 syste...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kinchega-national-park/morton-boulka-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
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...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kinchega-national-park/kinchega-woolshed/historic-site
Eric McCormick is one of Broken Hill's foremost landscape painters. He has created a purpose built gallery displaying works in a variety of mediums, but specialising in oil and pastel. Eric McCormick'...www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au/eric-mccormick-gallery1/
Step back in time at the Silverton Gaol and Historical Museum.
Schooling in Silverton first began in a tent in 1884 and it wasn't until 1889 when the School building was completed the teacher...
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 enthralling s...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kinchega-national-park/old-kinchega-homestead/historic-site