Broken Hill Attractions

Attractions in Broken Hill

Perhaps the most well known town in Outback NSW, Broken Hill has justifiably earned its mantle as the pre-eminent mining town of the region. Its also home to a thriving arts community and numerous outback adventures await for all those who make their way to Broken Hill.

Broken Hill serves as a living museum with monuments and heritage buildings that are steeped in history. There are a multitude of things to see and do in Broken Hill; Broken Hill offers mining tours and museums. For creatives, many established artists call Broken Hill home and have their work prominently displayed in over 30 galleries in town.

There’s a golf club in town which has seen nine iron enthusiasts flock to the SIlver city. The national park in the area also has a magical quality and the memories will stick with you long after you’ve departed. For a quick bite, you can’t go wrong with Bell’s Milk Bar which features sodas and milkshakes that are famous across the land. Art deco shopfronts welcome customers straight out of a bygone age, and there are monuments all over town that pay tribute to all the men and women of the previous generation that have contributed to what Broken Hill has become today.

Few places in the world can offer the opportunity to have one foot on an urban boundary and the other in red dessert, but Broken Hill can. Of course, you can always just bask in the glorious outback and create your own adventure. The possibilities are endless in Broken Hill.

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  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. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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....

  13. 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....

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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....

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

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