Nature in Broken Hill
Broken Hill and the surrounding region provides the perfect opportunity to experience the great Australian Outback – captivating landscapes drenched in light, vast skies, brilliant sunsets and clear nights ablaze with stars.
About Broken Hill
Take time out to explore the national parks found within the area, including Kinchega National Park and Mutawintji National Park. Mutawintji National Park is home to ruggedly beautiful regions of red desert, the vibrant Bynguano Ranges and traces of ancient Indigenous stencil art; while Kinchega National Park boasts a wide variety of native birdlife, skeletal river red gums and the expansive Menindee Lake System. Once an important lifeline for early explorers, the lake system is now a haven for waterbirds, including freckled ducks, grey teals and red-necked avocets.
Explore Broken Hill’s natural beauty on foot with one of the many walking trails that weave their way through the area. Make your way through rugged scenery along the challenging Western Ridge walk and enjoy scenic views offered in all directions, or slow down and spend time watching wedge tailed eagles, pink cockatoos, corellas and finches fly overhead. Walk to the northern edge of the Broken Hill Common and follow the Sundown Nature Trail through hills home to perennial plants, wildflowers and native animals.
Make your way to Silverton and spend time looking out across the vast flatlands of the Mundi Mundi Plains. Perched at the top of the hill, the lookout at Mundi Mundi provides a fantastic vantage point for watching the sun dip off the edge of the plains at sunset.