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
Broken Hill was built on the world’s largest silver, lead and zinc mine run by Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP), now Australia's largest mining company.
These days, Broken Hill offers much more than mining tours and museums. There are more than 30 art galleries, with work by artists inspired by the town and surrounding landscapes. Explore the ‘Living Desert’ Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, 6 km from town, where the Living Desert Sculptures sit on top of hills in the desert reserve. Enjoy an easy walk along the Heritage Trail, taking in many 19th century buildings or drive the Silver Trail that takes you to 100 historic sites.
Birdwatchers will flock to this idyllic lakeside campground in Kinchega National Park in outback NSW. Cawndilla Lake is the gathering place for countless waterbirds and it's birdwatcher's paradise, no...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kinchega-national-park/cawndilla-campground/camping
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
6km (return) - 3 hour (each way) - Hard difficulty
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...
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. W...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kinchega-national-park
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