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 t...http://www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au
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.
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...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kinchega-national-park/old-kinchega-homestead/historic-site
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...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kinchega-national-park/cawndilla-campground/camping
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...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mutawintji-national-park
Within the Living Desert Reserve are two must see major attractions - the sculptures and the flora and fauna sanctuary. The Sculptures comprise 12 sandstone artworks which highlight the skyl...http://www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au
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...http://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...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kinchega-national-park/kinchega-woolshed/historic-site
6km (return) - 3 hour (each way) - Hard difficultyAlso 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...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/mutawintji-national-park/western-ridge-walk/walking
Calling all wildlife detectives! Join our WilderQuest ranger on a quest to uncover clues and discover who lives in Kinchega National Park. Look for animal tracks and solve the mysteries of what they'r...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Whats-On/western/wilderquest-track-detective
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 Silve...http://www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au
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