Broken Hill Area

Located 9km from the City of Broken Hill, the Living Desert Sculptures are a collection of beautiful sandstone sculptures that capture the essence of the breathtaking landscape. Created by international artists in 1993, see this collection of dramatic sandstone sculptures glow brilliantly as the setting sun lights the desert sky.

Mutawintji National Park, 130km northeast of Broken Hill, is a spectacular area  rich in Aboriginal history. Explore bushwalks and camp under the outback night sky. Centrepiece is the Bynguano Range, a stunning landscape of tumbled sandstone, twisted pines and tiny streams. This is a spiritual homeland for the Aboriginal people of the region.

Mutawintji Gorge Walk - Mutawintji National Park - Outback NSW

The clear night sky just outside Broken Hill is ideal for stargazing. Outback Astronomy takes you on a guided tour through the Milky Way. Sign up for a Sky Show and unravel some of the mysteries of the universe, pinpointing some of its stars and constellations and learning about dark energy, asteroids and a few secrets about our moon.

A few kilometres north of Silverton the view from the Mundi Mundi Plains Lookout feels like the edge of the world. The hill drops away and the vast plain at your feet seems to stretch away to eternity over the sun-scorched canvas of the desert landscape. Visit the Mad Max Museum in Silverton, where the famous movie was filmed.

Mad Max Car, Silverton

175kms north of Broken Hill on the Silver City Highway, the Packsaddle Roadhouse is a classic outback pub with charm and character. Stop off and admire the collection of hats, saddles and miscellaneous equipment that have accumulated over the years, and meet some of the cast of regulars who call this their favourite watering hole.

Passengers

Fly into Broken Hill Airport

Broken Hill Airport is located 6 km from Broken Hill’s town centre. Make the short trip north using taxi services at the terminal. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney, Dubbo, Adelaide, Melbourne and Mildura. For other major Australian cities, connect via these cities to travel into Broken Hill.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Altar | Kane Trubenbacher | Light installation

    Tuesday 17 July 2018 to Saturday 15 September 2018 , Broken Hill

    ‘Altar’ is a place designed to experience the ephemeral light of the desert, a space to make communion with the light, the desert and the endless horizons of the outback. This installation is an opportunity to do just so; to sit still and …

    17 Jul - 15 Sep
  2. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 11 August 2018 to Saturday 08 December 2018 , Broken Hill

    Broken Hill Community Markets occur on the second Saturday of each month. Come and meet the locals. The Markets run in the mornings every month except in December when they have a Twilight Market after the Christmas Pageant. Regular stal…

    11 Aug - 08 Dec
  3. Miracles in Broken Hill - Psychic and Wellbeing Fair

    Saturday 11 August 2018 to Sunday 12 August 2018 , Broken Hill

    Miracles Psychic and Wellbeing Fair is back again for another exciting year. They bring a diverse group of Readers, Healers, Unique Stalls and welcome you to try new opportunities in their free Workshops. They showcase talented people fro…

    11 Aug - 12 Aug
  4. Broken Heel Festival in Broken Hill

    Friday 07 September 2018 to Sunday 09 September 2018 , Broken Hill

    Desert, Disco and plenty of Divas darlings. Headline performances from the nation's best cultural personalities plus DJ's Showgirls, Bio Queens, Drag Queens and Drag Kings representing every corner of Australia's diverse community. Throug…

    07 Sep - 09 Sep
  5. The Perfect Light Film Festival - Broken Hill

    Friday 30 November 2018 to Sunday 02 December 2018 , Broken Hill

    Held annually in Broken Hill, the Perfect Light Film Festival is Broken Hill's iconic, annual, short film festival. The Festival runs from Friday November 30- Sunday December 2. The program includes: Friday November 30 - Film Festival La…

    30 Nov - 02 Dec