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 supply angered locals.

Until 1914 Stephen's Creek was the town's only reservoir, but in 1903 it was completely empty and in 1907 and 1909 it almost dried up. Now the reservoir has a lookout area and is a pleasant place for a picnic and a short stroll. It features a children's playground, picnic tables and coin operated barbecue.

Nearby events

  1. Heritage near me | an exhibition of social history

    Monday 22 October 2018 to Thursday 28 February 2019 , Broken Hill

    This exhibition Heritage near me draws together social stories of the Lodge Outback Motel going all the way back to its original owner Dr William MacGillivray. The exhibition is a culmination of research that has unveiled narratives, unkno…

    22 Oct - 28 Feb
  2. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 10 November 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…

    10 Nov - 08 Dec
  3. 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 program includes: Friday November 30 - Film Festival Launch night. Come and enjoy a screening of an iconic Australia…

    30 Nov - 02 Dec