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. Heritage near me | an exhibition of social history

    Tuesday 11 December 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,…

    11 Dec - 28 Feb
  2. The Sunsets Music Festival

    Friday 01 March 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Silverton

    An all Australian, acoustic music festival held at the iconic Silverton Hotel in outback NSW. Hosted by Australia's Country Music darling Catherine Britt and her husband James Beverley, The Silverton Sunsets Music Festival returns for a…

    01 Mar - 03 Mar
  3. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 09 March 2019 to Saturday 09 November 2019 , Broken Hill

    Broken Hill Community Markets occur on the second Saturday morning of each month except in December when they have a Twilight Market after the Christmas Pageant. Regular stalls offer delicious food like freshly cooked sausage and onion…

    09 Mar - 09 Nov
  4. Broken Hill St Patricks Race Day

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Broken Hill

    The St. Patrick's Race Club becomes "The City in the Outback" during race week with fun throughout the week and on race day it is the place to be and be seen. With ladies and gentlemen in race attire, fun is had by all, either in the…

  5. Heritage Festival Broken Hill

    Thursday 18 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Broken Hill

    The Heritage Festival is a showcase of the Nation's history through architecture, theatre, art, music, interactive tours and displays. The 2019 festival program focuses on mining and unions includes events for all age groups, visitors,…

    18 Apr - 28 Apr