Milparinka

Discover beautifully restored colonial buildings and heritage, historic walking trails and stunning surrounds in Milparinka, an Outback heritage 296km from Broken Hill. Learn about the history of this goldmining town in the Milparinka Heritage Precinct. You can also explore incredible national parks in this area.

The Courthouse is the centrepiece of the Milparinka Heritage Precinct. Built in 1896, the sandstone building was designed by James Barnet, the architect of the prestigious Sydney Post Office. The displays showcase local Aboriginal heritage and information the famous Charles Sturt expedition which stopped here.

Milparinka Heritage Precinct - Outback NSW

There are also fascinating archives of local family history. Part of the Milparinka Heritage Precinct, the Baker House is an old family home that offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of Milparinka's original inhabitants. The town’s police station now serves as an art gallery, souvenir shop and tourist information centre. 

The Albert Hotel is the town’s sole operating business, a friendly Outback pub with accommodation and camping grounds. Parts of the hotel are still as they were when the hotel was built in 1882, one of four that served the mining township.

Outback landscape - Cobar Area

Some 10km north-west of Milparinka, a headstone marks the grave of James Poole, Captain Charles Sturt’s second in command on his ill-fated 1845 expedition in search of an inland sea. Sturt's Steps Touring Route roughly follows the route taken by Captain Charles Sturt from Broken Hill northward during his 1844-45 expedition.

There are three spectacular National Parks to explore in Corner Country. Self-guided drives are an excellent option for well-equipped four-wheel drive vehicles, or you can join a guided tour with a local operator. There are also many sealed and unsealed roads that will take you to Broken Hill. 

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Heritage near me | an exhibition of social history

    Thursday 20 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,…

    20 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