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BROKEN HILL

THINGS TO DO

Fun fact: There are twice as many art galleries as there are pubs in Broken Hill!

Broken Hill is renowned for its arts with bush artists and artisans gravitating to the city for its stark landscapes and colours. In Broken Hill and beyond you will find a thriving arts community with galleries, displays and you can even see work in production. Broken Hill’s diverse landscape sets quite the vibrant scene. The deep red soil contrasting against sparkling blue skies has drawn artists and film-makers alike in hopes of capturing its unique beauty. You’ll find yourself transported into different movie sets as you move around Broken Hill. From the post-apocalyptic feel of the barren landscape made famous in Mad Max to The Palace Hotel where you can follow in the footsteps of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

The City has a thriving retail hub which includes plenty of interesting sights, so whatever your interest, select a few sights and make your own itinerary. Walk down Argent Street and step back in time as you visit one of Australia’s classic streetscapes. The broad verandas shade you as you move from classic architecture to some new and surprisingly hip spots for a coffee, a light meal or something more substantial. Just watch out for the weather! Broken Hill can get very warm, so make sure you have the right attire and plenty of water.

Broken Hill is first and foremost a mining town, so your visit to Broken Hill wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the Line of Load and the Miners memorial – a surprisingly poignant reminder of the harsh and often lethal working conditions that miners worked under. Aside from the history, the view from the top is spectacular.

BE AN EXPLORER: STURT’S STEPS Follow Sturt’s Steps from Broken Hill into Corner Country, visiting the areas that Charles Sturt’s expedition crossed in 1845. Experience genuine station life with a range of accommodation options.

Follow the wild dog fence, cross watercourses, sand dunes and rugged ranges. On your journey, visit historic Milparinka, Sturt’s Depot, Tibooburra and Sturt National Park. Suitable for SUVs, off-road caravans or camper trailers. All public roads. outbacknsw.com.au/sturts-steps-touring-route.html

AROUND LOCATION
GUNDABOOKA NATIONAL PARK
Gunderbooka NSW 2840
Visit Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation Area, near Bourke in outback NSW, to see the imposing Mount Gunderbooka, go camping in the outback and see Aboriginal rock art....
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BROKEN HILL REGIONAL ART GALLERY
404 - 408 ARGENT ST Broken Hill NSW 2880
The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is housed within the magnificent Sully’s Emporium, one of the Hill’s earliest stone constructions dating from 1885. The first artworks were donated in 1904, ma...
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AWAY TOURS
153 Rakow Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
Experience Broken Hill like a local and explore the highlights with Away Tours.  Our experienced local guides will entertain and delight you with their inside knowledge and their s...
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KINCHEGA NATIONAL PARK
Menindee NSW 2879
Camp beside the Darling River among the majestic river red gums of Kinchega National Park. Explore Aboriginal and pastoral history on a school excursion and marvel at the range of birdlife.Featuring t...
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SULPHIDE STREET RAILWAY AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
230 Blende Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
The Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum Complex houses the Silverton Tramway Company locomotives & memorabilia in the original 1905 magnificent station building and grounds.The Broken ...
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LIVING DESERT & SCULPTURES
Nine Mile Road Broken Hill NSW 2880
GENERAL INFORMATIONThe Living Desert is Broken Hill City Council’s contribution to the environment, for the protection of native flora and fauna and for the better management of our ecosystem and su...
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STURT NATIONAL PARK
Tibooburra NSW 2880
Head to Sturt National Park on your journey into the Australian outback. Camp for a few days to really explore the landscape and historic heritage of the park....
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PAROO-DARLING NATIONAL PARK
White Cliffs NSW 2836
Discover Paroo-Darling National Park's rich history on a school excursion or camping trip to explore the Murray-Darling Basin. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, fishing and picnicking opportunities....
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MUNGO NATIONAL PARK
Mungo NSW 2715
Visit World Heritage Mungo National Park, home of the famous Mungo Lady and Mungo Man, and explore a place rich in Aboriginal history. Enjoy a walk or picnic, or camp near Lake Mungo....
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BROKEN HILL VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
Cnr Blende & Bromide Sts Broken Hill NSW 2880
The Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre provides a warm welcome to Australia’s First National Heritage Listed City. Our qualified and friendly staff are here to assist you with planning and booki...
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THE PALACE HOTEL
227 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
BAR | RESTAURANT | ACCOMMODATION | TWO-UP | FUNCTIONS  Stay Built in 1889, the building has a colourful history that's reflected in its unique and eclectic style. Famous from the...
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MUTAWINTJI NATIONAL PARK
Mutawintji Rd Mutawintji NSW 2880
The ancient landscape of Mutawintji National Park, north east of Broken Hill, is rich in Aboriginal history. Explore bushwalks and camp under the outback night sky....
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PRO HART GALLERY
108 Wyman Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
At the Pro Hart Gallery you can enjoy browsing Pro's work, purchase gifts and learn a little more about one of Australia's most iconic and enduring artists. Pro Hart was an artist across many forms. F...
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ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE
RFDS Base
Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre
86 Airport Road
Broken Hill NSW 2880
Trading hours week-days 9:00am – 5:00pm, weekends 10:00am – 3:00pm and most public holidays. Admission fees apply. Guided tours commence 1 hour after opening, then every hour thereafter until last...
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THRIFTY CAR HIRE
23 Bromide Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
Exploring the Historic town of Broken Hill can be made easy with Thrifty Car Hire. Whether you need a small car to visit friends in town, or a large 4WD to visit the vast arrange of National Park...
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ERIC MCCORMICK GALLERY
367 McCulloch Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
Original works painted and inspired from excursion into the Australian landscape in Oil, Pastel and Watercolour. More than fifty works on display at any given time ranging in size from small to large ...
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BROKEN HILL HERITAGE WALK TOUR
Cnr Blende & Bromide Sts Broken Hill NSW 2880
The Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour is a two hour volunteer guided tour through Broken Hill's CBD, taking visitors past many outstanding heritage buildings. Australia's First Heritage Listed City has a...
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BROKEN HEEL FESTIVAL
227 Argent St Broken Hill NSW 2880
Broken Heel Festival13-14-15 Sept 2019Celebrating the cinematic release of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”3 days of glittering good times…The Palace Hotel is the festival home.Life Outback is Ne...
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BUSH 'N' BEYOND GALLERY
4 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
The BUSH'N'BEYOND GALLERY  features Original Artworks covering a range of subjects in Oil, Pastel and other mediums by resident artists Wendy Martin and Ian Lewis. Also on display are giftlines, ...
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ALBERT KERSTEN MINING & MINERALS MUSEUM
CNR CRYSTAL & BROMIDE STREET Broken Hill NSW 2880
Located in the beautifully restored former Bond Store, built in 1892 from locally quarried stone, this state of the art museum is where you have fun while learning about the formation of the world’s...
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SILVER CITY MINT & ART CENTRE
66 Chloride Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
Smelting, casting and manufacturing of Broken Hill silver jewelleryView the extensive range of originals plus lithographs by well known Broken Hill and Australian ArtistsSpectacular minerals on displa...
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ABSALOM'S GALLERY
638 Chapple Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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ART CONFESSIONS
7/9 Chloride Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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HOWARD STEER ART STUDIO
721 Williams Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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WILLYAMA VISUAL ARTS CENTRE
24 Bromide Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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HORIZON GALLERY
Old Silverton Store Silverton NSW 2880
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THE HOMESTEAD GALLERY
377 Chloride Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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BROKEN HILL CITY SIGHT TOURS
51 William Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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OUTBACK ASTRONOMY
18817 Barrier Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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HISTORIC DAY DREAM MINE
Silverton Road Silverton NSW 2880
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SILVER CITY TOURS
380 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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BEYOND 39 DIPS STUDIO & GALLERY
19 Stirling Lane Silverton NSW 2880
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