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ARTS & CULTURE

Any local will tell you that their outback city is much more than an isolated hub of mining activity. The compelling charm of Broken Hill’s stunningly rugged landscape and rich social fabric has inspired a multitude of creatives – past and present, famous and not-so-famous.

Arts and culture run deep in the city’s veins – there are twice as many art galleries as pubs, and it doesn’t take long to discover just how richly profound the influence of the city has been on a diversity of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers and more over decades, and how significantly they have contributed to the life of the city.

So while you’re here, allow enough time to be surprised, mesmerised and challenged by Broken Hill’s vibrant and diverse artistic and cultural character.

Architecture
Wander along some of the city’s central streets and you’ll see a great cross-section of Victorian and Federation architecture that reflects the divergent fortunes of the city’s people back then – from opulence to struggle street, and anything in between.

Music and Theatre
Three outstanding venues in town that stage a wide variety of music, theatre and other entertainment are the Civic Centre at 60 Chloride Street, the Musicians Club at 276 Crystal Street and Theatre 44 at 189 Wills Street. Check venue websites or enquire at the Visitor Information Centre to see what’s on when you’re in town.

Mutawintji Rock Art
Forty-thousand years before the likes of Pro Hart, Jack Absalom, Hugh Schulz, John Pickup and Eric Minchin (the brushmen of the bush) were weaving their modern-day magic, Aboriginals were leaving their artistic mark on this region. Mutawintji, 160 kilometres north-east of Broken Hill, is the site of some remarkable ancient rock art, which can be viewed on a guided tour. Search online or enquire at the Visitor Information Centre about various tours available.

The Big Picture
Located at the Silver City Art Centre and Mint, this is one of the city’s most visited attractions. It’s the world’s largest acrylic painting on canvas by a single artist – Peter Anderson, or Ando. It’s a jaw-dropping 12 metres high and nearly 100 metres long, depicting the harsh desert scenery around Broken Hill, and has to be seen to be believed.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Located in the historic Sully’s Emporium building, it’s the oldest regional gallery in NSW and a must-see. Established in 1904, the Gallery hosts locally curated and touring exhibitions every year featuring a range of artists, including established and emerging Aboriginal artists from the far west region of the state. There’s also a fabulous collection of permanently displayed works.

Pro Hart Gallery
No visit to Broken Hill is complete without seeing the self-designed gallery of the city’s highest profile artist, the late Pro Hart. With many of his own distinctive works on display – including six Rolls Royce cars he used as canvases – together with works from the likes of Arthur Boyd, John Constable, Claude Monet, Albert Tucker and Sir William Dobell, a visit is an unforgettably unique Broken Hill experience.

Broken Heel Festival
Now in its fifth year, its underlying theme is Priscilla Queen of the Desert in a flamboyant weekend full of drag shows, divas and discos. There are free and ticketed events, with the street parade a major highlight. September 13, 14 and 15, 2019.

AROUND BROKEN HILL
Living Desert
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BROKEN HILL REGIONAL ART GALLERY
404 - 408 ARGENT ST Broken Hill NSW 2880
The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. Closed every Monday.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, making it the oldest regional gallery in NSW, which today contains a sumptuous collection of over 2,000 works.Broken Hill boasts a rich artistic heritage, not only from its many talented local artists, but from visitors who were in...
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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 film “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” & its grandiose murals which adorn its interiors.The Palace Hotel offers 48 rooms of accommodation, ranging from deluxe en-suites to pub style rooms with the bathrooms in the hallway plus budget backpacker dormitories. All accommodation is locat...
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THE DEMO CLUB
218 Argent Street BROKEN HILL NSW 2880
YOUR CLUB The Barrier Social Democratic Club (The Demo Club) is centrally located in the heart of Broken Hill and provides a welcoming friendly atmosphere in which travellers and locals alike can relax or meet with friends. Our family friendly Dining Room and Bistro is open for Lunch (12pm to 2pm) and Dinner (6pm to 8:30pm) every day of the week.  Enjoy our first class bar facilities and TAB lounge in a comfortable and friendly environment, or indulge yourself at o...
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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. From drawing and sketching to the famed landscapes and narrative paintings of his heyday, Pro was energised by all forms of creativity. He was a performance artist who experimented endlessly with new forms of expression, a sculptor who loved metal and stone and an inventor extraordinaire who loved ti...
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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, souvenirs and Wendy's Handcrafted Jewellery.The gallery is a restored 1880s Miner's Cottage located opposite the Coles Supermarket main entrance.Wendy MartinWendy started painting in 1978, studying Art and Design at the Broken Hill College of TAFE. Her choice of medium at the time was oil. Some year...
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Heritage Listed Broken Hill Synagogue and Museum
165 Wolfram Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Perfect Light Film Festival
31 Chloride Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Wilcannia Golf Club
Ross Street Wilcannia NSW 2836
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Mutawintji Heritage Tours
184 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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The Lodge Outback Motel
252 Mica Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Underground Motel White Cliffs
129 Smiths Hill White Cliffs NSW 2836
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Middle Road drive
Jump Up Loop Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Cottonwood Cottage Broken Hill
Hall Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Wayne Williams Gallery
81 Harris Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Milparinka Heritage Walk
Loftus Street Milparinka NSW 2880
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Old Kinchega Homestead
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Glen Hope Stationstay
1305 Reola Road White Cliffs NSW 2836
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Luxe on Lane
341 Lane Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Menindee Self-Guided Tours
27 Yartla Street Menindee NSW 2879
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Graeme Armstrong Photography
38 Williams Lane Broken Hill NSW 2880
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The Family Hotel
30 Briscoe Street Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Bells Milk Bar and Museum
160 Patton Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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The Argent Motel
151 – 157 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Tilpa Hotel
1 Darling Street Tilpa NSW 2840
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Flying Doctor Outback Heritage Experience, Broken Hill
Broken Hill Airport Precinct, off Bonanza Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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IADA on Iodide
102 Iodide Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Sturts Steps Touring Route
Links Broken Hill with Tibooburra Milparinka NSW 2880
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Packsaddle Roadhouse
17242 Silver City Highway Packsaddle NSW 2880
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Albemarle Hotel
42 Menindee Street Menindee NSW 2879
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Dead Horse Gully campground
Dead Horse Campground Trail Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Outdoor Pastoral Museum
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Darling River campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru)
319 Little Menindee Creek Road Menindee NSW 2879
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River Lady Tours
Main Weir Road Menindee NSW 2879
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Twin Lakes
Silver City Highway (Wentworth Road) Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Sturt Motel
153 Rakow Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Capon Cottage
Harvey Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Outback Astronomy
18817 Barrier Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Mutawintji Gorge walking track
51 Old Coach Road Mutawintji NSW 2880
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Kirkhope Aviation | Outback Air Tours and Corporate Charter Broken Hill
Broken Hill Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Depot Glen, Pooles Grave and Sturts Cairn
Access by Hawker Gate Road Milparinka NSW 2880
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Gossan Street Units
287 Gossan Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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PS Providence historic site
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Broken Hill Distillery
400 Thomas Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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White Cliffs Opal Pioneer Reserve Tourist Park
127 Johnston Street White Cliffs NSW 2836
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The Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash
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Paroo-Darling National Park
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White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo
1 Racecourse Road White Cliffs NSW 2836
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Tri State Safaris
1 Barrier Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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MtGipps StationStay
860 Corona Road Fowlers Gap NSW 2880
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Gorge Loop Road Drive
Gorge Loop Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Emaroo Cottage On Williams
341 Williams Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Mutawintji Eco Tours
422 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Mt Gipps StationStay
860 Corona Road Fowlers Gap NSW 2880
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Maeville Cottage
340 Chloride Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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The Barrier Social Democratic Club
218 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Mad Max Museum
Silverton Road Silverton NSW 2880
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Warrawong on the Darling
Barrier Highway Wilcannia NSW 2836
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Red Earth Opal Mine Tour
100 The Blocks White Cliffs NSW 2836
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Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre
23-27 Bromide Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Line of Lode Lookout and Miners Memorial
Federation Way Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Emaroo Cottage on Argent Street
511 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Nelia Gaari Station
West Wilcannia Road Menindee NSW 2879
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Fossickers Den Dugout
4 Opal Drive White Cliffs NSW 2836
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Aussie Southern Cross Opal
Dugout 91 White Cliffs NSW 2836
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Emu Lake campground
Woolshed Drive Menindee NSW 2879
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Wells walk
Fort Grey Campground Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Mount Wood Homestead
173 Gorge Loop Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Willy Nilly Art
415 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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About Town Cottages - Yellow Gum Cottage
Beryl Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Sturt National Park
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Sundown Nature Trail
Off the Silver City Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Sturt Park Reserve and Titanic Memorial
Sulphide Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Mount Wood Summit walking track
Mount Wood Summit walking track Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Historical Maidens Hotel
59 Yartla Street Menindee NSW 2879
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The Original Silverton Hotel
Layard Street Silverton NSW 2880
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Mundi Mundi Plains
Mundi Mundi Plains Silverton NSW 2880
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Silverton Gaol Museum
Burke Street Silverton NSW 2880
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Stone's on Argent Cafe
198 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Mercury Cottage
200 Mercury Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Albert Hotel
Loftus Street Milparinka NSW 2880
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Broken Hill Lake View Caravan Park
1 Mann Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Kinchega Homestead Billabong Walk
Old Kinchega Homestead Walkway Menindee NSW 2879
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Victory Park Caravan Park
Barrier Highway Wilcannia NSW 2836
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Historic Daydream Mine
12 kilometres off Silverton Road Silverton NSW 2880
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The Palace Hotel Broken Hill
227 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Jump-Up walking track
Jump-Up Loop Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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John Dynon Gallery - Silverton
Sturt Street Silverton NSW 2880
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Bush 'n' Beyond Studio Gallery
4 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Fort Grey campground
Fort Grey Camping Area Trail Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Kinchega Woolshed
Woolshed Drive Menindee NSW 2879
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Homestead Creek picnic area
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Homestead Creek campground
Mutawintji Access Road Mutawintji NSW 2880
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Western Ridge Walk
Mutawintji Access Road Mutawintji NSW 2880
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Maison de Chocolate
260 William Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Eldee Station
2886 Wilangee Road Silverton NSW 2880
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Mount Gipps Hotel
1 Barrier Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Redsands Takeaway
32 Menindee Street Menindee NSW 2879
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White Cliffs Underground Motel
129 Smiths Hill White Cliffs NSW 2836
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Tibooburra Aboriginal Keeping Place
Briscoe Street Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park
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Mutawintji Historic Site
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thom, dick and harry's
354 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Mount Wood campground
Mount Wood Camping Area Trail Tibooburra NSW 2880
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White Cliffs Outback Store
Lot 363 Keraro Road White Cliffs NSW 2836
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Pro Hart Gallery
108 Wyman Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Ruby's Cottage
517 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Peery Lake
Peery Lake Road Wilcannia NSW 2836
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Stephen's Creek Reservoir
Barrier Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Silver City Tours
380 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Townhouse 3
195 Cobalt Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Silverton Bakery
10 Layard Street Silverton NSW 2880
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Broken Hill
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Corner Country Store
49 Briscoe Street Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Milparinka Hotel
7 Loftus St Milparinka NSW 2880
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Australian Air Safaris
Broken Hill Broken Hill NSW 2880
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White Cliffs Hotel Motel
Corner Keraro Road and Johnston Street White Cliffs NSW 2836
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White Cliffs Bus Tours
118 Smiths Hill Road White Cliffs NSW 2836
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Broken Heel Festival in Broken Hill
227 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Old Coach Road Drive
Old Coach Road Mutawintji NSW 2880
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Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour
23-27 Bromide Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Kinchega Shearers' Quarters
673 Woolshed Drive Menindee NSW 2879
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Peery Lake picnic area
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Jarah Mosaics
169 Chapple Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Darling River campground
319 Little Menindee Creek Road Menindee NSW 2879
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Emaroo Tramway Cottage
18 Tramway Terrace Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Milparinka Heritage Precinct/Milparinka Courthouse
2 Loftus Street Milparinka NSW 2880
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The Granites Walking Track
Dead Horse Campground Trail Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Ibis Styles Broken Hill
120 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Kinchega National Park
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Broken Hill Outback Resort
1 Barrier Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre
336 McCulloch Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Emaroo Cottage on Oxide Street
100 Oxide Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Gum Paddock Country Cottage
18699 Barrier Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Sturt's tree walk
Cameron Corner Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Olive Downs campground
Olive Grove Walking Loop Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Cawndilla campground
Lake Drive Menindee NSW 2879
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Imperial Fine Accommodation
88 Oxide Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Broken Hill Tourist Park
142 Rakow Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Mutawintji National Park
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Away Tours Broken Hill
143 Rakow Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Tydvil Hotel & Bistro
318 Oxide Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Burke and Wills Menindee Motel
54 Yartla Street Menindee NSW 2879
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Mount Wood Shearers Quarters
164 Gorge Loop Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Coombes Service Station
1 Perry Street Menindee NSW 2879
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About Town Cottages - Blue Gum and Blue Bush Cottages
322 - 324 Lane Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Coach and Horses campground
Coach and Horses Campground Road Wilcannia NSW 2836
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The Living Desert and Sculptures
Off Nine Mile Road Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre)
Corner Crystal and Bromide Streets Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Silly Goat Cafe
425 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Sulphide Street Railway and Historical Museum
230 Blende Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Cameron Corner
Cameron Corner Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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The Original Silverton Hotel
Layard Street Silverton NSW 2880
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Menindee Post Office
40 Yartla Street Menindee NSW 2879
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Riddiford Arboretum
Galena Street (opposite Centro Shopping Centre) Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Red Earth Motel
469 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Courthouse Museum
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Silverton Heritage Walking Trail
Various locations in Silverton Silverton NSW 2880
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Jump-Up Loop Road drive
Jump Up Loop Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Love our Community
313 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Gateway Motor Inn Broken Hill
201 Galena Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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