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Nowhere in Outback NSW comes close to Broken Hill when it comes to options for anything your taste buds might fancy.

Ever since the enormous wealth of subterranean Broken Hill was unlocked, its story has been characterised by boom and bust, by dreams realised and ruined, and incredible colour and vitality shaped by a multitude of diverse characters and their journeys.

Over more than a century, visitors have flocked to Broken Hill and they keep coming…and it won’t take long to discover why!

Its stunning backdrop of earthy outback hues, clear, deep blue skies and an unforgiving yet strikingly beautiful landscape is magnetic.

Layers of rich history shaped by countless people from many and varied backgrounds combine to make this iconic outback town uniquely captivating, and you’ll be astounded by how much there is to see, do and learn. Go down a mine, experience an eclectic world of art, sculpture, drag queens, divas, dining and entertainment.

Give yourself time to do it all justice – you’ll need four or five days at least in town, and then more to see the wider region. Whether your schedule’s tight or you’ve got time to linger – you’ll find something to surprise, amaze and delight you around every corner. Whether you’re here for a short stay or longer – you’ll find something to surprise, amaze and delight you around every corner.

Visitor Information Centre
If you’re visiting for the first time, this is the place to start. Brilliantly set out with oodles of information about the city, the friendly staff provide you with all you need to know.

Line of Lode Miners' Memorial
Standing on the edge of the city’s huge mullock heap, this symbolic and spiritual icon pays tribute to the human tragedy of more than 800 lives lost due to mining. Opened in 2001, it’s a sombre reminder of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice since the late 1800s.

Broken Hill Geology
One of the city’s internationally famous attractions is the Geo Centre where you’ll clap eyes on an astonishing collection of locally mined minerals and gems, hands-on displays and the Time Line Room. The most famous piece displayed here is the Silver Tree, an 8.5kg solid silver creation made in 1880 and once owned by Charles Rasp.

Take a Walk..

Some of the best sightseeing in Broken Hill and nearby surrounds is done on foot, so pack the camera and water bottle, don some good walking shoes and head off!

Broken Hill Heritage Trail
Take a two-hour signposted walk around the Silver City along streets named after metals, minerals, compounds and eminent citizens, to immerse yourself in an absorbing history documented by an extraordinary collection of heritage buildings, including the post office, Trades Hall and the Town Hall.

Heroes, Larrikins and Visionaries Tour This 1.7km stroll from the railway station to Billy Goat Hill brings to life some of the city’s colourful identities, including the world’s smallest mine worker, famous artists, musicians and actors, the first lady blacksmith, gamblers and even ghosts.

Sundown Nature Trail
A 2.8km walk in the Sundown Hills reveals a stunning world of native animals, wild flowers and grasses that have populated this area for millennia.

Living Desert Reserve
A 2.2km cultural trail through this 180-hectare sanctuary containing a variety of plant and animal life is a must. Located 9km out of town, nature-lovers will be blown away by the arboretum and the Sturt Desert Pea display. Another 1km trail within the reserve takes you to a stunning display of 12 spectacular sandstone sculptures on a hilltop. Breathtaking panoramic views, particularly at sunset, make this an unforgettable Broken Hill experience.

Lights, Camera, Action...

It’s known as the Hollywood of the Outback – a number of iconic films have been shot in and around Broken Hill, and you can relive the action by taking in a number of locations while you’re here. Blockbusters filmed here include Wake in Fright (1971 and 2017), Mad Max 2 (1981), The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994), Last Cab to Darwin (2015), Strangerland (2015) and Mission Impossible 2 (2000).

Some of these iconic movie set locations can be found right in the heart of Broken Hill, such as the imposing Palace Hotel and its 500 square metres of murals that have proudly showcased retro kitsch since well before it became trendy. If you’re a keen movie buff, other set locations, like the Mundi Mundi Plains, require a road trip past Silverton.

Over the years, the city has also lured many remarkable, talented, and unconventional types – writers, artists, raconteurs and gamblers to name a few – who have all added to its rich and unconventional types – writers, artists, raconteurs and gamblers to name a few – who have all added to its rich and diverse character.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Catch a glimpse of a vital and distinctively Aussie outback service – the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

Operating from Broken Hill since 1936, RFDS doctors and nurse provide emergency medical and primary health care services to people in this region across an area of 640,000 km2. The Bruce Langford Visitor Centre is an interactive museum that highlights the work of doctors, pilots and nurses who have been keeping outback communities connected with cutting-edge health care since 1936. The RFDS base is closely enmeshed in the Broken Hill community and is steeped in Australian history.

Take a tour of a working RFDS base and airport, visit the museum, view aircraft in the hangar, browse for souveniers and watch a film while you’re there. All proceeds from admissions and merchandise sales help fund the purchase of new aircraft and vital medical equipment.

School of the Air

See first-hand what school life is like for kids in remote outback locations. School of the Air is a unique Distance Education Centre that caters for geographically isolated students living as far away as 300km from Broken Hill.

School of the Air was established with 42 students in 1956 and lessons were conducted by radio correspondence. In 2003, radio was phased out and replaced with satellite-based lessons, allowing students to see their teachers for the first time.

You can even sit in on a live lesson or arrange to speak with a teacher giving you a fascinating insight into everyday education for children of the outback. School of the Air runs regular visitor sessions at 8.15am each morning during the school term. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Information Centre at least a day before.

AROUND BROKEN HILL
Regional Art Gallery
Sturt Motel
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 Hill Migrant Heritage Museum, Hospital Museum, Ron Carter Transport Pavilion and the Tess Alfonsi Mineral Collection are all onsite.Much to see, much to do - so drop in and spend some time going back in time with us.OPENING HOURSSunday- Saturday09:00 to 13:00 (January and February)Sunday- Saturday10...
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ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE
RFDS Base
Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre
86 Airport Road
Broken Hill NSW 2880
The Royal Flying Doctor Service Outback Experience in Broken HillAn exploration of the history and the operations of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Touch down into the world of heroic doctors, nurses, pilots and the outback communities we service. The ‘Mantle of Safety Museum’ lets you experience our most exciting stories from over 92 years of history. Get close to a working Flying Doctor Base with our tour; Go behind the scenes and view the Flying Doctor aircraft 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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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 stories, and show you the real character of Broken Hill and our spectacular surrounds in a way that you just can't experience on your own.  Our historical and interactive guided Tour Options incliude:Cemetery Walking TourPub TourHalf Day City Heritage SightseerSocial Art Experienc...
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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 always been associated with silver, lead and zinc mining. Many of the streets are named after metals, minerals and compounds, or after mine managers, leading citizens and civic leaders.The Heritage Walk Tour is a great introduction to your Broken Hill adventure and its group of passionate, dedicated ...
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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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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 sustainability.The Living Desert is nestled amongst the Barrier Ranges and is located 12km from the City of Broken Hill. It is a unique 2400ha reserve which was established in 1992. The scenery within the reserve is breathtaking and can be enjoyed via the numerous walking trails.An entrance fee per pe...
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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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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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MCCARTHURS BROKEN HILL MINERAL SPECIMENS AND CRYSTALS
303 Argent Street Broken Hill
IF YOU LOVE ROCKS AND CRYSTALS THEN THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU Broken Hill’s Largest Mineral and Crystal Store.Broken Hill’s Largest Mineral Specimen and Crystal store offers A large range of Genuine Broken Hill Australian and World Mineral specimens and has Huge range of New age Crystals ,Tumbled Stones , Metaphysical products and unique broken hill souvenirs (mostly designed and or made by us).Located in the Main shopping precinct of Broken Hill Argent street. McCarthurs offers great...
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HISTORIC DAY DREAM MINE
Silverton Road Silverton NSW 2880
Jump-Up Loop Road drive
Jump Up Loop Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Mutawintji National Park
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Silverton Heritage Walking Trail
Various locations in Silverton Silverton NSW 2880
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Kinchega Homestead Billabong Walk
Old Kinchega Homestead Walkway Menindee NSW 2879
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Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Aussie Southern Cross Opal
Dugout 91 White Cliffs NSW 2836
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Bush 'n' Beyond Studio Gallery
4 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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PS Providence historic site
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Homestead Creek picnic area
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Historic Daydream Mine
12 kilometres off Silverton Road Silverton NSW 2880
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Old Coach Road Drive
Old Coach Road Mutawintji NSW 2880
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Sturt Park Reserve and Titanic Memorial
Sulphide Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Wells walk
Fort Grey Campground Tibooburra NSW 2880
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The Living Desert and Sculptures
Off Nine Mile Road Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Jarah Mosaics
169 Chapple 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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Western Ridge Walk
Mutawintji Access Road Mutawintji NSW 2880
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Tibooburra Aboriginal Keeping Place
Briscoe Street Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Milparinka Heritage Walk
Loftus Street Milparinka NSW 2880
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Paroo-Darling National Park
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Old Kinchega Homestead
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Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre
336 McCulloch Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Mad Max Museum
Silverton Road Silverton NSW 2880
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Line of Lode Lookout and Miners Memorial
Federation Way Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Outback Astronomy
18817 Barrier Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park
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Tilpa Hotel
1 Darling Street Tilpa NSW 2840
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Twin Lakes
Silver City Highway (Wentworth Road) Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Sturt National Park
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Silverton Gaol Museum
Burke Street Silverton 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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Milparinka Heritage Precinct/Milparinka Courthouse
2 Loftus Street Milparinka 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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Kinchega Woolshed
Woolshed Drive Menindee NSW 2879
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The Original Silverton Hotel
Layard Street Silverton NSW 2880
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Sturt's tree walk
Cameron Corner Road Tibooburra 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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Willy Nilly Art
415 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Pro Hart Gallery
108 Wyman Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Sundown Nature Trail
Off the Silver City Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Gorge Loop Road Drive
Gorge Loop Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Mundi Mundi Plains
Mundi Mundi Plains Silverton NSW 2880
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Stephen's Creek Reservoir
Barrier Highway Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Kinchega National Park
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Middle Road drive
Jump Up Loop Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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John Dynon Gallery - Silverton
Sturt Street Silverton NSW 2880
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Riddiford Arboretum
Galena Street (opposite Centro Shopping Centre) Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Peery Lake
Peery Lake Road Wilcannia NSW 2836
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Mutawintji Gorge walking track
51 Old Coach Road Mutawintji NSW 2880
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Jump-Up walking track
Jump-Up Loop Road Tibooburra NSW 2880
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The Granites Walking Track
Dead Horse Campground Trail Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Heritage Listed Broken Hill Synagogue and Museum
165 Wolfram Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Mutawintji Historic Site
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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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Outdoor Pastoral Museum
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Mount Wood Summit walking track
Mount Wood Summit walking track Tibooburra NSW 2880
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Wayne Williams Gallery
81 Harris Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour
23-27 Bromide Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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thom, dick and harry's
354 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
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Peery Lake picnic area
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Courthouse Museum
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