Planning a trip to Broken Hill? There’s a stay to match all types of travellers that roll on into this town.
The outback town has attracted dreamers, miners and artists for decades. When it comes to Broken Hill, you better believe you’re going to want more than a night. From a desert church to a farm stay out at the station, we’ve put together the best Broken Hill accommodation below. And if you’d rather set up in the great outdoors, we’ve also rounded up the best Broken Hill caravan sites and camping spots.
Unusual Broken Hill stays
Broken Hill Outback Church Stay, Broken Hill
A luxury stay in a converted church that’s over a century old might not be what you pictured for your stay in the outback town of Broken Hill, but you won’t in any way regret making that booking.
It doesn’t get more unique than a stay here.
The Broken Hill Outback Church Stay is a charming mix of the old and new, with its Romanesque church fittings and the antique altar, paired with the ensuite limestone spa bathroom. Book this property or the associated Presbytery and Cottage properties.
The converted church features a limestone spa bathroom.
An eco-credentialled sheep and cattle farm just 25 kilometres from Broken Hill, Eldee Station is an award-winning farm stay out on the vast expanse of the Mundi Mundi Plains.
Eldee Station is located on the Mundi Mundi Plains. (Image: Destination NSW)
It’s a desert accommodation with a more remote location that makes it ideal for those wanting to check out the magnificent Milky Way in the night sky, far from any city lights. Pick from their guest suites or their camping ground (swag hire available), before embarking on a 4WD adventure to the back of beyond.
Expect magnificent views of the Milky Way at night. (Image: Destination NSW)
Palace Hotel Broken Hill
Pack those heels for a stay at The Palace Hotel: famous for its starring role in The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Sit in the sun on the deck of the Palace Hotel.
Make like characters Bernadette, Adam and Tick and book in for a night among the fabulously kitsch Aussie landscape murals of The Palace.
Have an authentic Broken Hill experience with a stay at the renowned Palace Hotel. (Image: Destination NSW)
Next, sashay on down for its Wednesday karaoke night or for a night on the town during the three-day Broken Heel Festival – a celebration of all things Priscilla.
Best self-contained Broken Hill stays
Emaroo Cottages are right in the centre of town and make for a pet-friendly accommodation choice. There are four cottages to choose from, with barbecues, a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry. Run by a local family, the accommodation options include a renovated miner’s cottage.
Worker’s Cottage, Fowlers Gap
Want more rustic than renovated? Get a taste of the lonely nature of mining life with a romantic stay at Worker’s Cottage, a Broken Hill Airbnb.
Opt for a remote stay with unrivalled outback views.
The trip out will take about half an hour, but believe us, it’s worth it. Arrive at an open-plan rustic cottage, perfect for couples looking to get away from it all among the red dirt.
Sink into the comfy bed of an evening after a day of outback exploring.
By day, embark on a nearby gorge hike, and by night, sit back with a glass of wine to look at the light show above.
Broken Hill Outback Resort
Overlooking the rugged Barrier Ranges, this family and dog-friendly park and resort doesn’t just have spots for caravanning and camping but also has 24 self-contained cabins to choose from.
Broken Hill Outback Resort is pet-friendly.
Options include cabins with deck barbecues and double spa baths, as well as kitchenettes and interconnection rooms.
Enjoy a barbecue on the deck with expansive red-dirt views.
If you don’t fancy cooking, the heritage-listed Mt Gipps Hotel is on the property and serves up pub food.
Choose between 24 self-contained cabins.
Best Broken Hill motels
Sturt Motel Broken Hill
If ever a town were built for road-tripping, Broken Hill would take the top prize. For an affordable night in a cosy bed, the Sturt Motel is a pet-friendly pick.
Options range from double to superior rooms that sleep three, and continental breakfast is available.
A massive bonus in the Broken Hill weather? Its alluring swimming pool, a dive in which is the best way to wind down after a hot, bothersome drive.
Red Earth Motel Broken Hill
If you’d rather choose a motel with apartment accommodation, look no further than the Red Earth Motel.
Make yourself at home in a cosy Studio Apartment.
With its mix of studios and multi-roomed apartments, Red Earth is a great choice for families or those travelling out west as a larger group. Each apartment has a full kitchen, with the three-bedroom even coming with laundry facilities.
Guests will feel at home in the spacious rooms with full kitchens.
Each guest can make use of the Red Earth pool, covered barbecue and 24-hour reception service.
Escape the heat with a dip in the pool.
Best Broken Hill hotels
The Imperial Fine Accommodation
Pick something a little bit special with a stay at this historical and heritage-renovated hotel. Lean into the old-world feel of The Imperial. Once you’ve checked in, challenge your travel companions to a game of billiards in the old front bar. Or (and we wouldn’t blame you if this was the case) go straight to their walled courtyard. There you will find a saltwater, solar-heated pool, as well as the shade of apricot trees under which you can settle with a good book.
The Astra Broken Hill
Dating back to the 1890s, The Astra has retained its heritage features and charms despite the passage of time (and the addition of an al fresco cocktail bar, and scrummy dessert bar). Book into one of its eight suites – or its historical two-bedroom cottage – to spend a night or two in this beautiful old building.
ibis Styles Broken Hill
While this is an affordable hotel that remains a favourite among business travellers and road trippers alike, it might be the ibis Styles’ S-Que Restaurant that first draws your attention. This hotel restaurant is one of the most popular places to eat in town. The S-Que serves up a wide range of dishes, including New Zealand oysters, scotch fillet steak and paella. Rooms at the ibis range from standard double to family.
For more insider tips, check out our ultimate guide to Broken Hill for the best things to do, restaurants and caravan parks in town.