Down to earth experiences are everywhere Broken Hill offers a wealth of experiences, from majestic landscapes and evocative art to mining heritage, indigenous culture and bush lifestyle.
The ‘Silver City’ stands at the centre of a vast region alive with possibility. A region that has inspired generations of pioneers, artists, film makers, publicans and restaurateurs, alongside some of Australia’s most influential mining entrepreneurs.
Almost $1 billion worth of silver, zinc and lead gave the city a strength that supported Australia through two world wars, two global depressions and massive social change.
Become part of an extraordinary history that helped define a nation. You’ll discover the entire region is full of heroic stories.
Hear some of those fascinating tales from a local guide on a walking tour. Visit Bushy Whites Mining Museum and the Miners Memorial on the Line of Lode. Tour the School of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service base. Refresh yourself with a traditional ice cream spider at Bells Milk Bar.
Art is so intrinsic in Broken Hill that galleries actually outnumber pubs. They include the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery – the oldest regional gallery in NSW.
With more than 30 galleries to choose from, including the Pro Hart Gallery which is still run by his family, meeting artists in their own space is an everyday pleasure.
Even the landscape seems to celebrate the region’s creativity. The massive stone sculptures that stand in harmony with nature at the Living Desert Reserve are especially beautiful at sunset.
Explore some of Australia’s most spectacular national parks, each with a bewildering range of terrain – from red sand dunes to heritage-listed wetlands, and evidence of the longest continual record of Aboriginal life in Australia.
Down to earth experiences are everywhere. They are present on the streets of classic outback towns like Silverton, made famous in blockbuster films. Silverton is the spiritual home of Mad Max. Live the movie experience for real in the Mad Max Museum.
Head underground on a tour of the Day Dream Mine. Saddle up on a camel ride. Watch the sunset over the Mundi Mundi plains. Pop into the Silverton pub for a chat with locals about the rain that broke 10 years of drought and breathed new life into the entire region.
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