Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes It’s easy to jag a one-off win – look at Manly-Warringah, or Hawthorn – but to win three in a row requires something special. All Cathy and Rick Edmonds ever wanted to do was to supplement their income with a cottage they could be proud of. They took an ignored 19th Century miners’ cottage on Broken Hill’s main street, added a dash of love and care and somewhere along the way not one, not two, but three consecutive NSW tourism awards for deluxe accommodation fell into their laps.

After a hard drive through the outback, Emaroo Argent is a pet-friendly and, yes, child-friendly oasis offering all the creature comforts and privacy we’re used to at home, but rarely receive on the road. Situated in downtown Broken Hill, it’s a launching pad for everything you could hope to do here, from mine tours to drinking in iconic old-school pubs to perusing a plethora of outback art galleries.

Details // Argent St, Broken Hill, NSW. From $150 per night., (08) 8595 7217.

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