Previous Hot Spot - BROKEN HILL- NSW

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Broken Hill – New South Wales
For a taste of the real outback there’s few places that rival Broken Hill in western NSW.

Readily accessible from the major capitals of south eastern Australia, the historic city of Broken Hill has always been more closely aligned to South Australia than NSW. Supplies are delivered from Adelaide, ore is shipped to Port Pirie, while locals see the SA capital as the place for seaside holidays and shopping.

Founded on the fortune of silver, lead and zinc discovered in 1883 the mines here were once the biggest in the world for these minerals. Today, the mines may have lost much of their glory but they are still being worked, albeit with less people being involved, with more and more looking to tourism as their choice of employment.

The town has many remarkable buildings from its days of fame to enjoy, while mine tours are also available either in the town itself or out at the Daydream Mine on the way to the now near deserted town of Silverton. Don’t miss a visit to the famous Silverton Hotel, and surrounbding areas made famous in such films as ‘Mad Max’.

Pro Hart broken hill The famous ‘Brushmen of the Bush’, have made the ’Hill a rich and exciting enclave for artists and more artists can be found here than in any other town in inland Australia. There’s a number of galleries to enjoy, but you shouldn’t miss Pro’ Hart’s Gallery, the Silver City Mint & Art Centre or the Living Desert Sculpture park on the outskirts of the city.

darling river kinchega national park The city also makes a great base for exploring the surrounding area including Sturt National Park, where three states meet, Kinchega National Park on the Darling River and the rich Aboriginal heritage of Mutawintji National Park lizard

For your first trip, or your next trip to the outback, make Broken Hill the centre of attraction. You wont be disappointed!

For more info contact the Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre, ph: (08) 8080 3560, web site: or check the web at: