Top Ten Things To Do

Recommended by our guests and in no particular order our top ten things to see and do whilst in Broken Hill are:

1. Living Desert & Sculpture Symposium

Situated on a majestic hilltop is the Sculpture Symposium while the tranquil Flora and Fauna Sanctuary contains numerous indigenous species. The park displays all the breath-taking beauty the NSW outback has to offer. The park displays all the breath-taking beauty the NSW outback has to offer. Taking three hours to complete, the parks paths wind through the stunning sculpture symposium and the peaceful flora and fauna sanctuary, while the cultural walk trail educates on local Aboriginal heritage and importance of the preservation of our environment. It is recommended to have plenty of water at hand during the warmer months as it can be thirsty work trekking around the area. It can also be extremely cold at during winter.

2. Day Trip to Silverton

Discover Silverton, a living, breathing part of Australia's history. Even people who have never been there will recognise it, as Silverton has starred in countless films, television shows and commercials in all mediums. Nestled in the Far West outback of New South Wales, Silverton was built by miners in search of fortune.

Once a bustling home to 3,000 people, residents began to leave in the 1880s when the nearby mines of Broken Hill surfaced. Many took their houses with the. These days less than 50 people call Silverton home and only a handful of buildings dot the landscape.

3. The Silver City Mint and Art Centre (The Big Picture)

Smelting, casting and manufacturing of Broken Hill silver jewellery. View the extensive range of originals and lithographs by well known artists featuring Australian scenes and birdlife. Spectacular minerals-on display and for sale. Large selection of top quality Australiana. Broken Hills finest chocolates, at our chocolate factory.

4. Art GallEries/ Museums (Silver Tree)

More information coming soon.

5. Miner's Memorial

The Miners Memorial sits atop the 'line of load' (the big hill of dirt where THE broken hill used to be) along side the Broken Earth Cafe Restaurant. It's a memorial to the 700+ miners who have died here since the 1800's when the mines began. The name and cause of death for every fatality is listed in the memorial.

6. Day Dream Mine

History will come alive as you drive along the road through the Appollyon Valley thinking " how did they find this mine? ". Then coming over the hill to view the magnificent smelter built by the Daydream Mining Association and used by Broken Hill. Then the old township which once had a population of approx 500.

As you head underground, you'll go through 3 levels, never knowing what's around each corner... viewing tiny drives (tunnels) the miner dug & seeing the rocks the picky boys sorted & returned as backfill. It's a mine where if you let your imagination run, you can almost hear the miners swinging their hammers hitting the chisels.

7. Day Trip to Menindee Lakes

The explorer Major Thomas Mitchell followed the Bogan and Darling Rivers down to this area in 1835 and came across the naturally formed Lakes which he named 'Laidley's Chain of Ponds', the Barkindji people referred to these as 'Wontanella' meaning 'Many Waters'.

8. Royal Flying Doctor Museum

Operations began at the RFDS Broken Hill Base in May 1936. Broken Hill is the corporate headquarters for the South Eastern Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and our Executive Director, Capt Clyde Thomson GM, is based here.

9. Railway Historical Museum

A large display of old railway machinery and an extensive mineral collection. "Broken Hill is more than a landscape and old buildings - it is the people that make it special and the Broken Hill exhibition gives the local people a voice and tells their stories."

10. Bells Milk Bar

People have been travelling from far and wide to Bells Milk Bar for 'out of this world' malted milks and soda spiders for generations. Once upon a time, many old milk bars and cafes in Australia made the bases for all their drinks by hand. At Bells, all our authentic syrups are still handmade here on the premises in Patton Street to Les Bell's Famous Secret Recipe, just like they have since 1892 when the business was founded by Fredrick Fenton, a confectioner and cordial maker. The result is worth bottling.



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