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"Beautiful Broken Hill" Top 5 Page for this destination Broken Hill by CandS

Broken Hill Travel Guide: 134 reviews and 352 photos

Broken Hill is a really beautiful place. The landscape is amazing and there is so much to see! I had heard that it's a real 'hole' but that's not the case at all...unless you just want to party maybe... If you are a keen photographer, love nature or enjoy trying new things it will keep you busy for days! :)

As for information on the city itself...there are around 20,000 people living in Broken Hill. It is a very tidy town and everything (old buildings etc) is done up nicely... The closest major city is Adelaide which is about 500 kms south.

My favourite part of visiting Broken Hill was our visit to the Sculpture Park at sunrise when me and a friend visited in our pyjamas to take photos. ;) We were the only people on the hill...perfect!

The landscape around the town is mostly flat but there are some hills around too. The dirt is a fantastic red colour with lots of salt bushes and dry looking plants and the sky is a fantastic blue. In the town itself there are lots of historic (from late 1800’s anyway) buildings and the streets are very wide. Broken Hill is well known for its mining industry and also for its art. Zinc, Iron and Silver are still mined there today.

The funniest thing happened on our way home from Broken Hill. It is about a 9 hour trip from Wagga Wagga to Broken Hill... On our way home (just myself and two girlfriends) we left our headlights on accidentally while we went to lunch...when we came back out the battery was dead of course. After searching and asking for help a strange 'scruffy' looking guy came up and offered to help. He ended up helping us by using his car battery to start our car and about 30 minutes after our lunch he finally got us going. :) He wouldn't let us give him any money or even buy him a beer...such a nice gesture! :) Country towns are great (that happened in Mildura by the way)...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fantastic scenery for photos!
  • Cons:A LONG way from anywhere...
  • In a nutshell:Great fun for a visit! A true outback town!
  • Last visit to Broken Hill: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2009 at 3:46 AM

    The wonderful name of Broken Hill caught my eye :) A lovely page, thank you!

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2009 at 3:25 AM

    Wonderful Broken Hill page with superb photos! Those scultptures certainly look amazing! ~ho & pang

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2006 at 3:55 AM

    Wow! What a beautiful place to visit! Wonderful tips and photos! Hope you have a magical holiday!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2004 at 7:10 PM

    I hadn't heard of BH in NSW before and the park looks fabulous. Great photos. Thats a cool pub in Silverton. Gosh I remember Priscilla QOTD :-)

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2004 at 9:30 PM

    wonderfull sculptures and a camel ride, sounds ..gorgeous!

  • awayhome's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2004 at 1:33 PM

    Hi Sherie you have a wonderful page. I enjoy your pictures=))

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2003 at 4:43 PM

    Hey Sherie, lovely page on Broken Hill.. Still haven't been here, but hope to visit one day.. Cheers!

  • Jun 14, 2003 at 3:39 PM

    Wild West feel, great arts and decent camels. Sounds like travellers paradise! Your pictures are awesome!!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2003 at 3:44 AM

    Have a bit of a yearning to see Broken Hill.

  • jide08's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2003 at 3:33 AM

    Gorgeous sunny photos. The one of the sunrise through the sculpture hole is very nice.

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