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Broken Hill Travel Guide: 134 reviews and 350 photos

Broken Hill is a desert town in South Western New South Wales, approximately 260 kilometres north of Mildura, on the Victoria/NSW border.

It is a small mining city from which billions of dollars of Silver has been extracted, and is still being mined. Broken Hill once possessed the biggest deposit of Silver, Lead and Zinc in the world.

This photo was taken from the Broken Desert Sculpture park, high on a hill just outside Broken Hill. It's titled "Baja el So Jaguar (Under the Jaguar Sun) and is by a mexican artist. There were many sculptures created in the park on the top of this hill, but this one to me is the most impressive.

Inspired by the landscape

Besides being the "Silver City" though, its colourful, bold, desert surroundings have attracted many artists to take up residence in the city, creating a mecca.

Mungo

I also cover Mungo National Park in this chapter, as it is only 200 kms away in a southerly direction from Broken Hill (100 kms out from Mildura)

Mungo National Park is also a desert landscape.

It is renowned for it's most special feature, the Walls of China Lunettes, created from sand and silt and weathered over the centuries.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A combination of beautiful galleries and desert landscape
  • Cons:A long way to travel to get there
  • In a nutshell:The most vibrantly art dominated city I've ever visited in Australia
  • Last visit to Broken Hill: Dec 1998
  • Intro Updated Mar 14, 2003
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  • jide08's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2003 at 4:02 AM

    Very nice photos. I love the one of the colouful lizard.

  • dlandt's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2003 at 6:19 PM

    Another fabulous looking place, but so far away...

  • jessicadf's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2003 at 7:08 PM

    That park looks amazing!

  • asgottl's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2003 at 9:41 AM

    Broken Hill looks gorgeous....the sculptures are incredible, and wild horses!!! What an amazing place!

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2003 at 2:34 AM

    The Broken Hill area looks pretty cool! those scultpures are interesting!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2003 at 7:53 PM

    Great page! The sculptures look fantastic! And Mungo National Park looks beautiful.especially at sunset!

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2003 at 12:32 AM

    Wonderful page! I really loved Broken Hill...a great place to visit! Loved those sculptures too!

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