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Broken Hill Travel Guide: 134 reviews and 352 photos

1,170 km west of Sydney and almost on the South Australian border, there sits a near oasis in an arid landscape.

If you want to visit an Outback City, then why not come and have a look at Broken Hill.
It's easy to get to, with flights daily from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

If you enjoy a Train trip,then you can catch the "Indian Pacific" which is a regular link between Broken Hill and Adelaide.

Another option is the Rail/Train link from Sydney.

Buses run here too, or just come in your own or a hire car.

Broken Hill is a large city with wide colonial streets, wide enough for the large Bullock teams to be able to turn around in the streets years ago.

It is also where the Australian company, BHP, was born out of the discovery of a huge silver-lead-zinc seam in 1883 and operated here until 1940.

Wool production and tourism is also a money spinner for the city.

Broken Hill also is known for it?s famous citizens, past and present, a lot of them Artists, as they like to paint this kind of country.

Some of them are -
CJ Dennis, June Bronhill, Pro Hart and Jack Absolom, and quite a few Movies.

Broken Hill is the base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air.
Those Outback children have lessons taken in a very different way to "city" children, and if any person on one of the enormous outback stations is sick, or perhaps needs to go to Hospital, this is when the Flying Doctor comes to the rescue!

If you do come to Broken Hill, be sure to check out the nearby [nearly a ghost town] of SILVERTON.
This is the next town we visit on our southern Australia road trip.

2012 -We have been and seen Silverton, tomorrow we drive 284 kms to PETERBOROUGH, a Railway town.

This time, there are a few small towns where fuel is available and we cross the State border into SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

We are back again in 2014, only this time we aren't staying here, but continuing onto PETERBOROUGH,

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots to see and do
  • Cons:Long way from anywhere
  • In a nutshell:You either love or hate it!
  • Last visit to Broken Hill: Aug 2014
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2016 at 12:30 AM

    Thank you for virtual tour!

  • blueskyjohn's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Great murals! I enjoyed reading about Broken Hill. Thanks for sharing some excellent information!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Apr 2, 2015 at 3:02 AM

      Thanks John! Pleased you enjoyed the tour of Broken Hill!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Love the murals, war memorials, art galleries and the historical buildings. The whole town has so much character. Excellent page Dee!

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    Excellent new updates, Dee :)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Visiting Living desert sounds to be nice, especially if you see emus and a kangaroo. There seem to be some very nice buildings in Broken Hill, like the Miners Arms, Trades Hall and Kidman Building.

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    What an awesome painting in your fourth tip :D


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