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Broken Hill Off The Beaten Path: 13 reviews and 32 photos

  Yunta Picnic Races advertisement
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  • Yunta Picnic Races advertisement - Broken Hill
      Yunta Picnic Races advertisement
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  • Barrier Highway near Yunta - Broken Hill
      Barrier Highway near Yunta
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  • Water tower at Yunta - Broken Hill
      Water tower at Yunta
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  • Hills near Yunta - Broken Hill
      Hills near Yunta
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  • Railway bridge over a creek near Yunta - Broken Hill
      Railway bridge over a creek near Yunta
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Yunta is the next town on from Mannahill. Yunta was established in 1887 after the discovery of gold at the nearby diggings at Teetulpa and Waukaringa. Once, there were more than 5,000 miners making their way through town, now there isn't much of a town at all.
It was once a busy railway town on the Adelaide to Broken Hill line, now it just serves travellers on the Barrier Highway, and its an alternate route to the Flinders Ranges and beyond.

The hotel does meals and has accommodation, there are two roadhouses, one we stopped at for bite to eat, two fuel stations, post office, police station, air strip and a primary school.
The rest area with public toilets is located opposite the hotel.
A fun annual event is the Yunta Picnic Races and gymkhana held in May.

The scenery has changed, the roads are still mainly straight, but there are more hills and trees, and even some creeks.

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  • Written Jun 3, 2012
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