Broken Hill is an old mining town with a current population of about 17,000. A gateway to Australia’s interesting outback scenery it is a much loved town popular with tourists and just as famous as a backdrop for films and artists as for its rich mining history.
Here are 6 things which you can do at Broken Hill
1. Take a sunset walk and see the 12 sculptures of sandstone by sculptors from Australia, Syria, Mexico and Georgia in the Living Fesert National Park a ten minute drive from Broken Hill
2. Experience art with a difference – Broken Hill has more art galleries than pubs and that’s quite a few.
3. Visit the Menindee Lakes – a one hour drive will take you to an oasis of lakes in this desert like country.
4. Enjoy a visit to the Palace Hotel – great for dinner or a drink this hotel has practically every wall covered with murals. It’s main claim to fame is that Priscilla Queen of the Desert was filmed here.
5. Walk along the streets of Broken Hill – see plenty of ornate and meticulously maintained historical buildings like Australia’s first Trades Hall. Also some beautiful statues.
6. Stop for a beer at an outback pub – The Silverton Pub is not just about Mad Max films. This is one busy place with visitors from around the globe, an outdoor live music stage and more jokes in the front bar than could be imagined ( not to mention the donkeys)