Travel Guide
Broken Hill

Embark on an off-beat, rustic adventure in Broken Hill. Our travel guide unveils the charm of this Outback gem – from its arid landscapes to vibrant art scene. Dive into the mysteries of the Silver City and the thriving culture that awaits!
Quick Facts
Historic Mining Town Broken Hill is renowned for its silver, lead and zinc mines, tracing its history back to a bustling 1880s mining boom.
Outback Cultural Centre Broken Hill is considered a cultural and artistic hub of the Australian Outback, featuring various galleries and museums.
Film Location Broken Hill has been featured in numerous films and television series including Mad Max 2 and A Town Like Alice.
World Heritage Site The city's Line of Lode miners memorial and lookout is a popular tourist site, offering panoramic views of Broken Hill and commemorating over 800 miners who lost their lives.
Birthplace of BHP In 1885, Broken Hill Proprietary Company (now BHP Billiton) - the world's largest mining company, was formed in the city.
Accessible Location Broken Hill is very accessible and well connected with daily flights from Adelaide and Sydney, and a weekly train service (the 'Indian Pacific').
Wildlife Reserves Two major national parks – the Kinchega National Park and Mutawintji National Park are located nearby, making it an ideal spot for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.
Indigenous Significance Broken Hill is rich in indigenous Australian history and culture, with nearby sites showing evidence of occupation dating back 40,000 years.
Unique Ecosystem The Living Desert Reserve located 9 km from the city houses unique sculptures and provides opportunities to explore local flora and fauna.
Climate Broken Hill experiences a semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters, giving it a distinctive Australian outback character.
Broken Hill