A not so spooky tour of the iconic Broken Hill cemetery...the final resting place of many famous and infamous Broken Hill locals and other Australians.
Experience Broken Hill with Away Tours
Explore Broken Hill like a local with an entertaining and informative tour with Away Tours our sister tour company.
Away Tours works closely with various community members to produce a highly informative, fun tour of the highlights of Broken Hill - Australia's first Heritage listed town. We'll give you a snapshot of our colourful city so you can choose where you'd like to revisitat your own pace.
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If you'd like to explore further afield, check out these sugguested Day Trips. Ask us at reception for maps and insider top tips to make the most of your day.
Silverton (20 minutes drive)
One of the easiest and most rewarding day trips from Broken Hill is to Silverton, a little more than 20 minutes drive from Broken Hill Tourist Park.
A classic outback town, Silverton and its spectacular surrounds offer an array of unique finds. Behind the sleepy streets and heritage stone buildings is a swag-full of art galleries, artist studios, museums, a famous pub and an atmospheric cafe.
Nestled in the arid landscape of the western Barrier Ranges, Silverton is spectacular in a classic outback sense. No wonder the town is more famous as a film location than most places in Australia. The historic Silverton Hotel has featured in more than 100 films and commercials.
Daydream Mine (under 40 mnutes drive)
No trip to outback NSW is complete without a visit to Day Dream Mine. It descends deep into the earth and gives visitors a real sense of what it must have once been like wielding a pick and shovel in such challenging conditions. Find out more here
Menindee Lakes ( under one and half hours drive)
Enjoy a relaxing day exploring this outback oasis abundant with spectacular native birds and wildlife. Guests have been known to enjoy a swim and catch a fish or two! Boat, fish, swim and even waterski. Be sure to make time for lunch at the historic Maidens Hotel where tragic early explorers Burke and Wills camped in 1860.
Just 20 minutes from Broken Hill in Far West Outback New South Wales, Silverton, is the personification of Australia's outback history and a ‘must do’ day trip. Silverton has starred in countless films, television shows and commercials as the ‘classic Australian outback town’.
The explorer Major Thomas Mitchell followed the Bogan and Darling Rivers down to this area in 1835 and came across the naturally formed Lakes which he named 'Laidley's Chain of Ponds', the Barkindji people referred to these as 'Wontanella' meaning 'Many Waters'.