Broken Hill Adventure
Broken Hill is an iconic Australian city affectionately known as ‘the great dame of the outback’. It is a rich mixture of mining heritage, grand architecture, working class struggle and a source of inspiration for generations of artists and film makers.
Join us for a long weekend adventure discovering Mungo National Park and Broken Hill with their captivating landscapes and fascinating history.
Tour Itinerary: Broken Hill Adventure
Your Broken Hill Adventure begins with a flight to World heritage-listed Mungo National Park in NSW. Learn about this unique ancient landscape and how the story of Mungo Lady and Mungo Man has changed scientific and cultural history of the world. Explore the remarkable Walls of China, walk through the historic woodshed, view the ice-age footprint display in the Visitors Centre and enjoy a picnic lunch in the park.
Following lunch, fly on to Broken Hill. Commence touring through the south of Broken Hill, stopping at 1950s original Bells Milk Bar before taking in the vast views of the Silver City. Your local guide will point out the many heritage-listed sites in the centre of town. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink at the Palace Hotel, famous for its murals and iconic scenes in Australia’s movie production ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’.
2 nights: Royal Exchange Hotel
Begin the day exploring the diversity of parks, gardens, mines and homes of this outback oasis. Lose yourself in some art galleries such as the Pro Hart Gallery and Jack Absalom museum. Both are known as Outback Legends.
Visit Silver City Mint, home to the Big Picture, silver jewellery and samples of the ore which is mined in Broken Hill. Head out to nearby Silverton and meet some of the local artists at their quirky galleries before lunch and a cold drink at the famous Silverton Hotel, where Mad Max was filmed.
Late afternoon drive out to the Barrier Ranges to see the spectacular Sculpture Symposium. With nibbles and drinks, take in the breathtaking landscape with incredible lighting effects as the sun sets.
Visit the town’s imposing ‘ore body’, the Line of Lode and the Miner’s Memorial, commemorating over 800 workers who lost their lives working in the mine.
Take part in a local institution – lunch at the Broken Hill Outback Resort with live country entertainment and camel rides. With a cold drink in hand and red dust on their boots, the hotel has hosted many a visitor, from explorers to soldiers to miners and artists.
Mid afternoon it’s time to return to Broken Hill airport where your aircraft will have you back in your home city in the evening.