Drive to Broken Hill
Driving to Broken Hill from any of the major east coast capitals can be thought of a long drive (Adelaide is very lucky to be in such close proximity to the Silver City), but there are wonderful touring adventures along the 'road less travelled' to really make visiting Broken Hill a real outback experience.
Broken Hill (also known as 'The Silver City'), regarded as the capital of the Far West and and the gateway to outback Australia, is one destination that should be on any travel list.
A short drive from Broken Hill is the legendary town of Silverton, the most lively ghost town there is... in fact, the Silverton Hotel at the Burke St corner has been used in films as diverse as Wake in Fright, Mad Max 2, A Town Like Alice, Hostage, Razorback, Journey into Darkness and Golden Soak.
A drink at the historic pub is a must for any visit as is the Silverton Pioneer Museum, the Gaol and Court House and the various local galleries.
Not only is Broken Hill a beautiful town with wonderful architecture (and of course people), but also provides the perfect base for exploring some of the best attractions in this region of Australia.
While over an hour from Menindee and the Darling River, Broken Hill is a must-see destination while travelling the Darling River Run as well as up to the Corner Country towns like Milparinka, Tibooburra, across to Cameron Corner.
It is a wonderful service centre and the first city in Australia to be Heritage Listed.
It is that awesome!
Driving to Broken Hill - Route Details and Options
Driving from Melbourne to Broken Hill can be a one-day highway drive or a 2-3 day adventur...
Driving from Brisbane to Broken Hill offers many touring route options with two distinct a...
Driving from Sydney to Broken Hill can be a one-day highway drive or a 2-3 day adventure...
Adelaide is very lucky to be in such close proximity to the Silver City, but there are still a coupl...
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