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On my way to Broken hill - Dont ask why !

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1. Posted by leong1 (Full Member 89 posts) 8y

For some unknown reason i booked a train ticked to Broken hill. Then noticed that i would have to wait another 3 days before the train turns up again. I like the idea of going somewhere alittle off the tourist trail. Has anyone been to this place ? Anyone have any idea what to do there... Either way im there !

Thanks in advance for your responces


2. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 8y

Hi Leon,

Broken Hill is a ways off the beaten track, I've only driven through. Not sure what there is to do in town, but the sculptures are worth seeing. It's a few km out of town on top of a hill, just don't forget to pick up the key from the visitors centre if you hire a car and go out otherwise you won't be able to get through the locked gate.


3. Posted by jhetland (Budding Member 43 posts) 8y

broken hill got the mines, the hill, silverton, pubs and desert. Its good!

4. Posted by samuela (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Broken Hill is a great town to get an insight to the outback. Nearby Silverton is virtually a ghost town and has a real outback pub there that has been used in many films. In Broken Hill you can do a little 1 or 2 hour bus tour of the place. Also you can go down the mine for a tour. When I was there I visited two great art galleries - Pro Harts and Jack Absalom (not sure of spelling).

5. Posted by leong1 (Full Member 89 posts) 8y

Thanks for your replies, I have to admit that it was worth going to but just dont plan to spend to long around that area. It does make a great change from city life. Thanks again broken hill and those who posted here !