A true outback city in every sense, Broken Hill region is a living, breathing time capsule where the great mining prosperity of yesteryear blends seamlessly with a rising modern art scene, all set amid a sprawling desert landscape. It’s a place of huge skies, red rocky earth and a fascinating and internationally significant history. It is, after all, Australia’s first heritage-listed city, and its secrets are just waiting to be discovered.
Broken Hill is a cultural hub, home to more than 30 art galleries exhibiting work inspired by the stunning landscapes of outback NSW and countless museums encapsulating the city’s rich history. The NSW Outback offers great accommodation options across Far West NSW. Striving to provide quality service and experiences for those visiting the far western wonders of our great state, we will take travellers on fantastic journeys and introduce them to incredible scenery, abundant wildlife and memorable Aussie characters.
With Out of the Ordinary Outback you will explore fascinating destinations and create memories to last a lifetime…
Things to do while in Broken Hill
- With so much to do in the region, the Broken Hill Tourism Information Centre is a great place to start. It’s open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) and located on the corner of Blende and Bromide streets. Whilst you’re there, be sure pick up a map too.
- A wander through the city on foot is also worthwhile. Walk along the wide streets and view the architecture reflective of the prosperity of the 19th century.
Broken Hill is a fascinating city, and we warmly encourage you to get to know it whilst enjoying your stay at our Broken Hill accommodation and caravan parks. In 2015 it became the very first city in Australia to have the honour of being added to the National Heritage List.
In addition to its rich and colourful history, Broken Hill also has a bold and energetic art scene, famous festivals and delicious Outback pub fare in beautiful heritage buildings. Broken Hill is often considered the quintessential outback town with its warm hospitality, rich heritage, wide streets and remarkable aesthetic. It is a unique and remote city that offers a charming combination of grand, historical buildings and ramshackle miners’ huts.
Broken Hill is the largest regional outback centre in western NSW. The city has often been described as the ‘Capital of the Outback’ or ‘The Silver City’ – the latter for its long association with mining, specifically silver and mineral deposits.
While mining still plays an integral role in the city’s life, tourism and hospitality are becoming increasingly important.
The Out of the Ordinary Outback Group are proud of the part we are playing in the growth of tourism in the Outback jewel that is the far-west of New South Wales, particularly with our accommodation in Broken Hill.
Far West NSW – Like Nowhere Else on Earth
With dry, rugged red-ochre scenery and fertile lush wetlands, Far West NSW is a place of contrasts, a place of rich and unique beauty that has inspired writers, artists, filmmakers and more. This area has been inhabited for at least 50,000 years, with ancient history spanning through the ages; and with National Parks rich in diversity of unique flora and fauna, this area truly is like nowhere you’ve seen before.
And with our four properties in Outback NSW offering the same commitment to quality you can expect from Out of the Ordinary Outback, you can experience the wonders of Far West NSW without sacrificing comfort or style.