Whether it be with one of Broken Hill's award winning tour operators or an independent day of discovery, Broken Hill provides the gateway to the 'accessible outback' for a range of cultural and enchanting day trips;
Located 130 kms northeast of Broken Hill via a 'usually good' dry weather gravel road, Mutawintji National Park is the tribal area of the Malyankapa and Pandjikali people. The park is known for it's beautiful river red gum lined gorges and rock pools. Aboriginal people from around the region still gather for cultural purposes and to hold meetings. Bookings to tour restricted Aboriginal sites are available through 'Mutawintji Heritage Tours
A comfortable hours drive from Broken Hill, the Menindee Lakes was originally made up of 9 natural ephemeral lakes covering an area of 453 square kms. There are 4 major lakes Wetherill (including Lake Tandure), Pamamaroo (connected by a small lake called Copi Hollow), Menindee, and Cawndilla.
As part of the Darling River system and holding over 4 times the volume of Sydney Harbour, Menindee Lakes plays a significant role in outback NSW. Menindee township established itself as an inland port in 1853. For the traveller, there is great fishing and Bird watching on the lakes, Visit the magnificent Kinchega National Park, Lake Pamamaroo and Main Weir, Copi Hollow, Menindee War Memorials, the 1872 wreck of the paddle-steamer 'Providence', the self-guided heritage walk around Menindee.
Lake Menindee has recently been filled with water received from the Queensland floods - the first time in almost 10 years that they have had water.
Built by miners in search of fortune, Silverton is located 25 kilometres north west of Broken Hill. lt is accessible via sealed road and was once a bustling home to 3,000 people until residents began to leave in the 1880s when the nearby mines of Broken Hill surfaced, many taking their houses with them.
These days less than 50 people call Silverton home and only a handful of buildings dot the landscape. Silverton offers a thriving art scene, a beautiful landscape and an accessible way to learn about the rich heritage of the region.
A further 3 kms from Silverton lay the vast expanse of the Mundi Mundi plains. Viewed from the Silverton lookout, the plains are known as a sunset speciality. A further 10 minutes along is Umberumbika, a further reservoir to Broken Hill providing a grassy bbq and picnic area.
Mungo National Park is the focal point of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area. The lunette known as the 'Walls of China' is one of the main highlights of Mungo National Park. It is a 30 kilometre long dune formation which protects many thousands of years of human history. A boardwalk has been constructed to protect this incredibly fragile and sensitive environment. A visit to the Walls allows a view across the ancient dry lake bed of Lake Mungo.
Mungo National Park
Pooncarie, NSW 2648
Toll Free: 1300 361 967
Phone: (03) 5021 8900
With the craters of countless mines dotting the landscape and resembling the surface of the moon, Whitecliff's way of life lies underground. With summer temperatures reaching over 50 degrees, underground accommodation keeps temperatures at a comfortable 21degrees. Experience Opal fields for fossicking, an undergroung mining museum, underground galleries and the unique bottle house - a house made totally out of bottles.