ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Broken Hill Attractions

Please note www.ilovebrokenhill.com is a private blog which doesn't receive financial support from external sources.

To make it easier to find some of Broken Hill's great attractions I've created a list of some of my favourites.

I hope you find it useful.

Some of my favourite attractions include the -
I love the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery in Argent Street. It is housed in an historic building, Sully's Emporium, and has an excellent regional gallery collection. The permanent collection is great and there is always an impressive and sometimes thought provoking exhibition on the go from local artists and from 'away' as they say in Broken Hill.

There are about 25 or so other galleries in Broken Hill and nearby Silverton. You can find a list of all of the galleries in the region at the foot of this website. Alternatively you can go to www.ilovebrokenhill.com 's sister website www.artofbrokenhill.com which also lists the galleries.

www.artofbrokenhill.com is a project in development with plans to contain more comprehensive information about various local galleries, art groups, artists, art organisations and possibly art events from the region.

I hope to obtain sponsorship (currently proving difficult to achieve from local Broken Hill sources) and other external financial support, which could include grants and crowd-funding, so I can finance this project. When this occurs the www.artofbrokenhill.com should hopefully develop into a useful resource/reference.

Back to more attractions
Some of the local attractions (including my favourites mentioned above) are - 

Historic Trades Hall Building
  • RSL Hall of Fame - Argent Street
  • Historic Day Dream Mine (20km NW Broken Hill, off Silverton Road) - 08 8088 5682
  • Argent Street - main Broken Hill shopping strip which includes beautiful old buildings such as the Town Hall Facade and the famous The Palace Hotel (internal murals, 'Priscilla Queen of the Desertmovie fame amongst other things. Two-up is also played there weekly)
  • White's Mineral Art and Living Mining Museum - 1 Allendale Street - 08 8087 2878
  • Patton Village - Patton Street, South Broken Hill
  • Silver City Races in September/October each year
  • Film Studio Precinct - Eyre Street, South Broken Hill
  • Social clubs including 
  • Silverton (town about 25km west of Broken Hill) - numerous sites
  • Mundi Mundi plains (just beyond Silverton a few kilometres)
    The list just goes on and on. There are countless things to do and a wide variety of places to stay and dine and don't forget to check out some of the galleries. For a city of less than 19,000 people, there are a lot of galleries and they are well worth visiting.


    As you can see there is a lot to do in and around Broken Hill. Perhaps you should book an extra night or two, you may need it and there is a wide variety of accommodation available.

    The Broken Hill Visitor Information website lists lots of attractions, as well as many accommodation options (although not all are listed on that site) - check their website www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au . The Visitor Information Centre is located on the corner of Bromide and Blende Streets.

    Mind you as it is very much a user pays site described as Tourism Partnerships with council, a number of attractions aren't advertised, especially some of the many galleries, as each business / attraction has their own advertising budget to manage. Therefore if it really is a something worth a look at, but you don't see it on an official website, this is where my blog may come in handy.

    Enjoy your visit, cheers, Jane Deany