5 TOP in Broken Hill
ONE Visit Silverton, an historic town 20 minutes from Broken Hill. Have a beer at iconic Silverton Hotel, visit the Mad Max Museum and John Dynon Gallery, then wander the historic cemetery where epitaphs tell fascinating tales of extreme hardships.
TWO Take a trip to Mutawintji National Park, a sacred Aboriginal meeting place that can only be entered with an approved guide. A Mutawintji tour gives privileged access to ancient Aboriginal rock art. Try the Tri State Safaris tour.
THREE Peruse Outback-inspired art. Visit the Living Desert Reserve to witness an Outback sunset, and pop into artist Pro Hart’s gallery on the outskirts of town.
FOUR Head to Bells Milk Bar and step back in time to the 1950s. They serve shakes and spiders made with original recipe syrups.
FIVE Call into The Palace Hotel, where iconic Aussie film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert was filmed, for dinner, drinks or even to stay the night in the fabulous Priscilla Suite.
Up the creek Explore the remarkable Outback landscape. Party town Broken Heel festivities at The Palace Hotel. Mine attraction Check out the area’s silver mining history at Browne Shaft.
Silver screen Silverton is the star of many Aussie films.