5 TOP in Bro­ken Hill

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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.

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