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Six Ways to Spend a Day in Silverton

Adventures

This quirky town is located in the outback New South Wales. There are many beautiful places to visit. You will get to explore vast dusty roads, historic buildings, Mad Max museum and much more.

1. Scenic walks

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Most of the old buildings in town have been classified by the National Trust.  A two-hour walking trail takes in most of the town’s sights.

You will find many historical buildings, such as Methodist Church, built in 1885

2. Mining past

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The old Silverton Gaol, open to the public, houses many interesting relics and historic reminders of the town’s mining past.

3. Mundi Mundi Plain

The nearby Mundi Mundi Plain is reported to be the inspiration for Banjo Patterson’s Sunlit Plains Extended.  The lookout 5km out of Silverton is a great spot to watch sunset and is so flat, you can even see the curvature of the earth across the plain.

4. Mad Max

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The Mad Max Museum is open every day from 10am to 4pm. Phone (08) 8088 6128.

5. Penrose Park

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Nearby Penrose Park, once a recreation area for miners and their families, is today a popular picnic spot with gas barbeques provided.  There is also a range of accommodation here with campsites, powered caravan sites, bunkhouses and a self-contained cottage.  Phone (08) 8088 5307.

6. Day Dream Silver Mine

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Not far from Silverton, the historic Day Dream Silver Mine is open for tours seven days a week. Phone (08) 8088 5682.