Australia's First Heritage Listed City

A true outback city in every sense, Broken Hill is a living, breathing time capsule where the great mining prosperity of yesteryear blends seamlessly with a rising modern art scene, all set amid a sprawling desert landscape. It’s a place of huge skies, red rocky earth and a fascinating and internationally significant history. It is, after all, Australia’s first heritage-listed city, and its secrets are just waiting to be discovered.

With its roots in the silver, lead and zinc mining industries, Broken Hill experienced great prosperity during the 19th century and the architecture of that period lives on to tell the tale. 

These days, Broken Hill is a cultural hub, home to more than 30 art galleries exhibiting work inspired by the stunning landscapes of outback NSW and countless museums encapsulating the city’s rich history.

This is Australia’s most accessible outback city, so what are you waiting for? Your authentic Australian outback experience awaits.

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Silly Goat Cafe, Broken Hill

A silly goat perhaps, but there’s nothing foolish about the delicious modern café fare…

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Bells Milk Bar, Broken Hill

This much-loved Broken Hill icon is frozen in time, somewhere in the 1950s.  Mention B…


Lotte’s Cottage, Broken Hill

A charming historic cottage in the heart of town. Key to the aesthetic of Broken Hill…

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Royal Exchange Hotel

Located in the centre of town, the Royal Exchange Hotel is a charming art deco boutiqu…

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Royal Apartment

Situated in the centre of the Broken Hill in the main street of Argent Street, Royal A…

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Charles Rasp Motor Inn

Stay in luxurious comfort at the Charles Rasp Motor Inn! Pamper yourself in the Honeym…