Living Desert State Park

The Living Desert is Broken Hill City Council’s contribution to the environment, for the protection of native flora and fauna and for the better management of our ecosystem and sustainability.

The Living Desert is nestled amongst the Barrier Ranges and is located 12km from the City of Broken Hill. It is a unique 2400ha reserve which was established in 1992.

On top of the highest hill inside the reserve are the 12 sandstone sculptures, created in 1993 by a group of artists from all over the world, which are now one of the top attractions in Outback NSW and a visual representation of Broken Hill's marriage of art & nature.

The John Simons Flora & Fauna Sanctuary (established in 2002) is breathtaking and can be enjoyed via the numerous walking trails providing close encounters with wild life and magical views from numerous look outs.

The Starview Campsite has opened in 2017 and provides unpowered sites for RV's and a large tent site in a tranquil setting.

A $6 entry fee per person is required to enter the Living Desert, payable at the pay bay (Tap'n'Go only), located at the entrance. Additional camping fees apply and need to be paid at the Visitor Information Centre prior to arrival.

Parking is available at the picnic area or the car park at the top of the sculpture hill. Please follow the signs.

The Living Desert also provides a recreational picnic area with free gas barbecues, shade shelters and accessible toilets.

Please note: NO PETS ALLOWED (except guide dogs)