Beyond the Darling River on the edge of the sundown, is where they used to say you would find Broken Hill, as if there was nowhere further to travel in Australia. Perhaps it was the feeling of suddenly being confronted by such vast space, like an inland sea rolling into the sunset.
The desolate landscape surrounding Broken Hill is like driving towards a painting of soft mauve and sage hues. It is no wonder that the city has become known as a mecca for artists. It is here that the magnificent clear blue skies and the magic light are also much loved by film makers – from Mad Max 2 to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
It is here that the big red roos run 200 kilometers in a night chasing a thunderstorm, and the unique Sturt Desert Peas bloom in dark red soils.
Scratch the surface to reveal a lost world where captivating heritage comes alive alongside modern day attractions.Scratch the surface to reveal a lost world where captivating heritage comes alive alongside modern day attractions.
The City of Broken Hill is the largest regional centre in the western half of New South Wales. It lies in the centre of the sparsely settled New South Wales Outback, close to the South Australian border and midway between the Queensland and Victorian borders.
The nearest large population centre is Mildura in Victoria, 300 kilometers distant to the south on the Murray River. The nearest large city is Adelaide, capital of South Australia, approximately 500 kilometers to the southwest.
Because of its location, Broken Hill has strong cultural and historical connections with
South Australia and operates on Central Australian Time, one half hour behind Eastern Standard Time.
With a population of just over 18,000 people the City of Broken Hill is the economic and cultural hub of Far Western NSW. It boasts a thriving mining and service industry and welcomes over 150,000 tourists per year.
Broken Hill is an ideal place to raise a family in a friendly regional city that embraces true country values.