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Broken Hill West: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Riddiford Arboretum


The Riddiford Arboretum features trees and shrubs of the region and is located opposite the Centro shopping centre. It was set up in 1988 on land that was a repair and oil transfer depot for the Silverton Tramway.

It is named after Walter Riddiford, mayor of Broken Hill from 1949 to 1962. But it is also a tribute to Albert Morris, a self-taught botanist who was responsible for establishing the regeneration reserves around the city. The plants in those reserves hold down the local dust and greatly reduced the previously horrible effects of the dust storms that turned day into night.





Galena Street (opposite Centro Shopping Centre)
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Located 0.6K from Broken Hill West

Wayne Williams Gallery


Wayne John Williams hails from Broken Hill and has lived in this rural mining city all of this life. All his works are drawn using black lead pencils on top quality art paper. Wayne's drawings are inspired by photos of race horses. These works require more than 40 hours to complete. The quality and muscle definition is superb with magnificent detail, showing great artistic talent and an eye for beauty. Wayne also draws many other topics. Come and have a look! Commissioned art work welcome.




81 Harris Street
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Located 0.6K from Broken Hill West

Duke of Cornwall Park


The Duke of Cornwall Park has two tennis courts for hire. Keys can be picked up at the Visitor Information Centre on the corner of Bromide Street and Blende Street. Courts can be hired during the day or after sunset.

The park also includes a play area for kids, picnic tables and free gas barbecue.

To make bookings for the Tennis Court please call the Visitor Information Centre on the phone number provided.




Corner Argent Street and Garnet Street
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Located 1.3K from Broken Hill West

White's Mineral Art and Living Mining Museum


Go underground (without going under) to see crushed mineral collage artworks depicting mining equipment past and present, legend of Sturts Desert Pea, local historical buildings and landscapes.

Bushy White was born in Broken Hill in 1943 and spent 26 years working on the local mines. Experiencing mining, comradeship with mates and being surrounded by the magnificent minerals that are only found, under the "Hill".

Bushy uses these unique minerals to create artworks by crushing them up and applying them to a board using several types of glue.

Other features include mining video, guided tours and mining models for ease of understanding. Minerals for sale, souvenirs, opals, jewellery, dolls and bear display. Tea, coffee and soft drinks available.




1 Allendale Street
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Located 1.4K from Broken Hill West

Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour


The Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour is a two hour volunteer guided tour through Broken Hill's CBD, taking visitors past many outstanding heritage buildings. Australia's First Heritage Listed City has always been associated with silver, lead and zinc mining. Many of the streets are named after metals, minerals and compounds, or after mine managers, leading citizens and civic leaders.

The Heritage Walk Tour is a great way to take in the character of Broken Hill. Be sure to look out for the Post Office, former St Josephs Convent, and the Trades Hall, all of which are on the State Heritage Register.

Their group of passionate, dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer guides will ensure you will have an enjoyable and insightful experience.

Tours start at the Visitor Information Centre every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10.00am.




23-27 Bromide Street
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Located 1.7K from Broken Hill West

Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre)


The Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum displays minerals, gems and interesting props regarding mining in Broken Hill and the town's special gift of minerals. This museum is not a static collection of rocks but a dynamic and active interpretive centre.

With the many hands-on exhibits, light, sound and movement, visitors can discover some of the beauty and mystery of the world of minerals. Learn about the science of crystals, explore the history of the planet; find out how the 'super giant' ore body formed in Broken Hill.

Uniquely designed cabinets display over 200 choice specimens at a time. Each of these specimens is individually lit so that they may be seen to their best possible advantage.




Corner Crystal and Bromide Streets
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Located 1.8K from Broken Hill West

Twin Lakes


A rare sight in the middle of the outback - a beautiful park with a lake, big grassed areas and an adventure playground for the kids.

Relax in the shade of a tree, have a picnic or a stroll around the lake and watch the ducks. This park is part of the Perilya mine and from the park you can observe the surface structure of one of the few still operating mines in the Broken Hill area.




Silver City Highway (Wentworth Road)
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Located 2.1K from Broken Hill West

Broken Hill West: Events

Broken Hill Community Markets


Broken Hill Community Markets are held on the second Saturday of the month, except December and January.

Come for a stroll and pick up some local treats - coffee, handmade chocolates, jams, pickles, chutneys, sauces, gourmet cupcakes, locally grown olive products, Asian food, adult and children's clothing, original paintings, photographic works of art, jewellery, mineral collections, bric-a-brac, knitted children's toys, a good old Aussie barbecue and lots more.

The markets run from 8am to 1pm.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Nov


200 Beryl Street
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Located 2.0K from Broken Hill West

The Perfect Light Film Festival - Broken Hill


Held annually in Broken Hill in December, the Perfect Light Film Festival is Broken Hill's iconic, annual, short film festival.

The Festival runs from December 1-3.

The program includes:
Friday December 1 - Film Festival Launch night. Come and enjoy a screening of an iconic Australian film followed by networking drinks and nibbles.

Saturday December 2 - Free outdoor short film festival. Bring a picnic, a rug and some friend and enjoy 12 short films outside, all competing for a prize pool worth up to AUD15,000. Held at Sturt Park, Broken Hill from 6-10.30pm.

Sunday December 3 - Free Filmmaking Workshop
Learn the basics of filmmaking. Register for this Free filmmaking workshop via the web site.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Dec
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Sulphide Street
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Located 2.1K from Broken Hill West

Broken Hill West: Travel Tips

Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre


The friendly staff at the Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre will handle your bookings for local tours and provide you with all the necessary information for your step into the Great Outback.

The centre has a range of facilities, including showers, toilets and disabled access for visitors. Browse through their gift shop and take home a souvenir which includes locally made items.




23-27 Bromide Street
Broken Hill, NSW, 2880

Located 1.7K from Broken Hill West

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