Experience the real Australian outback
Looking for a unique holiday that won’t break the bank? Don’t spend days on a plane or an arm and a leg getting overseas. Discover the charm, beauty and history of the real outback of Broken Hill with Silver City Tours. With breathtaking landscapes and an intriguing history, it’s not hard to see why Broken Hill is the first Australian city to be included on the National Heritage List.
So why choose an outback escape? Here are our top five reasons you should ditch the hustle and bustle of the city and head for our fascinating red desert town.
If it’s epic Australian scenery you’re after, look no further than Broken Hill. From the vast desert scapes of Mundi Mundi Lookout, to the breathtaking colourful and rugged scenery of the Living Desert, there is something truly remarkable about the remoteness of the outback. With two incredible national parks on our doorstep, Kinchega National Park and Mutawintji National Park, there’s no better place to see the real Australia. Rugged red deserts, ghostly gums, remnants of ancient Indigenous art and unique birdlife – what more could you want? Stunning by day or night, when the sky lights up with thousands of stars, you’d be hard-pressed to find more captivating landscapes.
Broken Hill’s sunsets are some of the best in Australia, and the world! The outback sky at sunset is the best art show you’ll ever see. Imagine the red soil and desolate beauty of the desert lit up by a firey sunset – it truly is breathtaking. Visit the world-famous Living Desert and sculptures to soak in the 360-degree panoramic views of the outback and appreciate the works of twelve of the finest sculptors from all over the world as they are turned into an artist’s palate by the colour of the sunset.
Immerse yourself in a bygone world of historic mines, captivating landscapes, grand old pubs and picturesque miners’ cottages. Australia’s first heritage-listed city, Broken Hill is a town steeped in a long and proud history. From humble beginnings in the 1880s as a promising little mining town, the enormous wealth of the Silver City went on to have a huge impact on the development of Australia as a nation.
Broken Hill is the art capital of Australia! Renowned for its vibrant art community, the local’s often say the remoteness of the bush is the best inspiration, with stunning and unique art depicting the great outback with vivid sunsets, landscapes and vast open spaces. Home of the legendary Brushmen of the Bush, the Silver City boasts an incredible line up of art galleries so you can see the outback through the eyes of our incredibly talented artists.
True-blue locals and iconic pubs
You can tell how proud the locals are of their city and they love to share it with others. And there’s nowhere better to get to know the locals than at one of our famous pubs. It’s probably no surprise that Broken Hill is home to its fair share of watering holes. The iconic Palace Hotel, home of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is a must-do. And no visit is complete without having a yarn with the locals at the Silverton Hotel. While you’re in Silverton, make sure you ask about some of the characters that have called Silverton home for a short time including Mel Gibson, Bryan Brown and Helen Morse just to name a few.