Broken Hill is an isolated frontier mining town in the far west outback of New South Wales.

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Broken Hill

Located in the middle of the Australian Outback, Broken Hill is a destination that many overlook.

With a rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and a unique culture, Broken Hill should definitely be on your travel bucket list. 

Rich history

Broken Hill was founded in the late 19th century as a mining town, and you can still see the evidence of this in the architecture and infrastructure. The town played a significant role in the development of the Australian economy, and you can learn about this history by visiting the many museums and galleries in town, including the famous Pro Hart Gallery and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

Stunning landscapes

Broken Hill is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes that will leave you in awe. The town is located in the middle of the Australian Outback, and you can explore the surrounding desert by taking a 4WD tour, hiking, or even camping. You'll have the opportunity to see wildlife like kangaroos and emus and experience the unique beauty of the Outback.

A vibrant arts scene

Despite being a small town, Broken Hill has a thriving arts scene. Many artists have been inspired by the unique landscape and culture of the Outback, and you can see their works in the many galleries and exhibitions around town. You might also catch live performances at the iconic Palace Hotel and Theatre, which has been featured in several movies, including "Priscilla Queen of the Desert."

The local culture

Broken Hill has a unique and welcoming community that is proud of its heritage. You'll have the opportunity to interact with locals and learn about their way of life and traditions. You might also want to try some of the local delicacies, such as the famous kangaroo pie or emu sausage.

Getting away from it all

Finally, one of the best reasons to visit Broken Hill is to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The town has a slow pace, and you'll have the opportunity to relax and unwind. You'll be able to appreciate the simple pleasures of life, such as watching the sunset over the desert or stargazing under the clear Outback sky.

Different Time Zone

Broken Hill is located near the border of South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (A32) and the Silver City Highway (B79), in the Barrier Range. Adelaide is the closest major city, more than 500km to the southwest and linked via route A32.

Broken Hill (and the surrounding region) doesn't observe the same time zone as the rest of New South Wales. It observes Australian Central Standard Time (UTC+9:30), the same time zone used in South Australia and the Northern Territory. This occurred because when the Australian dominions adopted standard time, Broken Hill's only direct rail link was with Adelaide, not Sydney. In November 1927 the direct link to Sydney was completed.

Broken Hill is a jewel of the Australian Outback that offers a unique travel experience. Whether you're interested in history, nature, arts, or culture, you'll find something to enjoy in this charming mining town. So, next time you're planning a trip to Australia, make sure to add Broken Hill to your list!

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