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Things to do in Broken Hill

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“The iconic Palace Hotel was one of the key filming locations for the classic Australian film Priscilla Queen of the Desert”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“Broken Hill’s café scene is vibrant but for many locals and visitors the jewel in its crown is The Silly Goat. Staffed by friendly ultra-hip guys and gals rocking denim overalls and asymmetric haircuts, the Goat exudes inner-city cool with its big wooden share table, tasty paleo meal options and decadent vegan cakes. The walls are lined with organic produce for sale, and the menu is as eclectic and modern as any café hidden down a Melbourne laneway.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Features collections of local, state and national artists. Permanent collection as well as touring exhibitions.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Flora and fauna sanctuary and beautiful stone sculptures set in the desert. Particularly well worth visiting at sunset. Bring a camera!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Memorial to the miners who have sadly lost their lives in accidents throughout the history of mining in Broken Hill. Situated on the top of the Line of Lode, there are views across Broken Hill and beyond. There is also a cafe adjacent.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Home to The Big Picture (yes, we're imaginitive with our names out here) the world's largest acrylic painting on canvas by a single artist. There's a fee to see the picture, but it's worth it. Then take a look at the handmade jewellery, sculpture and art or buy yourself some chocolate”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“At the Pro Hart Gallery you can enjoy browsing Pro's work, purchase gifts and learn a little more about one of Australia's most iconic and enduring artists. Pro Hart was an artist across many forms. From drawing and sketching to the famed landscapes and narrative paintings of his heyday, Pro was energised by all forms of creativity. He was a performance artist who experimented endlessly with new forms of expression, a sculptor who loved metal and stone and an inventor extraordinaire who loved tinkering in his back shed. Artisan, painter, collector, father, friend and husband, Pro Hart's life was a massive contribution to all those around him. Enjoy the spirit of the Outback - wherever you live! Pro Hart's art captures the lush colours, the sense of space and the spiritual quality of the Outback in ways very few artists are able to emulate.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Broken Earth Cafe and Wine Bar located at the Line of Lode Miners Memorial complex hosts a variety of options to satisfy your needs. From coffee & cake to beer & wine or check out their light lunch options. Come and enjoy the stunning views of Broken Hill, be humbled by the Miners Memorial & take a photo at the Big Chair. ​ Their Cafe & Facilities are open daily from 9am-5pm.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Mention Bells to any Broken Hill local and their face will light up. While the great Aussie milk bar may have well and truly had its day, Bells remains intact and aesthetically unchanged from its 1950s heyday. Fitted out with retro chrome furniture alongside genuine 50s relics, the spiders and milkshakes served here still use the same handmade syrup recipes concocted by pioneer Les Bells more than 60 years ago. There are more than 50 flavours to choose from, all made in small batches on site as they always were. Add a selection of cakes, ice creams and light meals, and you’ll be blissfully toe-tapping along to the 50s tunes cranking from the jukebox while sucking back a malted butterscotch shake, or something equally delicious. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“It's a friendly family-run cinema that only runs one film per session. A short walk from your stay.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great food and also has cafe type dining in a separate area called Temptations ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Science Museum
“Behind the stone facade of the restored former Bond Store is another of Broken Hill’s must-see mining museums. The Broken Hill Geo Centre is a fabulous representation of the spectacular array of minerals found in Broken Hill – Australia’s premier mineral locality. As well as housing a renowned collection of local minerals and gems, the museum showcases many hands-on exhibits and information on how the world’s largest deposit of silver, lead and zinc was formed in Broken Hill. The most famous showpiece in the museum is the Silver Tree. Made from 8.5kg of silver, the tree was created for the Melbourne Colonial Exhibition of 1880, and was once owned by Charles Rasp, the boundary rider who pegged out the first Broken Hill mining lease with his partners. The museum is internationally recognised, and has been featured in numerous national and international publications. Selected specimens from its collection have also been displayed at some of the most prestigious mineral shows, including the world’s two largest shows in Tucson and Munich.”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Lookout
“Expansive views across the flat Mundi Mundi plains. Look for the curvature of the earth in the distance on a clear day.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is in the Tourist Information Centre. Largest Gloria Jeans in Australia”
  • 2 locals recommend

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Restaurant
“The Broken Earth Cafe and Wine Bar located at the Line of Lode Miners Memorial complex hosts a variety of options to satisfy your needs. From coffee & cake to beer & wine or check out their light lunch options. Come and enjoy the stunning views of Broken Hill, be humbled by the Miners Memorial & take a photo at the Big Chair. ​ Their Cafe & Facilities are open daily from 9am-5pm.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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