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Broken Hill

Getting there & away

Rex (13 17 13) flies to/from Adelaide daily, and to/from Sydney via Dubbo (daily except Saturday).

Buses arrive at the visitor centre. CountryLink (13 22 32) runs the Broken Hill Outback Explorer to Sydney ($106, 13½ hours, weekly). Dubbo XPT connects with a bus to Broken Hill ($78, 16½ hours, daily). The CountryLink booking office (8087 1400; 8am-5pm Mon-Fri) is at the train station.

The Indian Pacific (13 21 47; www.trainways.com.au) goes through Broken Hill on Tuesday and Friday (departing at 6.30pm CST) bound for Sydney ($200, 16 hours), and on Thursday and Sunday (8.20am CST) heading for Adelaide ($87, seven hours) and on to Perth ($425, 49 hours).

A free bus services some of the clubs from 6pm to midnight. Murton’s Citybus (8087 3311) operates four routes around Broken Hill, or you can call a taxi (8087 2222).