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Top Choice Gallery in Broken Hill

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

This impressive gallery is housed in the beautifully restored Sully's Emporium from 1885. It's the oldest regional gallery in NSW and holds 1800 works in its permanent collection. Artists featured include Australian…
Top Choice Gallery in Broken Hill

Pro Hart Gallery

Kevin 'Pro' Hart (1928–2006) was a former miner and is widely considered one of outback Australia's premier painters. His iconic work is spread over three storeys, his studio has been re-created, and there's a fasci…
Top Choice Museum in Broken Hill

Royal Flying Doctor Service

This iconic Australian institution has a visitor centre at the airport. There are stirring displays and stories of health innovation and derring-do in the service of those who live and work in remote places (note: t…
Top Choice Memorial in Broken Hill

Line of Lode Miners Memorial

Teetering atop the silver skimp dump is this moving memorial with memorable views. It houses the impressively stark Cor-Ten steel memorial to the 900 miners who have died since Broken Hill first became a mining town…
Top Choice Historic Building in Broken Hill

Palace Hotel

Star of the hit Australian movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, this impressive three-story pub (1889) has an elaborate cast-iron veranda, plus wonderfully kitsch landscape murals covering almost …
Top Choice Pub in Broken Hill

Palace Hotel

In a town with dozens of pubs, it's hard to go past the storied Palace for true-blue outback entertainment. There's good food in the Sidebar restaurant (mains $17 to $36), drinks and snacks on the 1st-floor balcony,…
Top Choice Outdoors in Mungo National Park

Walls of China

A 33km semicircle ('lunette') of sand dunes, the fabulous Walls of China has been created by the unceasing westerly wind. From the visitor centre a road leads across the dry lakebed to a car park, then it's a short …
Top Choice Cafe in Broken Hill

Silly Goat

What's this? Pour-overs and single-origin coffee in the outback? Nice work, Silly Goat. The menu here would be at home in any big-city cafe, the array of cakes is tempting, the coffee is great, and the vibe is busy …
Top Choice Australian in Bourke

Poetry on a Plate

A heart-warmingly unique offering: a well-priced night of bush ballads and storytelling around a campfire under the stars, with a simple, slow-cooked meal and dessert to boot. Dress warmly and bring your own drinks,…
Modern Australian in Broken Hill

Café Alfresco

The service ticks along at an outback pace but this all-day place pulls an unfussy local crowd pining for its bumper portions of meat dishes (classics like steak and chicken parma) or crowd-pleasing pizza and pasta.