If a visit to Broken Hill has been on your must-do list for years but you have never quite made it, it’s time to let the experts handle the planning for you.
Silver City Tours in far western NSW can make your visit memorable with its half-day or full-day tours, or, for the more adventurous, six-day tour.
The full-day tours visit the White Cliffs opal fields, or Menindee Lakes and Kinchega National Park. Travel is in air-conditioned coaches.
On the White Cliffs opal fields tour you will learn of the hardships faced by pioneer miners and see today’s underground dugouts where people live in the relative comfort of year-round 22 degrees Celsius temperature.
It’s also the site of Australia’s first solar power station (built in 1981) and some architecturally interesting historic buildings. The tour also visits opal showrooms where you can buy your own piece of the outback.
The tour includes lunch and entry to most attractions. It’s a 7am start and 7pm finish, so be prepared for a full day out. Cost is $185/concession $169.
The Menindee Lakes and Kinchega National Park tour runs from 9am-4.30pm and includes morning tea on the shores of Copi Hollow. Cost $150/concession $135.
Silver City Tours can include a variety of attractions in the region such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Silverton Ghost Town, and the Sunset Sculpture Symposium Tour.
- Silver City Tours, Argent St, Broken Hill, 1300-723-583, silvercitytours.com.au