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Broken Hill Recommendations

Discussion in 'Camping Areas' started by Chris., Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Chris.

    Chris. Member

    My blue heeler & I are planning on heading up there in a few months, maybe for a week or so. I'd love some info from people who have been there. We would prefer to stay in a park with a powered site, obviously with pets allowed. We're pretty self sufficient aside from needing power for the fridge once the car stops. I hope to see the Mad Max Museum in Silverton & would love to drive out to the Pinnacles but apparently the road is closed to tourists (something to do with mining), can someone confirm? Any other suggestions? Any parks to avoid?
  2. Alien d2

    Alien d2 4x4 Earth Contributer

    We always stay at
    You'd have to make a call to see if they are dog friendly.
    I've heard the parks in Broken Hill are fairly tight site wise and I prefer the ability to be close to or away from folk at Penrose.

    The Mad Max museum has recently been upgraded so well worth a visit.
    Get out to the Mundi Mundi lookout as the sun sets, you'll see the curvature of the Earth.
    Parts of Mad Max2 where shot on the road right next to the look out, talk to Adrian at the museum if you want to know what scenes.
    The Pinnacles where closed for public access last time asked.
    The pub does good meals and photos of various movies filmed in the area.
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  3. Chris.

    Chris. Member

    Thanks for the reply mate. I'm a huge Mad Max fan so I'm keen to see all that, shame about access to the Pinnacles though. I'll give Penrose a call re my dog, the park has some good reviews in recent times.
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  4. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

    I thought the Daydream Mine tour on the way to Silverton was interesting. So is the sculpture park on top of whatever hill it's on. If you're arty farty then Pro Hart's gallery is worth a look too. I've stayed at the Lake View Caravan Park a few times and its been fine. It's got grass that's green. I actually quite like Broken Hill, there's something about it.
  5. Chris.

    Chris. Member

    Yeah I keep hearing that too.
  6. cam04

    cam04 Active Member

    Out the other side is Cockburn which has a great little pub. The whole town is run by volunteers so staying a night at their free camp and giving them some custom is appreciated.
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  7. ULost2

    ULost2 Well-Known Member

    I think there are only two c/parks there -- both pretty expensive I have heard
    There is a camping ground at silverton but not sure about power
    this is worth the time imo
    day trip to menindee lakes
    you could try this track because I certainly didn't ;)
    Not far out to the north east
    to the north of the silverton road there's a good size creek with some good river sand to play in --- thinking kids of course haha.
    Plenty of little tracks that run off the main roads are worth a drive -- if not fenced/gated I used to poke around them a lot just to see where they went --- a lot are old mine tracks .
    Nine mile road -- goes to the living desert state park which is worth a look but a bit over rated --- that road does circle to the north around to silver city h/way -- you can turn right before the stephen creek or cross over the creek and go further nth --- just look for roads (gravel) heading off to the right and that will get you onto the silver city h/way
    Just off the black stuff on the nine mile road there was a turn off the left that wondered around the hills -- must be all easy enough as I drove them in the Kia but some would might chicken out :p
    Mundi Mundi lookout: there's a track that drops off to the north from the l/out --- bounced my way down there -- I'm sure the tourist there at the time scratched their heads ---- it runs onto another track and onto another track -- you can't get lost because I didn't
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    B/H is a good place to wander around but like all places much comes down to local knowledge but many wouldn't know 1/4 the places I found
    Eldee Station station has accom + 4x4 driving tracks -- never been there but could be an idea

    Things to remember -- big rain or storms can mean flash flooding off that hard country
    You can be 10-20 ks out of BH; even see BH, but you can feel and be very isolated
    Maybe worth contacting the 4x4 drive club for ideas
    Even a drive north along the silver city h/w is ok early am / late pm
    The biggest trucks in NSW ; 113 ton AB triples are running to the south on the schw
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  8. ULost2

    ULost2 Well-Known Member

    you can even watch tv in the gullies out there --- not much on though but that's nothing different

    there was a bit on this one :D
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  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Silverton has a few powered sites.
    That park is my preference as I prefer bush camping. If I wanted to live in the suburbs I'd stay at home!
    I can recommend the walking tour of BH run out of the info centre.
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  10. jtb2879

    jtb2879 New Member

    Penrose Park at Silverton is THE only place to stay in Broken Hill.

    The view from the top of the slag heap overlooking town to the west and then looking to the east towards Menindee and some good views to the south as well of the Pinnacles, which as someone stated have no public access.

    The River Drive in Kinchega National Park is a good run, make sure you visit to old homestead ruins and the old shearing shed. The main weir is also worth a visit.
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  11. Rojac

    Rojac Well-Known Member

    Bells Milk Bar is worth a visit for a trip back to the 50's

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