Broken Hill and Outback

Highlights

  • Broken Hill City Sights & Heritage
  • Menindee Lakes
  • Sunset Sculpture Symposium
  • Silverton Ghost Town
  • Art Galleries
  • Royal Flying Doctor
  • White’s Mineral & Mining Museum
  • Outback Explorer Rail
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Most Meals included
  • Optional Discounted Rex Flight to Sydney available on request
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Highlights

  • Menindee Lakes
  • Silverton Ghost Town
  • Art Galleries
  • White Cliffs Opal Fields
  • Broken Hill City Sights & Heritage
  • Royal Flying Doctor
  • White’s Mineral & Mining Museum
  • Outback Explorer Return Rail
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Most Meals included

Darling River Run

21 to 29 May 2018

Highlights

  • Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre
  • Cobar Heritage Centre
  • Jandra Padle Steamer
  • Crossley Engine
  • Trilby Station Tour
  • Tilpa Pub
  • Wilcannia Historic Sandstone Buildings
  • Menindee Lakes Cruise
  • White Cliffs Underground Motel
  • Mungo NP Tour
  • Free Day in Broken Hill
  • Junction of the Murray & Darling Rivers

Limited to 16 seats only

Singles Limited

Flinders Ranges, Birdsville & Lake Eyre Spring Adventure 

17 to 25 September 2018

Highlights

  • Outback Flying Adventure
  • Razorback Mountains
  • Arkaroola Ridgetop Tour
  • Birdsville
  • Wilpena Pound
  • Port Augusta
  • Lake Eyre
  • Arid Lands Gardens
  • Bunyeroo Gorge
  • Marree Man
  • Brachina Gorge
  • Wadlata Centre

Limited to 12 seats only

Singles limited

Please note Due to a change by the Day tour companies

Day tours now only run on designated weeks

Please enquire for details

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Broken Hill City Sights and Heritage

Departs: Daily 9.00am. Returns: 12.30pm.

This tour covers 50kms of our unique city. Listen as you tour guide tells you of the impact the enormous wealth of the “Silver City” had on the development of our great country. You will visit the Line of Lode Miners Memorial and Visitors Centre, this magnificent new attraction is located at the highest point of the Line of Lode overlooking the city. Hear of the origins of BHP and their eventual departure from the Silver City. See the vast differences from the early miner’s cottages to the modern homes of today. Your guide will show you the wonderful heritage buildings, churches and hotels. Take note of our green parklands and the magnificent fully grassed Broken Hill Golf Course, something that was just a dream to the early pioneers in this semi-arid climate.

Adult $80 Concession $70 Child $40

Special book 2 Adults pay for 1 only

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Menindee Lakes and Kinchega National Park

Departs: Wednesday 9.00am. Returns: 4.30pm.

Enjoy a leisurely tour around the Menindee Lakes Scheme. Sit back and relax with morning tea on the shores of Copi Hollow. Travel to Menindee and to Kinchega National Park. This magnificent park is located along the banks of the Darling River and the shoreline of Menindee Lakes scheme, which can hold 3.5 times more water than Sydney Harbour. Here you will see Kinchega shearing shed, which dates back to the 1860’s and had 62 shearing stands. The shed was last used for shearing in 1967. A highlight of your day will be a cruise on Lake Wetherell on the River Lady spotting the birdlife and other interesting sights. Before returning to Broken Hill.

Adult $170 Concession $155 Child $110

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Silverton Ghost Town

Departs: Thursday  1.30pm Returns 5.30pm

Australia’s liveliest ghost town, Silverton, Umberumberka Reservoir and the Mundi Mundi Plains have many natural and historical facts that are the best described to you at the point of contact by your experienced guide. The Mundi Mundi Plains lookout has a breathtaking view that has many unanswered questions that the visitor may wish to have answered then and there. On our tour this is possible. On our tour you will see some of the characters that called Silverton home for a short time: Mel Gibson, Bryan Brown, Helen Morse just to name a few, this is all possible at the infamous Silverton Hotel. An opportunity to see craft centres, art galleries and museums, on a journey back in time.

Adult $80 Concession $70 Child $40

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Taste of the Artback

Departs: Friday 1.00pm. Returns: 4.00pm.

Broken Hill is renowned for its vibrant art community with artists depicting the great outback with vivid sunsets, landscapes and vast open spaces. Home of the legendary Brushmen of the Bush the Silver City hosts many galleries where you can view the regions spectacular scenery through the eye of the talented artists. Tour visits galleries including Pro Hart, Jack Absalom, Silver City Mint and Art Centre. An added highlight is a visit to Howard Steer who has lived all his life in Broken Hill. In his paintings, his subjects are the people and animals of the outback, include the subject of early miners’ struggle to get reasonable working conditions, and Howard’s humorous (and sometimes satiric) views of our Australian icons, and the result is a host of powerful stories-in-art.

Adult $80 Concession $70 Child $40

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Whites Mineral Art and Mining Museum

Departs: Friday 10.00am. Returns: 11.30am.

Walk underground without actually going under! View a video on the history of mining in Broken Hill. Walk through the exhibition of crushed mineral collage artworks and handmade dolls and bears. A complete show for the whole family.

Adult $48 Concession $45 Child $25

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Sunset Sculpture Symposium

Departs: Friday & Sunday prior to sunset. Returns: 2.5 hours later.

Designed by twelve of the world’s leading sculptors, the Symposium is one of Australia’s major sculpture collections. The best time to view the collection is at sunset when the colours of the landscape are brought to life.

Adult $48 Concession $45 Child $25

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Royal Flying Doctor Service

Departs: Thursday 10.00am. Returns: 11.30am.

Tour the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and learn how these dedicated people provide medical services to outback areas. Includes a visit to the museum and viewing of a short film on the work of the RFDS.

Adult $48 Concession $45 Child $25

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White Cliffs Opal Fields

Departs: Saturday 7.00am. Returns: 7.00pm.

Travel in the comfort of in air conditioned coach to Australia’s oldest commercial opal fields. Your guide will tell you of the hardships these courageous pioneer miners faced in this harsh arid land. Many people still live in underground ‘dugouts’ where the temperature stays at a constant 22 degrees Celsius. Australia’s first solar power station was built here because of the regions large exposure to sunlight. After lunch your guide will take you on a tour to observe the historic buildings and opal showrooms where you will have the opportunity to purchase opals direct from the source.

Adult $185 Concession $170 Child $100

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1 Day Mutawintji National Park Tour

Depart: Tuesday & Friday (min 2 Passengers) Saturdays & Sundays (min 3 Passengers) 8am to approx. 4pm

Start the day tour with pick up from your accommodation. The 130km drive from Broken Hill takes in ever changing landscapes that include the Barrier Ranges, saltbush and bluebush plains as far as the eye can see, mulga and red sand country.
Morning tea along the way is enjoyed in the shade of a dry creek bed lined with majestic red gums. A little further on we enter Mutawintji NP and proceed to the Historic Site. This area is where ceremonies and initiations took place. Listen to the story of Kullawarra, about the creation of Mutawintji in the dreamtime. Then we embark on interpretive bush walks to the Engravings Site and to the Stencils Site.
The remnants of fireplaces and stone toolmaking give us an insight into traditional life in the area. After this walk concludes we return to Broken Hill.

The bush walks are easy to moderate. The morning tea and lunch stops indicated may vary.
Your tour guide will be an indigenous guide whenever available. Otherwise, a non-indigenous guides who have been trained & accredited by the Local Aboriginal Land Council will conduct the tour.

Adults $230 Seniors $218

All short tours can be packaged with Rail or flights, accommodation & available day tours to personalise a holiday package just for you. 

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Highlights

  • Stunning landscapes of the “Walls of China” lunette system in Mungo National Park
  • Travel through Willandra Lakes World Heritage listed region
  • Historic river ports at Wentworth and Pooncarie
  • Confluence of the Murray & Darling Rivers
  • Marvel at the continuously shifting Perry Sandhills.
  • Charming old world accommodation at Avoca on Darling – a heritage homestead that dates back to the 1870s.
  • Enjoy lunch at the awardwinning Trentham Estate Winery on the banks of the Murray River.
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Highlights

  • Stay in the famous Underground Motel at White Cliffs
  • ‘Noodle’ for opal in the working fields
  • Visit Cameron Corner where the 3 states meet
  • Check out the Dingo Fence and the Corner Post
  • Explore the stunning landscapes of Sturt National Park
  • Marvel at the breathtaking view from the remote Jump Ups
  • Meet the characters who call Tibooburra home
  • Explore historic Milparinka
  • Endless opportunities to see abundant bird and wildlife
  • 4 nights’ accommodation with most meals
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Rail Holidays Australia Broken Hill & Outback

Highlights

  • Remote outback travel with spectacular scenery
  • Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
  • Famous Ridgetop Tour to Sillers Lookout
  • Search for the ellusive Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby
  • Indigenous rock engravings in Chambers Gorge
  • Luxury accommodation and famous ‘feral food’ at the Prairie Hotel
  • View Wilpena Pound from the inside – optional scenic flight
  • Spectacular Parachilna, Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges
  • Soak up the view at Rawnsley Park Station
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Highlights

  • Menindee region and the majestic Darling River
  • World Heritage listed Mungo National Park
  • Meet the locals at Ivanhoe Pub.
  • Explore the copper mining heritage of Cobar.
  • Experience indigenous culture and natural beauty at Warrawong on the Darling
  • Sleep underground at the famous White Cliffs Underground Motel.
  • Step back in time and learn about the indigenous heritage of Mutawintji NP
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Ibis Styles Broken Hillstar1star1star1star1

120 Argent St Broken Hill

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Located next to the Visitor Information Centre and NSW TrainLink coach stop, this motel offers Efficient, friendly service, beautifully decoratedrooms and modern facilities.

  • Restaurant
  • Guest laundry
  • Sport – Austar
  • Air-conditioning
  • Swimming pool
  • TV – Foxtel
Room type No. of adults Price per room
Standard 1-2 $144
Superior 1-2 $174

Price includes:
1 night’s accommodation, continental breakfast

Silver Haven Motor Innstar1star1star1

577 Argent Street, Broken Hill

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Located on the main street of Broken Hill, Approximately 600 metres from the Post Office. A fully a-la-carte restaurant serving fine food andwine. Within 50 metres is a well-stocked deli and one of Broken Hill’s most popular hotels.

  • Reverse Cycle Air Con
  • Ensuites
  • Foxtel
  • Guest laundry
  • Tea/coffee &Toaster
  • Iron
Room type No. of adults Price per room
Standard 1 $138
2 $154
3 Upon application

Price includes:
1 night’s accommodation, continental breakfast

Emaroo Cottages star1star1star1star1

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Offering a choice of four award-winning fully self-contained miners’ cottages each uniquely renovated to retain the rich cultural heritage of Broken Hill. Ideal accommodation for 2 couples or small families.

  • Fully equipped Modern kitchen
  • Air-conditioning
  • Laundry
  • BBQ area
  • Modern Bathrooms
  • Enclosed backyard
  • Internet access
Cottage Price 1-2 adults Extra Person
Emaroo Oxide 2 Bedroom
sleeps 4
$175 $50 per person
$25 per Child
Emaroo Argent 3 Bedroom
sleeps 4 + 2 children
$175 $50 per person
$25 per Child
Emaroo Tramway 2 Bedroom
sleeps 4
$175 $50 per person
$25 per Child
Emaroo Williams 2 Bedroom
sleeps 5
$190 $50 per person
$25 per Child

Also Available on Request
Luxury 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments

All short tours can be packaged with Rail or flights, accommodation & available day tours to personalise a holiday package just for you. 

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0418 337 263 or 02 6331 1128

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Rail Holidays Australia, Po Box 1430, Bathurst NSW 2795

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