Sydney to Broken Hill
Welcome to your Silver City Heritage Experience. Departing Sydney on the Outback Explorer in first class seats. Sit back, relaxing and enjoying the scenery as you are whisked away over the Blue Mountains through the Central West of NSW. As you continue your journey marvel at the ever changing scenery of Western NSW until you arrive into Broken Hill. On arrival you will be met by your local touring company who will transfer you to your accommodation The Silver Haven Motor Inn for the next 5 nights.
City Sights & Heritage – Sunset Sculptures Symposium
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, this magnificent 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 miners cottages to the modern homes of today. Your guide will show you the wonderful heritage buildings, churches and hotels. Take note of 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.
The early afternoon is at leisure for you to explore the “Silver City” at your own pace, before your final visit of the day as you head to the Sculpture Symposium on sunset. Designed by twelve of the world’s leading sculptors, the symposium is one of Australia’s major sculpture collections. View at sunset when the colours of the landscape come to life.
Menindee Lakes with Wetlands Cruise
Today your Silver City Heritage Experience heads out of town to 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 Silver City Heritage Experience will be a cruise on Lake Wetherell on the River Lady spotting the birdlife and other interesting sights. Before returning to Broken Hill.
Royal Flying Doctor Service & Silverton Ghost Town
After breakfast you 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. After a short break in the City Centre to purchase lunch.
You are off to 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.
Whites Mineral Art and Mining Museum, – Taste of the Artback
Today you are in for a treat when you 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, handmade dolls and bears. A show for the whole family.
After a short break in the City Centre to purchase lunch. 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.
Depart Broken Hill
After breakfast, you are transferred to your prefer transport option.
Your Silver City Heritage experience has come to an end leaving you with wonderful memories.
Why not return to Sydney on a Rex Flight (2 flights available)
(Please note NSW TrainLink coach & XPT service departs at 3.45 am the Xplorer Train service departs Tuesday morning)
Current available 2019 dates
8 & 29 April | 13 & 27 May | 17 June | 22 July | 19 August
2, 16 & 30 September | 14 & 28 October | 11 November
Other Dates for groups available on request.
Other Dates Subject to minimum numbers.
|Price Person twin share||First Class From||Economy Class From|
|Senior & Pensioner||$1,193||$1,165|
|NSW Pensioner Travel Voucher||$1,153||$1,095|
** Low season Rail Fare Quoted
Upgrade to the centrally located 4 star Ibis Styles Broken Hill From $200 pp
Why not continue your holiday to Adelaide or Melbourne?
As REX flies from Broken Hill to both cities on Saturday mornings.
Ask for details about extending your holiday.
Fully packaged holidays designed to connect with rail transport from Sydney includes rail fare** (seasonal fares apply to non-concession holders. Adult fare quoted may vary slightly). Inclusions: Rail fare from Sydney, 5 night’s accommodation, 5 light breakfasts (LB), 4 Dinners (D), 1 lunch (L), transfers & touring per itinerary. All tours and transfers as listed. Valid to 31/03/2020. All package tours are subject to availability of accommodation.
Cancellation and Indemnity
Conditions *Road conditions and weather may necessitate variations to itinerary *No smoking no alcohol on bus/coach *All tours are subject to alteration or cancellation without notice *All tours are subject to minimum numbers *Cancellation Fees may apply .