If you have chosen to stay at the Daydream Motel, we’re sure that you’re wondering how to spend your holiday. The good news is that there are plenty of attractions and activities to choose from!
The town is known for its long mining history, so be sure to check out the Historic Daydream Mine (which was founded in 1881) and take a 1-hour guided underground and surface tour; the Albert Kersten Mining and Mineral Museum; the Miner’s Memorial (which holds the names of more than 800 miners who lost their lives on the job); Junction Mine & Lookout (interpretive signs share information about the site); and the busts of the Syndicate of Seven.
Art & Culture
If you would prefer to immerse yourself in the many art and cultural attractions of Broken Hill, we recommend White’s Mineral Art & Living Art Gallery (run by Bushy White, who uses unique minerals to create artworks), Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (which has an extensive collection of colonial artworks), Artmecca, Wayne Williams Gallery, Art on Argent Gallery, Eric McCormick Gallery, Bush’n’Beyond Studio Gallery and the Julie Hart Gallery.
There is more to Broken Hill than its mining heritage, so don’t forget to check out some of the other historical attractions. These include: Bells Milk Bar & Museum (where you can enjoy authentic 1950’s treats), Kinchega Station (which was built in 1875), Returned and Services League Hall of Fame Museum, Silverton School Museum, Silverton Gaol Museum, Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, and the PS Providence historical site.
Walks & Trails
Keeping fit whilst on holidays can be a real challenge, but it’s made easier with the many walks and trails offered throughout the area. In particular, we recommend the Western Ridge Walk (which will take you around 3 hours each way and is not for the casual walker); The Heroes, Larrikins and Visionaries of Broken Hill Walk (which is 1.7km and takes you through the town); and the Broken Hill Heritage Trail (which will take you around 2 hours).
If you love exploring the great outdoors, there are plenty of natural attractions for you to enjoy. These include: Twin Lakes (a beautiful lake surrounded by grass and an adventure playground), Mundi Mundi Plains, Morton Boulka picnic area, Living Desert Reserve (which is home to 12 sandstone sculptures and a flora and fauna sanctuary), Stuart Park Reserve (which is also home to a Titanic Memorial), Penrose Park and Stephen’s Creek Reservoir.
The region is also known for its tasty local produce, so be sure to have a sample or two before you leave. In particular, we recommend thom, dick & harry’s (who are known for their delicious coffee and gluten-free meals) and Silverton Tea Rooms (which was originally built during the 1880s and is known today for country-style cooking). There are plenty of delicious restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town – all you need to do is take your pick!