Located at the junction of the Barrier and Silver City Highways (close by to the South Australian border) is the New South Wales mining city, Broken Hill. It is often known as “The Silver City”, “Oasis of the West” or “Capital of the Outback”.
Visitors of all shapes, sizes and ages are drawn to the city, as it has a rich mining and cultural heritage, is surrounded by stunning outback national parks and is home to many of our countries best-known artists.
Many visitors choose budget motels in Broken Hill because they are interested in the history of the region (mining or otherwise). There is a wealth of museums, historical sites and tours in the area, which explain the mining process and the reasons why the city boomed. It is actually the first Australian city to be included on the National Heritage List due to its significance to the country.
There is an amazing 30 art galleries in the region, making hotels in Broken Hill an extremely popular choice amongst art enthusiasts. From the Regional Art Gallery to more intimate exhibitions that are actually part of the artists’ home or studio, there is a clear love for art in this region. Some of the works you will find are by Pro Hart, Jack Absalom, Hugh Shulz, Eric Minchin and John Pickup.
Whether you’re just passing through or are planning to stay a week, there is a wealth of cheap accommodation in Broken Hill. All motels are located within a close proximity to major arterials and shopping precincts for your convenience.
We can help you choose the best motel accommodation in Broken Hill for your needs, whether you’re just stopping for the night or you’re planning on spending a week in the region. Our amenities are sure to make your stay enjoyable.
ARRA Hotels can also help you choose a hotel in Broken Hill if you are travelling to the region on business. Our accommodation options can make your stay a comfortable one, as well as provide amenities that you may require for work.
Most visitors will arrive in the city via car – it is 300km from Mildura, 500km from Adelaide, 750km from Dubbo, 850km from Melbourne, 1100km from Canberra, 1150km from Sydney, 1550km from Brisbane, 1640km from Alice Springs, 2800km from Perth, and 3140km from Darwin.
Rex operates flights to the region every day from Adelaide, Dubbo, Sydney and Melbourne (via Mildura). NSW TrainLink operates direct services to motels in Broken Hill from Sydney weekly and the Indian Pacific runs direct to the city from Sydney or Adelaide twice a week (depending on the season).
Once you have arrived in the area, you will be able to get around via regional bus service or by taxi (if you don’t wish to drive).
Whether you’re travelling with the kids, friends or just your significant other, there is a wealth of attractions located nearby to hotels in Broken Hill that are sure to keep you amused and entertained for the duration of your stay.
If you are interested in exploring the outback, there are a number of locations that you simply must visit, including – the Living Desert & Sculptures, Sturt National Park, Mungo National Park, Gundabooka National Park, Mundi Mundi Plains and the Heritage Trail (which will take you 2 hours walking).
To learn more about outback life, visit the nearby town of Silverton (which less than 50 people call home). This living, breathing part of Australian history has actually starred in a number of films, television shows and commercials.
If you are more interested in the mining history of the region, make sure you check out the Albert Kersten Mining & Minerals Museum, Line of Lode (which houses the Miners’ Memorial), White’s Mineral Art & Living Mining Museum, the Day Dream Mine Tour and the Junction Mine & Lookout.
A number of popular events are held throughout the year, so be sure to book your accommodation early during these times! Events include art exhibitions, a fringe festival, St Patricks’ Race Day, and the Broken Heel (drag) Festival.
If your hotel in Broken Hill doesn’t provide cooking facilities, you might be surprised at the number and variety of restaurants and eateries available. Don’t forget to visit Bells Milk Bar, famous for its sodas, spiders and milkshakes!