White Cliffs

White Cliffs is approximately a 260km drive from Broken Hill.

The opal-rich country around White Cliffs appears at first like a moonscape, with the craters of countless mines dotted as far as the eye can see. Life underground is a way of life here and certainly the most pleasant way to deal with summer. When temperatures soar to over 50 degrees above ground, dugout rooms stay at a comfortable 21 degrees.

White Cliffs was born through the discovery of opal in the 1890’s and is a pioneering town with genuine character, by the turn of the century about 4000 people were digging and sifting for treasure, creating the lunar landscape that remains. There are more than 50,000 (Please Confirm First) abandoned mineshafts, and the ground looks as if it is covered with anthills.

For more information, please visit White Cliffs, Outback NSW - Plan a Holiday | Visit NSW.