Getting Here & Around
Discovering a lost world in Broken Hill may not be as hard as you first thought.
For starters, the nostalgia of the Great Australian Road Trip can be easily resurrected on a trip to Broken Hill. Load up the car with friends, family, and luggage; stack the iPod with your favourite road trip tunes; and travel on sealed roads all the way from any capital city. The journey will be as rewarding as the destination as you create new memories along the great open road.
Remember to perfect the famous outback wave to passing drivers. There are many versions, so take your pick. Some drivers favour a wave of the hand, others like raising a lazy finger or two. Some of the most enthusiastic travellers say ‘g’day’ with a lift of their bush hats.
For the fast way in and out, Regional Express Airlines fly direct every day to and from Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne (via Mildura).
By rail, the Indian Pacific operates from Sydney and Adelaide, with buses connecting from Adelaide and Dubbo.
Sydney 1,134 km - The most direct route is through the Blue Mountains to Mudgee, Dubbo, Nyngan, Cobar, Wilcannia through to Broken Hill.
Drive Time: Approximately 13 hours.
Melbourne 837 km - Take the Calder highway to Mildura, then continue through to Wentworth and then Broken Hill.
Drive Time: Approximately 9 hours.
Adelaide 517 km - Follow the M2 onto the Barrier Highway (A32) which will take you through Gawler, Burra, Yunta and Broken Hill.
Drive Time: Approximately 6 hours.
Broken Hill Airport is located 6 km from Broken Hill's CBD, Broken Hill is well serviced with Rex Airlines & QantasLink offering regular flights. See www.rex.com.au or www.qantas.com for schedules and booking information.
The Broken Hill Outback Explorer train operates weekly to and from Sydney and Broken Hill, daily XPT train services to Dubbo with coach connections to Broken Hill, Bourke and Lightning Ridge are also available. See NSW TrainLink bookings | transportnsw.info for schedules and booking information.
Getting around Broken Hill
If you prefer to run on your own timetable, hiring a car is a great option to make your way around Broken Hill with major companies represented including Hertz, Avis and Sixt.
Hertz: 08 8087 2719
Avis: 0407 878 787
Sixt: 08 8088 1928
Yellow Cabs or 13Cabs: 08 8087 2555
Broken Hill Independent Taxi's and Hire Car Service: 08 8087 7744
Outback Ooba Rideshare: 0407 504 795
CDC Broken Hill operate regular bus service timetables in and around Broken Hill, visit their website for timetables and more information.