Starting from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, journey to Broken Hill in Outback NSW to discover friendly towns and fascinating history, while visiting unforgettable attractions along the way, including The Big Merino and The Big Playable Guitar, and the Mundi Mundi Plains.
Before you embark on your journey, check the my nrma app for your nearest and cheapest fuel. There are plenty of fuel stations to choose from.
Stops: Blue Mountains | Goulburn | Queanbeyan | Juglong | Gundegai | Wagga Wagga | Narradndera | Hay | Balranald | Red Cliffs | Mildura | Silverton | Broken Hill.
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- London Bridge Arch
- Two of Australia’s ‘Big Things’
- Dog on the Tuckerbox
- Mundi Mundi Lookout
Day 1: Blue Mountains to Queanbeyan
3 hrs 15 mins | 294km
Day 2: Queanbeyan to Hay
6 hrs 2 mins | 546km
Perched on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, vibrant, cosmopolitan and welcoming Wagga Wagga is the largest regional city in NSW and truly the heart of the Riverina region. If you’re looking to keep the kids entertained, head to the Botanic Gardens where within its 22 acres you’ll find a mini zoo, a free flight aviary, children’s adventure playground and a rainforest section, and a free downloadable Botanic Gardens Adventure app-based tour. There’s even a miniature railway that operates the first Sunday of every month.
Day 3: Hay to Broken Hill
7 hrs 5 mins | 640km
Take off on a nineteenth century paddle steamer cruise or captain your own houseboat, making the occasional stop on sandy river beaches to experience the bliss of river life.
Take the Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour to discover the charm, character and history of Australia’s first-heritage listed. The two-hour volunteer guided tour of the CBD will take you past heritage buildings, historic mining landmarks and a plethora of shops, restaurants and cafes. Don’t forget to visit one of the many galleries and museums, including Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, the oldest regional gallery in NSW, and the Albert Kersten Mining and Mineral Museum where you can see artifacts and thousands of specimens from the city’s mining history, including a 42kg silver nugget.
North of Broken Hill lies the town of Silverton. Head to Mundi Mundi Lookout for expansive views of the Mundi Mundi Plains. The wide and flat space looks endless and gives the feeling that you might be at the edge of the world. While you’re in town, pay a visit to Mad Max Museum, a tribute to Mad Max 2 which was filmed in the area, or get an insight into the harsh realities of mining a century ago by taking an underground tour through a former silver mine at Historic Daydream Mine.