Silverton is a historic town located only half an hour by road from Broken Hill. It has a rich and fascinating history, dating back to the mid-19th century when it was established as a thriving silver-mining town. The town was once one of the most important mining centres in Australia, and its heritage is still evident today in the many historic buildings and monuments that remain. It also gained fame by hosting the early Mad Max films. You can see plenty of evidence of this in the Silverton Hotel.
Highlights for Visitors
- Explore the historic streets of Silverton, including its many historic buildings, monuments, and murals
- Take a tour of the famous Silverton Hotel, one of the oldest and most iconic buildings in the town
- Check out some of the local artists galleries
- Visit the Silverton Gaol Museum, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the town's history and heritage
- Admire the stunning landscapes of the surrounding outback, including the Mundi Mundi Plains
- Participate in a scenic drive or walk, including the Silverton to Broken Hill Heritage Trail, which takes visitors on a journey through the town's rich history and natural beauty