10 days in Birdsville & Broken Hill Itinerary

10 days in Birdsville & Broken Hill Itinerary

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10 days in Birdsville & Broken Hill Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  15​h
1
Birdsville
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Broken Hill
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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day
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get outside with Birdsville Races and then explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Birdsville trip planner .

Sydney to Birdsville is an approximately 30.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Birdsville

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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

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nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Whites Minerals and Mining Museum and Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre. Get some historical perspective at Day Dream Mine and Survey Tree 1882. Explore Broken Hill's surroundings by going to Silverton (Silverton School and Educational Museum, Mundi Mundi Lookout, & more) and Kinchega National Park (in Menindee). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Silverton Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of the Outback, steep yourself in history at Broken Hill Trades Hall, and immerse yourself in nature at Living Desert State Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Broken Hill attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Birdsville to Broken Hill takes 23 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Birdsville in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Broken Hill: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Hill

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Side Trips

Silverton, Menindee
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Kinchega National Park ©
Kinchega National Park
Whites Minerals and Mining Museum ©
Whites Minerals and Mining Museum

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