9 days in Broken Hill Area Itinerary

9 days in Broken Hill Area Itinerary

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9 days in Broken Hill Area Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Broken Hill
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne


Menindee ©
Menindee, frequently but erroneously spelled "Menindie", is a small town in the far west of New South Wales, Australia, in Central Darling Shire, on the banks of the Darling River, with a sign-posted population of 980 and a population of 449.HistoryIt is the oldest European settlement in western New South Wales, and the first town to be established on the Darling River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Menindee, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Kinchega National Park, and then snap pictures at Menindee Rail Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Menindee trip maker tool .

Melbourne to Menindee is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August, daytime highs in Menindee are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Menindee

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Kinchega National Park ©
Kinchega National Park
Lake Menindee ©
Lake Menindee

Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Broken Hill: Silverton (Silverton Photography gallery, Day Dream Mine, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, explore the world behind art at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, and make a trip to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Broken Hill trip planner .

Traveling by car from Menindee to Broken Hill takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Menindee in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Broken Hill, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Hill

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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial ©
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial