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Inspired by the spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and unique characters, our properties are located across the regional areas to introduce you to the real Australian Outback by providing travellers with authentic experiences.  Situated in the heart of the Australia Outback, we offer a personal insight into a large range of popular travel destinations which can be directly accessed by flight or train out of Sydney, Melburne and Adelaide into Broken Hill.

Stay and play at 2 or more of our properties, and you will receive 10% off your stay! 

Copper City Motel Cobar
Underground Motel White Cliffs
Warrawong on the Darling Wilcannia
Broken Hill Outback Resort
The Argent Motel
The Tourist Lodge
Ivanhoe Hotel Motel

Enjoy booking directly at each property and mention where else you will be staying with the Out of the Ordinary Outback group, and you will instantly get 10% off your booking. 

You can also book as a group, and we can take care of your arrangements, from the moment you depart your home, we will take care of your bookings at each property, and book your meals and transfers. We have special group packages available, give us a call or email 1300 688 225 

Experience the outback in all it’s glory in a few easy steps. If you’re planning a trip away to the NSW Outback, look no more.  We have a full range of accommodation and touring options as a renowned tour and hospitality operator in the Far West of NSW. Committed to providing outstanding customer service with many tourism awards are testament to this goal. Our services are suitable for the young or the ‘young at heart’. Our focus is on having fun! 

If you would like to receive more information, organise a tailored package please get in touch 1800 679 688 or


News, Specials

Organising a function can be such a daunting process, regardless of its size or the number of guests. Once you’ve made the decision and you’ve booked, you might wonder if the venue will be able to fulfil your needs, and you may not know until the function is already happening! It’s essential to have complete peace of mind that the venue will meet and even exceed your expectations. That will allow you to feel relaxed and calm about organising your event.

Regardless of what your event is, Broken Hill Outback Resort is perfect to celebrate your next function. From the moment you book your event with us, you can leave your stress and worry behind. We’ll ensure you and your guests remember how perfect your event was for years to come.


At the Broken Hill Outback Resort, your dream wedding is right here. With the assistance of experienced wedding managers, you’ll be able to tailor the perfect wedding to suit you and your guests. You can be assured that everything will be seamless and you’ll be able to focus on enjoying the whole process of getting married.

A variety of spaces: From intimate indoors or grand outback outdoor we have different types of configutation to host your wedding that will suit your needs. The entire resort can host up to 400 guests, whereas the Coach house can host up to 60 standing and 40 seated.  The choice is yours, with a multitude of option available, speak to us about your ideas.
Accommodation: The bride and groom, the wedding party and the wedding guests can all be accommodated for at your wedding if you choose. You can also be sure that our spa apartments make the perfect backdrops for photography.  The Bride and Groom will receive a complimentary King Spa En suited room for your special day.
Our Partners: We have many partners in audio-visual, hair and makeup, stationery and more to help you make shopping around, easier.

Business Functions

Holding the next big conference or business meeting? We’ve got the perfect rooms for you to hold them in. In outback style combined with the breathtaking ‘wow’ factor will have your guests suitably impressed.

Pre-Function Area: Before your guests enter the meeting, they can relax in the indoor or outdoor bar area of the Mount Gipps Hotel. Think brand new space, beautiful outdoor decking, great new bar and open space, a few light bites or drink packages to kick off your big event and have everyone feeling relaxed.
Meeting Area: The choice is yours, you can have the indoor area of the Coach House, we can set it up in a U-shape format or a large board table setting. We can comfortably seat 30 people into this space, with a wall set up as the AV side, large TV screen or projector. We have a nice fire place and air-conditioning to ensure you are comfortable all day and night. 

Festive Celebrations

Whether you are planning a Christmas party for family, friends or colleagues, The Broken Hill Outback Resort is the perfect location for a stylish event. We are able to cater from small gatherings to large Christmas parties.

To make the celebration even more memorable, why not indulge and enquire about our special Christmas accommodation rates, available for you and your guests attending your Festive celebration.

Experience deluxe accommodation where we’ll make sure you leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired by all Broken Hill has to offer. Book your function with the Resort direct today to receive the lowest online rate.
1300 688 225 


News, Specials

Outback divas prepare to receive a queen’s welcome at the Broken Hill Outback Resort. 

Event date: Monday 16th 2019

The Broken Heel Festival will light up the outback with its annual celebration of Drag Queens, Drag Kings, Bio Queens, comedians and showgirls and they have extended an Encore on Monday 16th September. The fast-growing festival had an audience of more than 6,500 last year, with even more expected to join the celebrations in 2019. 

Prepare for the razzle, dazzle and darlin’ good times as the Broken Heel Festival kicks off in September 13 – 16th  There will be plenty to see and do, as the nations’ best Drag Kings and Drag Queens travel to the hometown of Outback Queen, Priscilla!

Take your own desert adventure through the living desert, to join us for a weekend of singing, dancing and laughter. Comedy, cabaret, and capers of all kinds will delight audiences young and old. The live musical talents will leave you awe-struck.

Make your stay Out of the Ordinary – enjoy the Festival Queens perform from Midday in a beautiful OUTBACK setting, great food packages, drinks and one more day of fabulousness. Thanks to the team at Broken Heel Festival we have joining us:
Philmah Bocks
Leather Lungs
Kita Mean
Anita Wigl’it
Christina Kneesup
Shelita Buffet

Each of these Queens have been scheduled to perform 2 songs each and be at the venue for approx 4 hours to meet & greet, mingle and have photos taken with guests. This is a PG family rated event, we welcome all walks of life to enjoy one more day at the New Broken Hill Outback Resort. 

Busses are scheduled from midday – 5pm, more details will be announced on website and on facebook.
When the curtains close, continue the adventure through the iconic community of Broken Hill.

Read more about the Broken Heel Festival

Out of the Ordinary accommodation available at these fantastic venues (they’re just darlin’):

The Argent Motel – Family-friendly accommodation located on the main drag of Broken Hill

The Broken Hill Outback Resort – Cabin, caravan and camping venue on the outskirts of Broken Hill – 10 minutes from the CBD

The Tourist Lodge – Budget accommodation for back-packers and light travellers



Flying to tropical resorts for drop and flop holidays is great but nothing beats the excitement, adventure and raw joy of a roadtrip holiday to the Aussie outback. When I’m cocooned in my office, I feel the pull of the open road, big skies, far horizons, red earth, friendly characters, new destinations, enticing road signs and a compelling sense of wonder.

And then there’s the camaraderie with your partner or friend as you sing along to your favourite tunes, share jokes or solve all the problems in the world. It’s time, it’s space, it’s a journey – and there’s nothing like it.

So when an opportunity arose suddenly, recently, to drive from Sydney to Broken Hill, I fled the office, grabbed my wife and hit the road, heading west, quickly swallowed by the vastness of our seemingly endless continent.

On the morning of our departure, our excitement was palpable. As almost empty nesters, our three kids grown up, we were like teenagers with no responsibilities other than a car and the road ahead. An early start meant a coffee stop in the Blue Mountains to fuel our journey, well aware the scenery of rolling green ranges would soon be replaced by equally beautiful desert plains.

It’s amazing how roadtrips also bring you closer to your companion. You talk, laugh, reminisce, dream and offer running commentary on the scenery that unfolds around you.

caravan parks in broken hill

A Different Outback – Sydney to Cobar

When most people think of the outback, they think of Uluru and Alice Springs – the red centre – but the NSW Outback is also an enticing canvass of raw, desert beauty – without the crowds. An ideal outback loop from Sydney can take you to Cobar, White Cliffs and Broken Hill and back via Mildura and Wagga Wagga, covering a great swathe of western NSW and opening up places most city dwellers on the coastal fringes have never been to.

The food and wine centre of Mudgee called for a morning tea stop and just past Dubbo we dug out our picnic and thermos of coffee and feasted at a roadside stop, toasting the point at which neat civilisation stops and the rusty outback begins. We knew we were ‘out the back’ because the Mitchell Hwy from Dubbo to Nyngan was dead straight and the scenery dead flat. Open, free-range scenery like this clears the mind, I think, and opens scope for new perspectives.

‘Bogan’ Territory

Nyngan is the first frontier-style town we encounter – the pace is slow, the air relaxed and the locals aren’t in a hurry going anywhere. Nyngan is now famous for The Big Bogan, a giant statue of an Aussie bloke in a singlet – a play on the name of the surrounding Bogan Shire. I get the customary Insta photo with ‘me mate’ and then we push on, west, along the Barrier Hwy this time, bound for Cobar.

accommodation broken hill

Empty Spaces

And this is where the outback really hits – big empty spaces and red earth and not many cars either – so few that I have some fun practising handstands in the middle of the highway, no cars for miles. And that’s another tip on roadtrips – you need to stop now and then – in the middle of nowhere – and roam a little, just feel the place.

Cobar appears on the horizon late afternoon. When I was in grade six, my favourite teacher of my childhood in Melbourne often regaled us with stories about his upbringing in Cobar and 43 years later, I’ve finally visited this little copper mining town that held my fascination all this time. Mine shafts and Australia’s longest cast-iron pub veranda (100m long at the Great Western Hotel) catch the sun’s dying rays before we enjoy a hearty feast and a cold one – as well as a comfy bed and hot shower at Cobar’s Copper City Motel.

accommodation broken hill

Cobar to White Cliffs and Wilcannia

After a restful sleep, we head further west to the near ghost town of Wilcannia on the famed Darling River. This almost deserted town was once the third largest inland port in Australia during the great river boat era of the mid-19th Century. Today, Wilcannia, with its wide, empty streets and historic but abandoned buildings would make a great film set for movies.

Don’t miss the nondescript turnoff here for White Cliffs. The one-hour detour off the highway on a lonely but sealed road through a whole bunch of nothingness leads to one of the wackiest and weirdest towns you’ll ever visit – White Cliffs. This tough, rough, sunburnt opal mining hamlet in the middle of nowhere gets so bloody hot in summer that almost everyone lives underground in perennially cool, dugout houses built into the sides of hills. One of these buildings is the famous White Cliffs Underground Motel which offers the largest underground accommodation in Australia, with 30 rooms. Here we enjoy delicious soup, tour the maze of subterranean bedrooms and explore the eccentric shanty town with its abandoned cars, labyrinth of mines and quirky art displays. It feels like a lawless cowboy town where anyone does anything they want.

broken hill accommodation

And what we want is to reach our cosy cabin at Warrawong on the Darling, a lovely, riverside camp, caravan and cabin park just outside Wilcannia. Here, around the communal campfire, the manager serves us hearty stew and damper as we enjoy wine and friendly banter with fellow roadies. One even gets his sax out and plays some jazz for us as the sun sets in the west.

Wilcannia to Broken Hill

Before sunrise next morning, we walk out along the sand dunes at Warrawong on the Darling and grab a vantage point to watch the sun rise over the arid landscape – it’s a moment of pristine beauty and I mark it with some contemplative yoga practice to salute the dawn. The shady riverbanks here, rife with roos, offer quintessential outback scenery and it’s tempting to linger but we head west again for another hour to reach our final destination, Broken Hill.

This sizable mining city – an outback oasis – is so far west in NSW that it runs on South Australian time. We grab a coffee in the beautiful main street with its fine heritage buildings and then head to the brand new Broken Hill Outback Resort, a Broken Hill caravan park which offers luxury spa cabins, fire pits and spaciously green campgrounds, all surrounding a restored and charming old pub which has been resurrected as a restaurant and bar.

caravan parks at broken hill

We arrive on a Sunday afternoon which is great timing as a live band plays for diners in the sun as we enjoy a gourmet pizza and cool beverage, soaking up the rays. A more pleasant spot would be hard to find but we do find it when we enter our king spa cabin with its sun-kissed deck overlooking the desert, huge bed, jacuzzi with a view, lounge and kitchenette. Wow! Staying at this Broken Hill accommodation is a must. We only have a night here but we vow to stay longer next time, soaking in the spa and soaking in the outback scenery.

With more time, we could have explored more of Broken Hill as well as the zany, nearby ghost town of Silverton with its character-filled outback pub and stark plains which were used in many movies including ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ and the Mad Max films. Next morning, we fly home from Broken Hill to Sydney. The flight takes a few hours but it makes a mockery of the lengthy road journey we undertook to get out west. But’s a little, three-day journey we relished and can’t wait to do again!

* Andrew & Moira Mevissen were guests of Copper City Motel, Warrawong on the Darling, White Cliffs Underground Motel and the Broken Hill Outback Resort, which are all owned by Out of the Ordinary Outback.



Take advantage of our most popular short stays with Tri State Safaris. 


‘Noodle’ for opal at White Cliffs
Sleep soundly in the famous Underground Motel
Visit underground opal showrooms
Meet unique outback characters
Travel remote outback roads through spectacular country
Explore the collection of indigenous Panaramitee style rock engravings


Our first destination is the unique “underground society” of White Cliffs, whose residents actually live underground! Experience the eerie lunar landscape and spend the night in the famous Underground Motel. Visit various mines and museums, and why not try your hand ‘noodling’ for opal on the working opal fields. This is also the perfect place to find a special piece of ‘colour’ from one of the underground opal shops – why not take home a memory of your tour that you will be able to wear and treasure forever?

Leaving our underground oasis, we head west on remote red dirt outback roads toward our next destination, learning about the pastoral heritage of the area with opportunities to spot local wildlife such as emus and kangaroos along the way.

Today’s highlight is a visit to a restricted access area, with exceptional examples of Aboriginal rock engravings. Tri State Safaris is one of a handful of tour operators with access to this ancient area. By joining this tour you will become one of the privileged few who will ever experience a visit to this unique rock art site.

Panaramitee style rock art at this site is characterized by motifs pecked into the rock surface with a specially prepared stone tool. Depictions of traditional teachings, dreamtime stories and native birds and animals can be seen extensively throughout the area.

As always, our minimal impact practices mean we take special care when entering into this very special area. Both our Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal guides have a special affinity with indigenous culture, and are eager to share their knowledge with you.

Enjoy a picnic lunch before commencing our return journey through the Barrier Ranges and back into Broken Hill, through more amazing outback scenery. The tour then returns to Broken Hill.

More infomation on our 2 Day Opal Dreaming Tour or any of our other indigenous tours can be found at mutawintji eco tours


The two-day/one-night tour includes accommodation and four meals and is available for $760 per person, twin-share, or $840 for solo travellers. A five per cent seniors concession discount is also available.

Those who book the tour can receive a special 10% discount on accommodation at Out of the Ordinary Outback’s three properties in Broken Hill – The Argent Motel, the Tourist Lodge and the new Broken Hill Outback Resort. Nestled just outside Broken Hill, the resort offers king spa apartments overlooking the desert as well as camping and van sites and a restaurant inside a restored, historic pub.

The 10% discount on accommodation is available if the two-day tour is booked by 31st October, 2019. Tours depart on demand for a minimum of four people.  Call 1300 688 225 or email 




Caravanning is one of our many passions, and we can bring that little-bit-of-comfort to our caravan & camping grounds at an excellent price. Which means you can enjoy the best of what the Outback has to offer, sans seediness and in a friendly safe environment where we pride ourselves on community spirit, merging the best of both worlds into something truly unique.

We have some great options for our caravanning guests.

  1. Enjoy Camp Dinners every night at Warrawong on the Darling around the camp fire at 6pm for $18 per person.
  2. Enjoy free camp nibbles around the camp fire from 4pm and a great selection from their new menus located at the hotel on site at the new Broken Hill Outback Resort.
  3. Stay 3 nights at one of our caravanning/ camping properties, and get your 4th night for free!
  4. Unhook your caravan at Warrawong on the Darling and travel up to White Cliffs for a night, where you can experience  Australia’s biggest Underground Motel with a $40 discount on your first night stay! Just to say you slept underground in a dug out and get that once in a lifetime best nights rest in the peace and quite at 22 degrees constant temperature all night and day!

If you stay at one or more of our Holiday Parks  we will give you 5% off your accommodation visit!

Now that’s Caravanning made easy!



Its summertime and the outback is beginning to heat up. But travelling off-peak has plenty of perks! These top travel tips for summer will have you beat the heat for an amazing outback experience while saving time and money.


One of the biggest perks of travelling in off-peak season, is that there are less people to share the outback with! Imagine being able to explore the highlights and tourist traps of Australia’s most iconic destinations, without jostling crowds and noisy commuters.

In fact – you might be the only one there. Talk about a personal experience!


While there may not be a lot of travellers this time of year, booking ahead pays off! Many outback venues offer summer accommodation sales or tour discounts that could save you plenty.

Take advantage of these summer specials:

Save 5% on discounted accommodation with Out of the Ordinary Outback

Save 10% on adventure tour packages with Tri State Safaris


The best advice to beating the outback sun is to start your day early. The heat outback is considerably dry. This means that when the sun isn’t directly on you, the temperature drops.

Mornings are cooler than afternoons, so plan your walks and outdoor experiences to start then. Nature hikes, national park or farm exploration and

Temperatures peak between midday and 3.00pm. So take the adventure indoors during this time. There are plenty of art galleries, museums and shaded swimming pools to indulge in.

Or why not take a nap.

You’re on vacation after all.



When the sun starts to settle, eating outdoors is a sublime way to end the night. A cool beer, a sizzling BBQ, and a guaranteed canopy of stars will leave you relaxed and ready for the next day.

Star tours will add value to your experience.

Try Outback Astronomy located in Broken Hill.


Enough can’t be said, about the importance of water. The last thing you want is to be stranded without a healthy ration of the wet stuff. Especially when the weather heats up. Dehydration can be pretty detrimental to your health.

Recommendations vary on how much water is enough. A basic guide is to carry between 5 and 7 litres of water per person, per day of travel. Make sure to replenish your supplies at each stop.


Just like water, you don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere without fuel. Pay careful attention to your fuel gauge, and make sure you top up your tanks at any given opportunity.

The distance between outback townships can be deceptive. And you can expect fuel to be more expensive out here than in the city. Plan for it, and keep the tanks full where ever possible – even if the price make you cringe!


Generally speaking, most main roads will be sealed. Especially if they are popular travel destinations, such as Broken Hill, Wilcannia or Cobar.

However, unlike the city, not all routes will be made of bitumen. In fact, there are a number of unsealed and dirt roads connecting regional communities. And a large percentage of roads leading to national parks are dirt.

Of course, travelling on dirt roads and even off-road can add to the excitement of your adventure. But it pays to do your research and be prepared.

Not all cars are designed to travel off-road, and some roads are even closed to vehicles that are not four-wheel-drive. Before taking the quickest route listed on Google Maps, research the best route for you.

It is worth contacting local Visitor Information Centres that can assist you in making your travel plans. We’re yet to find one that isn’t friendly and extremely helpful!

Inclement weather and rain can also cause some issues for dirt road travel – but we’ll talk about that later!



If you’ve seen the news lately, you would know that most of the outback is currently in drought. Whilst this is undeniably hard on the locals, it does have a silver lining for travellers.

There is little fear of rain complicating holiday plans, particularly when travelling in the dry months of summer.

All the same, it is always, ALWAYS important to watch the weather when travelling. Heavy rain on dirt roads can cause road closures, while heat waves require extra caution and preparation.

When in doubt about how the weather may affect your travel plans, contact your local Visitor Information Centre.


You may be surprised to hear, the biggest dangers of driving at night aren’t hitch-hikers or criminal bikie gangs. It’s actually the wildlife.

If you have never hit a ‘roo while travelling, you probably know someone who has. Kangaroos are abundant in regional Australia. And they are frequently spotted along the roadside.

This can be understandably worrisome for travellers during the day. But it is particularly dangerous at night.

Outback communities can be deceptively far apart. The country in between is often void of artificial light sources. At night, nocturnal animals like kangaroos can often go unnoticed until it’s too late. And once you’ve hit a roo, help can be a long way away.

The best way to stay safe on outback roads at night, is to avoid driving outback roads at night.


Another killer on outback roads – and roads everywhere – is fatigue.

Don’t risk your safety by not getting enough rest. Ensure you have a good sleep the night before your travel. Stop at least every two hours to take a break. If you have a travel companion, take turns driving. And bring energising snacks and drink plenty of water to keep your body awake and healthy.

Road hypnosis is a real thing.

Be safe not sorry.


You would be far-stretched to find any outback community without a local pub. And even less likely to find one empty.

Local pubs are a treasure trove of informative staff, friendly travellers and outback characters. From many years of travel, we can guarantee you that some of the most memorable experiences and friendships were forged by chatting with people at the local pub.

This is the best place to ask about local sights, eateries and events you might otherwise miss. You may even find out more about that strange building, plant or animal you saw on your way in.

After all, no one knows a place like the people who live there.


If summertime has a downside, it could be the insects. But you don’t need to let a few flies ruin your holiday fun.

Aeroguard is your first defence against these pesky creatures. Bring plenty of insect repellent sprays and roll-ons and use them regularly. If you are particularly adverse to insects, consider buying a hat with a fly net.

While flies can be annoying at first, you’d be surprised how quickly you learn to ignore them.


While making sure you have plenty of water and petrol is important, having a first aid kit could save a life.

Make sure yours is fully stocked and that your supplies have not expired. You could go as far as refreshing your first aid skills. But packing a first aid book should suffice.

You should also ensure that your car is equipped for emergencies. If you plan on taking your travels off-road, make sure you have plenty of recovery gear, and that you know how to use it.

Before travelling anywhere remote, make sure you have a list of emergency phone numbers, stored somewhere reachable.

We recommend downloading the free Emergency+ app.

This has been developed by Australia’s emergency services to help a 000 caller make contact in an emergency. It also logs a copy of your GPS location to help emergency workers find you in remote or unknown locations!

Some numbers you should consider including are:

  • Triple Zero for all life threatening situations – 000 or 112
  • Police non-urgent matters – 131 444
  • Health Direct for free health advice from trained clinicians – 1800 022 222
  • Mental health emergencies – 13 14 65
  • Poisons information – 13 11 26
  • Police non-urgent matters – 131 444
  • Fruit Fly and Quarantine Hotline – 1300 666 010
  • SES storm or flood response – 132 500


Not all travel destinations will provide great phone coverage. In fact some locations may not have coverage at all.

The more remote your destination is, the more likely it is that your phone will not have reception. So to stay safe, ensure you know how you can contact someone in an emergency.

Know where the phone ‘dead zones’ are, keep note of the closest public pay phones, and always let a friend know where you are heading in case something prevents you from getting back.

Some national parks experience limited phone signal, and many have a public pay phone available near the local office for emergencies.

If you are planning on travelling in remote conditions for an extended period of time, e.g. the Simpson Desert, investing in a satellite phone is a must.


Now that you are organised and prepared for your holiday, it’s time to sit back and enjoy it! There is so much to see and do in outback Australia. Whatever you chose, take the time to make the most of it.

There is no hustle and bustle out here.

Enjoy the peace and calm.



Rather than worry about organising supplies, scratching up on your first aid, or the rising price of petrol – hop on board a fully catered tour!

You’ll see the best that the outback has to offer – getting to enjoy every minute while someone else does the thinking!

Tri State Safaris offer 15 all-inclusive tour packages from 1 day expeditions to 12 day adventures. Their destinations include the Flinders Ranges, the Corner Country, the Simpson Desert, Broken Hill, Birdsville, Mungo, Mutawintji and so much more.

PLUS if you book a date before 31st December 2018, you’ll save 10% on any tour 3 days or longer!


Sydney Weekender returns to Broken Hill with host Lizzy Lovett. This time Lizzy shows Australia how to do Broken Hill on budgeted time.


Broken Hill is jam-packed with historic buildings, art galleries, iconic landmarks and wide-sweeping backdrops. And any traveller would have a hard time fitting it all into 48 hours. We can say Lizzy, definitely has her work cut out for her.

There is so much more that just can’t be squeezed into two days!

We recommend that travellers allow a week to explore our hometown and its surrounding communities. If possible give yourself enough time to visit Wilcannia or White Cliffs as well. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

If a weekend is all you have, follow in Lizzy’s footsteps with the Tri State Safaris 1 Day Broken Hill and Silverton Explorer tour. 

PLUS save 5% on summer accommodation at any Out of the Ordinary Outback venue! 



Don’t let us have all the fun – experience the adventure for yourself! Lizzy and the Weekender crew explored outback Australia with these Out of the Ordinary Outback packages and venues.

1 Day Broken Hill and Silverton Explorer Tour by Tri State Safaris

Explore the unique mining culture and artistic community of heritage-listed city, Broken Hill. Journey through sweeping salt-bush landscapes to the cinematic gem of Silverton. Then, complete your experience with stunning views and sandstone sculptures from the hill-top Sculpture Symposium.

1 Day Menindee and Kinchega National Park Tour
 by Tri State Safaris

Departing from Broken Hill, journey to the picturesque landscapes of the Menindee Lakes. Defined by its often-painted ‘drowned’ red river gums, the Menindee Lakes are an important part of local indigenous and pastoral history. Wildlife is abundant here, with a variety of native animals and birdlife calling this land home. A visit to Kinchega National Park offers insight into the hardships undertaken by early station workers.

Out of the Ordinary Outback Accommodation
 by the Argent Motel

Situated in the heart of Australia’s ‘Gateway to the Outback’, the Argent Motel offers family-friendly accommodation at a family-friendly prices. The venue’s central location is walking distance from local restaurants, art galleries, food and gift stores and attractions.

Book your Out of the Ordinary adventure by calling 1300 688 225 or email



The Perfect Light Film Festival takes place in a utopia of the big screen. The location of more than 35 feature films, this mining town is a breeding ground of budding film-makers.

Intensified by its isolation, Broken Hill’s seemingly barren landscapes are teeming with potential… potential that extends to the many budding film-makers and producers who call this cinematic gem home.


The Perfect Light Film Festival
 celebrates the accomplishments of local film-makers with its annual competition.

It is a popular competition, with dozens of entries expected. However, only 12 will be short-listed for screening on the night, with a chance to win first place. And a prize of $1K.

Winners will be chosen by a celebrity panel including Festival Director and Police Rescue star, Steve ‘Angel’ Bastoni. 

Entertainment begins at 6pm with shortlisted films screening from 8.00pm.

DATE: Saturday 1st December
TIME: 6pm – 10.30pm
LOCATION: Sturt Park, Sulphide Street, Broken Hill, NSW
WHAT TO BRING: A rug, picnic dinner and some great friends 

More events can be found on the Perfect Light Film Festival website.



The outback town of Broken Hill is a long-time favourite in the cinematic industry. Its wide sweeping plains and barren landscapes beckon producers from across the globe. 

With an enviable list of ‘big screen’ appearances, it is little wonder that movie-making is a popular past-time in the community.

A utopia renowned for its eerie elegance…

Here’s a full list of movies shot in Broken Hill and Silverton.


Explore the film locations of, Mad Max 2, Wake in Fright and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with Out of the Ordinary tours, food and accommodation.


Tri State Safaris small group 4WD tours of Broken Hill, Silverton, Menindee and more!


The Broken Hill Outback Resort – New venue boasting picturesque backdrops for campers and caravans.
The Argent Hotel – Family-friendly accommodation in the heart of Broken Hill
The Tourist Lodge – Budget accommodation in the Broken Hill CBD


Mount Gipps Hotel – Located at the Broken Hill Resort. Enjoy picturesque outdoor and indoor settings with weekly live music
The Alma Hotel – Mouth watering menu and hearty meals in a family-friendly venue