Silverton is an easy day-trip from Broken Hill making it an easily accessible yet quintessential outback town. The local pub – the Silverton Hotel – is the main attraction and the classical image of a pub sitting smack-bang in the middle of the desert has made it a popular film set.
Although many travellers spend most of their time in the pub, there is a walking tour around town that passes the more historic buildings and there are also couple of art galleries that are worth visiting.
2 Layard Street, Silverton
Tel (08) 8088 7566
Open 9am-5pm daily
Silverton is only a short drive (25km) from Broken Hill and it is best visited by car. Although there is no proper bus service between Broken Hill and Silverton, several companies operate overpriced day tours.
Riding a camel is a great way to experience the outback landscape around Silverton. Silverton Camels (tel (08) 8088 5316) on Silverton Road, 2km before Silverton, run camel rides that cost $15 for a 15-minute ride and $30 for a one-hour ride.
This museum in Silverton’s former four-cell prison features exhibits on Silverton and Broken Hill.
8 Burke Street, Silverton
Tel (08) 8088 5317
Open 9.30am-4.30pm daily