Bells Milk Bar

A landmark famous for its 1950s decor and classic soda spiders.

160 Patton Street, Broken Hill. (08) 8087 5380;

Broken Earth Café & Restaurant

Perched on a mountain of mine tailings, this stylish complex has a birds-eye view of Broken Hill.

Federation Way, Broken Hill. (08) 8087 1318;

Great Western Hotel

At this pleasant old-style hotel you can relax on what is reputed to be the nation’s longest iron lacework verandah.

20 Marshall Street, Cobar. (02) 6836 2503.

Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters

Basic bunk bed accommodation and a good alternative to camping if you are visiting in the winter. Menindee.

(08) 8080 3200;

The Palace Hotel

Famous for its mural-covered walls and an appearance in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

227 Argent Street, Broken Hill. (08) 8088 1699;

Trilby Station

This farm stay on a 130,000-hectare sheep and cattle station is a favourite during the Louth Races.

(02) 6874 7420;

Getting there

Country Link Rail service from Sydney
132 232; www.countrylink.info

Indian Pacific Rails service from Adelaide and Sydney
132 147; www.greatsouthernrail.com.au

Rex flies between Broken Hill and most capital cities; some routes are via Dubbo.
131 713; www.rex.com.au

Tri State Safaris is a Broken Hill-based tour operation offering trips lasting from one to 19 days.
(08) 8088 2389;