Imperial Fine Accommodation, Broken Hill

Elegant 4 1/2 star accommodation with a personal touch awaits you at The Imperial, a beautifully restored heritage bluestone building (circa 1906) in the heart of Broken Hill where modern facilities sit happily alongside the gentle spirit of an Australia long past.

Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this family run boutique hotel .. small enough to be personal but large enough to find your own space and privacy.

The Imperial Fine Accommodation was purchased in February 2005 by the husband and wife team of Bill Balding and Cathy Dyer.


Imperial Fine Accommodation

  • Guest Rooms:

    • Six well appointed, en-suite guest bedrooms, featuring queen-size beds, wireless internet access, telephone, television, reverse cycle heating/air-conditioning, bath robes, DVD player, clock/radio, hair dryer, desk, easy chairs and table, closet and bar fridge.
    • Rooms are furnished with antique and period pieces that individualise each room and guests have access to the modern guest kitchen, lounge, full size billiard table in the old 'front bar' and a walled courtyard with heated pool.
    • Rates from $170 per night, including provisions for a continental or cooked breakfast from the fully stocked guest kitchen and wifi.
  • 2/3 bedroom Apartment:

    • The Imperial now has a newly renovated apartment suitable for family groups, friends travelling together or for extended stays.
    • The two bedroom apartment has a queen bedroom and a double bedroom, bathroom, lounge room, dining area and kitchenette.
    • Opening directly onto the iconic veranda that wraps around the building, the 3 bedroom option provides an additional queen en suite room.

Getting To

Imperial Fine Accommodation Location:

Getting to Imperial Fine Accommodation:

  • By car, Broken Hill is 1,116km from Sydney, 842km from Melbourne, 1,458km from Brisbane and 511km from Adelaide.
  • Broken Hill is well serviced by Plane ( Regional Express) and Train (Countrylink and the Indian Pacific).
  • Once you hit town, The Imperial is north along Oxide Street, three blocks north of the railway line and two blocks from Broken Hill's main shopping strip, Argent Street.

Driving to Broken Hill


There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to Broken Hill. The following is an overview of the routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that may help you in planning your outback experience.

From Brisbane:

Warrego Hwy <> Darling River Run (Unsealed) <> Barier Highway: Distance = 1,445km approx

From Sydney:

The Great Western Highway > Castlereagh Highway > Barrier Highway: Distance = 1,150km approx

From Melbourne:

Calder Highway > Silver City Highway: Distance = 837km aprox

From Adelaide: 

Barrier Highway: Distance = 518km approx


See & Do

Imperial Fine Accommodation See and Do:

Around Broken Hill:

When it's time for you to explore Broken Hill and the area, there are so many things to see and do.

    • Visit the first Regional Art Gallery in Australia.
    • See as many of the 30+ other art galleries as you can.
    • Join a personally guided walking tour from the Visitor Inforation Centre
    • Learn about the local history and geological history at one of the many centres and museums.
    • View The Big Picture and buy jewellery made from Broken Hill-mined silver
    • Choose between a spider and a milkshake at a genuine 1950's iconic milk bar where they even make their own syrups and cordials.
    • Study the many outstanding heritage buildings which have been listed by the National Trust.
    • Be intrigued by the use of corrugated iron in the houses around town.
    • Eavesdrop on lessons at the School of the Air
    • Pay a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor base
    • Watch the sun set at the Sculptures or check out the curvature of the earth at Mundi Mundi lookout.
    • Practise your photographic skills or paint or draw what you see and feel
    • Play two-up at a local club
    •  Play golf on a dirt "green" or at the fully irrigated BH golf course; the Palm Springs of western NSW
    • Go for a camel ride
    • Check out Silverton
    • Take a tour down a silver mine
    • Deliver the mail on the bush mail tour
    • Have a drink at the pub where some of Priscilla Queen of the Desert was filmed or follow in the tyre tracks of Mad Max
    • Gaze at the stars at Broken Hills observatory and get a guided tour of the night sky
    • Go for a swim in the massive Menindee Lakes system or at the Broken Hill aquatic centre - the best pool complex in regional NSW or our own beautiful pool at the Imperial
    • Go for a scenic flight over the lakes or further afield Lake Eyre and the Flinders Ranges (departing from Broken Hill airport)
    • Explore one of the three nearby National Parks
    • Join a tour around town or into the surrounding areas
    • Go for a mountain bike ride through the 100s of tracks between Broken Hill and Silverton.

More About Our Place

Imperial Fine Accommodation (cont)

The Imperial Fine Accommodation was purchased in February 2005 by the husband and wife team of Bill Balding and Cathy Dyer.

Both Bill and Cathy took transfers to work with the Area Health Service in Broken Hill. Bill, who headed up the Public Health Unit, planned a 12 month transfer, but now, 10 years later they call Broken Hill home.

Bill is The Imperial's manager, host and cook (and still runs a small Public Health consultancy) while Cathy works for the Aboriginal Medical Service.

They have three children, Matilda (Tilly), Aurora (Rory) and Noah.

Towns & Touring

Towns & Touring:

Broken Hill - Touring & Experiences


Map & Contact Us

Contact Imperial Fine Accommodation

For bookings and further details contact:

Imperial Fine Accommodation: 88 Oxide Street, Broken Hill, NSW, 2880, Australia

Ph: (08) 8087 7444

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Outback NSW Road Alerts

This traffic region is bounded by Broken Hill and the South Australian border to the west to Mudgee and the Blue Mountains in the east. This region extends as far north as Tibooburra and the Queensland border and as far south as Cowra and Marsden. The region includes the towns of Dubbo, Parkes and Bourke. There are currently 0 hazards in this region.

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