Silverton, Outback NSW

 
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Silverton, few outback places are as iconic and visitors come from far and wide to this little town on the edge of the real outback.

Visitors come to experience what was once a thriving mining town, which later become a ghost town, only to be currently re-inventing itself as lively destination of museums, art galleries and unique cafe's and gift shops. Add to that a VERY iconic pub adorned with images of films made in the area, include Mad Max with Mel Gibson.

To the west of town is Mundi Mundi plains, a perfect place to watch the sunset over the remote outback, and sitting at the lookout, it is easy to see why its location and proximity to all the creature comforts of Broken Hill have ensured that it is popular with any film crew needing to shoot some desert and outback scenes.

In fact, the Silverton Hotel at the Burke St corner has been used in films as diverse as 'Wake in Fright', 'Mad Max 2', 'A Town Like Alice', 'Hostage', 'Razorback', 'Journey into Darkness' and 'Golden Soak'. When you visit make sure you have a drink in the historic pub, visit the Silverton Pioneer Museum, stop off at the Gaol and Court House and inspect some of the local galleries.

Silverton is located a short drive from Broken Hill and as such relatively close to Menindee where the traveller can link up with the Darling River Run and explore the upstream section to Wilcannia and continue downstream to Pooncarie.

Anyone planning to visit Broken Hill while on the Darling River Run should not miss the opportunity to also visit Silverton.

 

Silverton Weather Outlook

 

Silverton Visitor Information

  • Silverton See & Do

    • Silverton Gaol
    • Silverton museums & galleries
    • Day Dream Mine
    • Camel rides
    • Mundi Mudi Plains lookout
  • Visitor Information Centre:

    • Silverton, NSW. 2880
    • Website
    • Telephone 08 8088 7566
 

Silverton - Touring & Accommodation

 

Driving to Silverton?

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

As a general overview:

From Brisbane:

Warrego Highway <> Gwydir Highway <> Kamilaroi Highway <> Darling River Run (Unsealed) <> Barrier Highway <> Silverton Road: Distance = 1,471km approx

From Sydney:

Castlereagh Highway <> Mitchell Highway <> Barrier Highway <> Silverton Road: Distance = 1,172km approx

From Melbourne:

Calder Highway <> Silver City Highway <> Silverton Road: Distance = 860km aprox

From Adelaide:

Barrier Highway <> Silverton Road: Distance = 539km approx

 

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 4 hazards in this region.

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