Broken Hill is an isolated mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia. The world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, has roots in the town.
The region has been referred to as “The Silver City”, the “Oasis of the West”, and the “Capital of the Outback”. Although over 1,100 km (684 mi) west of Sydney and surrounded by semi-desert, the town has prominent park and garden displays and offers a number of attractions such as the Living Desert Sculptures.
Broken Hill and the surrounding area has many natural and man-made attractions on offer for the tourist. (source: www.en.wikipedia.org)