7 days in Lightning Ridge & Broken Hill Itinerary

7 days in Lightning Ridge & Broken Hill Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Lightning Ridge is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Chambers of The Black Hand, don't miss a visit to Stanley the Emu, take an in-depth tour of Kangaroo Hill Complex, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lightning Ridge online driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Lightning Ridge is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Artesian Baths ©
Artesian Baths
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge

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Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Broken Hill: Silverton (Mundi Mundi Lookout & Day Dream Mine). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at School of the Air, and make a trip to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Broken Hill online trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lightning Ridge to Broken Hill in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial ©
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial

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