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Many people think of Silverton as a 'ghost town'; nothing could be farther from the truth.
Although few buildings remain, those that stand in Silverton reveal a vivid look at NSW's pioneers and a life lived on the land.
Breathtaking views, amazing art, slices of the past and the odd beer all await discovery.

Mundi Mundi Lookout
Mundi Mundi Plains
Silverton NSW - Outback Australia

Located about five kilometres West of Silverton, the Mundi Mundi Plains is a truly breathtaking place.
Looking out onto the expansive Mundi Mundi Plains, it's a perfect spot to take in a sunset or picnic.
The view must be seen to be believed. The wide, flat heart of the Australian outback extends seemingly forever. On a clear day the curvature of the earth can be seen.
Of course, a lot of people have seen the area yet may not realise it, spotlighted as it was in the famous crash scene of Mad Max 2. Sharp-eyed explorers can even find old sets from the movie smattered around.


Silverton Historic Cemetery
Silverton cEMETERY
Silverton NSW - Outback Australia

The 42-acre cemetery is a sombre reminder of the harsh lives lived in Silverton's early years.
Mining accidents were tragically common. Isolation meant that fresh water, fruit, vegetables and sanitation was often in short supply.
Typhoid was a constant part of life that took many children.
The Silverton Historical Cemetery is a final resting place for some of the region' Fenced in 1888, today the cemetery is a historical site and cannot be disturbed.


Umberumberka Reservoir
Umberumberka Reservoir
Silverton NSW - Outback Australia

Located nine kilometres West of Silverton, Umberumberka Reservoir continues to operate to this day.
Open from 8.30am until 3.30pm every day, visitors can inspect the pumping station, view the reservoir and enjoy the picnic sites and gardens.
Water was in short supply in Silverton's early days.
Locals relied on household tanks, wells and nearby Umberumberka Creek for a drink. There was never a lot of rain.
While a flood in the creek did something to ease the problem in 1884, as did a public standpipe erected in the centre of town, Silverton was always dry place.
These days the reservoir is a standby facility, adding to Broken Hill's main water supply.


The day dream mine
The Day Dream Mine
Silverton NSW - Outback Australia
The Day Dream Mine is located northwest of Silverton and about 20 kilometres outside of Broken Hill.
Established in 1882, the mine attracted a sizeable settlement which, while short-lived, boasted 500-odd residents at its peak, as well as the district's first smelters.
These days, visitors are invited to walk into the mine - and history.
Tours take about an hour, and sturdy shoes are recommended. Bookings can be made at the Broken Hill Visitors' Centre or you can simply turn up between 10am and 3.30pm any day of the week.
Click here to find out more about the Day Dream Mine

Heritage Walking Trail
Heritage Walking Trail
Silverton NSW - Outback Australia

Take a scenic walk on Silverton's Heritage Walking Trail.
It takes around 2 hours walking time taking in all of Silvertons sights and buildings, you will walk through a railroad cutting and also see the Mundi Mundi (Mad max Lookout)).
No dogs are allowed on the trail, and it is recomened that you carry water as it can can get quite warm.
Click here for the walking trail map


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