Di and Pete's 2014 Oz Adventure travel blog

SA and NSW Border

NSW welcome sign

Landscape around the border of NSW

Part of the 100 metres "The Big Picture" (off net)

Part of the 100 metres "The Big Picture" (off net)

The Silver Tree (off net)

Di at lookout over Broken Hill

View from lookout

View from lookout

Old mine

Miners Memorial

Miners Memorial - Pete viewing the names of deceased miners

Miners Memorial with Pete

Di and strangers on the Big Bench at the lookout

Di with a sculpture

Pete with a sculpture

Di with Broken Hill in the distance

The next day we headed off early crossing the border into NSW, it felt good being in our home state. Information on quarantine checkpoints coming into NSW was very limited and we ended up driving into Broken Hill without going through any checkpoints, it can be so confusing moving between states.

We hit the tourist sites running as Pete wants to get home so we are only staying one day. We visited an art centre that housed 'The Big Picture' which is a 100 metre long painting around a curved wall, there is arid landscaping in front of it which adds to the scene. It was very good but we couldn't take any photos.

Then off to the Broken Hill Mining and Minerals Museum which had lots of minerals on display plus houses the 'Silver Tree', it was rather interesting. Our next stop was at a lookout over the city and a Memorial to Miners. A lot of miners have died doing there job.

We drove about 12km out of Broken Hill to a collection of sculptures located on the top on a hill. There were twelve large sculptures in stone which looked stunning set in nature. The view of the surrounding landscape was well worth the drive out of town.

We did a bit more driving about looking at things before getting supplies and going back to the caravan park to rest.

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