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The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary

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Olsen's of Hendra

This is our second visit to here, it's truly worth the look again. It's very spectacular and a lot... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wendy O
Brisbane, Australia
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Great Sunsets & Stargazing

Obviously not everyone's cup of tea as there is a wide disparity in the quality of the sculptures... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Adamstown, Australia
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9km Outside City Limits, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is our second visit to here, it's truly worth the look again. It's very spectacular and a lot of work has gone into creating these sculptures. The living desert sanctuary is lovely too, good to learn about the flora and fauna of the area....More

Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Obviously not everyone's cup of tea as there is a wide disparity in the quality of the sculptures, but at sunset it is quite ethereal. Some statues appear unfinished, but I think this is intentional as no doubt the artists will re-unite at some time....More

Thank AlanGelder
Reviewed 4 days ago

It costs $6 to enter the sanctuary via a narrow but sealed road. The pay station is unmanned and you must use coins or a card - cash (notes) are not accepted. To avoid a steep 1.2km walking track to the sculptures turn right at...More

Thank John_M255115
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An incredible location for this art. Amazing pieces and not too far out of town. Great attraction for the town.

Thank Ru5ko
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to visit at sunset. On our visit a dust storm came up making it very eerie and then cleared in time for a cloudy subset. Loos were immaculate, scenery stunning and plenty of wildlife. Really enjoyed walking the sculptures and the cultural trail. Wish...More

Thank Andyjam2110
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Living Desert, not far from Broken Hill, with its unusual sculptures, is worth a visit at any time, but especially just before sunset. Entrance fees are a little excessive but don't let that put you off. Although the sculptures are starting to look a...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

After listening to all the hype at the Broken Hill Information Center how they got 12 artest from 12 different countries to create these sculptures 8 of them should have bean sent back where they come from,8 of theses sculptures looked like somebody pocked a...More

Thank statswaters
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day today at the Living Desert reserve ! We first did the flora and arboretum walk which was very dry due to the current drought , but was still good and the views were magnificent! We had lunch in the picnic...More

Thank asfletcher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon walking & admiring the sculptures. What an incredible attraction for Broken Hill. Only a short drive out to the sculptures and you won’t be disappointed. Something for everyone.

Thank hidee5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finishing off our day, this was the last thing on our list. Parking at the base of the hill we walked up which was a big climb but worth it in the end

Thank Ricksmac
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Lesley T
17 May 2017|
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Response from mspitstop63 | Reviewed this property |
I would get there at least half hour. We got there about 15mins before the sunset and there was a bus load of ppl there so was hard with some getting i the way or not moving at all. But you definitely wont be disappointed
20 October 2016|
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Response from bruhaha | Reviewed this property |
No sorry it's a National Park. Just check where you are staying I know some caravan parks do dog minding.
joanne k
5 May 2016|
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Response from brock01 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely contact the Broken Hill visitor information center as they do have bus tour operators who may take you in a mini bus. Hey a nice little champagne and a picnic while watching the sun go down would be wonderful if... More