For decades, Silverton and its stunning surrounds have attracted filmmakers. The area has featured in Australian productions including Mad Max 2 and the classic Wake in Fright. Enjoy a cold drink at the famous Silverton Hotel, circa 1880, in a relaxed atmosphere with its exhibition of film and television memorabilia.
Silverton and its stunning surrounds have been used as backdrop for blockbuster films such as Mad Max 2. The famous Silverton Hotel, a pub built in the 1880s, has also featured in many films.
Located 25 km northwest of Broken Hill, Silverton has various historic buildings constructed in the 19th century, some of which have been restored as museums and galleries. With the discovery of silver in 1875, the population peaked at about 3,000 late in that decade. When the precious metal ran out, miners transferred to Broken Hill, taking many of the buildings with them.
The dramatic natural scenery and changes of light and colour have also made this area in outback NSW popular with artists. Many of the so-called Brushmen of the Bush paint and sell their art in Silverton. A two-hour walking trail takes in the town's sights and historic buildings, and the Silverton Hotel. Discover the area's fascinating history at the Silverton Gaol and Historical Museum.
Other things to do in Silverton include relaxing in Penrose Park, a popular spot for picnics, tennis, bush golf and children's playgrounds. Camping and caravan sites are also available as well as a toilet and shower block.
Accommodation at the award-winning Eldee Station satisfies a range of expectations, with standard rooms, suites, caravan sites and camping grounds. Eldee Station also offers a 4WD tour or self-guided tours.