Broken Hill

Broken Hill is a mining city in Outback NSW. The world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton, has roots in Broken Hill. BHP stands for Broken Hill Proprietory.

Broken Hill is located near the border with South Australia in the Barrier Range. Broken Hill is 315 m above sea level, with a hot desert climate, an average rainfall of 235 mm. The closest major city is Adelaide which is more than 500 km to the southwest. Unlike the rest of New South Wales, Broken Hill, and the surrounding Broken Hill region observes Australian Central Standard Time.

Broken Hill has been referred to as "The Silver City", the "Oasis of the West", and the "Capital of the Outback". Although over 1,100 km west of Sydney and surrounded by semi-desert, Broken Hill has prominent park and garden displays and offers a number of Broken Hill attractions such as the Living Desert Sculptures.

Broken Hill is Australia's oldest mining city. In 1844, the explorer Charles Sturt saw and named the Barrier Range, and at the time referred to a Broken Hill in his diary. Silver ore was later discovered on this broken hill in 1883 by a boundary rider named Charles Rasp. The broken hill that gave its name to Broken Hill actually comprised a number of hills that appeared to have a break in them. The broken hill no longer exists, having been mined away.

Pet friendly accommodation in Broken Hill is made up of Broken Hill pet friendly caravan parks, pet friendly Broken Hill cottages, Broken Hill pet friendly bed and breakfasts, and pet friendly motels in Broken Hill.

As far as pet services and businesses in Broken Hill are concerned, there is an excellent range in Broken Hill and these include pet shops, pet food outlets, pet supplies and pet accessories, Broken Hill pet friendly dining options, pet transport operators in and around broken Hill, pet breeders, dog grooming and washing businesses, pet minding and dog walking around Broken Hill, Broken Hill pet insurance agents, horse riding opportunities just outside the city of Broken Hill, saddleries, Broken Hill vets, farriers, and horse dentists, pet training and dog obedience schools, and the highly regarded Broken Hill pet rescue service.

Broken Hill is a lovely city and in fact an oasis for travellers, and a visit to Broken Hill is highly recommended, so next time you have the opportunity to head to Broken Hill, don't let it slide, as you will certainly enjoy your time at Broken Hill and the surrounding Broken Hill area.


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