Broken Hill to Silverton
  • Length: 25km

  • Duration: 8hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Broken Hill 

  • End: Silverton

  • Location: Country NSW and ACT

  • Closest Town: Broken Hill 

  • Distance from CBD: 1164km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -31.90481449

  • Longitude: 141.2782681

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding

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Broken Hill to Silverton is a 25km, grade 3 one way hike, located in Country NSW and ACT, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 8hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This is a proposed rail trail and is not yet open. It is one of the potential Rail Trails identified throughout NSW.

Not developed as yet

This was part of an old private narrow guage tramway between Cockburn and Broken Hill, owned by the Silverton Tramway Company.  It was built in 1888 as a way to transport ore from the Silverton mines to Port Pirie in SA.  It was extended on to Broken Hill upon discovery of minerals there.

About the region

Get ready to have a good time in Country NSW. From nation-making heritage sites and charming towns to cultural attractions, world-class food and wine regions, walking trails through World Heritage wilderness, and ancient sites of great significance for indigenous Australians, there’s a new adventure every day.

The Australian Capital Territory – home to Australia’s capital city of Canberra – is a tempting combination of outdoor adventure, urban exploration and artistic flare. Despite its small size, the state packs a big punch with world-renowned museums and a vibrant dining scene. The perfect destination for foodies, culture vultures and outdoor enthusiasts alike, the Australian Capital Territory is sure to challenge all your expectations.

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Broken Hill to Silverton in Country NSW and ACT

Old tramway between Broken Hill and Silverton in the state's far west

Coarse gravel

Open hilly desert type terrain


For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

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