Located about five kilometres West of Silverton, the Mundi Mundi Plains is a truly breathtaking place.
Looking out onto the expansive Mundi Mundi Plains, it’s a perfect spot to take in a sunset or picnic.
The view must be seen to be believed. The wide, flat heart of the Australian outback extends seemingly forever. On a clear day the curvature of the earth can be seen.
Of course, a lot of people have seen the area yet may not realise it, spotlighted as it was in the famous crash scene of Mad Max 2. Sharp-eyed explorers can even find old sets from the movie smattered around.
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The 42-acre cemetery is a sombre reminder of the harsh lives lived in Silverton’s early years.
Mining accidents were tragically common. Isolation meant that fresh water, fruit, vegetables and sanitation was often in short supply.
Typhoid was a constant part of life that took many children.
The Silverton Historical Cemetery is a final resting place for some of the region’ Fenced in 1888, today the cemetery is a historical site and cannot be disturbed.
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Located nine kilometres West of Silverton, Umberumberka Reservoir continues to operate to this day.
Open from 8.30am until 3.30pm every day, visitors can inspect the pumping station, view the reservoir and enjoy the picnic sites and gardens.
Water was in short supply in Silverton’s early days.
Locals relied on household tanks, wells and nearby Umberumberka Creek for a drink. There was never a lot of rain.
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The Day Dream Mine is located northwest of Silverton and about 20 kilometres outside of Broken Hill.
Established in 1882, the mine attracted a sizeable settlement which, while short-lived, boasted 500-odd residents at its peak, as well as the district’s first smelters
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Take a scenic walk on Silverton’s Heritage Walking Trail.
It takes around 2 hours walking time taking in all of Silvertons sights and buildings, you will walk through a railroad cutting and also see the Mundi Mundi (Mad max Lookout)).
No dogs are allowed on the trail, and it is recommended that you carry water as it can can get quite warm.
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The Silverton Donkeys have been around for years.
The donkeys had become part of the town and people came back partly because of them…the town wouldn’t be the same without them. The donkeys had established quite a repertoire of “bad behaviour”.
They would stop cars, sticking their heads in open windows looking for treats and they visited the town businesses each day, again looking for anything that could be conned away from people.
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The horses, camels and cattle you will see around Silverton are all owned by people living in Silverton. They live on the Common which is managed by the Silverton Temporary Common Trust.
The Trust keeps an eye on all the livestock and if feed or water is becoming scarce, the number of animals on the Common is reduced. All the livestock roam freely, so please drive carefully, especially at night.
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Silverton’s creeks are usually dry. They are home to big, beautiful gum trees, Silverton Gums, which are our very own species of River Red Gum. The seeds of the Silverton Red Gum have been harvested at various times for regenerating areas of high salt levels, as the trees are renowned for their salt tolerance.
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