Travel distances between outback townships can be long and the road rugged. Doing some homework on your route options (and making sure you're prepared) can make all the difference!
From Sydney there are two main routes. The most direct one is via the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and Orange on to Nyngan, Cobar, Wilcannia and Broken Hill (1144km/13hrs).
The road less travelled is via the Riverina. Head south along the Hume Highway from Sydney then take the Sturt Highway to Wagga Wagga and the Riverina, meeting the mighty Murray at Euston and then on to Mildura and Wentworth. From here, go north along the Silver City Highway to Broken Hill (1309km/14hrs).
From Melbourne, take the Calder Highway to Mildura, then north through Wentworth and on to Broken Hill (837km/9hrs).
If you have a little more time, you can divert through Pooncarie and Menindee, follow the course of the Darling River and take in two great local areas (915km/10hrs).
From Adelaide the two main routes are the Barrier Highway north through Gawler and Burra, then north-east to Broken Hill (515km/5hrs 45mins).
Alternatively, head through the Barossa Valley and pick up the Sturt Highway just north of Gawler, then east through Renmark on to Mildura, Wentworth and Broken Hill (674km/7.5).
Flights into Broken Hill depart from Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Dubbo and Mildura via REX Airlines and QANTAS Link (Sydney).
Daily service from Dubbo, plus a few services each week from Mildura and Adelaide.
A number of car hire options are available in Broken Hill. There is also a local city bus service and taxis.