Situated on a majestic hilltop is the Sculpture Symposium while the tranquil Flora and Fauna Sanctuary contains numerous indigenous species. The park displays all the breath-taking beauty the NSW outback has to offer. The park displays all the breath-taking beauty the NSW outback has to offer. Taking three hours to complete, the parks paths wind through the stunning sculpture symposium and the peaceful flora and fauna sanctuary, while the cultural walk trail educates on local Aboriginal heritage and importance of the preservation of our environment. It is recommended to have plenty of water at hand during the warmer months as it can be thirsty work trekking around the area. It can also be extremely cold at during winter. Download our Living Desert brochure (PDF 3.4MB).
BBQs gas, bird watching, picnic tables
- Take an organised tour of the park (for bookings call 08 8080 3560).
- Have your photo taken at the famous Sculpture Symposium, 12 sandstone sculptures that look out over a beautiful outback setting.
- Visit the tranquil flora and fauna sanctuary settled amongst gullies and rocky outcrops.
- Enjoy the numerous indigenous fauna or spot animals such as wallabies, emus and wedge tail eagles.
- Explore the cultural walk trail gain an educational and cultural experience to further enhance your understanding of our Aboriginal Heritage.
- Experience the mining life in the nearby towns of Broken Hill and Silverton.
There is no accommodation at the park.
Flora and fauna
Living Desert State Parks flora and fauna sanctuary is set amongst the tranquillity of the gullies and rocky outcrops. With a large biodiversity of native plants and animals, the sanctuary contains an animal viewing area, where youre sure to see wallabies, red kangaroos and wedge tail eagles. Or visit the an arboretum of endemic plants, or walk amongst numerous native species such as Sturt Pea, wattles and many more.
Address: Living Desert State Park is located 12km from Broken Hill, nestled amongst the Barrier Ranges. Opening hours: between 9am -5pm (Mar-Nov) and 6am 2pm (Dec-Feb).
Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre
Cnr Blende & Bromide Streets
PO Box 448 Broken Hill, NSW 2880
Phone: 08 8080 3560
Fax: 08 8080 3578
An easy drive from the nearby towns of Broken Hill and Silverton NSW. Take Kaolin Street (Nine Mile Road) and exit on the second right hand turnoff.
Other considerations when visiting
It is recommended to have plenty of water at hand during the warmer months as it can be thirsty work trekking around the area. It can also be extremely cold at during winter.