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“The Sculptures”

Living Desert State Park
Ranked #14 of 29 things to do in Broken Hill
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a famous spot and one sculpture has been used many times in advertisements for Broken Hill and NSW tourism.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Colin T
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"cultural walk"
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"picnic area"
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"late afternoon"
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"flora and fauna"
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"entry fee"
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"bbqs"
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"nature"
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"hill"
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"sunset"
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We did what was suppose to be a floral walk and no flowers just a track (no flowers ) past a scrap materials dump ... the view as we climbed was great so thatwa sgood .

The main draw card is the sculptures which are mostly unfinished and of poor quality art wise . . It is suggested one go at sunset for best viewing but the light is all wrong at that time for photographing .
Not worth the money
Not recommend

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MartyDownunder
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

About 7.5 km out along nine mike road to park. Cost $6 per person (camoing $10 per person) You can either drive or walk 1.2 km (about 20 minutes) bit of a steep incline both ways. Great views at tge top of the hill of sculptures and of distant Broken Hill. There is a camp site (tents and caravans) at bottom of hill. Nice flat and spacoius sites ( no power or water) nicely maintained on site toilets and showers (also disabled) Two gas fired BBQs. No anikmals No fires.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Ian E
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We visited the park in April 2018. It had been very dry in the area for a very long time. - in the 4 months prior to our arrival they'd had about 5mm. Because of that the park isn't looking it's best. In saying that, it's a great example of what outback Australia is really like - dry, harsh and rugged. Anything that lives out here needs to be tough. It's remarkable anything can survive given the extremes of temperature, pitiful amounts of rain and lack of soil. In saying that, there is plenty of flora and fauna to see if you look. We saw lots of birds (added 2 new species to my list), roos, and lizards. There are well marked paths, good signage and a large picnic area with table and chairs, bbqs and toilets. If you walk around the flora park area make sure you take water, particularly in the warmer months.
The sculptures are also worth a look. You can drive up to the parking area (take the first turn right after the pay booth) or take the path up from the picnic area - its about 1 km, well surfaced but a steady climb so not for the unfit. Some very interesting pieces with equally interesting stories about the artists who came from all around the world. We didn't visit at sunset but I would imagine it would be spectacular.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Roger Y
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

To get the most out of this visit just before sunset. Easy access and amazing 360 degree vista's. Watching a spectacular sunset from here was lovely. Another time we visited we got to watch a great display of surrounding lightning show.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Wendy W
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