There are 2 entrances to the Park. The main entrance takes you to the 2400ha Sanctuary where you can take the Cultural Walking Trail to view aboriginal heritage, local wildlife and native flowers like the Sturt Desert Pea, an old prospectors mine, and scenic lookouts. From this carpark you can walk to the Sculpture Park at the top of the hill - a walk of approximately 2.2kms return.
The other entrance takes you directly to the Sculpture Symposium at the top of Sundown Hill and offers magnificent 360 degree views of the great Australian outback.
The Broken Hill Sculpture Symposium has gained national recognition and is now considered a site of international artistic standing. The sculpture installation attracts more than 35,000 visitors each year.
Take your time while viewing the Sculptures. There's a trail to follow and each sculpture is signposted with information on the works.
It goes without saying that the best time to visit the Sculptures is at sunset. It's hard to describe just how beautiful it is. Find a rock or somewhere to sit and just let yourself be completely immersed - it's a memorable experience.
Visiting at the beginning or the end of the day create fantastic photo opportunities. The light changes fast, the shadows become long and the colour of the sculptures change from browns to reds as the sun dips.
1. Facing the Day and the Night by Eduardo Nasta Luna (Mexico City, Mexico) 2. Thomasina (Jillarruwi - the Ibis) by Thomas Munkanome (Tiwi, Bathurst Island) 3. Motherhood by Badri Salushia (Tbilisi, Georgia)
4. The Bride (Australia) by Dr Mahomad Mira (Damascus, Syria)
5. Moon Goddess by Conrad Clark (Katoomba, New South Wales)
6. Habitat by Dr Ahmad Al Ahmad (Damascus, Syria)
7. Bajo El Sol Jaguar ( Under the Jaguar Sun) by Antonio Nava Tirado (Mexico City, Mexico)
8. Angels of the Sun and the Moon by Valerian Jikiya (Rustiva, Georgia)
9. A present for Fred Hollows in the Afterlife by Lawrence Beck (Symposium Director, Koolewong, Australia)
10. Nhatji (Rainbow Serpent) by Badger Bates (Broken Hill, Australia)
11. Tiwi Totems by Gordon Pupangamirri (Tiwi, Bathurst Island)
12. Horse by Jumber Jikiya (Rustavi, Georgia)
The Flora and Fauna Sanctuary contains numerous indigenous species. The park displays all of the breathtaking beauty of the the New South Wales outback. The best time to visit is in Spring, when (if the conditions are right) the wildflowers bloom and there can be large patches of beautiful Sturt Desert Peas.
Admission is $6 per person, paid into a self-registration box. Payment can be made by credit card or cash (no change given)
December to February: 6am to approximately half an hour after sunset.
March to November: 8.30am to approximately half an hour after sunset
Sculptures: limited bench seating, large carpark. There is no water and there are no toilets.
Living Desert Sanctuary: carpark, picnic tables and chairs, free gas BBQs, toilets and shade shelters
Living Desert State Park is located 9km from Broken Hill
within Broken Hill, follow the signs from the town centre onto Kaolin Street to the Sculptures and travel approximately 9kms.
Other considerations when visiting
It is recommended to take plenty of water with you at all times, especially in Summer when the temperature is scorchingly hot.
Wear sturdy shoes and be aware of where you are walking - venomous snakes also share the landscape.
Wear warm clothing in the winter - the temperatures can get below zero at times.
Flies can be extremely bothersome at certain times of the year. A hat with fly net will be most valued, as will an insect repellent spray.
Pets are strictly forbidden from entering the park.