Silverton Caravan Park – Silverton Camping At Penrose Park
Silverton Caravan Park (Penrose Park) is only 5 minutes from the Mundi Mundi bash location and a 20 minute drive from Broken Hill. You’ll find everything you need at Penrose Park.
We’ve been there loads of times – it’s one of our favourite places to camp. You get the facilities of a caravan park without the crowding and small sites and all with the feel of remote area camping. The Silverton Caravan Park campground offers spacious powered camping sites as well as a wide range of camping options. The park is situated right on the border of the breathtaking Mundi Mundi Plain and nestled beside the serene Umberumberka Creek, providing a tranquil escape. You won’t be disappointed by Penrose Park.
Top 5 Things To Do While Staying At The Silverton Caravan Park Besides The Mundi Mundi Bash!
Here’s a list of the top five things to do in Silverton NSW.
- Silverton Ghost Town – Walk through Silverton’s historic ghost town. You’ll find old buildings and relics from its past as a mining town. It’s like stepping back in time!
- Mad Max Museum – Discover the iconic film history of Silverton at the Mad Max Museum. See props, vehicles, and memorabilia from the famous Mad Max movies filmed in the area.
- Enjoy a Meal at the Silverton Hotel – Grab a bite to eat or a refreshing drink at the Silverton Hotel a famous outback pub with a rich history and friendly atmosphere.
- Silverton Gaol Museum – Strike a pose and snap some photos at the Silverton Gaol Museum, a former jailhouse turned museum filled with interesting exhibits and artifacts.
- Outback Scenery – Marvel at the breathtaking outback scenery surrounding Silverton. Have a look at vast desert plains. There’s loads of rugged natural beauty to explore.
A hallmark of Silverton – the iconic Silverton Hotel. Although it has become one of the most filmed and photographed hotels in the country, the iconic pub has maintained its laid-back country lifestyle. Cold beers and wines are available at the pub along with the famous Silverton Hotel Hot Dogs – available all day. There are beer gardens and verandas that can cater to large and small groups with full hotel services available. In addition to sharing local knowledge with visitors, Peter & Patsy Price and their staff are always happy to show visitors the hotel’s memorabilia. A good range of souvenirs are available.
Third time’s a charm at the Silverton Pub. The original hotel, a single story building, was built in 1884 to serve the growing number of miners in the town. A two storey model replaced this a year later as the growing Silverton population got thirstier and thirstier. Mining is thirsty work after all1 The building burnt down in 1918 and this is when the Silverton Post Office became the current Silverton Hotel. The ruins of this hotel have been retained adjacent to the accommodation, as it was the birth place of a company as we know today BHP Billiton. A copy of the companies incorporation hangs in the Hotel. While the mining Industry has developed in Broken hill the Silverton Pub has continued to thrive. These days it’s a mainstay of the film industry and a tourist mecca.
Silverton Caravan Park (Penrose Park)
Bookings are essential around the time of the Mundi Mundi Bash and are recommended at all other times.
Type: Caravan Park
Cost: $20 per night two adults unpowered (Sep 2023)
Location: Penrose Park Rd, Silverton, New South Wales
GPS: -31.882346°, 141.229573°
Phone: 0458 600 891
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes
Getting To Silverton
Getting to Silverton from Sydney by car is an adventure. Here’s a simple guide.
- Take the Western Motorway (M4) – Drive west on the M4 motorway, which will lead you out of Sydney and in the right general direction.
- Continue on the Great Western Highway (A32) – Stay on the Great Western Highway as it takes you through the Blue Mountains and towards the town of Bathurst.
- Turn onto the Mitchell Highway (B81) – In Bathurst, turn onto the Mitchell Highway (B81), heading north towards Dubbo.
- Follow the Signs to Silverton – After passing through Dubbo continue on the Mitchell Highway until you reach Broken Hill.
- Drive to Silverton – From Broken Hill, follow the signs to Silverton. It’s a short drive from Broken Hill to Silverton. To keep things interesting see if you count the number of “DIP” signs between Broken Hill and Silverton – is it 37 or 38 (some say 39)?
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