Silverton Travel Guide

  • Silverton
    by balhannah
  • Silverton
    Silverton
    by balhannah
  • St. Carthage - Silverton
    St. Carthage - Silverton
    by balhannah

Silverton Things to Do

  • WILDFLOWERS

    While at the cemetery, I spotted quite a few plants growing in this harsh area. It's was surprising to see so many in flower as it was April and Autumn, not Spring when there would be plenty.So, keep your eyes open if you like flowers.

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  • GALLERIES AND MORE

    Driving around on the red dirt roads of Silverton, we found many galleries, the Artists just love this outback setting.Ruins abound, people don't, I think we saw a couple of backpackers, and as we left, a person opening up a shop, infact, the Donkeys nearly out numbered the people!Mundi - Mundi lookout gives you an idea of sparseness of the...

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  • MAD MAX MUSEUM

    For all those people that loved Mad Max 2, you will have to come to Silverton to see the one and only Museum in Australia.Adrian Bennett loved this movis so much, that he moved from his hometown of Bradford in Northern England in 1982, to Australia in 2006 and then to Silverton in 2009 where he put together a museum dedicated to Mad Max 2. The...

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  • SILVERTON OUTBACK GALLERY

    As you can see by my photos, the Gallery was closed, so no inside look.Outside was quite interesting, quirky artwork. I love the volkswagon cars with the emu heads, the old dunny, the old cart which would have been either used for horses to pull along.Then look around and see the view over Silverton township and see just what buildings have...

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  • SOUVENIRS AND MORE CARS!

    After viewing the Car at the Silverton Hotel, I walked across to where the Silverton souvenir shop was and some more cars were on display.If you have seen the Move, then you would recognize the Ford Falcon Coupe as the "Interceptor," and evil looking car in the film. In 1976, the film makers decided the Falcon was just what they need for a high...

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  • ST. CARTHAGE CATHOLIC CHURCH

    The St Carthage Catholic Church located further up the hill, is no longer used as a Church. It is now home to artists Shane Gehlert and Albert Woodroffe.This is another building that has been in a Movie, "a Town Like Alice" and has also appeared in numerous television commercials.

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  • METHODIST CHURCH

    The Methodist Church in Silverton was built in 1885. The Church stands alone on an outback dirt road. Is it still being used, I don't know, it was closed when I was there. It is one of many historic buildings in Silverton

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  • SILVERTON HOTEL

    The Silverton Hotel probably is the most known building in Town. Everybody wants a photo of it!Why? As a number of films have been made here. The 1st was "Wake in Fright" filmed on the premise in 1970. Since then, Mad Max II, Razorback, A town Like Alice, Dirty Deeds and many more all have the Silverton Hotel in them.Out the front of the Hotel is...

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  • SILVERTON MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

    In 1886, the Council was formed. Where they held their meetings, I don't know, as the Hall wasn't built until 1889. There isn't any City Council now, just the Silverton Village Committee who hold their meetings in the old Silverton Municipal Council hall.

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  • SILVERTON GAOL & MUSEUM

    It was early morning when we arrived in Silverton, a good time to visit as its before the tourist coaches come, but a bad time if you wish to go inside museums, as these were still closed.The Museum covers Silverton from early days to now, with 1000's of items on display in the old Gaol, built in 1889.The original Gaol was built with timber and...

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  • PENROSE PARK

    A nice area we came across was Penrose Park. There were quite a few people here, and I could see it would be quite nice for a picnic, have a BBQ or stay here.Powered camping and caravan sites are available, also bunkhouses and a large hall to rent.For some fun are tennis courts, children's playgrounds, a bush golf course and walking tracks.We saw...

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  • SILVERTON HISTORIC CEMETERY

    We hadn't reached Silverton, when we saw the turn-off on the RH side of the road to the Silverton Cemetery.As a lover of old cemeteries, we immediately headed along this road, passing through a lovely creek bed on the way.It was hot, dry and dusty, with a million flys to annoy us!First to see, was the Monument built in memory of the towns pioneers....

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Silverton Warnings and Dangers

  • BEYOND 39 DIPS!

    This is the name of the Craft shop at Silverton.It does have a meaning, and one you need to be aware of.The sealed road to Silverton is like a roller coaster ride, we went up and we came down! The road has all these dips to let the water flow away when heavy rains arrive. On the road is written how deep the water level would be if up to that point,...

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  • ALWAYS CARRY SUFFICIENT FRESH WATER

    SILVERTON This is an extremely hot place with its red earth and infinite blue skies also it has extreme temperatures. There are a few really good photo opportunities in and around Silverton...Make sure that you Always have water with you out here.. Although it is only a small town lots of people wander about out here and the extreme heat can...

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  • ALWAYS CARRY A GOOD MOSQUITO AND INSECT...

    SILVERTON Being a very hot and dry place and out here the amount of flies and insects in the summer heat was really annoying. When "out and about" make sure that you are using a reliable insect repellant at all times. I always spray my clothes with a light spray before heading out..I found this to be affective. Unfortunately so much of Australias...

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