Mad Max, the Road Warrior


Broken Hill, as far west as you can get in NSW, is famous for two things: the BHP mining company and Mad Max 2, the greatest road movie ever made. Director George Miller cast a young Mel Gibson as the eponymous road warrier in iconic the post-apocalyptic Mad Max trilogy. Generations of Aussies grew up driving too fast as a result. But all in good fun. One of the household names in Australian industry is Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP). It began mining in 1885 with silver, lead and zinc mines in Broken Hill and evolved into a major force in iron ore, copper, oil and gas, diamonds, silver, lead, zinc and steel manufacture.

Nav data


WP 1 - N for 2 nm to mines in the heart of Broken Hill and the site of BHP's original offices

WP 2 - NW for 8 nm to Stephen's Creek Dam

WP 3 - WNW for 20 nm to Broken Hill Dam

WP 4 - WNW for 11 nm along Umberumberka Creek to the border with South Australia

WP 5 - S for 20 nm along the border to Cockburn on the Barrier Highway. Feel free to stray over the border. South Australians are generally quite friendly.

WP 6 - ENE for 20 nm along the Barrier Highway to the solar plant

WP 7 - SE for 4 nm to land at Broken Hill YBHI