QANTAS: Sydney to Broken Hill route launched
Starting on 8 April, 2022, Qantas launches 2 x weekly return flights Sydney – Broken Hill using its 50 seat Bombardier Q300 turboprop aircraft – usually known as a Dash 8. If you have taken a flight to Canberra from Sydney, and not been on a Boeing 717, then it’s the Dash 8 you were probably on. Not my favourite aircraft.
The flights will operate Mondays and Fridays, so Sydneysiders could spend a long weekend in the inland mining and desert community.
A weekend is a good amount of time to see the town and its interesting surroundings. Look over at the NSW Tourism website to help plan your holiday.
Until 21 February, QantasLink is offering a one-way segment on the route for AU$189 instead of the usual minimum price of AU$289. That sale price will save you AU$200 on the round trip. Not to be snorted at.
With the recent rains around central Australia, you may want to seek advice on when to travel, because the wildflower display – probably in Spring this year will be spectacular. Around Broken Hill was where I saw my first Sturt’s Desert Pea. It’s truly spectacular, especially when you see the saltbush green runners against the red earth, topped with those crimson and black flowers.