We're off to Broken Hill (Again!)
The Nats have made their way back in Broken Hill for drag, dress-up and all things diva to announce a special train service that will run from Central to Broken Hill for the annual 'Broken Heel' Festival in September.
What started as a celebration of the iconic film Pricilla Queen of the Desert, shot at numerous now iconic locations around Broken Hill, the Broken Heel festival is now a beloved yearly event and seen spin-offs with national advertising campaigns.
Proving once again we are the only Party who understands the value of regional and rural tourism, Nationals Leader and Deputy Premier John Barilaro was back in Broken Hill for the second time in as many months to announce the special XPT train service.
NSW TrainLink ‘Silver City Stiletto’ will take passengers from Sydney to the three-day Broken Heel Festival, high-kicking off on 8th of September. Entertainment will farewell the train before it travels to the Jewel of the Outback with customers also able to alight (or pirouette) at Strathfield, Penrith and Orange.
Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said the train will give festival-goers the chance to start the party early as they make their way to the three-day festival.
“Festival-goers will be able to enjoy the beautiful sights of regional New South Wales, partly tracing the well-known journey across the outback in the movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” he said.
Services such as the one-off XPTs to Parkes Elvis Festival and now the Broken Heel Festival are part of the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to regional tourism, with the industry offering many regional communities the opportunity to strengthen and diversify their economies. The bona fide push to bring the Logies to Tamworth, the inclusion of tourism goals for our Central West and the new Regional Cultural Fund all aim to capitalise on strong local and international visitor numbers to our regions, with a record $947 million spent in the regions last year by international tourists.
The Silver City Stiletto will be a dedicated three car Xplorer train, departing on Thursday, September 7. Customers can return from the festival by train on Tuesday September 12 or other NSW TrainLink train or coach services.
With only 145 of these fabulous tickets available, we urge all those interested to head to the Broken Heel website to secure their ride or call (08) 8088 1699.
For more information about the festival, please visit https://www.bhfestival.com/about-broken-heel
Tickets cost $499 and this includes return travel with NSW TrainLink and general admission for three days of the event.
Image (L-R): Broken Heel Festival Director Esther La Rovere, Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries MP, Transport NSW TrainLink Chief Operating Officer Pete Allaway, Transport NSW TrainLink Head of Communications Jenny Symes, Deputy Premier John Barilaro MP