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As Unique as the City it Calls Home


Previously known as the Miners Lamp Motel, the Desert Sand Motor Inn has been fully refurbished up to a AAA 4 star status. Every room has been meticulously renovated with modern facilities, new beds, new furniture, LCD television, new bathroom and much, much more.

The motel was originally built in 1973 and prior to that the land served as stables as part of the Southern Cross Hotel built in 1888. The hotel served as a coach station around the turn of the century where the passengers could refresh and the horses could rest.


    ******Proud winners of Best 4 star and above Motel – Broken Hill Tourism Awards 2008******


We are located at 357 Cobalt Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880, Australia.


It takes an estimated 13 minutes to go from Broken Hill airport to the Desert Sands in a taxi.


Thrifty, Hertz and Avis each have a counter at the airport. Hertz and Thrifty each have a downtown location. The easiest way to compare all three and check availabilities is through carhirebrokenhill.net.au.


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Broken Hill airport is serviced by Regional Express, with services to Mildura, Melbourne, Adelaide, Dubbo, and Sydney. if you are coming from another city we recommend choosing a charter service or private jet through Adagold Aviation.


Broken Hill Railway Station is frequented daily by the . There is also a weekly scenic route, the ‘Broken Hill Outback Explorer’.