Broken Hill and district has much for the visitor to experience and enjoy, everything from the relaxed lifestyle, the unique heritage, foods and slang to the breathtaking sunsets and equally amazing art, the "Silver City" welcomes you ...

These are the Cally's recommended attractions, while there are fantastic attractions and experiences all around us, these are our personal picks that we have enjoyed ourselves and think are worth recommending to you.


“Very enjoyable and comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In early July, we stayed 3 nights at the Cally.

It was for my wife and I, our first visit to Broken Hill and we were very impressed with what the city has to offer. So much to see and do, from the art activities to a very nice golf course. However, this review is about the Cally B&B.

Our hosts, Pierre and Jacques, made us very welcome and even gave us an escort to our room. Their staff, Barb and Hugh run the B&B very well under P&J's supervision.

The port is on the side-board to help overcome the chill of the short walk from an evening dining nearby. Hugh's Anzac biscuits with copious cups of tea were most welcome.

Our room although not particularly large was very comfortable and being July, the reverse cycle air conditioner quickly warmed up the room. The ensuite was something else again. Spacious and appointed with a shower come spar. The toilet has an electronic bidet, which Barb explained, was generally used is hospitals and aged care facilities to assist those needing such assistance. Now, you might think is this necessary? Well, let me tell you, on a cold Broken Hill night and you need to make a call of nature, the warm seat is very welcomed!

The breakfast is a very good continental, with a wide choice of cereals, breads for toast, yoghurt and fresh fruits. If needed, Hugh will cook any number of hot courses. We didn't see the need.

Deliberately, the Cally is set up to provide a relaxed atmosphere. It's like being at home - clean and comfortable. You can spread yourself out, sipping port and watching TV. Plenty of newspapers to browse.

We did not want to leave the car on the street as we had golf clubs in them, so we were able to secure the car in the backyard. Peace of mind.

No hesitation in recommending the Caledonian B&B.

Oh, did I mention that Pierre and Jacques as a pair of very delightful poodles? (Standard and miniature)

Stayed July 2015, travelled as a couple


 

“Mrs hall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Made last minute call to caledonian and was no trouble for hugh to accomodate us in the beautiful little cottage - the blue wren - was so lovely to have our own little place to call home in broken hill- such a gorgeous little / very homely warm haven . Was great after having stayed in o/ night cabins all the way to broken hill to be pampered by hugh n barb in the special way they do - and hughs anzac biscuits well they are the best and we pinched some wenever we could . Highly recommend staying at the caledonian / cottages if you want a home away from home.
Stayed June 2015, travelled with family



Barbra K, Owner at Caledonian B & B, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thanks Oyher for your perceptive review - I think you have identified the 'something special' that Barb is able to create in our accommodation. Homely sums it up perfectly. Thanks for mentioning the Anzacs - I fill the huge container just about every week. The guests are encouraged to help themselves at any time!! Thanks for staying with us - hope to see you again - Cheers Hugh and Barb


 

 

 “Excellent accommodation, lovely people.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely room and public facilities in a restored old pub. The breakfast provided is fruit, a selection of cereals, yoghurt and a selection of breads for toast, tea and coffee. A cooked breakfast is available for an additional (reasonable) charge. I would have liked muesli for breakfast and suspect it would have been provided had I asked, but that is a minor quibble. Hugh and Barb are lovely people, and looked after us very well. Highly recommended.
Stayed June 2015


 

“Blue Wren Cottage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a delightful cottage in what I would call a lovely street for Broken Hill. The check in was at Caledonian B&B, which was a very easy experience. We found the cottage with a well equipped kitchen including some breakfast provisions and an honour system if you wanted any drinks from the fridge. The bedrooms were well appointed and very comfortable with lovely fine bed linen. We enjoyed cooking our own steaks on the outside bbq one night while baking our vegetables in the oven. A true home away from home.
The bathroom was OK, but because the taps are on the outside of the shower (!), water tended to go over the floor which was a bit disconcerting! Over all a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. We would love to return.


 

Fury Road, a B&B to the Max!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went on a whirlwind adventure in search for the original Fury Road, what i found was one of the best B&B experiences I've ever had. Hugh and Barb gave me and my mates every comfort, stayed up late to see us in after we broke down on the road, prepared a breakfast basket, and even baked anzac biscuit for return trip.
Stayed in the kookaburra cottage with 4 of my mates with enough room for 1 more, great location just a few blocks from the main strip, with plenty of heaters to keep the winter chill at bay and an amazing bathroom, hot water never ran out, pure luxury.
If you're looking for a great place for a fantastic family holiday then this is the place to be.


 

 “Excellent accommodation, lovely people.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely room and public facilities in a restored old pub. The breakfast provided is fruit, a selection of cereals, yoghurt and a selection of breads for toast, tea and coffee. A cooked breakfast is available for an additional (reasonable) charge. I would have liked muesli for breakfast and suspect it would have been provided had I asked, but that is a minor quibble. Hugh and Barb are lovely people, and looked after us very well. Highly recommended. 

Hugh’s note – Muesli is one of our standard cereals!
Stayed June 2015


  Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here with 4 friends - going on a crazy road trip from Sydney to Broken Hill over 3 days ~ we had a bit of disaster on the way, ran out of fuel and luckily rang ahead and got a closing gas station to leave a drum of fuel in front of the pump for us, the lovely couple that runs the caledonian stayed up for us to let us into the amazing homely house we stayed in with eggs and cereal/bread for b'fast - amazing price, couldn't be better feel/ experience ~

    Stayed June 2015, travelled with friends



 

“Outback hospitality” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago I spent a very pleasant four nights at the Cally when I explored Outback NSW.

The whole experience was excellent, from Hugh meeting me at the airport on my arrival (and giving me a guided tour of BH) to dropping me off for my (very early) flight back home. My room (the Garden room) was lovely, with amenities that wouldn't have been out of place in a top city hotel. The bed was comfy, the aircon very welcome in the (for me) high temperatures, and the en suite bathroom was sublime, with the most comprehensive shower I've seen (so many knobs to turn, so many choices!) and a lavatory with a wash/brush-up/blow-dry bidet seat.

I particularly enjoyed the wildlife entertainment at night when a pair of geckos hunted moths on the outside of the bathroom window! I'm a bit of a lightweight when it comes to breakfast - just fruit, cereal and tea - but the cooked breakfasts looked like a truly gourmet experience. Hugh's Anzac biscuits in the big cookie jar are delicious and I dipped in whenever I came back from a trip out. I even had some in a goodie bag for the flight back, and one made it all the way to the UK with me, a bit battered for sure but it didn't go to waste!

The Cally is a lovely B&B and Hugh and Barb do what they do with great warmth and professionalism. Their love of Broken Hill and its history is ever present and communicates itself to their guests, who go away with warm memories of both their hospitality and their corner of the world. Stayed March 2015, traveled solo


Another great review !!!

Barb and Hugh made my adventure to Broken Hill memorable and relaxing. From the moment Hugh collected me from the train, after the 13.5 hr trip from Sydney, I knew I was going to feel at home. Hugh's amazing Anzac biscuits and breakfast (porridge to die for) started each day. Sitting at breakfast chatting with other guests or Hugh was a highlight. Barb went out of her way to ensure I could see as much of Broken Hill (very friendly city) as possible. Mother's Day morning was special as both myself and the other "Mum" in house were given a box of chocolates. I can't wait to revisit and see more of the Far West from my home base "The Cally".

Only the loveliest people come  to stay at 'The Cally'


“Home away from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed recently

Just returned from 3 weeks working in Broken Hill.
Traveling solo I feel very privileged to have stayed at this beautiful, old, warm and friendly bed & breakfast where I was treated like family.
Barb and Hugh are very passionate and knowledgeable on Broken Hill history and are always happy to have a chat.
The room was great where the bed, bedlinen, towels etc were of the best quality I have ever experienced away from home.
The breakfast was old world charm with a beautiful set table, cereals, fruit, yogurt, toast with lots of Hugh's home made Jams. Spoil yourself with something from the hot breaky menu, you wont be disappointed.
Barb and Hugh go above and beyond with all the special little things they do for you, I was picked up from the airport late at night and returned there very early morning. Barb made sure I got to see a little bit of Broken Hill when I wasn't working.
This place is definitely worthy of its excellent awards rating.

Thanks again Barb & Hugh, see you next time.

It's pretty cold in Broken Hill as we head into Winter - howecer you'll be nice and warm at 'The Cally'


Here is another good review - thanks

“Great Hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A warm welcome greets you at the Caledonian B & B. Comfortable and cosy with great atmosphere. Every detail is taken care of right down to endless cups of tea and home made Anzac cookies! Highly recommended. Thanks Hugh & Barb :-)
Stayed June 2015, travelled on business


11th June 2015

“Lucky us! Real serendipity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In mid-May 2015 we were taking refuge in Broken Hill, out of the rain and cold, and luckily for us we came across The Caledonian B&B. Barbra and Hugh were marvelous hosts, welcoming, warm and informative about local and wider history. The Caledonian is an interesting building, warm and comfortable, and breakfast was a real treat. The Anzac biscuits were excellent too! We will certainly book ahead on our next visit to Broken Hill; The Caledonian added a wonderful layer to our already enjoyable holiday. Highly recommended.

    Stayed May 2015, travelled as a couple
        5 of 5 stars Rooms
        5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
        5 of 5 stars Service

              More wonderful guests!!! Thanks


              
Brooke C

“Beautiful, quaint and very accomodating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were traveling back from Brisbane to Perth (me, my fiancé and our 3 y/o boy), we managed to make it to Broken Hill but hadn't arranged any accommodation. I Googled accommodation in the area and unfortunately the first 5 places were fully booked, the Caledonian was next (it was nearly 8pm). Hugh answered the phone and we were in luck, one cottage left. The cost was a little more than i was expecting but i hadn't asked for a quote and i didn't mind, we needed a place to stay. Hugh was delightful, gave us some of his home made anzac biscuits and milk and told me how to get to the cottage. I explained we would need to be heading off pretty early and he was very accomodating suggesting that i just give him a call if no one answered the door. We got to the cottage, there was ample parking at the back, we got inside and omg it was gorgeous! So cute, I've never stayed anywhere like it. Of course i went exploring. Every room was huge! The main bedroom was so quaint and that bed! I loved that bed! Best night's sleep I'd had in 3 weeks. The lounge room was large and cozy (new tv - think it might have even had an inbuilt DVD player, but don't quote me - big modular type couch, heater if needed), the kitchen and dinning area were huge and very well equipped. Dinning table that would seat 6? Every piece of crockery, dinner setting, glass type you could possibly need! (Wish we had been staying there longer) The room our son stayed in had 2 singles, hanging space and dresser, at first my partner thought there was a door that led outside but upon inspection it led to a sleepout! Another tv, 2 beds - it was so cute. The bathroom - a spa shower, I've never seen one before, it was a very well renovated bathroom for an older style cottage and again, huge. There were enough towels for probably 10 people. In case you can't tell, i loved this place, particularly the bed again, i wish we could've stayed longer. If you did stay longer it had pretty much everything you could need or want, vacuum, ironing board, extra linen, bbq and outside setting. Such a gorgeous place. We didn't get to meet Hugh's wife, but thank you Hugh and Barb, I'm going to highly recommended your B&B to anyone who manages to get to Broken Hill. Ps, the anzac biscuits were fantastic, thank you. Brooke
Stayed June 2015, travelled with family


                          

The Cally recommends Outback Astronomy

This is a new attraction which has just started in Broken Hill and I went along on Friday 4th April and it was fantastic - Highly Recommended - Spectacular Sky Encounter

Be enchanted and amazed by the clarity of the outback sky at night. Enjoy a panoramic sky view as you take a personalised virtual cruise through the Milky Way Galaxy. ... hang out with the stars

These shows are entertaining and suitable for the night sky novice, concepts are demystified, no confusion, whether you are into space or not, you’ll enjoy the experience!

It’s an encounter of the fun kind!

http://www.outbackastronomy.com.au/