I have never been there myself but I doubted whether it had ever snowed in the ‘Capital of the Outback’.
This mining town is in New South Wales’ arid zone, around 1100 Km west of Sydney.
It is surrounded by semi-desert that was featured in great Aussie films like ‘Mad Max’ and ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’. Dust storms and heat waves are far more of a problem.
A travel article last year referred to the town itself as a ‘snow dome’ – but this was because it is ‘a bubble of a town in the middle of nowhere’ (not because of the climate).
Apparently the shop owner thought his wife was mad when she ordered the snow domes – my friend said he was told this was the first one they had sold.
Photo credit: Pip Marks