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KBPG Holiday Planner 2014 - Australias Golden Outback

Western Australia
Welcome to
Kalgoorlie Boulder,
Heart of the Goldfields!
Whatever the length of your stay, you are
guaranteed to uncover a wealth of treasures
in Australia’s largest outback City. Kalgoorlie
Boulder offers so much to see and do –
whether that’s unearthing “Gold rush” stories
of yesteryear or enjoying the modern and
vibrant City. Set against a backdrop of some
of the world’s best architecture from the
Goldrush era, you’ll find an array of modern
restaurants, offering everything from budget
food to international cuisine and fine dining.
As a City that never sleeps, we buzz with
a vibrant nightlife and a wide choice of
shopping treats. If you are looking for
something more relaxing, come and visit
our unique parks and bushlands, perfect for
picnics, bbqs or relaxing strolls. We’re sure
you will have a fantastic stay in Kalgoorlie
1800 004 653
Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold is the local accredited
Visitor Centre. The friendly team can help with
all local information, merchandise and gifts, the
Kalgoorlie Walking Tour, all other local tour bookings,
accommodation and travel tickets.
Kalgoorlie Town Hall Cnr Hannan & Wilson St’s Kalgoorlie WA 6430
OUR OPENING HOURS Monday – Friday8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday9.00am – 2.00pm
Public Holidays9.00am – 2.00pm
Christmas DayClosed
Both QANTAS and Virgin (formerly SkyWest)
fly to Kalgoorlie Boulder with regular
services from Perth. Flights from Perth take
approximately one hour. Virgin has a direct
flight from Melbourne. Visit www.qantas. or for
further information.
A TRANSWA service operates from
Esperance to Kalgoorlie Boulder, three times
a week. Tickets can be purchased from
Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre. Visit www. for more information.
Daily services operate from Perth to Kalgoorlie
Boulder on the Prospector Train – more details
and timetables from
or tickets can be purchased from Kalgoorlie
Boulder Visitor Centre.
2158km - 1 day 1 hrs
3722 km - 1 day 20 hrs
2885 km - 1 day 11 hrs
3403 km - 1 day 16 hrs
The Indian Pacific delivers weekly services
to Kalgoorlie Boulder from Perth, Adelaide
and Sydney. Times and fares are subject to
change – please refer to
for further details. Tickets can be purchased
from Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre.
Kalgoorlie Boulder is serviced by major road
links from most Australian Centres.
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: kalgoorliebouldervisitorcentre
835 km - 9 hrs 57 mins
391 km - 4 hrs 42 min
883 km - 11 hrs 33 mins
2050km - 1 day 2 hrs
Perth 597 km - 6 hrs 30 mins
Kununurra 3026km - 1 day 13 hrs
3035km - 1 day 13 hrs
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Kalgoorlie Boulder’s thriving days of glory
began in 1893 when three down–on–their–luck
Irishmen, Patrick Hannan, Tom Flanagan and
Daniel Shea stumbled across 100 ounces of
alluvial nuggets when they were forced to stop
to replace a shoe for their horse. Hannan rode
through to Coolgardie and registered the claim
on 17 June 1893, and so it was through the
ensuing Goldrush that Kalgoorlie was born. In
1989 the two towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder
amalgamated to form one twin City.
Kalgoorlie Boulder is still one of the world’s
biggest gold mining cities and that feeling
of excitement and discovery is still in the air
today. You can look up historic artefacts or
your family’s history in the Goldfields through
the history archives kept in the Kalgoorlie
Town Hall, by visiting the Eastern Goldfields
Historical Society in Boulder or by contacting
Outback Family History via their website www.
Both Kalgoorlie and Boulder have beautiful
examples of Goldrush architecture to explore.
Walking down the main street in Kalgoorlie is, for
many, like going back in time. You will find great
examples of architecture from bygone eras,
including such gems as the City Markets (1901),
Government Buildings (1899), the York, Palace,
and Exchange Hotels and The Kalgoorlie Miner
building (1900).
To make the most of the historic CBD, why not
try the Kalgoorlie Walking Tour? You can collect
a headset from the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor
Centre and explore at your leisure. Wander
between more than 35 historic attractions and
discover a nugget of history about each one.
Available 7 days a week, $12 per person.
Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre is located within
the walls of the Kalgoorlie Town Hall (1908). A
tribute statue to Paddy Hannan sits outside the
building welcoming visitors old and new – whilst
the original is kept inside the Town Hall for safe
At the top end of Hannan Street, underneath
an original poppet head, more treasures can be
found at the WA Museum Kalgoorlie Boulder.
The displays of historical memorabilia regale
amazing tales from the early pioneers of the
City. You can also view the Miner’s Memorial
Wall, located at the WA Museum of Kalgoorlie
Boulder, which is both a tribute and recognition
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to all the miners that passed away while mining
the “Golden Mile”. The history of mining in
Kalgoorlie Boulder is a fascinating journey - a
celebration of innovation, ingenuity and sheer
hard work.
For more history and a real hands-on experience,
visit the Hannans North Tourist Mine. For a small
entry fee you can explore the historical Hannans
North attractions including a KCGM haul truck,
wheel loader, the Daisy Mae engine room, and
a self-guided tour of the historical buildings
and equipment. While you are there, you can
try your hand at old style gold panning, have a
picnic in the Chinese Gardens or make use of
the BBQ facilities. Hannans North Tourist Mine
is located off the Goldfields Highway, for further
information please contact 9022 1664.
Kalgoorlie and Boulder owe much of their
success to the engineering skills and vision of
CY O’Connor. O’Connor was responsible for the
design and construction of a pipeline which was
to supply much needed water to the region. The
pipeline was opened in 1903, delivering fresh
clean water from Perth to the Mount Charlotte
Reservoir in Kalgoorlie.
The original pipeline is still in use and remains the
lifeline that supplies water to the region today.
With a guaranteed supply of fresh water and
ever increasing finds of gold, the population of
Kalgoorlie and Boulder swelled as men came
by the thousands to find their fortune on the
Goldfields. With the influx of single men, so too
came the demand for goods and services.
One such notorious service was provided by the
local brothels. At one time, there were at least
25 brothels in the Hay Street area. There is now
only one surviving brothel in Kalgoorlie today.
Although they still open their doors for original
form of business, Questa Casa also opens its
doors to tourists to take part in a brothel tour
to learn about this colourful part of Kalgoorlie
Boulder history.
Like Kalgoorlie, the main street of Boulder,
Burt Street, boasts many architectural beauties.
The most notable of these include the Palace
Theatre (1930) and its art deco design, the Court
Hotel (1900), the Loopline Railway Museum and
Information Centre and the Boulder Town Hall.
The Boulder Town Hall was completed in
1908 and houses another piece of amazing
craftsmanship, The Phillip Goatcher Curtain.
The Goatcher Curtain is an exquisite hand
painted drop curtain and believed to be one of
the last surviving examples of Goatcher’s work.
In the heart of the main street of Boulder
stands the Miners Monument, a proud
statue erected in tribute to the miners of the
Goldfields - past, present and future. It is a
powerful reminder of the blood sweat and
tears that have been shed for many a golden
As you walk up Burt Street, you will be enticed
to unearth Boulder’s many hidden secrets;
the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society, and
a mineshaft in the front bar of the Metropole
Hotel to name but a few.
At the top end of Burt Street is the Loopline
Railway Museum and Information Centre.
The museum celebrates what was once one
of the busiest railways in Australia, with more
than 100 trains departing the station every day!
Open 7 days a week, this is a great stop to find
out about the Railway’s history and get some
local information.
More information on Boulder can be found at
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The City overflows with an abundance of cultural,
leisure and sports activities. Whatever your taste
in the arts, you’ll be sure to find something to suit.
Sport is thoroughly entrenched into the hearts of
the local community, evidenced by the diverse
range of sporting activities available in the City.
If it is ‘the premier event’ on the Kalgoorlie Boulder
social calendar that you are seeking - then it
must be the Kalgoorlie Boulder Race Round. ‘The
Round’ as it is affectionately known, is an annual
event that is celebrated in September to mark the
close of the local racing season.
The Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre is the
focal point for many of these activities. The Oasis
provides year round recreation activities including
a state of the art health club, courts for indoor
sports, a 50m heated swimming pool, children’s
pool, infants wading pool, crèche, outdoor netball
courts and playing fields. The Oasis is also home to
the Flow Rider – a man made wave allowing you to
surf in the outback!
Boasting some of the largest prize money on the
regional racing circuit, it lures a high caliber of
racing talent, performers, celebrities and events
to the Goldfields for a week-long festival of fun,
friendship and laughter - a must do for visitors
and locals alike. For more information visit www. or find Discover the Round
on Facebook. It really is Australia’s Biggest Party!
The newly completed Kalgoorlie Golf Course is an
18-hole championship grass golf course designed
by Graham Marsh. Already named one of the
top ten desert golf courses in the world, with a
stunning backdrop of the Golden Outback it also
hosts two holes of the Nullarbor Links course;
touted as the world’s longest golf course! For
more information contact Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor
Centre, or visit
If relaxing is more your style. then why not
indulge yourself at one of Kalgoorlie’s pampering
paradises? The Revive Room day Spa and Alleya
Day Spa at Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort and Spa both
offer a range of beauty treatments and massage.
If you just need to freshen up your look, then
Maritana Hair and Beauty salon is where the locals
go. Whether it’s a manicure, quick treatment or full
day package you’ll be spoilt for choice.
If you want to make the most of the City’s tours;
try the History and Heritage Tour from Goldrush
Tours. This full day outing takes you to some of the
best attractions in Kalgoorlie Boulder including the
Royal Flying Doctor’s Service,
The Loopline Museum and Information Centre,
the Super Pit Look Out, Hannans North and many
more. Contact Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre for
bookings on 1800 00 4653.
If getting out bush and trying your hand at
prospecting is what you fancy, then contact
Gold Prospecting Kalgoorlie. They have a variety
of options available to suit your time frame and
can hire you equipment if you don’t have your
own. Visit
or call 0439 271 357. If you don’t have the time
to find your own gold, then take a visit to Natural
Gold Nuggets & Jewellery who have the largest
range of gold nugget jewellery in the Goldfields,
all of which has been found in the region. www. or call (08) 9021 5555
Art comes naturally to the many locals who
live and work in the community. In a major
coup for the arts scene; the Regional Arts
Conference will be held in Kalgoorlie Boulder
in October 2014. This bi-annual conference
attracts more than 600 delegates from across
Australia and is a perfect chance to showcase
the many artistic talents in Kalgoorlie!
The annual Saint Barbara’s Festival is a great
example of how mining and community go
hand in hand.
The street parade features hundreds of floats
from local groups, schools and businesses,
and is capped off with the giant KCGM Haul
Pack Trucks making their way down Hannan
Street! This festival, held in the first weekend
of December, is one not to be missed.
Photography, painting, drawing and sculpture
are showcased at retail outlets, exhibitions
and competitions throughout the region.
Galleries like Fossick Handmade, the
Aboriginal Art Gallery, Black Crow Studios,
Michelle Warren Artist, Art’n’Soul Café &
Supplies and Chunky Timbers are must see
attractions for culture vultures.
Alternatively, the Super Pit Tour with Kalgoorlie
Tours and Charters will drive you down into the
Super Pit – allowing you to experience firsthand
how the mining operations work. Contact them on
08 9021 2211 for more information.
The Goldfields Arts Centre, located in the
centre of town, is the premier entertainment
venue in the Goldfields. It has a wide range of
state-of-the-art facilities, including a 700-seat
theatre, and an A-class gallery, which stages
many quality exhibitions throughout the year.
Telephone (08) 9088 6900 for the box office
and check out the Calendar of Events on the
Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre website
If you want to get out bush and explore the
beautiful Goldfields, take a one day tour with
Big Sky Red Earth. These personalised tours offer
a unique and tailored experience; there are a
number of tours available including Lake Ballard,
Ghosts and Graves and Round the Rocks. Check
the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre website for
tour dates or call 1800 004 653 to make a booking.
Alongside the events showcased at the Arts
Centre, Kalgoorlie Boulder has a thriving
amateur dramatics scene. The Goldfields
Repertory Club and Stage Left Theatre
Troupe both have an active membership and
a history of well-directed and performed
productions which have gained both state
and national recognition. The Comedy Hour
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also provides quality comedy nights once a
month. Details of up and coming productions
are available at
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If you’re a lover of nature and the great
outdoors, you’ll delight in the natural
woodlands, trails and leisure parks in and
around the City. Kalgoorlie Boulder is situated
on the edge of the largest temperate
woodlands on earth.
Spanning 16 million hectares, it is home to
almost 20% of the country’s known plant
species. The Great Western Woodlands, also
known as the Goldfields Woodlands, have
been kept largely intact because of their
remoteness and unsuitability for agriculture.
(Source: Department of Environment and
Conservation). Visit
A showcase of the woodlands can be seen
at Karlkurla Park (pronounced ‘gull-gurl-la’),
200 hectares of bush land on the northern
outskirts of the City. Enjoy one of the many
walking trails which meander through the
park and marvel at the Gimlets, Salmon
Gums and Wildflowers. A viewing platform
is located in the heart of the park, offering
superb 360 degree views of surrounding
bush lands - a majestic sight, particularly
at sunrise or sunset. For more information
contact Kalgoorlie Boulder Urban Landcare
Group (KBULG) on
The City has many leisure parks in both
Kalgoorlie and Boulder. A favourite with
families is Hammond Park, located in the
northern suburbs of the City. The park is
home to a range of native animals and
features a miniature Bavarian castle made
from local rocks and gems. It is surrounded
by expansive open grassed areas, children’s
play equipment and has free barbeque
If you are a dog owner then the Kalgoorlie
Boulder Arboretum is the perfect place for
you and your furry companion to take a stroll.
It includes a wide variety of indigenous flora,
interpretive walk trails, a small dam and
recreational facilities on a grassed area under
the shade of river gums.
Cycling enthusiasts are also catered for with
a range of bike paths running throughout
the City to suit all ages and abilities. Cycle
trail maps are available at Kalgoorlie Boulder
Visitor Centre.
The Goldfields is also a hot spot for
Wildflower enthusiasts, with a wide variety
on display. The Goldfields Wildflower Season
runs from July to October (the middle of
Winter through to the middle of Spring).
Good winter rains see the forests and shrubs
burst into colour in the spring time - where
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you can witness a striking array of native
flowers; bright orange grevillea, Sturt’s
Desert Pea, purple mulla mulla, yellow
cassia, flowering eucalypts and mallees, and
breathtaking displays of Wildflowers including
pink, yellow and white everlastings, and
dainty paper daisies.
Kalgoorlie Boulder is often used as a base for
people exploring the Goldfields region. There
are some fantastic driving trails that can help
you make the most of your time here.
For the more adventurous explorers, the
Golden Quest Discovery Trail is a 965km selfdrive adventure trail through the Goldfields
region. This trail takes you to many interesting
spots, including Lake Ballard, Gwalia and the
Super Pit Lookout. The history of the trail will
intrigue and amaze; people will delight at the
isolated beauty of the bush and be left with
lasting memories. See back cover for more
information or visit www.goldenquesttrail.
Linking in with the Golden Quest Discovery
Trail, The Green Trail highlights sites in the
Coolgardie bioregion with outstanding
environmental, historical and cultural values.
At each of these sites you will discover
different landscapes, become aware of
unique flora and fauna and learn about
ancient Aboriginal culture and European
practices of the area.
for more information.
There is also the National Trust’s
“Golden Pipeline Trail”. The National Trust
of Australia has developed a range of
exciting programs from the award winning
exhibitions at No 1 Pump Station to a range
of recreational trails to help residents and
visitors to Western Australia discover more
about the incredible Goldfields water supply
Visit a 100-year-old steam pumping station,
take a walk across a dam wall, explore the
lives of the people who built and maintained
this scheme at a variety of museums or drive
650 km to discover more about the pipeline
that delivers water to Western Australia’s arid
interior. Visit for
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Kalgoorlie Boulder is also home to a local microbrewery, the Beaten Track Brewery and winery,
Binduli Wines. Tours are by appointment only so
contact the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre.
Walking down Hannan Street, you’ll be surprised
by the wide variety of retail outlets - both
boutique stores and major household names
alike. There are lots of independent stores where
you can browse local products and handmade
items, as well as international fashion and
There are many supermarkets in the City, with
Coles, K-Mart, Woolworths, Target and IGA all
within walking distance of the CBD.
Boulder too will surprise you with an eclectic
mix of stores including the Art ‘n’ Soul, Simply
Gorgeous and other craft and art shops.
If you prefer shopping in a mall environment,
Hannans Boulevard is situated to the north of the
City, where you will find specialty shops, a post
office, chemist and supermarket.
To really immerse yourself in Kalgoorlie Boulder’s
shopping culture; why not come along to one of
the two monthly markets?
In Kalgoorlie on the first Sunday of each month,
market day is held in St Barbara’s Square located
on Hannan Street in the central business
district. There is a wide range of stalls and family
activities, with all stall holder proceeds going to
the Lion’s Club to assist those in need.
On the third Sunday of every month, Boulder
Market Day takes place in historical Burt Street.
From 9am until 1pm shops open their doors for
business and the streets overflow with a diverse
range of multicultural foodstalls, art, craft and gift
stalls, buskers, entertainers and displays. This
is a fantastic day out and definitely one that the
whole family can enjoy. For more information go
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Australia Day Big Aussie Breakfast Sunset at the Soundshell Outdoor Concert Series
Community Fair
Outdoor Cinema Series
Multicultural Festival
Goldfields KidsFest Spotlight: The Town Hall Concert Series
Diggers and Dealers
Discover the Round
Spring Festival
Balzano Barrow Race
Pet’s Day Out Lighting of the Christmas Tree Street Party
St Barbara’s Festival
Carols by Candlelight
January to March
March to April
July to August
With special thanks for input from the
following companies and organisations:
The environmental impact of this holiday planner has been reduced
by the planting of 1000 trees in Kalgoorlie Boulder thanks to the
generosity of Kalgoorlie Boulder Urban Landcare Group.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Beaten Track Brewery (Georgia Foulkes-Taylor)
Big Sky Red Earth Adventures
Boulder Promotions and Development Association
Blue Monkey Restaurant
Chunky Timber Co.
Daniel Hagley (Photography)
Department of Environment and Conservation
Dome Café Kalgoorlie
Eastern Goldfields YMCA
Fossick Handmade
Goldfields Arts Centre
Goldfields Image Works (Photography)
Goldfields Oasis
Goldfields Tourism Network
Inspired Life Total Health Club
Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kalgoorlie Boulder Community Fair Committee
Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club
Kalgoorlie Boulder Urban Landcare Group
Kalgoorlie Golf Course
Kalgoorlie Miner
Please check the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor
Centre website for complete and up to date
events listings. Information is correct at time of
publishing, but is always subject to change.
The Super Pit is a man-made wonder that can be
seen from space; a massive gouge carving into
the red earth where trucks the size of houses
move hundreds of tonnes of rock in the hope
of extracting a few ounces of gold at a time.
To some it’s called the Fimiston Open Pit Gold
Mine, to others it’s the richest square mile of
gold bearing earth in the world; to most, its
This Holiday Planner has been prepared by
Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre Inc. Although
every endeavour has been made to ensure
the information contained in this publication
is correct at the time of printing. Kalgoorlie
Boulder Visitor Centre Inc. takes no responsibility
for any alteration to any schedule or service
without notice and no responsibility for any
inconsistencies or inaccuracies.
Once you have finished please
Loopline Railway Museum and Information Centre
Maritana Hair and Beauty
Natural Gold Nugget and Jewellery
Quality Inn Railway Motel
Rolsh Productions (Photography)
Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort and Spa
The Palace Hotel Kalgoorlie
The WA Museum of Kalgoorlie Boulder
Interlusion – Brian Cattaway (Design and Photography)
known simply as the KCGM Super Pit.
You can view the Super Pit from the Lookout,
just outside of town on the Goldfields Highway
just turnoff at Outram Street.
Kalgoorlie Boulder is proud to be recognised as
If you need a sat-nav to help get to your
an RV friendly town and offer free camping to
destination, or any other electronic devices,
fully self-contained vehicles at Centennial Park.
head to Retravision on Boulder Road. This
This camping is provided free of charge for 24
family-owned business has great offers and
If you require information about wheelchair
hours and no permits are required. The area
everything you need to make the perfect tech-
access on tours, attractions or accommodation;
is open to fully self-contained vehicles only, all
savvy trip. If the worst happens and you break
contact Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre for a list
vehicles are encouraged to display a “leave no
down, visit one of Kal’s great repair shops. GWA
and advice on 9021 1966.
trace sticker”.
Auto, Seeley Auto, Tyre Power and Goldfields
Caravan parking is available on Cassidy Street
and long vehicle parking is available during
daylight hours only on Brookman Street,
Kalgoorlie and Hamilton Street, Boulder. Caravan
dump and water points are available on Forrest
Auto Spares are all great options. If you need to
stock up on camping gear or equipment, head
to Absolute Caravan Care and Accessories or
Freerange Supplies where the helpful staff will
be able to assist.
Temp (C)
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Jan 3418
Street, Kalgoorlie and Hamilton Street, Boulder.
Feb 3218
Mar 3016
Apr 2513
Jun 176
Jul 175
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare
Group (KBULG), has conserved and
established native vegetation in the Goldfields
for nearly 40 years.
Due to past, present and future disturbances
and threats to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder
environment, planning and promoting our
activities and the need for conservation and
rehabilitation of the Goldfields environment is
given high priority.
KBULG is the Goldfields premier Community
Environmental Organisation with an aim to
involve the community in all of its activities.
KBULG is committed to working with other
community groups, schools, business and
government to achieve its goals.
[email protected]
0418 935 498
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Aug 195
Sept22 8
Oct 2611
Nov 2914
Dec 3217
Department of Indigenous Affairs
– Aboriginal Land permits
Department of Parks and Wildlife
– National Park Passes
1300 651 077
(08) 6467 5000
WA Quarantine and Inspection
– Aboriginal Land permits
1300 651 077
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Every year in September the Goldfields comes
alive as the whole community celebrates
with visitors from near and far who come
to Kalgoorlie to “Discover the Round.” The
celebrations and party atmosphere go all week
long with events the whole family can enjoy,
dispersed between the Kalgoorlie Boulder Race
Club’s three iconic meets – the Boulder Cup, the
Hannan’s Handicap and the Kalgoorlie Cup.
Meldrum Ave Kalgoorlie
Thoroughbred Racing
April – September
From art shows, exhibitions, street parades,
food shows, bush Two Up, cocktail parties and
concerts; there’s so much more to the Round
than just racing! Both Ora Banda and Coolgardie
host events supporting the action of the week,
with family fun available at both. Nightlife is at its
best during the Round, with numerous special
events, concerts and cocktail nights throughout
the week.
Kalgoorlie Boulder Race Club is a fantastic
So don’t miss out! Come to Kalgoorlie Boulder
in September and “Discover the Round” for
day out for the whole family. From April to
For more information visit
Racing Season in Kalgoorlie Boulder
September, there are thoroughbred race
meets every weekend. Adult entry is just $10,
concession tickets are $8 and kids go free!
Come along and enjoy the relaxed feel of a
country race meet. Either dress up and make
a real day of it, or relax out on the grass with
the family. For all the latest information on race
dates, to see photos of previous events or just to
find out more, visit or call the
Race Course on 08 90212303.
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder the KCGM Super Pit
Image Supplied: Goldfields ImageWorks
Kambalda is located 75 kilometres south
east of Coolgardie and 616 kilometres east
of Perth. Nestled in beautiful bush land, this
quiet mining community offers a restful place
to relax and visit.
Coolgardie (Mother of the Goldfields),
located 558 kilometers east of Perth and
38 kilometers from Kalgoorlie-Boulder, was
the first settlement of the Western Australia
Eastern Goldfields.
Originally founded in 1897 as a gold mining
town during the Goldrush frenzy, Kambalda
was all but deserted by 1908.
Coolgardie saw the biggest movement
of people in Australian History when gold
was found at Fly Flat back in 1892 by
The township came alive again during the
1960’s nickel ‘boom’ which resulted in the
discovery of one of the worlds largest nickel
sulphide deposits in the area and the opening
of Australia’s first nickel mine.
Arthur Bayley and William Ford. Although
the town’s population has decreased since
then, Coolgardie has retained many of its
magnificent buildings associated with its rich
and colourful past. Today it offers tourists a
fabulous heritage precinct.
There is plenty to see and do in and around
Coolgardie and visitors should allow at least a
day to ensure they don’t miss the Goldfields
Exhibition Museum, Warden Finnerty’s
Residence, the Pioneer and Coolgardie
Cemeteries, Ben Prior’s Park, and a walk
along Bayley Street to view the heritage
Then there are a multitude of day trips such
as Burra Rocks; Cave Hill Nature Reserve; Mt
Burgess; the Gorge featuring remains of an
extinct volcano; the Kunanalling Hotel ruins;
75 kilometres to the south is Widgiemooltha’s
Larkinville Mine where the largest gold
nugget ever found in WA was discovered in
1931; Victoria Rock; Rowles Lagoon; and Jack
Carins’ Camp - where prospector Jack Carins
lived in isolation for 30 years.
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Coolgardie Day is celebrated each year and
coincides with the Kalgoorlie Boulder Race
Coolgardie Visitor Centre
62 Bayley Street
Coolgardie 6429
call (08) 9026 6090
There are picnic and camping facilities at
outback nature reserves with some striking
granite outcrops, rain sculpted caves, dams
and a diversity of landscapes.
Kambalda also offers an abundance of
recreational facilities and activities such as
golf, open air swimming pools, bush walking,
24hr Gymnasium and Library. On a windy day
the occasional Landyacht can be seen sailing
on Lake Lefroy.
Kambalda hosts the annual Nickeltown Car,
Ute and Bike Show every October.
Kambalda was reborn!
Today Kambalda is much more than ‘just
another mining town’. You can experience the
panoramic views and shimmering silver of
massive Lake Lefroy and enjoy the local flora
and fauna on the Red Hill walking trail to the
Kambalda Visitor Centre
Irish Mulga Drive,
Salmon Gum Road Kambalda 6442
call (08) 9080 2115
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Named in 1900 after Dr Charles Laver, a
expeditions across Central Australia.
keen prospector who rode his bike from
Discover what it was like for women and
Coolgardie to the area, Laverton was a
pioneers of the Goldfields during the early
booming gold town with a known reputation
days and learn about the industries that
of being the wildest town in the west.
sustain our inland. The Hall of Fame also
Today, Laverton is known for its welcoming
houses the local Visitor Centre, Horizons
nature. With natural, cultural and historical
Café and distinctive gift and souvenir shop.
riches, the region sets the perfect scene for
A quick stop at the Great Beyond Visitor
visitors to immerse themselves in the true
Centre will give you all the information you
Australian Outback.
need on other unique attractions within
Being in the red heart of WA, Laverton is
the town and surrounding areas, including
not only the start of the Outback Way, it is
the statue of Dr Charles Laver, the Original
also the gateway to a number of four wheel
Police Station & Gaol, the Laverton Outback
drive adventure tracks including the Anne
Gallery and a number of historic sites, graves
Beadell Highway, Gunabrrell Highway, David
and former outback towns.
Carnegie Road, Hanns Track and the Golden
Quest Discovery Trail.
Possibly Laverton’s biggest attraction, the
Great Beyond Explorers Hall of Fame allows
visitors to step back in time with several
notable explorers who led challenging
Laverton Visitor Centre
9 MacPherson Place
Laverton 6440
call (08) 9031 1202
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See one of Australia’s largest
gold mines up close at the
Super Pit Lookout. Located on
Outram Street, off the Goldfields
Highway, 6.4km from Hannan
Street. The Super Pit Lookout
is open 7am to 7pm daily. For
information on blasting times,
contact the KCGM Public
Interaction Line on 9022 1100.
KCGM offers Super Pit tours on
the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Departing at 9am, 10am, 11am
or 12pm, from the Goldfields
Historical Society on Hamilton
Street, Boulder. Tickets are
available on the day. Enclosed
shoes, long sleeves and long
pants essential. Children must
be 4 years and over. For further
information please contact
9022 1100.
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Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail
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Ora Banda Historical Inn
Motel Units - Families welcome
Caravan park - Powered and un-powered
2 Beer Gardens
BBQ facilities
Pets allowed - (Restrained & Supervised)
Kitchen open for meals daily
For what’s happening see our friendly staff at the Inn or
the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitors Centre.
Ora Banda
28 km’s off the Goldfields Highway
Tel: (08) 9024 2444
Fax: (08) 9024 2226
Email: [email protected]
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Fraser Range Station
‘Oasis in the Outback’
Experience the comfort and relaxation of this historical station,
with its peaceful surrounds and wide range of flora, fauna and bird life.
Situated halfway between Norseman and Balladonia, 1.5km off the Eyre Highway. Some of the stations’ facilities include: • Powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites • Historic stone room accommodation • Budget accommodation • • Self-contained cottage • Sunset tours • Pristine ablutions • BBQ’s and camp kitchen • Well stocked shop •
• Home cooked two course meal from our station kitchen •
Fraser Range Station
Bookings and Enquiries
T: (08) 9039 3210 F: (08) 9039 3273
Email: [email protected]
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Palace Hotel
Historic Accommodation, Balcony Bar,
Licensed Restaurant, Lobby Lounge, café, functions,
Five, Two and One bedroom Suites, Standard
Rooms and Backpacker Accommodation available
call the hotel or go to the website to get more info
“Home of the Famous Hoover Mirror”
Palace Hotel
Cnr Maritana and & Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Tel: (08) 9021 2788
Fax: (08) 9021 1813
Email: [email protected]
41 Spacious, air-conditioned motel rooms, consisting of
5 Fully self Contained Units, 4 Standard Motel rooms,
2 Wheel chair access rooms,4 Deluxe rooms & 25 Executive
rooms with Free In-House Movies, 10 Foxtel Channels,
Free Wi-Fi, all situated just minutes away from the Town
Centre. Joker Jackpot held every Friday night , TAB access,
Buck Off Liquor Bottleshop with shop weekly specials, Sports
Bar open daily From 5.00pm, Charlottes Bar open daily from
11.00am and Dining Options from 12.00pm—2.00pm and then
6.00pm—9.00pm Daily.
Good Food | Great Service | Excellent Coffee
The Coffee Club Kalgoorlie
Located next to Woolworths
Corner of Wilson and Hannan St
Ph: (08) 9021 1525
Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday – 7:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 7:00am – Late
Sunday – 8:00am – 3:00 pm
For all your Function Enquiries (Weddings, Engagements,
Conferences etc) , please call us on the below number.
call the hotel or go to the website to get more info
Tel (08) 9080 6700
Fax (08) 9021 7115
Email [email protected]
Mention the words ‘Holiday Planner’ and
receive 10% off your order!
Terms and conditions apply
ABN 64 628 948 993
The Little Boulder
Sweet Shop
Best Western Hospitality Inn
Spacious, air conditioned & affordable motel rooms
just minutes away from the town centre. Relax in
the outback style resturant & bar. Cool off in the
private pool & guest BBQ area. Enjoy Free in-house
movies, foxtel & internet connection!
Best Western Hospitality Inn
560 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie WA
Tel: (08) 9021 2888
Fax: (08) 9021 1237
Email: [email protected]
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Geoff Watson
0457 890 449
288 Hay Street
Email [email protected]
Main Roads 24 Hour Customer Information Centre
For up to date information on state road conditions.
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