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Western Australia
Welcome to
Kalgoorlie Boulder,
Heart of the Goldfields!
HOW TO GET HERE
Air
Both QANTAS and Virgin (formerly SkyWest)
fly to Kalgoorlie Boulder with regular
services from Perth. Flights from Perth take
approximately one hour. QANTAS has a direct
service from Adelaide to Kalgoorlie and Virgin
has a direct flight from Melbourne. Visit
www.qantas.com.au or www.virgin.com.au
for further information.
Coach
A TRANSWA service operates from
Esperance to Kalgoorlie Boulder, three times
a week. Tickets can be purchased from
Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold. Visit www.
transwa.wa.gov.au for more information.
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
Boulder.
DRIVING DISTANCES
Train
INTERSTATE
Daily services operate from Perth to
Kalgoorlie Boulder on the Prospector Train
Service – more details and timetables from
www.transwa.wa.gov.au or tickets can be
purchased from Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold.
Adelaide
2158km - 1 day 1 hrs
Brisbane
3722 km - 1 day 20 hrs
Melbourne
2885 km - 1 day 11 hrs
Sydney
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 www.gsr.com.au
for further details. Tickets can be purchased
from Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold.
Road
Kalgoorlie Boulder is serviced by major road
links from most Australian Centres.
REGIONAL
Albany
835 km - 9 hrs 57 mins
Esperance
391 km - 4 hrs 42 min
Geraldton
883 km - 11 hrs 33 mins
Broome
2050km - 1 day 2 hrs
Perth 597 km - 6hrs 30mins
Kununurra 3026km - 1 day 13 hrs
Wyndham
3035km - 1 day 13 hrs
Source: www.auinfo.com
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1800 00 4653
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.
WHERE WE ARE
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
HOW TO CONTACT US
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.kalgoorlietourism.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kalgoorlieboulderpuregold
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pure_gold_kal
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/puregoldkalboul/
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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.
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.
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).
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To make the most of the historic CBD, why
not try the Kalgoorlie Walking Tour? You can
collect a headset from the Kalgoorlie Boulder
Pure Gold 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 Pure Gold 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 keeping.
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. The history of mining in Kalgoorlie Boulder
is a fascinating journey - a celebration of
innovation, ingenuity and sheer hard work.
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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.
painted drop curtain and believed to be one of
the last surviving examples of Goatcher’s work.
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.
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.
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
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
dream.
As you walk up Burt Street, you will be enticed
to unearth Boulder’s many hidden secrets; the
Little Boulder Sweet Shop, and a mineshaft in
the front bar of the Metropole Hotel to name
but a few.
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Must do:
Kalgoorlie Walking Tour – gra
b a headset from Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure
Gold
Take a free tour of the Kalgoorlie
and
Boulder Town Halls
Discover the history of Hay Str
eet with
a Questa Casa Bordello Tour
Embark on an adventurous da
y trip “out
bush” with Big Sky Red Earth Tou
rs
Visit the Mount Charlotte Lookou
t and
re-live the CY O’Connor story
Check out the Loopline Museum
and
Information Centre
Visit Hannans North Tourist Min
e to try
your hand at gold panning‚and
get up
close and personal with the gia
nt trucks
and machinery.
More information on Boulder can be found at
www.boulder.com.au
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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, and infants
wading pool, crГЁche, 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.discovertheround.com
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 Pure Gold, or visit
www.kalgoorlietourism.com.
If relaxing is more your style, then you can
indulge yourself at one of Kalgoorlie Boulder’s
day spas. Whether it’s a manicure or quick
treatment, or a full day of luxury you fancy,
you’ll find the perfect spa here in Kalgoorlie.
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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, Hannan’s North and
many more. Contact Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure
Gold for bookings on 1800 00 4653.
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.
If you want to get out bush and explore the
beautiful Goldfields, take a one day tour with
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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 Bush Fine Dining. Check
the Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold website for tour
dates or call 1800 00 4653 to make a booking.
www.kalgoorlietourism.com/tours
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Must do:
Surf in the outback on the Flow
Rider at the Goldfields Oasis
Work up a sweat with a group
fitness class at Inspired Life gym
Try the climbing wall at the YMCA
Tee off at the driving range
or play a full 18 holes at the
Kalgoorlie Golf Course
Get involved with one of the many
Discover the Round events and
parties
Take a day trip to Lake Ballard
with Big Sky Red Earth Tours
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!
Photography, painting, drawing and sculpture
are showcased at retail outlets, exhibitions
and competitions throughout the region.
Galleries like Fossick Handmade, the
Aboriginal Art Gallery, Kalgurla Gallery and
Chunky Timbers are must see attractions for
culture vultures.
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 Pure Gold website www.
kalgoorlietourism.com
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
also provides quality comedy nights once a
month. Details of up and coming productions
are available at www.kalgoorlietourism.com
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.
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Discover local and original art
and gifts at Fossick Handmade
Purchase some Nullarbor beads
or woodwork from local artist
Chunky Timbers
Catch a show at the Goldfields
Arts Centre
Visit Kal’s indigenous art galleries and pick up some ¬aditional works
Come to Kalgoorlie in December
for the Saint Barbara’s Festival
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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 www.wilderness.org.au
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 www.kbulg.org.au
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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
facilities.
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 Pure
Gold.
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.
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Must do:
Take a relaxing walk at Karlkurla park
Picnic and play at Hammond
Park
Wander along some of the
City’s beautiful walking trails
Take your pooch for a walk at
the stunning Arboretum
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.
com.
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.
Visit www.goldenquesttrail.com/greentrail
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
pipeline.
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 www.golden pipeline.com.au for
more information, or see the main advert on
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When it comes to dining, the City offers a
wide mix of experiences. Sip on a cool drink in
a beer garden, or dine in one of our top class
restaurants – the choice is yours!
From Japanese and Indian cuisine to traditional
mod-Oz favourites, there is something to suit
every pallet. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere
on one of the upper balconies of the historical
hotels in Hannan Street, enjoy wood fired pizzas
at The Recreation Hotel in Boulder, or grab some
delicious sushi from Krua Thai.
Kalgoorlie Boulder has a cosmopolitan and
vibrant atmosphere, so you are sure to find
somewhere to kick up your heels and have a
good time, or just sit back, relax and watch the
world go by.
For some good old country hospitality, try one of
the Goldfields’ outback pubs. Just a short drive
from the City, both the Ora Banda Inn and the
Broad Arrow Tavern are steeped in history and
overflowing with character.
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 Pure Gold.
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Must Do:
Indulge in some fine dining at
The Balcony Restaurant and Ho
tel
whilst you overlook the activity
of
the main intersection of historic
Hannan Street
Grab a steak at Prime West Gr
ill,
part of Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort
and Spa
Sample the delicious buffet
breakfast at Ibis Styles
Share a wood fired pizza at The Recreation Hotel in Boulder
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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
accessories.
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 Little Boulder Sweet
Shop, Art �n’ Soul 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.
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Must Do:
Pick up some locally made tre
ats
at Kalgoorlie or Boulder marke
t
days
Treat yourself with a locally
found gold nugget available fro
m
Natural Gold Nuggets and Jewellery
Take in the unique art and cra
ft
shops in Burt Street
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
to: www.facebook.com/boulderpromotions
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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
City of Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize
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
January to March
March
March to April
May
July
July to August
August
September
September
October
October
November
November
December
December
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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
With special thanks for input from the
following companies and organisations:
В 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 CafГ© Kalgoorlie
Eastern Goldfields YMCA
Fossick Handmade
Please check the Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold
website for complete and up to date events
listings. Information is correct at time of
publishing, but is always subject to change.
www.kalgoorlietourism.com/events
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.
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
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Kalgurla Gallery
KCGM
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)
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
known simply as the KCGM Super Pit.
You can view the Super Pit from the Lookout,
just outside of town on the Goldfields Highway.
Kalgoorlie Boulder is proud to be recognised as
an RV friendly town and offer free camping to
fully self-contained vehicles at Centennial Park.
This camping is provided free of charge for 24
hours and no permits are required. The area
is open to fully self-contained vehicles only, all
vehicles are encouraged to display a “leave no
trace sticker”.
There is to be no waste to ground of any kind
and there is a limit of 24 hour stay.
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
Street, Kalgoorlie and Hamilton Street, Boulder.
Temp (C)
Avg. Max
Avg. Min
Jan 3418
Feb 3218
Mar 3016
Apr 2513
May219
Jun 176
Jul 175
Aug 195
Sept22 8
Oct 2611
Nov 2914
Dec 3217
Source: www.bom.gov.au
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Meldrum Ave Kalgoorlie
Thoroughbred Racing
March – September
www.kbrc.com.au
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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 goes
all week long with events the whole family
can enjoy dispersed between the KalgoorlieBoulder Racing Club’s three iconic race meets
throughout the week – the Boulder Cup,
Hannan’s Handicap, and the Kalgoorlie Cup.
No wonder it’s known as �Australia’s Biggest Party!’
The week is a celebration of Goldfields mateship
and a tradition of camaraderie set down by the
region’s early pioneers. The region’s forbearers
certainly knew how to have a good time – and
this is what you’re sure to have if you come to
Kalgoorlie to �Discover the Round’. From art
shows, museum exhibitions, street parades,
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food shows, football grand finals, rodeos and
bush �Two-Up’ – there’s not only great racing
during the Round.
Both Ora Banda and Coolgardie host events
supporting all the action in Kalgoorlie, so there’s
always something for the whole family to enjoy
with face painting, bouncy castles and food
stalls – whilst the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing
Club prepares for the next big event. Nightlife
comes alive during the Round, whether it’s
comedy nights in town, the Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Memorial Cup at the Golden Mile Trotting Club
or the annual Red Dirt Rock Concert – you are
guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.
So come to Kalgoorlie and �Discover the Round’
in September, and experience the best of
Kalgoorlie as locals celebrate their heritage with
friends and family.
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder the KCGM Super Pit
Image Supplied: Goldfields ImageWorks
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.
Coolgardie saw the biggest movement
of people in Australian History when gold
was found at Fly Flat back in 1892 by
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
architecture.
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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
Round.
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.
Originally founded in 1897 as a gold mining
town during the Goldrush frenzy, Kambalda
was all but was deserted by 1908.
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.
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
lookout.
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Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail
rsary
Annive
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Quest Yelverton
Palace Hotel
IT’S TOUGH AT
THE TOP
& TOPS AT
THE TOWER
Quest Yelverton Kalgoorlie Serviced Apartments
Located 2 minutes stroll to shops, the entertainment
precinct, supermarkets, Visitor Centre; Curtin University;
Arts Centre and the CBD, Quest Yelverton offers
spacious and luxurious 1 bedroom; studio and
2 bedroom apartments,with complimentary WIFI &
use of the Inspired Life Gym.
Historic Accommodation, Balcony Bar,
Licensed Restaurant, Lobby Lounge, cafГ©, functions,
Five, Two and One bedroom Suites
and Backpacker Accommodation available
call the hotel or go to the website to get more info
“Home of the Famous Hoover Mirror”
Quest Yelverton Kalgoorlie
210 Egan Street, Kalgoorlie. В WA В 6430
Palace Hotel
Cnr Maritana and & Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Tel: (61 8) 9022 8181
Fax: (61 8) 9022 8191
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.questapartments.com.au
Tel: (08) 9021 2788
Fax: (08) 9021 1813
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.palacehotel.com.au
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.
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]
ABN 64 628 948 993
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Comfort Inn Midas
Grand Hotel Boulder
Experience
the
Midas Touch
409 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie WA, 6430
www.midasmotel.com.au
[email protected]
Tel: 08 9021 3088 | Fax: 08 9021 3125
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Karaoke Nights - Friday nights from 8pm
Country Music Nights - Sundays from 6pm
Competition Darts - Competition darts on Tuesdays
Competition 8 Ball - Competition 8 ball on Thursdays
• Catering for Functions •
• Meals Available Tuesday - Sunday •
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Homemade pies, sausage rolls
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pasties & soups every day
• Standard Accomodation Available •
Grand Hotel Boulder
121 Burt Street Boulder WA
Tel: (08) 9093 1252
Fax: (08) 9093 1446
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Prospector Holiday Park
Centrally located, Air-conditioned chalets,
Shady sites for caravans and tents, playground,
large camp kitchen, pool, Pet friendly (sites only)
Free Valued Guest Card
Prospector Holiday Park
Corner Great Eastern Highway & Ochiltree St,
Somerville, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Tel: 1800 800 907
Fax: (08) 9021 2968
Email: [email protected]
The View On Hannans
Best Western Hospitality Inn
Located in the heart of Kalgoorlie, The View On
Hannans with the award winning Blue Monkey
Restaurant is the ideal base to explore Kalgoorlie and
the Goldfields. Experience the best in self contained
apartments and business class rooms featuring Foxtel,
Free box-office movies, High-speed Internet and
complimentary gym pass. Daily & weekly rates and
packages offered for corporate & tourist groups.
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!
The View On Hannans
430 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie WA
Tel: (08) 9091 3333
Fax: (08) 9091 3331
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.theviewonhannans.com.au
Best Western Hospitality Inn
560 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie WA
Tel: (08) 9021 2888
Fax: (08) 9021 1237
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.hospitalityinnkalgoorlie.com.au
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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]
Web: www.fraserrangestation.com.au
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OPEN 7 DAYS
9am-2pm
[email protected]
Ph: 9093 3055
Boulder Railway Station
Cnr Burt & Hamilton Street, Boulder
The Little Boulder
Sweet Shop
Natural Gold Nuggets
Gold Nuggets We Buy, We Sell.
Gold nugget jewellery with W.A. pearls,
Argyle diamonds and gold nugget pendants,
earrings, rings.
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm
Natural Gold Nuggets & Jewellery
150 Hannan Street,
Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
Tel: (08) 9021 5555
Fax: (08) 9021 5370
Email: [email protected]
Chunky Timbers
397 Hannan Street,
Corner of Hannan and Lane Street, Kalgoorlie
www.chunkytimbers.com
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Main Roads 24 Hour Customer Information Centre
For up to date information on state road conditions.
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Ora Banda Historical Inn
Authentic Dot Paintings,
didgeridoos, boomeranges,
carved emu eggs & more
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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]
Web: www.orabanda.com
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Geoff Watson
0457 890 449
288 Hay Street
Email [email protected]
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