QUEEN BEE'S COFFEE
Queen Bee's Coffee we came across in the parking lot at Centennial Park, Hannan street, Kalgoorlie.
This is a mobile service that arrived at 4am in the morning and closed about 1pm. The early time is to catch the shift workers, which they do, they come in the droves. We were at the free camp at the other end of the car-park watching the comings and goings. There were so many, that we decided it must be good! Over we went and put in our order to one of the friendly ladies behind the counter. At the same time, we began talking to the woman in my photo who told us this was the best coffee in Kalgoorlie.
Well, after drinking ours, I would have to agree - THIS IS THE BEST COFFEE IN KALGOORLIE!
Kalgoorlie in Outback Australia, is a busy mining city that is always on the go! Road Trains are the norm around here and I am not talking small ones, I am talking about three to four trailers that on the open road can travel at speeds up to 100 kms per hour, they were going faster than us towing the Caravan.
When one came up behind us, we gave the driver the all clear to pass by UHF and then slowed right down so he could get pass quickly and safely, that was for the both of us as they tend to suck you in towards them as they go past.
We never overtook a road train as we were never going fast enough, but if you do, make sure the road ahead is clear and visible for at least a kilometre ahead. Pass as quickly and and safely as possible. The roads were bitumen around here, so we didn't have any trouble with dust clouds that come with the Road Trains on dirt roads.
I loved seeing these big "beasts" - the "Kings of the Outback" on the road! If you haven't seen one on the road, then all you have to do is find a Mine or Trucking Depot and you will find plenty of them parked ready to go!
Signs are located on the roads around Kalgoorlie warning travellers that Road Trains are using this road and to be careful.
Take a look at the website to see some beauties in Australia.
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KEEP THE OLD - OUT WITH THE NEW!
What I liked about Kalgoorlie was the lack of new buildings. Yes, There were some but the majority of the old, historic buildings had been kept. A lot were restored and others weren't, hopefully in the future they will be - I think they will be!
As I walked along Hannan Street, I found the old fashioned tiling around the shop window and the pretty stained glass. It was so refreshing to see style and not just a modern, unattractive building.
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Boulder Market Day
The Boulder Market Day happens once a month on Burt Street. There are stalls of hand made products and crafts as well as cakes, jams and biscuits. Entertainment is provided for the children as well as other events. Market day happens on the 3rd Sunday of each month from about 10.00am to 1.00pm.
Location : Burt St, Boulder
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Kalgoorlie can get fairly cool during the winters with temps ranging from around 4.5C to 16.5C on average but it can get a lot colder from time to time. During summer an average temperature can be around 33.5C but can also get up to 40C when the northeasterly winds are blowing.
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