Kalgoorlie Travel Guide

  • Late afternoon at the Super Pit
    Late afternoon at the Super Pit
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  • Hannan Street
    Hannan Street
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  • Mining Hall of Fame
    Mining Hall of Fame
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Kalgoorlie Things to Do

  • 37/38/39/40 - INNER CITY TRAIL

    I am crossing the road now to see No 37 which is Hannans Club, purpose built as an exclusive Gentlemen's club in 1896. I have to walk back along Maritana Street away from the town centre and turn left at Dugan Street to find No 38 which is the Kalgoorlie Ex-Services Memorial Club. This Club building was once the home of the former Manager of...

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  • SIGNPOST GOLDFIELDS RACING MUSEUM

    My intention was to visit this Museum the same time as we went to the Races, what I didn't realize was - on Saturdays and Sundays IT IS CLOSED.It is OPEN 9 - 3.30PM MONDAY TO FRIDAYI was interested in the history of racing in this area, as back in the 1800's, there wasn't much in the way of entertainment.The Signpost Goldfields Racing Museum is...

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  • WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

    Another excellent Museum we found in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, was the Western Australian Museum. This Museum showcases the rich history of the Eastern Goldfields and the city’s mining heritage.We had already been to the Open Air Mine Museum which was excellent, this was different again.To enter the Museum we passed through gates, then followed a long...

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  • ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE

    The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) has one of its bases and a Museum in Kalgoorlie. It also does tours and if your lucky, one or two of the planes may be in the Hanger and not on a emergency.We arrived too late for the tour and were quite disappointed. We had a look at the museum and found the RFDS began as the dream of the Rev...

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  • 8 - INNER CITY TRAIL - AUSTRALIA HOTEL

    I cross the road at the traffic lights to have a look at my first Hotel in Kalgoorlie, believe me, there are dozens more! This is the Australia Hotel, but not the original which was gutted by fire in 1899. This double story building is the one which replaced it. When the cellars of the Hotel were dug out, they found alluvial gold!A bit of action...

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  • W.A. MUSEUM - POPPET HEAD

    You may remember me saying I walked under a Mine Poppet head to enter the Museum.This Poppet head is open to the public and can be accessed by public lift which took me nearly to the top. I didn't go any further, but you can go to the top by climbing some steep stairs.The 360° views are magnificent! I felt no need to go any higher as I had good...

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Kalgoorlie Hotels

  • Rydges Kalgoorlie Hotel

    21 Davidson Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6430, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Quest Yelverton

    210 Egan St, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6430, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • All Seasons Kalgoorlie Plaza Hotel

    45 Egan Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6430, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Kalgoorlie Restaurants

  • Hogs Breath Cafe

    Hogs Breath is a great casual café, and a good Aussie chain of restaurants. In Kalgoorlie.. on a Sunday night, we were looking for somewhere just to have dessert and coffee.. easy usually, but not in Kalgoorlie. We stopped at Monty’s but nothing tempting there, asked a local and found even the Dome was closed so we drove around and on the way to...

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  • Monty’s Restaurant

    Monty’s is a 24 hour café on Hannan Street. Originally it was a store which was opened in 1902 and operated by the Montgomery Brothers as an store selling furnishings, clothing and manchester. The store also operated a Lampson Rapid-Wire service plus a flying fox system for cash. It has been a restaurant since 1998. While its handy having a café...

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Kalgoorlie Nightlife

  • Grand Hotel

    The Grand Hotel is one of the historic bars in Kalgoorlie and has a skimpies bar. The hotel was built in 1896 and was Hannan Street’s first permanent hotel with 16 bedrooms and a billiard room and was fitted out with furniture from Adelaide. The first private telephone in the town was also installed in the hotel in 1987. The owner had a large ice...

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  • Kalgoorlie Hotel

    The Kalgoorlie Hotel has a restaurant which serves a mediterrean as well as moden cuisine. They also have wood-fired pizzas. Judds Restaurant is quite a favourite and overlooks Hannan Street. There is foxtel and pool tables as well as a TAB. The hotel was built in 1896 in a federation stile and has undergone major rennovations.

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  • The York Hotel

    The York Hotel was built in 1900 and is quite a unique design. Inside there is a dark wood carved central staircase which is really quite beautiful. During the 70’s the hotel was set to be demolished and form part of a large new hotel which encompassed the old Oriental Hotel as well (since demolished). Fortunately common sense in preservation...

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Kalgoorlie Transportation

  • Flights to Kal are surprisingly busy and...

    (work in progress)Because of the 'fly in, fly out' (FIFO) contracts that many mineworkers operate on - and the steady flow of consultants and other service providers coming in and out from Perth - the airport in Kal is an unexpectedly busy place.The good news is that there are many more flights between Kal and Perth than you would usually expect...

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  • The Indian Pacific

    The Indian Pacific passes Kalgoorlie on its 4352 km long journey from Sydney to Perth. I took the train from Adelaide to Kalgoorlie and enjoyed the trip a lot. Just had a place in the "cheap" seater section, but it was comfy enough for me. There's a lot of legroom, the seats do recline and there's even a shower in the carriage!I had to change the...

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  • Getting Around

    There is a Kalgoorlie-Boulder public bus service called the TransGoldfields service. The buses go from 101 Hannas Street to the suburbs of Lamington, Hannans and Piccadilly during the hours of 7.00am to 5.00pm on weekdays. There are also taxis to get you around – Twin City Cabs. If you don’t drive yourself to Kalgoorlie, then it is best to take...

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Kalgoorlie Shopping

  • CHEAP PHOTO PROCESSING

    KMart is a large discount store in Australia.I found a KMart in Kalgoorlie which was great as I wanted to get some photos processed. Instead of buying postcards, I made collage photos on my lap top of where I had been the last week/fortnight and sent them to friends and family along with a note. Cheaper and more personal!But where to get them...

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  • The Little Boulder Sweet Shop

    You won’t have any trouble finding this little shop, it is the brightest spot on Burt Street. They have a lot of sweets from other countries as well as their own special local unique treats. They will even post within Australia for you. Try some of their bacon flavoured nuts.Open: Wed - Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm. Sat .009am – 4.00pm and Sun 10.00am –...

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  • My favourite shop!

    This cute little shop takes you back in time, when you could buy your sweets by the piece. You find all kinds of local and imported sweets here aswell as home made icecream.The staff is lovely! Sweets, sweets, sweets

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Kalgoorlie Local Customs

  • 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...

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  • ROAD TRAINS

    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...

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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...

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Kalgoorlie Warnings and Dangers

  • PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

    Pedestrian crossings in Kalgoorlie are not like most crossings in Australia.Unless the road has been painted in Zebra stripes, then THE PEDESTRIAN MUST GIVE WAY TO THE TRAFFIC. This is the case in Kalgoorlie.BE AWARE - DO NOT WALK OUT IN FRONT OF THE TRAFFIC WITHOUT LOOKING TO SEE THE ROAD IS CLEAR.

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  • WIDE LOADS

    Wide loads is something you may come across in and around Kalgoorlie. New mining equipment is brought to the Kalgoorlie mines by semi-trailer.If the load is huge, then there will be several escorts and a Police escort, to make sure you pull off the road so the wide load can pass.The other problem is, if your caught behind one like we were several...

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  • Visit during 'Diggers & Dealers' at your...

    The highlight of Kal's calender is the legendary 'Diggers & Dealers' conference, which takes place in August each year and is the largest gold mining convention in the Southern Hemisphere. For a week, over 2,000 delegates, comprising miners, project financiers, equipment suppliers, consultants, the media - and doubtless a few extra skimpies drafted...

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Kalgoorlie Tourist Traps

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    by scrooge1947 Written May 9, 2003

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    This I started to put in my must see activities, kids would love it, but if only a short time in Boulder then its just a train ride with nothing very interesting to see.
    I will post the 3 other photos I took to show the little I could photo to say "been there, done that"
    On the history side in the 1890s the goldmine loop had over 60 passenger and goods trains using it every weekday.

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Kalgoorlie Off The Beaten Path

  • DAY TRIP TO MENZIES & LAKE BALLARD

    If your staying at Kalgoorlie, then a day trip to Menzies and Lake Ballard can be done. It's 180kms one way on straight sealed road to Menzies, then newly sealed road until the last few kms to Lake Ballard.As it happened, we were heading in this direction and further on, so we didn't need to do the day trip.Menzies is worth seeing though there is...

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  • Boulder Pioneer Cemetery

    Walking over the old cemetery and reading the inscriptions on the old, neglected graves brings us close to those early gold rush times. Many young guys died after accidents in gold mines, tombstones were set by their "mates" or "fellow employees" because they had no family around. Many children died at a very young age. Quite moving. Location: on...

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  • Palace Theatre

    The old Palace Theatre was one of two theatres built in Bolder. It was built in 1937 and is only one of two buildings in this art deco style which was popular at the time. Today the building is owned by local business and community residents who wanted to provide a centre for local youth. Location : Burt Street, Boulder

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Kalgoorlie Sports & Outdoors

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    by keeweechic Written Aug 15, 2007

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    This is a bike event which is held in June each year. The race was first held in 1928 and begain in Menzies, which is 81 miles north of Kalgoorlie with 24 riders virtually doing the ride on what was pretty much a dirty track. The event changed its name a couple of times but today is known as the Menzieis to Kalgoorlic Classic. The route has also improved a great deal since then. The fastest time so far (2007) has been 2 hours 28 mins.

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Kalgoorlie Favorites

  • LAUNDROMATS

    If you wish to save yourself some money, then take your washing to one of the Laundromats in Kalgoorlie- Boulder.Those to choose from areGoldfields Laundry service at 113 Burt Street, Boulder.Schmicko, the Scene of CleanShop 4/20 Maritana Street, Piccadilly• Complete Coin Operated Laundromat with change machine• Service Washing & Ironing (drop off...

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  • HISTORIC BURT STREET - THRIFT SHOP

    The Heritage listed Thrift shop in Burt street would have one of the nicest facades I have ever seen on one of these shops. Obviously, it had recently been restored because of the Earthquake. The shop is a ground floor commercial building designed in the Federation Free Classical style. The shop fronts are typical of that era.It is now the...

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  • PUBS IN KALGOORLIE - BOULDER

    In Kalgoorlie's hey-day, there were 93 Pubs and 8 Breweries operating there. This was before the water pipeline came to Kalgoorlie, a time when it was said "BEER WAS CHEAPER THAN WATER!"I can understand the thirsty miners coming back from a hard and hot day’s prospecting and heading to one of the Pubs for an icy cold beer. Not a lot has changed...

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