"Kalgoorlie-Boulder" Top 5 Page for this destination Kalgoorlie by bijo69

Kalgoorlie Travel Guide: 256 reviews and 693 photos

Kalgoorlie and its sister town Boulder are WA's gold towns. The rush started back in 1839 when a prospector found gold lying around on the surface. Nowadays the gold is mined on a large industrial scale. Have a look at the enormous Super Pit, the largest open cut gold mine in Australia. It will be 3,8 km long, 1,35 km wide and 500m deep when completed.
You also sound miss the Mining Hall of Fame where you can visit an old underground goldmine and wash gold yourself.
Another feature of Kalgoorlie is the beautiful pub architecture, especially along Hannan Street.

  • Last visit to Kalgoorlie: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    All that natural minerals has offered a lot for the culture and work in the outbacks. Good job of discussing this area.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Another fabulous little page about your Australia trip. I just hope you didn't spend too much money in the sweet shop. *winkygrin*

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2008 at 12:17 AM

    Thank you for your good and interesting information I must decide yet if I will go to search "Gold"in my next trip to Australia

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Ah the Gold rush if only it had lasted till I got there!! Nice virtual tour for me!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    Great that you broke your trans-Australian journey to visit this historically and commercially important town. What tales those old pubs could tell! leyle

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2007 at 5:49 PM

    Hi Birgit, Visited Kal many times but have not seen as much as you did, will shame me into driving 700 km to see the place properly.

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2006 at 9:23 PM

    Australia has so many faces! I just saw on your HP, you're going to Tonga as well, wow, you'll have an unforgettable trip! And sunny weather too:)) Have fun!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2006 at 11:17 AM

    I'm almost feeling the heat again!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2006 at 6:00 AM

    Read in geography classroom about this gold mining town. Thanks for sharing the pics.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2006 at 11:35 PM

    Gotta love those Sweet Memories ;~)


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