Kalgoorlie Boulder Tours Accommodation Information
Kalgoorlie Boulder offers a host of things to see and do for all ages and interests. Stay for a day, a weekend or a fortnight and you won’t be disappointed!This vibrant, expanding and exciting twin city is the hub at the heart of the Goldfields – one of the largest and most diverse tourism regions in Western Australia, that’s fast becoming one of the country’s most popular self drive holiday destinations.
The Golden Quest Discovery Drive Trail runs 965 kilometres through Western Australia's Goldfields from Coolgardie through to Laverton. This moderate Top Trail is a true adventure drive which commences approximately seven hours drive east of Perth and travels to 25 interpreted sites highlighting.
St Barbara Square and Statue in the heart of Kalgoorlie is home to a beautiful statue and fountain dedicated to Saint Barbara, who is recognised as the Patron Saint of Miners. Take a moment to sit and contemplate the significance of the statue in this historic gold rush town.Visit Kalgoorlie in December, and you can be a part of the St Barbara's Mining and Community Festival which takes place in St Barbara's Square. It was created to celebrate the strength of the mining industry.
Mining Hall of Fame - Set in the heart of the Western Australian Goldfields, the Mining Hall of Fame brings to life a new world of exploration and discovery. Put on a hard hat and travel 36 metres underground into one of Kalgoorlie’s oldest gold mines, witness a gold pour and try your hand at gold panning
A visit to the town of Boulder provides you with an opportunity to visit the Miners Monument located in the centre of the town. The monument was created to commemorate over 1,300 miners that have been killed since the gold rush of the 1890s.
You must see the famous Little Boulder Sweet Shop. Not only a sweet shop - also a stroll down memory lane. Join Cheryl for a chat and a taste of your childhood favourites including Aussie favourites and many sweets and chocolates from around the world including United Kingdom, New Zealand, United States of America and Holland.
The Gwalia Historical Museum is located in the old mine offices of the original Sons of Gwalia Gold Mine. It is well worth a visit before wandering through the deserted homes in the ghost town of Gwalia. The town has been well preserved and offers an eerie insight into the lives of the former mining community's residents.
Kalgoorlie Town Hall is an impressive heritage listed building which was completed in 1908. With it's grand facade and rich interior decoration, it reflects the City's immense wealth during the gold boom. The building consists of a municipal office, council rooms, Mayor's parlour, banqueting room, auditorium, and stage facilities. It is also home to Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold Visitor Centre.
Kalgoorlie Arboretum provides some excellent interpretive walk trails enabling you to explore the regions native flora. Take a leisurely walk through the trees allowing time to stop and identify the various species, whilst reading the informative plaques.
Tin Statues the size of Camels! A 2 hour drive south of Kalgoorlie Boulder, nestled on the main roundabout of Norseman, are some very cleverly constructed corrugated iron camels. As tall as the average human being, these camel statues command your attention - and are a tribute to the early camel trains that carried freight to and from the town.
Number Plate Collection, Gwalia 235kms north of Kalgoorlie Boulder, wandering through the protected area known as the Gwalia Historical Site, you might just stumble across an old mechanic's workshop with one of the best old car numberplate collections you'll find anywhere. While some people have an appreciation for collecting stamps, or trinkets, or shoes - the Goldfields are proud to feature Gwalia's Number Plate Collection - just one of the many stories on show from Gwalia's past.
Goldfields War Museum will be an enriching experience for anyone with an interest in Australia's history and warfare. Housing a vast collection of war memorabilia from citizens of the Goldfields, you will need several hours to explore all the museum has to offer.
Hammond Park is a lush green oasis in the middle of the outback mining town of Kalgoorlie. It has a diverse range of attractions to suit the whole family. Enjoy the walk through the park to the animal sanctuary, where you can get up close to kangaroos, emus and a variety of birds in the enclosed aviaries. Children will enjoy feeding the ducks at the large pond and looking out for the fish that come close to the surface in search of food.
The Goldfields Arts Centre is the premier and central cog of the Goldfields cultural and arts landscape. The Arts Centre boasts a 700 seat theatre with fully licensed bar facilities, featuring local community theatre to internationally acclaimed acts. With a new online ticketing system, it is easier than ever to book seats for our featured shows.