Kalgoorlie – Golden Centre Road Trip

The centre of the Goldfields area, Kalgoorlie is the historical heart of our State’s golden past and present glory.

Known for having a pub on every corner, and populated with a mix of locals, tourists and hard-working miners, the commercial centre of this town can shock and delight in equal measure.

Kalgoorlie’s somewhat seedy past can still be found in its single remaining brothel, Questa Casa, which offers daily tours.

The vibrant shopping district offers everything you would find in a big city, with services geared to both tourists and locals.

Music and loud laughter can spring from various taverns as the hard working men and woman arrive to shake off the red dust and relax before another hard, hot day.

Locals are proud of the historical significance of this vital gold mining town, and the various museums are a well preserved wealth of knowledge.

With the occasional oasis of green amongst the rich umber red of the landscape, Kalgoorlie offers an impressive glimpse into life in Australia’s red centre.  Super wide streets built to carry the enormous mining machinery, offer a vast vista across the flat terrain.

The town perches, almost precariously, upon the lip of a giant open cut mine, aptly called the Super Pit.  Standing on the lookout and peering down into this man made hole truly gives you a sense of your own insignificance.

But this town is not all about mining.  The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Race Club is a hive of activity with the Kalgoorlie Cup the pinnacle of its racing season.  The Kalgoorlie Golf Course is well known, and no avid golfer could miss the chance to play the final two holes of the longest golf course in the world, the Nullabor Links.

A fantastic destination for those wanting to delve into our state’s golden past, or for anyone wanting to experience what life is like in the largest town in WA’s Goldfields interior.  Check out Kalgoorlie’s Tourism Page for more information.

 

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Time of Year

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Time of Year

Open during the Dry Season from April to October, check the exact dates here.

Kalgoorlie is a fantastic destination year round, with an average of 2-3 days of rain each month.

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Weather

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Weather

Mostly sunny hot days.

Temp – Daytime 31-36°C

Nighttime 17-23°C

October – May – 12° to 34°C
May – October – 5° to 22°C

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How to Get Here

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How to Get Here

Self driving from Perth – 3,226km’s inland, or 3,332km coastal road.

Fly to Kununurra – El Questro Station offer a shuttle service twice daily.

Air transfer – Helicopter to El Questro Station, or small plane.

Driving the 600 kilometres from Perth into Kalgoorlie takes around 6.5 hours, an easy and pleasant option for many.

There is a very comfortable daily train journey from Perth to Kalgoorlie.

Flights from Perth to Kalgoorlie operate daily

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