At the centre of the Goldfields is Kalgoorlie, bustling with the latest gold booms – the town’s grand colonial architecture is well kept and lies testament to its success and the hardships that have been overcome. Responsible for producing a tenth of the world’s gold until recently the current world gold price flashed across a screen on the main street to emphasise the central role this town plays in the gold industry.
Kalgoorlie is Australias largest inland city and is the heart of gold mining in Australia. 579km east of Perth, Kalgoorlie boasts grand historic buildings, fine dining, character accommodation, even a five star resort and a busy nightlife and a warm country welcome.
The famous Kalgoorlie Race Round, historic Coolgardie and nearby ghost towns, gold panning, and world famous Two-up games are all part of the living history of the goldfields. The area has been called richest square mile on earth and you can visit the impressive operational open-cut Super Pit mine.
Enjoy the vibrancy of this bustling town. Visit one of the many proper Aussie pubs, grab a cold drink and explore the photos and memorabilia over the walls. You will feel the special country warmth of the Kalgoorlie welcome. Perhaps share a yarn with a local character or two. But don’t be surprised if that unassuming looking fellow with the long beard just happens to be a gold prospecting millionaire.