When you’re in Kalgoorlie, there is plenty to see and do, from tours and walks to flights over the Super Pit to get a panoramic view from the sky and much more. Kalgoorlie is also filled with art and culture that celebrates the creative community and its achievements. Below you’ll find a few popular recommendations on what to see and do while in on holiday in this bustling mining town.
Kalgoorlie Town HallThe old Kalgoorlie Town Hall is one of the most popular landmarks in town and one you certainly don’t want to miss!Source: Touring Selector
Located on the corner of Wilson and Hannan Streets, Kalgoorlie Town Hall is one of the most visited landmarks in town. It was built in 1908 as a theatre with an Edwardian style structure, and is filled with a rich decorative interior reflecting the town’s wealth during the gold boom era. The Kalgoorlie Town Hall is open Monday to Friday and curates free guided tours at 10:30am every Monday and Wednesday. No booking needed, so you can just walk in and get a strong dose of history!
Museum of the Goldfields
Experience the rich history of Kalgoorlie’s gold mining heritage at the Museum of the Goldfields, which is located on Hannan Street. Here you can learn about how people used to find gold, traverse the biggest state collection of gold nuggets and bars, and travel through time to hear the lives of mining families and the adversities they experienced. Relive the past to discover how it was like back then during the gold rush in one of the biggest open pit mines in Australia.
Super Pit LookoutExplore an active mining site right here in Kalgoorlie at the aptly named Super Pit.Source: Bahnfrend
Inevitably the most popular attraction in and around Kalgoorlie, the Super Pit Lookout is the second largest gold mine in all of Australia. More than 900,000 ounces of gold are mined from the spot every year with the pit stretching 3.7km (2.3 miles) long, 1.5km (.93 miles) wide, and more than 600 metres (1,969 feet) deep. It is located at the south-east edge of Kalgoorlie, which is just a short 10-12 minute drive from the town centre in your Kalgoorlie car rental. The attraction is open every day from 7am till 7pm with guided tours for visitors. You can even watch the blasts in real time; just call 90221100 for the blasting schedule so you don’t miss it!
Take a tour
Take a tour or two from the multitude of choices available, with everything from gold mining excursions and nature walks to indigenous cultural tours. This is a must-do for every visitor interested in Kalgoorlie’s deep and rich history. So head to down to the Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold Visitor Centre on Hannan Street to discover the many tour options available in this wonderful town. The staff are very friendly and informative and will happily provide you with advice to ensure that you’ll have unforgettable experiences while exploring Kalgoorlie. There is also a nice gift shop at the centre where you can purchase souvenirs from their wide selection. Don’t leave your family and friends without a piece of this historic town!