中文
Select Page

Things To Do in Goldfields

Discover what's going on in arts, events & culture

Discover what’s going on in arts, events & culture.

Check out travel guides for regional WA

Check out travel guides for regional Western Australia.

Explore winery guides for Perth and regional WA

Check out winery guides for Perth and regional WA.

Attractions in Kalgoorlie Goldfields Region


scroll=y


Boulder Market Days

Every third Sunday of the month and features local arts, crafts and stalls.

  • Activity:Art & Craft,Markets
  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Families

Details

Description

Held along historic Burt Street and in Loopline Park on the third Sunday of every month.  Boulder Market Day offers a great day of family fun, loaded with local crafts, displays, food stalls and entertainment.

Boulder is ideally suited for this type of community gathering with Loopline Park the focal point for entertainment, special displays and food stalls, along with  different community groups and stall holders fundraising and raising community awareness.

There are further amazing stalls under the refurbished historic Burt Street facades, from Hamilton Street to Brookman Street, with several local businesses open whilst the Markets are on.

Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines provide three, one-hour free bus tours of the Super Pit and other special project sites.  Tickets are available in front of the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society on Hamilton Street.

The Goldfields Brass Band and Veils of Gold perform on a regular basis in Loopline Park, along with other various groups entertaining the crowds as well.

With an average of 50 stalls each Boulder Market Day, stall bookings are essential every month.

Boulder Market Day - third Sunday of every month - rain, hail or shine!

Bush Ghoodhu Wongutha Tours

ush Ghoodhu Wongutha Tours gives you a glimpse into both the modern and ancient history of Kalgoorlie on a range of tours.

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Tour Locations:Kalgoorlie

Description

Bush Ghoodhu is a family business and are passionate about their country and culture. They offer a range of Cultural Experiences both in and around the town of Kalgoorlie. They can also tailor a cultural tour to meet your group’s specific needs. Visit the ghost town of Kookynie, explore the Anthony Gormley statues at Lake Ballard or experience a food foraging tour complete with a traditional bushtucker meal and Dreaming stories shared around the campfire.

Outback Discovery Tour

Your guide will pick you up or meet you at an arranged location. After a short drive to an outback destination, we begin with an informative bushwalk where you will learn how to recognise the tracks of local wildlife including kangaroos, emus, goanna or dingoes. We’ll stop to gather bushtucker and learn about medicine plants and their traditional uses. Some of these ancient medicine plants are today used in modern medicines and pharamaceuticals. Your guide will share with you the Wongutha names of places, animals and plants.

Town Tour

This family friendly walking tour is the perfect way to discover both the historic and cultural side of Kalgoorlie. You will visit significant Aboriginal places and learn about the traditional Wongutha way of life and culture. You will hear ancient Dreaming stories and local legends and yarns from the goldrush era. At the end of the tour get hands on traditional Wongutha tools, implements and hunting weapons.
You’ll learn the finer points of nyinji (spear) throwing using a murra, how to make a karlee (boomerang) come back and the traditional way to make a gundee (knife). Learn about the seasons and how understanding them taught the Wongutha people when and where to find food in the harsh desert environment. 

Overnight Tour

Immersive overnight cultural tours give visitors the complete On Country experience. Camp out beneath a blanket of stars and hear ancient Dreamtime stories retold around a campfire as they have been for millennia. Enjoy Wongutha bush tucker cooked the traditional way in an earth oven, visit sites of great spiritual and cultural significance, see local wildlife, learn to track animals and learn about traditional implements and tools. Ideal for schools, groups and team building.

Golden Quest Discovery Trail

The Golden Quest Discovery Trail is a unique self drive adventure through WA Goldfields. It offers the visitor a chance to experience the many historic, natural and cultural attractions of the WA Goldfields.````The Golden Quest offers the visitor the opportunity to explore the real WA Outback through a self guided experience.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Driving,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

Description

Since its launch in 2003, tens of thousands of adventurers from all parts of the globe have embarked upon the Golden Quest Trail. The Trail provides a rewarding exploration of a region that has contributed significantly to the fortunes of Australia as a nation. Indeed, Western Australia’s Goldfields is a region of surprisingly diverse landscapes, of remarkably rich history and heritage, and of memorable experiences for the contemporary traveller.

On behalf of the Board of the Goldfields Tourism Network, welcome to our territory. It’s no longer an actual ‘wild west’ frontier but it remains a vibrant force in furthering our nation’s well-being.
 

Goldfields Air Services

Since our inception in 1982 Goldfields Air Services (GAS) has enjoyed a steady growth in success to become one of Australia's most respected Charter Organisations

  • Open days/Times:Monday - Sunday
  • Activity:Flying / Scenic Flights
  • Type:Charters & Rentals
  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Tour Locations:Kalgoorlie Boulder Airport

Description

GAS operate to anywhere in Australia from our base at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, with the majority of flights being to remote outback locations not serviced by other forms of regular transport.

GAS have Commercial pilots on standby 24 hours a day to respond to your air transport requirements.

GAS maintenance engineers work to ensure the aircraft you charter is serviceable and ready to take-off when you need to.

GAS Operations staff are on call 24 hours a day to respond promptly to your aircraft charter enquiries and provide you with an obligation-free quote.

GAS provide aircraft and crews to the RFDS for their regular Clinics flights to many West Australian outback towns and communities.

G.A.S. are regularly requested to fly people and freight to:

  • Mine sites
  • Remote Aboriginal communities
  • Outback towns
  • Exploration drilling rig sites
  • Capital cities
  • Coastal towns & settlements

Goldfields Air Services' fleet of (8) eight aircraft include;

  • 3 x Beechcraft Super King Air 200 9- 10 seat twin turbine aircraft
  • 1 x Cessna 402C 8 passenger seat twin engine aircraft
  • 1 x Cessna 310R 5 passenger seat twin engine aircraft
  • 1 x Piper Arrow 3 passenger seat single engine aircraft
  • 1 x Piper Cherokee 3 passenger seat single engine aircraft
  • 1 x Cessna 172R 3 passenger seat single engine aircraft

Goldrush Tours

5 STAR LUXURY COACH TOUR COMPANY - Delivers visitors to the Goldfields. Local tour guides who know the region will take you back to the goldrush days and reveal the modern charms of the place.

  • Type:Tours,Charters & Rentals
  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+),Seniors
  • Activity:Mining Site

Details

Description

Local Kalgoorile and Goldfields area tour operator. Please visit our website for our current tour information. We also operate a weekly passenger servcice from Kalgoorlie to Laverton.

Gribble Creek Walk & Cycle Way

walk or cycle along Cribble Creek and check out the history of the Kakoda Trail during WW2 at Centennial Park along the way.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Type:Sites & Trails

Details

Description

Kalgoorlie Arboretum

Kalgoorlie Arboretum boasts a wide variety of native wildflowers, walk trails for all ages, picnic tables under the shade of river gums and a small dam that attracts waterbirds.

  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors,Families
  • Activity:Tree Farm
  • Type:Attractions
  • Open days/Times:Open Everyday

Details

  • Open Days:Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Kalgoorlie Arboretum is a great place for a picnic and to learn more about the trees of the Great Western Woodlands, which is the largest remaining area of intact Mediterranean climate woodland left on Earth.

The arboretum, set on 26 hectares of land at Hawkins Street adjacent to Hammond Park, is just five minutes from central Kalgoorlie. It was established in 1954 by the former Forests Department to test and demonstrate native and exotic trees for suitability to the semi-arid environment of the Great Western Woodlands. Since then, seed from these tree species has been exported to similar semi-arid countries around the world. About 60 eucalypt species have been planted in the past 40 years.

Kalgoorlie Super Pit

With a reputation for producing a decent slice of Australia’s gold bullion, it’s not surprising that Kalgoorlie is home to one of the biggest open cut mines in the world.

  • Type:Attractions
  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Mining Site

Details

Description

This massive operation, known as the Super Pit forms part of the 'Golden Mile', reputed to be the richest square mile of gold bearing earth in the world.
Getting up close to the Super Pit is a dwarfing experience.  At 320 metres deep, about 3km long and 1.4km wide this massive man made hole in the ground makes an awesome sight.
While it’s not possible to enter the pit, which operates 24 hours a day, you can still get a feel for it’s enormity from the nearby lookout platform which you’ll find just off the Goldfields Highway.
The view is amazing, giant mining trucks with tyres taller than the average person look more like tonka toys as they make their way to the deep base of the mine. 
The Super Pit Lookout is open every day from 8am until 9.30pm. Night time viewing is just as spectacular thanks to the massive lighting infrastructure.
You can drive yourself to the Lookout or Goldrush Tours offer a daily two hour History and Heritage trip ($25 for adults, $5 children) which includes a stop at the Super Pit Lookout, as well as visits to some of the historic buildings and streets of Kalgoorlie. Goldrush Tours, 1800 620 440.
If you’re not taking the tour, stop in at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre (ph 9021 1966) for times of daily Super Pit blasts visible from the Lookout.

Kalgoorlie Tours & Charters

Kalgoorlie Tours and Charters is a locally operated business specialising in giving visitors a fantastic experience in the Goldfields. 'The Super Pit Tour' is a must on your Kalgoorlie visit!

  • Activity:Mining Site
  • Type:Tours,Charters & Rentals
  • Suited For:Adults (18+)

Details

Description

Kalgoorlie Tours and Charters is a locally operated business specialising in giving visitors a fantastic experience in the Goldfields.

Join Kalgoorlie Tours & Charters on a 'Super Pit Tour'...the only tour operator that takes you inside the Super Pit Operations (Fimiston Mill & Open Pit Mine)

Kalgoorlie Tours Opening Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm  
  • Saturdays 9.00am – 1.00pm  
  • Sundays CLOSED 

Menzies Town Hall & Clock

The clock was installed in time for the New Years Eve celebrations in 2000. The small town had been without a clock since the original one sank on its way form England to Australia in 1905.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Type:Attractions

Details

Description

The first section of the Menzies Muncipal Buidling (front left) was erected in 1896 after rented offices were burnt down in July of that year. The brothers C. Robert Arnott and Charles W. Arnott were the architect and builder engaged in the erection of the original structure. In 1900, the building was extended to include Council Chambers, administration offices, and a public library and reading room with the town hall located at the rear of the building. In the centre main front is a clock tower rising to 28ft from floor level. The style of architechture is rural Italian, and the work was carried out by the architect Mr G Finlay under the supervision of the Town Clerk/Engineer Mr P Stuart.

A clock was ordered from England and sent out to Western Australia on the S.S Orizaba in 1905. The royal Mail Steamer "Orizaba" was steaming towards Fremantle on the 16th February 1905. There had been a month of heavy bushfires and a thick smoke haze hung over the coast. Proceeding slowly with the lead going "Orizaba"nevertheless lost her way and floundered off Garden Island. All passengers and crew were rescued, and a considerable amount of cargo was salvaged. However, nothing is known of the fate of the clock for the Menzies Town Hall – whether it went to the bottom of the ocean with the vessel or was salvaged and sold. It certainly never reached Menzies, and the town hall tower was without a clock until the new millenium in the year 2000.

Miners' Monument

Situated in the heart of the town, a monument that commemorates the miners who gave "the golden mile" its golden international name. Erected in 1984.

  • Type:Attractions
  • Activity:Statue
  • Suited For:Families

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Ngadju Culture Tours

The Ngadju Dancers of the Norseman Ngadju people, are the first and only traditional dance group from the southern Goldfields region (of Western Australia) to perform in public.

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Aboriginal Music, Art & Dance,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Tour Locations:Goldfields

Description

Key Experiences

-Tours of sacred and historic Aboriginal sites with a local Aboriginal tour guide
-Learning about the Aboriginal Dreamtime ( the Dreamtime are Aboriginal stories and legends of how the land was created)
-Learn about traditional Aboriginal hunting / gathering
-Learn about Aboriginal history and culture
-Cultural dance performances

Ninety Mile Straight

The longest stretch of road in Australia and most likely, the world. It runs from Balladonia to Caiguna - 146.6km. It makes for a great photo by the signs at either end.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Driving
  • Type:Attractions

Details

Description

Norseman Statue

Statue of the horse Hardy Norseman who uncovered gold in the town. His owner Laurie Sinclair later found the rich gold source that became the second richest goldfield in WA.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Type:Attractions
  • Activity:Statue

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

Orana Cinema Kalgoorlie

Bringing you the latest in cinema entertainment, Orana Cinemas have five locations across Western Australia all open 7 days.

  • Activity:Cinemas
  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Wheelchairs,Seniors
  • Open days/Times:7 days

Details

  • Open Days:School holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,Monday

Description

Bringing you the latest in cinema entertainment, Orana Cinemas have five locations across Western Australia all open 7 days.
 
Ticket Prices
ADULT - $17
CHILD - $11
COMPANION CARD - $9
CONCESSION - $15
FAMILY TICKET
(2 Adults, 2 Children) - $50
SENIOR - $11
STUDENT - $15

Paddy Hannan Statue

Statue of Paddy Hannan. Have a drink from his water bag.

  • Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors,Families
  • Type:Attractions
  • Activity:Statue

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

The original Paddy Hannan Statue was erected in 1929. This statue has been refurbished and is now located inside the Kalgoorlie Town Hall. 

St Barbaras Square

Statue of St Katherine - patron saint of miners in the middle of the square.

  • Type:Attractions
  • Activity:Statue
  • Suited For:Families

Details

Description

Super Pit Lookout

View of Australia's biggest open-cut gold mine, The Super Pit which is a massive 290m deep, 1.5km wide and 4km long. Be there for one of the daily blast times.

  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Mining Site,Lookout
  • Type:Attractions

Details

Description

Get a feel for the mine's enormity from the nearby lookout platform which you'll find just off the Goldfields Highway.

The view is amazing - giant mining trucks with tyres taller than the average person look more like tonka toys as they make their way to the deep base of the mine.

The Super Pit Lookout is open every day from 8am until 9.30pm. Night time viewing is just as spectacular thanks to the massive lighting infrastructure.

You can drive yourself to the Lookout or Goldrush Tours (ph 1800 620 440) offer a daily three hour History and Heritage tour ($50 for adults, $25 children) which includes a stop at the Super Pit Lookout, as well as visits to some of the historic buildings and streets of Kalgoorlie.

If you're not taking the tour, stop in at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre (ph 9021 1966) for times of daily Super Pit blasts visible from the Lookout.

Windarra Minesite Lookout

Mt Windarra overlooks the site of the nickel mine that had its birth through the extraordinary global stock market frenzy associated with the exploration company Poseidon NL (No Liability).

  • Suited For:Families
  • Type:Attractions

Details

Description

Mt Windarra overlooks the site of the nickel mine that had its birth through the extraordinary global stock market frenzy associated with the exploration company Poseidon NL (No Liability).
 
This was in 1969-70, marking the pinnacle of Western Australia’s famed ‘nickel boom’ that has, through dramatic highs and lows, endured to this day. It was through Poseidon NL that thousands of ordinary ‘mum and dad’ Australians were first tempted to ‘play’ the stock market.  At the time, most lost out, but a select few made fortunes of considerable proportions. Some think of it as the Poseidon ‘Mis-adventure’ yet it represented a watershed moment in the history of Australia’s enduring love affair with investing in precious, semi-precious, and base metals.

The Poseidon story is an extraordinary tale.  In September 1969, an Adelaide-based exploration company Poseidon NL announced the discovery a rich nickel lode in WA’s remote goldfields. For canny early investors (read ‘inside traders’), what followed was a thrilling roller-coaster ride, with shares rocketing through the stratosphere within a matter of weeks. But from a breathtaking high of $280, an extraordinary series of revelations saw the trading price plummet with equal speed.

Thanks to the sensational revelations of the post-crash inquiry by the Rae Senate Select Committee, the ‘cowboy’ miners and share traders would be ‘reined in’, with new stock market regulations leading to the establishment of the Australian Companies and Securities Commission and a single Australian Stock Exchange – the ASX. Gambling in stocks would never be quite the same again.

You May Also Like

Picabar has been saved at last

Picabar has been saved at last

After almost a year of campaigning, Picabar has finally been saved! The popular Northbridge bar and rendezvous spot near the...
Read More
Madcap musical The Yeomen of the Guard lands this month

Madcap musical The Yeomen of the Guard lands this month

An ensemble musical comedy, The Yeomen of the Guard, is coming to UWA’s Dolphin Theatre for a gripping season from...
Read More
Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show returns in November

Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show returns in November

Dates have been announced for the 2019 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show. Presented by the Swan Valley & Regional...
Read More
The Hope Fault premieres at WAAPA

The Hope Fault premieres at WAAPA

A rich tapestry of familial drama, The Hope Fault will premiere at WAAPA’s newly refurbished Enright Studio from 11 –...
Read More
Where to spend Oktoberfest in Perth

Where to spend Oktoberfest in Perth

Whether you’re an Oktoberfest first-timer (heaven forbid) or you’ve been 100 times before - chances are you haven’t heard about...
Read More
Two new cafes in Perth are calling for your coffee order

Two new cafes in Perth are calling for your coffee order

In an age of international days dedicated to anything from Mad Hatter to dog biscuits, let's face it - International...
Read More
What’s new at this year’s Ascot Racing Carnival

What’s new at this year’s Ascot Racing Carnival

Get ready to play this spring at the Ascot Racing Carnival, starting with Crown Perth Opening Day on Saturday October...
Read More
Leap into the school holidays with On Our Beach

Leap into the school holidays with On Our Beach

The school holidays are about to launch and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has the perfect hands-on live adventure for the...
Read More
7 ways to embrace the school holidays

7 ways to embrace the school holidays

It’s easy to think of school holidays as a time to be ‘survived’ but with so much to do around...
Read More
Yirra Yaakin’s Zac James discusses Ice Land

Yirra Yaakin’s Zac James discusses Ice Land

How do you write about an issue as huge as meth? Personal experience helps. Zac James is Yirra Yaakin’s Associate...
Read More
SCOOP