Top 10 Interesting Things to Do

Top 10 Interesting Things to Do

There is more than just gold that will send you rushing to Kalgoorlie-Boulder. With an array of renowned events and must-see attractions, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is definitely one city that deserves a ranking on your bucket list. From the world’s largest golf course at Nullarbor Links, to prospecting for gold, or seeing one of the nation’s most popular racing events live in action, there is always something fun and exciting to see and do in this iconic Australian town.
 
1. Tee off at Nullarbor Links
Golf lovers will be blown away with the World’s Longest Golf Course experience, with an 18-hole par 72 golf course, situated along 1,365 kilometres of the Eyre Highway. There is one hole in each participating town or roadhouse, with the first hole starting in Kalgoorlie and finishing in Ceduna, South Australia. Not only is this a golf course with a difference, it’s a fantastic opportunity to experience outback Australia with its rugged and natural terrain making for the perfect backdrop.
 
2. Enjoy a day at the races
Nothing beats the style and excitement of the races. And no town in WA does it better than the Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The town’s racing club plays host to 24 race meetings a year and one of the most iconic racing events in the nation, “The Kalgoorlie Cup”. Join thousands from across the country and get ready to frock up for a racing event like no other. Discover more here
 
3. Mind blowing Super Pit Tour
Experience a modern-day gold rush as you step on to Australia’s largest gold producing mine, the Super Pit. Here you will see live in action a working mine site, travel alongside 793 dump trucks and maybe even see a real-life blast from the lookout. With a state rich in natural resources, this is said to be one of the most popular attractions in the Goldfields and a must-see experience for all locals and visitors.
 
4. A rare art experience
The Boulder Town Hall hosts the Goatcher Curtin created by internationally renowned theatre artist, Philip Goatcher. Using the Tromp-l’oeil painting style, art lovers will delight in seeing the famous and last remaining working stage curtain of its kind in Australia. The curtain includes stunning scenes of the Bay of Naples and a Neapolitan scene with Mt Vesuvius in the background.

5. Learn iconic history at the Museum of the Goldfields
Learn about the Western Australian gold rush of the late 1800’s and the rich history of the Eastern Goldfields. Kalgoorlie was the birth city of the mining resources sector and plays a pivotal role in the history of Western Australia. Not only will you step back in time to this iconic era but also witness the largest collection of gold bars and nuggets in the state of Western Australia.
 
6. Sit front row opening night at the Goldfields Arts Centre
The Goldfields Arts Centre hosts world-class shows and performances, including the WA Ballet, the WA Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. No need to travel far to experience the best in culture and arts, you're bound to find a performance to delight you right here in our backyard.
 
7. Strike gold
Step back in time and walk the steps of the old prospectors. Learn the tools of the trade to source your very own gold and immerse yourself in this fun and fully interactive experience as you become your very own gold prospector.
 
8. Fall in love with local markets
A stroll through the markets never disappoints - The Boulder Market Day is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month. The market features a wonderful display of market stalls with handmade crafts and the best of our local produce.
 
9. Take a Heartwalk
Immerse yourself in colourful and vibrant street art from 40 local, indigenous and Western Australian artists. Walk the trail and take an Instagram worthy snapshot of high-quality murals found across the town in empty shop windows and blank walls.

10. Experience a true-blue Aussie pub
To truly experience the great Australian outback, why not stop in and visit The Broad Arrow Tavern. Over 100 years old and built in 1896, this is your quintessential Aussie pub with beers on tap and a famous burger to try. Located along the Goldfields highway, simply make your way there and get a taste of the great life as a Kalgoorlie-Boulder local. Or take the long way home and visit the Beaten Track Brewery for the best in local craft beers with unique flavours.

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