Visiting Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Visiting Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Welcome to our vibrant, expanding and exciting City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, located in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. As one of the largest and most diverse regions in WA, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is fast becoming one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. Kalgoorlie-Boulder is rich with history, the finest examples of heritage architecture and complimented by a dynamic and cosmopolitan vibe, offering a unique destination.
 
Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s thriving days of glory began in 1893 when Irish prospectors Paddy Hannan, Tom Flanagan and Daniel Shea were travelling and forced to stop when one of their horses cast a shoe. During their halt in the journey, the men found 100 ounces of alluvial nuggets that led to one of Australia’s greatest gold rushes ever witnessed.
 
Kalgoorlie-Boulder offers a combination of excitement, interest and adventure. This sophisticated bustling City is where the past is always on show. If you are looking for a special place where you can indulge your love of the friendly outback hospitality and wonderful history, then you have struck gold!

History and Heritage
Immerse yourself in Goldfields history by visiting the Boulder and Kalgoorlie Town Halls, Local History Archives, Goldfields War Museum and Collections, offering visitors a rewarding cultural experience.

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Beautiful Outdoors
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder offers wonderful parkland facilities, a favourite being Hammond Park, which is home to a range of native animals, featuring children’s play equipment and barbeque facilities and cafe. The Arboretum is also a popular choice and is the perfect spot for a stroll with its wide variety of indigenous flora, small dam, interpretive walk trails and recreational facilities. All of the City’s parks and reserves provide a perfect venue for picnics and family outings.

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People often visit Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Goldfields with a dream of striking it rich and finding gold. There are a number of  regulations in place surrounding fossicking and prospecting in Western Australia, so make sure you are fully informed before you go looking for gold. 

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Arts and Culture
Kalgoorlie-Boulder has a vibrant arts community and hosts lots of exciting festivals and events throughout the year. From the Multicultural Festival to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize, as well as shows and concerts at the Goldfields Arts Centre, there is something for everyone.

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Sports and Leisure
Kalgoorlie-Boulder is home to world-class facilities open all-year round.
 
The Kalgoorlie Golf Course is a premier 18-hole championship golf course, designed by top course architect Graham Marsh. Surrounded by unique flora and fauna, this course boasts spectacular desert views and lush green fairways. It is also the host for two holes of the Nullarbor Links course, an 18-hole course spanning 1,365 kilometres from Ceduna in South Australia, to Kalgoorlie. This spectacular course is complimented by the perfect location to relax and enjoy a meal in the stunning Goldfields landscape; The Waterhole Bar and Bistro.

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Visitors and locals can also enjoy the excellent recreational facilities at Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre, the focal point for sporting, recreation and leisure pursuits for the community. Featuring a stadium, health club, aquatic centre, heated indoor pool, child-friendly swimming areas, 10-metre high waterslide, fully equipped gymnasium and indoor and outdoor playing fields, the centre is open all-year round.

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Events and Festivals
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is home to a range of events and festivals throughout the year, from a summer sunset concert series, to festivals for all ages and Christmas celebrations, you will always find something to do.
 
Come and explore what’s on in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
 
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Need more information?
Discover the best of Kalgoorlie-Boulder by making your first port of call to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre as you arrive in town. The award winning team can help you plan your next visit with comprehensive local information, tour, travel and accommodation bookings, customer service and advice.
 
The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre is open seven days a week so start planning your trip today.
 
Phone: (08) 9021 1966
Email: visitors@kalgoorlie.com
Location: Kalgoorlie Town Hall, 316 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie

Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays – 9:00am to 1:00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday. Open from 12:00pm on ANZAC Day.

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