Travel Blogs from Kalgoorlie - Boulder, Australia

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'Put him on a plane..', Kalgoorlie - Boulder, Western Australia, Australia travel blog

'Put him on a plane..'

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... good. Today saw us squeeze ourselves into the liveliest event of the year: race day - a huge day here in Kalgoorlie and a perfect opportunity to see something other than fluorescent jackets and empty glasses. The weather was glorious, the beer ...

Two weeks, two wheels.., Kalgoorlie - Boulder, Western Australia, Australia travel blog

Two weeks, two wheels..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... Australia, taking in Albany, Denmark and the magic of Margaret River before rolling up wearily into Perth. This corner of Australia is stunning - a well kept secret they reckon - so it should make for an interesting ride, especially considering the ...

'Some People are Douche Bags..', Kalgoorlie - Boulder, Western Australia, Australia travel blog

'Some People are Douche Bags..'

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... or buses to get to work - just a short flight of stairs down to the restaurant. Happy days. So what's the catch? Simple. Kalgoorlie's a modest little town in the middle of the baking dust. There's nothing much to do here, so there's not a fat lot to ...

Dickhead Central, Kalgoorlie - Boulder, Western Australia, Australia travel blog

Dickhead Central

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... here in Boulder. This is the big driving force I was talking about. Take a look. It's the largest open-cast mine in Australia and is absolutely stupid in size. The tiny dump trucks you can see down there are those giant goliath machines that make cars ...

'Hard' times.., Kalgoorlie - Boulder, Western Australia, Australia travel blog

'Hard' times..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... and chugs away effortlessly. There's so much money flying around here you can almost smell it in the air. Kalgoorlie is without doubt Australia's 'Vegas', and with their food, accommodation and expenses covered (and the staggering rate of pay they get) ...

Can you hear me now?, Kalgoorlie - Boulder, Australia travel blog

Can you hear me now?

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... the back of the bike; an excitable and inquisitive trip to see the 'World's best beaches' down in a remote corner of Western Australia; and more redneck tales that will leave you dazed. Until then, crack a coldie and grow a grin.. Woz.. (Dan, ...

A Detour... North.., Kalgoorlie - Boulder, Western Australia, Australia travel blog

A Detour... North..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... chunky all-in-one pub/restaurant/bookies/hotel/accommodation places that you see standing majestically on almost every intersection. Kalgoorlie was - and still very much is - a booming little gold-mining town. Apart from its faithful locals the ...

Leaving Feralsville, Kalgoorlie - Boulder, Western Australia, Australia travel blog

Leaving Feralsville

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... their tenacious hell bent will to zip up the nearest facial orifice, as if their life depended on it. They actually call it 'The Kalgoorlie Wave'. I kid you not. It's a world of torment and I'll be glad to see the back of it. Anyway.. Linda's ...

Trying to live harmoniously with rednecks, Kalgoorlie - Boulder, Western Australia, Australia travel blog

Trying to live harmoniously with rednecks

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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'Heat delirium - a state of aggressive (often violent) mental agitation caused by the prolonged exposure to excessive relentless heat..' Current temp: early forties, approaching fifties (°C). It's been a bit of a game trying to convey what it's ...

NIVEAU?, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

NIVEAU?

A travel blog entry by worldwidewidu

Wilkommen in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, dem Goldmienenimperium in Australien,velleicht meinem zukuenftigen Arbeitsplatz fuer ie naechsten 1 1/2 Jahre oder auch einem ziemlich schmutzigem Fleckchen. Kalgoorlie hat ungefaehr 30000 Einwohner, 50 Meter breite ...

Preparation, Boulder, Australia travel blog

Preparation

A travel blog entry by tourdeoz

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Well I had a horrid night sleep, caravan park lights and tents don't mix, it was daylight all night, went to Coffee Club for brekky, had a brekky wrap and a coffee, next door was Woolworth's, got some supplies, then went to the airport to ...

Kalgoorlie- Ogromna kopalnia zlota, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie- Ogromna kopalnia zlota

A travel blog entry by skleroz75

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... trzy stany. Ale przygoda! Przyejechalismy dzisiaj 560km i nawet tego nie poczulismy, tak jestesmy nakreceni. Nocujemy dzisiaj w Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Jest to piekne, stare blizniacze miasteczko o bujnej historii zwiazanej z poszukiwaniem i wydobyciem zlota. ...

There's gold in them thar hills!, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

There's gold in them thar hills!

A travel blog entry by markgemmell

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... on driving! So, after travelling through Northham, Cundering, Kellerberrin, Burracoppin, Yellowdine and Boorabbin, I made it to Kalgoorlie-Boulder... Established in 1893 after gold was discovered nearby, Kalgoorlie-Boulder (or Kal) is actually a ...

Looking for gold - or a door handle will do!, Boulder, Australia travel blog

Looking for gold - or a door handle will do!

A travel blog entry by kyser

... , but he has obviously started to enjoy being a kept man. We found out this morning whilst feeding the lambs that half of Kalgoorlie was going to be in Esperance for the next fortnight, as we have accidentally arrived here at the start of the WA school ...

Der Goldrausch hat uns, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

Der Goldrausch hat uns

A travel blog entry by nadja-silu

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... die Nullarbor Wüste wären wir sehr gespannt gewesen, doch so haben wir immerhin die Möglichkeit, die Goldgräberstadt Kalgoorlie-Boulder etwas auszukundschaften. Wir nutzen die Gelegenheit und schauen uns noch einmal das Super Pit an. Wie erwartet ist ...

Kalgoorlie - big and rich mining town, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie - big and rich mining town

A travel blog entry by eremita

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... , as we were expecting something local or maybe Aboriginal artefacts but they were selling mostly standard, commercial staff. Kalgoorlie and Boulder were built up on the local mining industry. There are many historical buildings and numerous hotels. Both ...

3 nights at Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Boulder, Australia travel blog

3 nights at Kalgoorlie/Boulder

A travel blog entry by mike_margaret

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... he invited us to his caravan for boerewors, sadza (Mielie pap) and relish!  Over the couple of days in Boulder/Kalgoorlie we had an interesting time looking at the beautiful old historic buildings of Kalgoorlie but sadly the ones in Boulder ...

Vom Ozean ins Outback, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

Vom Ozean ins Outback

A travel blog entry by mir2

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... Reise ins rote Zentrum an. Ziel war es, die rund 400 Kilometer in die drittgrösste Stadt von Western Australia, Kalgoorlie Boulder, zurückzulegen. Da unterwegs kaum Sehenswertes auf uns wartete, fuhren wir – abgesehen von ein paar ...

Motorhomes everywhere, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

Motorhomes everywhere

A travel blog entry by goanna-geoff

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Welcome to Kalgoorlie. We have been at the Rally site since Monday. Somewhere around 800 motorhomes on site. We traveled from Leonora with some motorhomers,  Colin, June, Bob, Rose, Leon & Brenda who adopted us at the Leonora sports ground. ...

Gold fever, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

Gold fever

A travel blog entry by maggiepa12

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... !!  Col was impressed with the number of hotels in the town,  lost count but we went to a couple! Left Kalgoorlie and travelled through Coolgardie, a small reminder of what a great mining town it once was, and then onto Southern Cross, camped ...

Gold Dust, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

Gold Dust

A travel blog entry by jenny_albie

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... Kalgoorlie has some amazing old buildings, the architecture dates back to the gold rush days and lots have been restored. Kalgoorlie was discovered in January 1893, when prospectors Patrick (Paddy) Hannan, Tom Flanagan, and Dan O'Shea were ...

Kalgoorlie Motor Home Rally, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie Motor Home Rally

A travel blog entry by gwenandron

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We entered the gates of the Oasis Centre in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, where our 26th National CMCA Rally was held, on Friday, October 7, after stocking up with more drugs to cure my 'wog' and help Ron sleep!  Beautiful grounds, very level and lovely green ...

Kalgoorlie : Red & Gold, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie : Red & Gold

A travel blog entry by slowcoach

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... work.Yes employees still get paid during this time. Another tour we did was a tour of the last remaining working brothel in Kalgoorlie.in their heyday there were 25 brothels in Hay street a main street in the CBD of Kalgoorlie.The Madam was very ...

sunrise and troppo, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

sunrise and troppo

A travel blog entry by offexploring

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... and drive in. oh, yeah, the attraction. Uncle Coota is the nickname given to our CEO. its abit of a joke at hte pub in kalgoorlie and perth when we go out for drinks and someone asks whos paying. if its on the company card, "Uncle Cootas got this round" ...

DAY 134 -  FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER – ESPERANCE T, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

DAY 134 - FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER – ESPERANCE T

A travel blog entry by djross

... worries. We stopped for lunch in Norseman where they had a playground for the kids to expel some energy and then it was onto Kalgoorlie. We arrived about 4.30pm and checked into the caravan park. As we were checking in the kids found a brochure for an all ...

DAY 135 -  SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER – KALGOORLI, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

DAY 135 - SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER – KALGOORLI

A travel blog entry by djross

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... Centre in town. On the drive in we remembered why the hotel last night had scaffolding around it. In April this year, the Kalgoorlie-Boulder area was hit by a 5.0 magnitude earthquake. This resulted in a lot of the older buildings being damaged, one ...

DAY 137 -  MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER – KALGOORLIE, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

DAY 137 - MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER – KALGOORLIE

A travel blog entry by djross

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... nbsp;                  Fuel Cost at Kalgoorlie-Boulder  $1.219 ...

Ready to leave at 7.30am!!!, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

Ready to leave at 7.30am!!!

A travel blog entry by judmat

Hyped up and ready to leave at 7.30am!! ...

DAY 136 -  SUNDAY 7TH NOVEMBER – KALGOORLIE, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

DAY 136 - SUNDAY 7TH NOVEMBER – KALGOORLIE

A travel blog entry by djross

Well as we had another spare day up our sleeve we decided to head to the Kalgoorlie Baptist church for the morning. The service reminded us a bit like Grange in Adelaide which was nice. We were not sure on the kids program and no-one volunteered the ...

(3850KM from Start) The Nullarbor Part 4, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia travel blog

(3850KM from Start) The Nullarbor Part 4

A travel blog entry by coopertravel

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 We left the Nullarbor in Norseman, then headed North to Kalgoorlie-Boulder, a gold mining town and home of the Golden Mile - the richest square mile of gold-bearing earth in the world.  Gold was discovered here in 1892.  KB ...

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