Travel Blogs from Kalgoorlie, Australia

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If it wasn't for gold, this would not exist, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

If it wasn't for gold, this would not exist

A travel blog entry by sywert

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Kalgoorlie, gold mining town. This Super Pit still makes $2M a day. Huge machinery is at work, the main source of income and employment.  Prostitution seems legal in this town, guided tours through brothels are offered in the afternoon. ...

My Ride in the Police Car, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

My Ride in the Police Car

A travel blog entry by samaraclifford

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... with skimpies by 7am, drunk two pints of larger by 9am and hungover by midday. That sentence may sound like I have fully embraced Kalgoorlie life and become a complete bogan, although the order of events and times is a bit mixed up. It is much more ...

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. ...

Kalgoorlie for three sleeps, Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie for three sleeps

A travel blog entry by travellincol

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... the main Street (Hannah Street) and one can have a drink from his water bag - Good of him I thought. While in Kalgoorlie I applied for a WA license and vehicle registration since my fundamental plan is to stay in WA for six months (after three months ...

Auf zum Holland Track, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Auf zum Holland Track

A travel blog entry by lacanausurfer

... denn ich bin gerade dabei die 7 Steinschläge auf der Windschutzscheibe zu flicken. Die habe ich mir gestern wenige Kilometer vor Kalgoorlie auf dem Highway eingefangen, als mir so ein blöder Mining-Truck entgegen kam und eine Wolke von Steinen mit sich ...

Kaltes Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kaltes Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by lacanausurfer

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... Dreck in den Ecken und Kanten unterhalb der Maschine gefunden. Natürlich nicht wirklich viel... Im Hammond Park hier in Kalgoorlie steht die Burg Breitenstein! Nachgebaut mit vielen vielen (Halb-)Edelsteinen. Den Campingplatz hier habe ich noch für ...

Home to Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Home to Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by rodnbin

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... Day 6 Watched another sunrise across the lands (haven't missed one yet) before breakfast, pack up and on the road heading for Kalgoorlie. Splashed a bit of fuel in at Baladonia and drove on. The kids have travelled great so far and no issues at all. ...

Gold rush Town, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Gold rush Town

A travel blog entry by laura-scot

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... stuck around for the rest of the time we were there. Typical. In the bloody desert! Paddy's day fell in the middle of our Kalgoorlie visit as well, which went down in typical Paddy's day fashion, with huge drunkeness in an irish bar, and a bit of trad ...

Goldtown, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Goldtown

A travel blog entry by goanna-geoff

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... been interesting to get back to the heat of the inland. We did a day trip up to Lake Ballard to check out the "Inside Australia" sculptures by Anthony Gormley. When we were here for the Rally in October it had rained and was supposed to be too wet to get ...

Summer storms, Lake Douglas, Australia travel blog

Summer storms

A travel blog entry by goanna-geoff

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... to learn more about this photography game. Some photo's were handheld and some were taken from a tripod. Played golf at the new Kalgoorlie golf course today, great grass course in the desert. First 2 holes of the Nullabour Links course, done & dusted. ...

Kuriositätensammlung, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kuriositätensammlung

A travel blog entry by lacanausurfer

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... . Dort muss ich auch noch einmal hin, denn es gibt einiges zu besichtigen. Es ist nur knapp 40km entfernt von Kalgoorlie. Gestern habe ich meine Bewerbungsunterlagen einer Jobagentur gegeben. Mal schaun was draus wird! Arbeit scheint es hier genug zu ...

Kalgoorlie ... definitely a mining town!!, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie ... definitely a mining town!!

A travel blog entry by moore4australia

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... did take a drive down Hay Street but the girls didn't ask why ... not sure how they would have handled that explanation! Day 2 at Kalgoorlie meant a bit of shopping, a visit to the Museum, the Super Pit and then off to a really cool park which had lots of ...

Welcome in the Goldfields!, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Welcome in the Goldfields!

A travel blog entry by alice-and-will

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... Kalgoorlie area concentrates plenty of mines which appeared at the end of the 19th century, after that prospectors found gold here. Kalgoorlie was established during this Goldrush by Paddy Hannan, one of those prospectors. Now, you can stroll in the main ...

A big rock and an even bigger hole., Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

A big rock and an even bigger hole.

A travel blog entry by wesandjo

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... the day and the superpit looms in the distance. The wind persisted here, still blowing a strong gusty southerly. We were using Kalgoorlie as an administrative stop, the car got its wheels rotated and balanced one day, and got its 3rd 5000km service the ...

It's nearly that time!!!, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

It's nearly that time!!!

A travel blog entry by bncshute

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Well folks, the countdown is on!!! 44 days till we leave on our Great Aussie Adventure :) I almost can't believe it.  Bruce and all his buddies have been working hard to get the car ready for the trip.  The snorkel is on.  We've mounted ...

Days 18,19 and 20, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Days 18,19 and 20

A travel blog entry by bug2012

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... other campers here were live ins and working most of the time so we pretty much had the pool to ourselves!! While in Kalgoorlie we visited the Super Pit, 85 million tonnes of material is collected annually to produce 800,000 ounces of gold.  A ...

6 Days to go!!, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

6 Days to go!!

A travel blog entry by bncshute

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Well folks,  we have 6 days left at home in Kalgoorlie-Boulder before we head off on our Great Aussie Adventure.   My excitement is fast turning into nerves! We have never done a camp trip quite to this scale before and there are so many ...

Preparations have begun, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Preparations have begun

A travel blog entry by bncshute

We have been madly buying all the necessary things for the car, like a Hilift Jack, Rear Wheel canvas bin (which we luckily got for free), a side awning, Maxtrax and a snorkel kit for river crossings!!! We still aren't done yet! We need to get all the ...

Short Break, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Short Break

A travel blog entry by johnandi

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23/1 Onto to Kalgoorlie - staying at a 'proper' site tonight!! Kalgoorlie is just an old mining town and just as imagined - wide streets with bars on every corner - and some inbetween!! All with very wide verandas. A sleepy town with a population of ...

Besuch im Bordell, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Besuch im Bordell

A travel blog entry by sinddannmalweg

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... Stadtbewohner Kalgoorlies (viele Männer und kaum Frauen) prosperierte neben dem Goldabbau auch das Sexgewerbe. Prostitution war in Kalgoorlie im Gegensatz zum restlichen, eher prüden Australien bereits früh legal. Mittlerweile hat sich das ...

Gold and Brothels, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Gold and Brothels

A travel blog entry by mactracks

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I didn't have great expectations about Kalgoorlie, so was pleasantly surprised to see how lovely the town was. There are lots of beautiful old buildings, and they have all been really well maintained. The Super Pitt, which is an open cut gold ...

Kalgoorlie Kruising, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie Kruising

A travel blog entry by bee.hive

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... enough due to the laundry operating hours being way too long. We then spent our day checking out the sights of Kalgoorlie. It’s obviously a gold rush town where gold was first discovered by an Irishman called ‘Paddy’ in 1894. ...

It's the Pits, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

It's the Pits

A travel blog entry by stoddart

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... it a vantage point to look out over the open cut mine, but it is also the end of the water pipeline that supplies Kalgoorlie from Perth, some 650km. From there we went to the Kalgoorlie Training Centre where there was a display of mining trucks and ...

Having a blast in Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Having a blast in Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by travln

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... I got the washing on asap. We moved the van onto the other site and then headed  into the mainstreet  of Kalgoorlie to the Visitor Information Centere.  We paid for a WA National Park Pass and then walked up the main street of Kalgoorlie ...

Rally Rantings, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Rally Rantings

A travel blog entry by binskin

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As you see we are still in Kalgoorlie camped near a lake about 10 ks out of town with a group of Highway Wanderers (10 plus motorhomes) having a bit of R&R after the rally or rather having our own mini rally. A  communal barbecue ...

A golden father's day, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

A golden father's day

A travel blog entry by bee.hive

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... ;luckily the surprise I had in store for Lee came just at the right time! Our father’s day was to be spent at Rydges, Kalgoorlie. Oh how we long for a shower! Yes the motorhome does have a shower but it uses up so much water that its better we ...

A Super Tour, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

A Super Tour

A travel blog entry by travln

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... we noticed that the museum in the old Town Hall which was supposed to be shut on Sundays was open.  (The tourist brochures for Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie need some serious updating!)  But it was going to cost us $16 to go in and it didn’t ...

Mining country, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Mining country

A travel blog entry by mawstrip

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... ;which ran until the 1970's. In 1917, a standard gauge railway line was completed, connecting Kalgoorlie to the city of Port Augusta, South Australia across 2,000 kilometres (1,243 mi) of desert, and consequently the rest of the ...

A long stretch of road, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

A long stretch of road

A travel blog entry by travln

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... drove on to Norseman and called into the Visitor Information Centre and picked up lots of brochures for the South West Corner and also Kalgoorlie. Carl got some fuel and then we headed north to Kalgoorlie. We decided to ring a few caravan parks on the way ...

Flying High, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Flying High

A travel blog entry by stoddart

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... tower with a golden dome.  It was built in 1899. We then went to the museum which concentrates on the history of Kalgoorlie and gold mining.  We went to the viewing platform up on the head frame and got an excellent 360 degree view of the ...

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