Travel Blogs from Kalgoorlie, Australia

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Shock Horror in Kalgoorlie!!!!!!!!!!, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Shock Horror in Kalgoorlie!!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by cop12

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... -honoured tradition of skimpies (scantily dressed bar staff) were to be banned. Here's an extract from the local Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper:- "Yesterday heralded a great turning point in the history of Kalgoorlie as police began their crackdown on the ...

City of Gold, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

City of Gold

A travel blog entry by mike_margaret

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... with the presentation of the Links Golf cap to Lesley and then both Mike and Lesley received their certificates at the Kalgoorlie Visitor’s Centre. Quite an achievement and well earned. Margaret had a difficult time juggling her two jobs as caddy ...

The Goldfields, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

The Goldfields

A travel blog entry by jayden1234

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Today we arrived at a nice town called Kalgoorlie. Kalgoorlie's clame to fame is a huge open pit mine. In open pit mines people cut big bits of earth and move it to the edge of the mine. The super pit in Kalgoorlie is 3km long, 1.3km wide and 620m ...

Weird statues and a ghost town, Menzies, Australia travel blog

Weird statues and a ghost town

A travel blog entry by liznrob

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Weird statues and a ghost town - 3 April 2009 Don't you just love art and artists??!!! Out in the middle of the back of beyond are the Antony Gormley statues - 51 steel statues based on the 51 inhabitants of Menzies which have been erected in a vast ...

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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... ;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 had suffered from the recent earthquake so there was scaffolding around them all and most ...

Kalgoorlie - Car Problems., Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie - Car Problems.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... had a population of 51 plus Lenny. We were somewhat amused by this as our brother in law Lenny lives in Bullfinch. We reached Kalgoorlie early evening and visited some acquaintances, but no bed was offered, so we camped in the Pajero. Next day we were up ...

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 ...

Day 4: Eucla to Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia travel blog

Day 4: Eucla to Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by travellincol

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... many more trees (mainly eycalyptus). There were also salt plains and I saw two wild camels in the bush. Arrived at Kalgoorlie around 3.00pm (two hours behind NSW time). First impression: A redneck wonderland, although over the next  two days ...

Cool in Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Cool in Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by madpal

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... to the coast to see the family and they are making great plans for the weekend.  In Kalgoorlie we visited the Super Pit Lookout.  This is Australia'a largest gold mine and still getting bigger.  The mammoth mining trucks look like tiny ...

Kalgoorlie - gold and sheep, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie - gold and sheep

A travel blog entry by liznrob

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... feel about a hole the size of Texas being dug on what used to be their land.  We had a look around Kalgoorlie which has incredible architecture dating back to the late 1890s when gold was discovered here and the wealth was immense. ...

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

Vom Ozean ins Outback

A travel blog entry by mir2

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... zur langen 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 ...

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 ...

The Super Pit..., Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

The Super Pit...

A travel blog entry by farquhar

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... live here (& the tourists). The restaurants are quite funky and the buildings are stunning; old and very photogenic! Many pubs call Kalgoorlie-Boulder home and I think they are quite proud of this. A quick 400km trip out of our way to experience the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Onboard Indian Pacific, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Onboard Indian Pacific

A travel blog entry by rowenagail

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... ! Very friendly staff, had lunch, very strange chap sat with us. Now travelling through vast wheatlands. Going to get out at Kalgoorlie tonight after dinner for about half an hour. Will be interesting as that is where both of our relatives first settled ...

Fraser Range Station to Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Fraser Range Station to Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by stthomson

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... 16 eggs which the Manager was pretty happy with. After packing up slowly and having a look around we headed off towards Kalgoorlie. Stopped at Norseman for a quick look at the Tourist Info centre and then went up to the Norseman Beacon Lookout. Had ...

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 ...

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