Travel Blogs from Kalgoorlie, Australia

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Indian Pacific to Adelaide, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Indian Pacific to Adelaide

A travel blog entry by lroff

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... and it continues to draw me back to it.  For the balance of today we will be backtracking over territory I covered to Kalgoorlie.  We took a wide swing North and followed the Swan and Avon River Valleys back to Northam and got glimpses of river ...

Made it to Western Australia, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Made it to Western Australia

A travel blog entry by ronkayaroundoz

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... in cages plus play areas for kids. A lot of families were picnicking and relaxing in the shade.  Kalgoorlie gets its water from Manduring Weir near Perth. The pipeline that delivers the water was finished in 1903 and is ...

I Feel the Earth Move...., Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

I Feel the Earth Move....

A travel blog entry by samaraclifford

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... a 3 or something on the rumbling ground scale, nothing serious, however with the amount of old and uncharted shaft goldmines under Kalgoorlie it did worry me somewhat that it is in an earthquake prone area. anything of a decent size and the place will ...

Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by carween

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Today we journeyed on towards Kalgoorlie - a long day - 400 klms.  The weather was Melbourne like - drizzly and very cold.  So were quite happy to drive along in the warmth and comfort of our car, only stopping briefly at Norseman and ...

Indoor Swimming and Good Hair Days, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Indoor Swimming and Good Hair Days

A travel blog entry by samaraclifford

... the whole time I lived here I never noticed how chlorinated the tap water is. As soon as I got to my brother's house in Kalgoorlie I really needed a shower so I turned the taps on and got ready to jump right in. As the water heated up the familar smell of ...

Goldfields of Kal, Kalgoolie, Australia travel blog

Goldfields of Kal

A travel blog entry by suzy_n_phil

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Goldfields of ...

Salt lakes, crown & tyre, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Salt lakes, crown & tyre

A travel blog entry by pathicks

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16/11/11 Esperance to Kalgoorlie 397km After writing my blog last night I played Poker with three nice German lads, Michael, Pascal & Kevin. I was up $8 and they too were travelling to the same YHA in Kalgoorlie by bus. There was only one town to pass ...

Kalgoorlie Miner update., Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie Miner update.

A travel blog entry by cop12

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Hi Guys! One of the TA's (Steve) was feeling hungry the other night and decided to eat some KFC that he found in a pie warmer oven.  Now, anyone would have left it alone thinking it belonged to someone else. Steve was told by a workmate that it ...

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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... remote towns by a long water pipe. The project was commissioned in 1896 and was completed in 1903. The pipeline finishes in Kalgoorlie at Mount Charlotte Reservoir. Interestingly, it takes one to two weeks for the water to come from Perth to Kalgoorlie. ...

It's all over folks!, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

It's all over folks!

A travel blog entry by cop12

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I've finally finished my stint at BHP. I applied for an early release as this job will run for another two weeks and I just didn't have the time. The longer I stayed there, the more harm I did my chances of a longer term role up North West WA. I've ...

Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie WA, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by jimandelle

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Moved on to Kalgoorlie today and it got pretty hot 36 degrees. Typical mining town, saw a blast at the Super Pit. The pictures cannot capture just how huge this hole is. The off shoots of the mining industry are tremendous, the industrial areas just seem ...

Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by dholmes

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... that is piped from Perth arrives in the reservoir in town. This high vantage point doubles as a lookout over town. Kalgoorlie also boasts one of Australia’s only legalised bush 2-Up schools. The corrugated iron shack and bush ring is located at the ...

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 ...

Ankunft in Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Ankunft in Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by bernd_koss

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder sind eigentlich zwei Städte im australischen Western Australia, die zusammen ca. 30.800 Einwohner haben. Der Ort liegt etwa 595 km östlich von Perth in der Region Goldfields-Esperance. Wegen des großen australischen Goldrausches und ...

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 ...

Goldmine und Bordell, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Goldmine und Bordell

A travel blog entry by bernd_koss

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... . Wenn ein Mann jede Woche 4.000 AUD verdient, kann er schnell mal was für die sexuelle Befriedigung ausgeben. Hier in Kalgoorlie, wo die Arbeiter oft auch mit Familien in der Stadt leben und nicht eingeflogen werden, ist vom horizontalen Gewerbe nicht ...

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 ...

Gold & Flying doctors, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Gold & Flying doctors

A travel blog entry by pathicks

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R&R Kalgoorlie Last night I met two dutch boys William and Aldo/They had been in Kalgoolie for a week and didn’t know what to do. I suggested the goldmine and Flying doctor site. Today we searched in vain for a roof rack and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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