Travel Blogs from Kalgoorlie, Australia

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Wave Rock, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Wave Rock

A travel blog entry by smithscircuit

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... should we have met with mishap.  We hit the highway again just west of Yellowdine, fueled up and then headed into Kalgoorlie, arriving just after 6pm.  All the caravan parks were shut so the one that answered our phone call got our business and ...

Day 2 Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Day 2 Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by elainedaniels

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We started our day with a tour of the Kalgoorlie Super Pit being mined by KCGM. The sheer size of this operation is amazing. From the massive haul pack trucks to the amount of rock being shifted to the pit itself – nothing is done on a small scale. ...

The Golden Outback, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

The Golden Outback

A travel blog entry by sally.andrews1

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... how the prospectors survived such harsh landscape; blistering heat and no water to speak of. We followed a pipeline from Perth to Kalgoorlie which was established to provide clean water to the area. We started our ouback treck in Coolgardie with an early ...

Been There, Done That!, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Been There, Done That!

A travel blog entry by alexander2012

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... was in the evening. We had a nice lunch together catching up with sparkling wine and trying to deal with the Perth hot weather! Kalgoorlie had a lot of wet weather for the past few days so many of the flights were cancelled. It was lucky we go to land ...

Day 1, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Day 1

A travel blog entry by densue

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... with Mick & Doreen, Marg and Tige to join us in Dubbo NSW . The first day we travelled 584kms to Kalgoorlie passing through Merridin, Southern Cross and Coolgardie.   We booked into the Discovery Caravan Park in Burt St Boulder/Kalgoorlie $36.90 ...

Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by lindann

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... bed because it was sooo cold. This morning we were up and on our way quickly as it was warm in the car. We arrived in Kalgoorlie around two  and plan to stay for a week before returning home. This is my last blog for this holiday we have driven 20 ...

Gold Rush, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Gold Rush

A travel blog entry by aylmore

... at Mt Charlotte where the famous CY O'Connor made Kalgoorlie the place it is today.  The 560km of pipe between Mundaring to Kalgoorlie ends at Mt Charlotte.  It was also the place where Paddy Hannan found that nugget that sent the world into a ...

Chances, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Chances

A travel blog entry by funkymonk

... from the city and this hostel. It's important to say at this point that I had been pre-warned, by several people, that Kalgoorlie is a cackhole. I didn't have high expectations - I've learned to put those aside while I'm in Australia - but my reason for ...

The Super Pit, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

The Super Pit

A travel blog entry by mackays

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... some washing, got supplies for the next few days and then tried to prepare some meals in advance. We took a drive around Kalgoorlie – Boulder. Their main street has been very well maintained and has the old verandah’s along with lots of old ...

Scenic Drive around Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Scenic Drive around Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by wandarrah

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Had a look at the Super Pit. Very dusty down the bottom, we couldn't see a great ...

Beautiful Kalgoorlie best 6 days, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Beautiful Kalgoorlie best 6 days

A travel blog entry by wherrol

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... of shops from KMart to Coles  and Bunnings (of course) all reflecting the status of the Australia's largest (or most populated) country town. However Kalgoorlie is not just a rich gold mining town. Right now it is suffering terribly after the Nickel ...

practice run, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

practice run

A travel blog entry by janice321

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Hi all Still trying to get my head around this technology.  I know it is easy for some of you!!!  The ones the other side of 50.    I am about to unpack and repack my bag to see if I can get rid of anything.  I'm almost ...

kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by roaminoz

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Away from the beaches and we miss them already, we headed North to Kalgoorlie. Typical mining town but the open cut mine is done on a huge scale. As the mine site is so big the logistics of stopping the mine site from flooding in big rains must be pretty ...

Day 8 - Balladonia to Kalgoorlie (400km), Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Day 8 - Balladonia to Kalgoorlie (400km)

A travel blog entry by fourdaws

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... rocks is frightening (we missed the blast at 1pm). And it was roasting hot! (35 deg) We got to our Caravan park (discovery Park, Kalgoorlie) at about 4.30pm. We were tired and hot and bothered, and couldn't wait to get in the pool. We turned on our new ...

DAY 132 - 80km - Bush Camp to Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

DAY 132 - 80km - Bush Camp to Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by ben.croft

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... . After eating a huge number of biscuits at morning tea since I was ravenous now, I headed out for the final 40km to Kalgoorlie. I had decided to flog myself and took off with Mark from Tassie in tow. Kirsten from Tassie joined our little bunch for 30secs ...

Irgendwo im Nirgendwo-unsere Fahrt durchs Outback, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Irgendwo im Nirgendwo-unsere Fahrt durchs Outback

A travel blog entry by kathy_und_silke

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Fliegen in Australien ist horrible, also haben wir eine bessere Reisemoeglichkeit ausfindig gemacht, um von Perth nach Sydney zu kommen: den Indian Pacific, 4300 km in 65 Stunden bei einer maximalen Geschwindigkeit von 110 Stundenkilometern (also ein ...

Day 2- Boorabbin - Laverton 450km, To Laverton via Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Day 2- Boorabbin - Laverton 450km

A travel blog entry by guyryanmorgan

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Off early due to rain we were in Kalgoorlie the capital of the gold mines in WA, towers and mine signs everywhere, some really amazing homes aswell, indicating the wealth in the area. We stopped for breakfast and last minute shopping ready to head ...

Day 61, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Day 61

A travel blog entry by fraser2011

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... " who found gold there when scraping the ground with its hoove!!! At 4:30pm we hit wild, saloon, tootin', hootin', gold mining Kalgoorlie (not really - I just thought it would be but quite gentrified now really!! Although they still have the topless ...

Day 62, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Day 62

A travel blog entry by fraser2011

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... have to wave to other caravan folks!!! Now that's humor! Madam told us how Questa Casa was the only remaining brothel from Kalgoorlie's famous gold rush days – making it about 111 years old! In those days there were about 30 illegal brothels to ...

DAY 85 – Kalgoorlie-Boulder - WA, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

DAY 85 – Kalgoorlie-Boulder - WA

A travel blog entry by mainey

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Visited the Mining Hall of Fame, where went up to the Observation Deck, heading back to have a quick cuppa and soup before our booked tour of the 793C Dump Truck Tour, where we got to stand up and receive information on workings of the dump truck in the ...

A day in the mud, woo hoo!, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

A day in the mud, woo hoo!

A travel blog entry by bclapp

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Day 6 of shitboxrally. Laverton to kalgoorlie. 327Kms Woke uo to a muddy oval, cold and miserable. Dunked weetbix in my tea for breakfast (knew it wasnt a good day) At the morning briefing James said the Police, council, SES etc all said dont take the ...

Yes we are back, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Yes we are back

A travel blog entry by wherrol

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Decision this morning was 'which way to go'. In the end we decided on Kalgoorlie as there were a few places we didn't get the opportunity to see the last time through. Again we camped in our favourite free campsite.  Actually saw the Ranger this ...

What A dust Storm in Kalgoorlie, Lake Douglas, Australia travel blog

What A dust Storm in Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by ontoor

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... fuel consumption copped a hammering "oh well" we made it and now onto Mandurah , Margaret River and Yarloop before returning to Kalgoorlie for the Rally. We arrived in Kalgoorlie Saturday 17/09/11 early afternoon found the free camp just down the road ...

Frazer Range to Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Frazer Range to Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by twosingers

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22nd June,  Fine day & very windy.    We had to wait at a level crossing while an ore train passed  it consisted of 2 Loco's pulling 161 ore wagons with 2 more loco's in the centre.     Dry Clay Pan between ...

Wildblumen und Weizenfelder, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Wildblumen und Weizenfelder

A travel blog entry by floreas

... und besticht durch seine spezielle Form und Farben (wie ein Kunstwerk sah es aus). Seit gestern sind wir nun in Kalgoorlie. Einer Stadt, die es eigentlich nur wegen der hier existierenden Goldmine gibt. Da sich die Stadt in einem sehr trockenen ...

Road trip!, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Road trip!

A travel blog entry by pauline-g

Our plan is to explore the south west of WA, firstly heading west to Kalgoorlie. We pick up the car early in the morning, stock up on food for the next 10 days and set off on the Great Eastern Highway. The road takes us through wheat fields, which ...

Starting home, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Starting home

A travel blog entry by jennyv

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... yellow trucks a long, long way down looked like busy little tonka toys.  Quite a spectacular sight really.  Kalgoorlie is an interesting mix of stately looking public buildings that speak of past wealth including an historical indoor market ...

Last night on the road, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Last night on the road

A travel blog entry by downingfamily

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... have seen the Old Telegraph Station at Eucla and have done a lot of driving (about 900 km today). The photos are of the Head of the Bight national park (whale watching), the Telegraph Station, and a full moon as we arrived in Kalgoorlie. Tim & ...

la plus grande mine d'or a ciel ouvert, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

la plus grande mine d'or a ciel ouvert

A travel blog entry by oztraliantrip

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leaving town, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

leaving town

A travel blog entry by janice321

Well Daniel and I are half way to the airport (at Harry's place).  I am anxious to get going.  Daniel is very tired and has a head ache.  We are as ready as we will every be.  I will be spending tonight catching up with my lovely ...

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