Travel Blogs from Kalgoorlie, Australia

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

Kalgoorlie Motor Home Rally

A travel blog entry by gwenandron

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... lookout, and then up to the Superpit just on dark.  The driver was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot of Kalgoorlie's history, which also included the infamost brothels! We had our OH&S induction meeting the next morning, which is compulsory ...

Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by kitravellers

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31/5/16 to 4/6/16 Kalgoorlie-Boulder Kalgoorlie-Boulder is still one of the world's biggest gold mining cities. The town has examples of gold rush architecture throughout and is a very clean city. The Super Pit is one of Australia’s largest gold ...

[Day 94] There's gold in them thar hills...., Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

[Day 94] There's gold in them thar hills....

A travel blog entry by bewing

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... be a little rough around the edges. Regardless of what you may think, both of these "attractions" are part of Kalgoorlie's history and character! Who'd have thought that a town that allowed operating brothels and topless barmaids would close down on the ...

Day 63, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Day 63

A travel blog entry by alanandrobyn

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... supposedly more valuable than gold - you drank beer or even champagne instead. Our overnight stop tonight was another free one (Kalgoorlie being another RV Friendly Town), at Centennial Park, about 2km from the CBD. Supposedly for fully self-contained RVs ...

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 ...

To Kalgoorlie Boulder, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

To Kalgoorlie Boulder

A travel blog entry by npiazza

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... couple nature walks, played mini golf in the afternoon and caught up with Brennan Crisp and his family for dinner. They had been in Kalgoorlie for 9 years. Thank goodness we had power as the night was pretty cold, the car windscreen frozen in the ...

Day 50....Kalgoorlie., Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Day 50....Kalgoorlie.

A travel blog entry by emmert

Moved to another site for tonight,near main road,but it is only for 1 night,so all good. Was hot earlier on,but now a nice cool breeze blowing.Looks like rain so might get some ...

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" ...

Boulder-Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Boulder-Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by jkburton

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KALGOORLIE DAY 3, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

KALGOORLIE DAY 3

A travel blog entry by rumbelow-europe

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... started with clothes washing...domestic chores still have to be done.....lets see whats next today.!! This morning we drove 38km from Kalgoorlie along the Great Eastern Hwy to COOLGARDIE. Its a town in decline like lots of country towns we have seen. ...

Rock of Ages, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Rock of Ages

A travel blog entry by jpdownunder

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... bit like Sean Connery with a lisp. Then to Kalgoorlie, born in the Goldrush of the 1890s and home of the Superpit; Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s famous landmark.   The famous Golden Mile was owned by small operations until WA businessman Alan Bond ...

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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... tour. From the Pit we went and had a look at a couple of shops in the main street of Boulder then back into Kalgoorlie (a whole 3kms!) to walk down their main street. There are several places here that have scaffolding around them, including the Town ...

Touring Kalgoorlie and Boulder, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Touring Kalgoorlie and Boulder

A travel blog entry by clayora2011

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... at 1.30 pm . It's a beautiful building that was built in 8 months as there was great rivalry between the towns on Kalgoorlie and Boulder and both towns wanted their hall built first. Boulder won! There is a really exquisite hand painted curtain that was ...

Days 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Days 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27

A travel blog entry by swtnbryant

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... poor guy had never changed a fan belt & didn’t have a manual to tell him how.  We then headed of to Kalgoorlie via Norseman.  The stop in Norseman was short but sweet, found a great info centre, the kids found a great playground, ...

Kalgoorie; not your average tourist attraction, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorie; not your average tourist attraction

A travel blog entry by pkoens

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Monday   Woke up at 2:00am hearing airplanes overhead.  Figured that is was just jet lag but after hearing a second one realized that it was just the International flights leaving Perth.  Got back to sleep quickly just to wake up again at ...

Coolgardie to Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Coolgardie to Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by dawnray

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After another cold night, we left about 8am for Kalgoorlie 38kms away. A reasonably big town of about 30,000 people and is quite spread out.  We drove through the main street of Boulder and it looks like they are refurbishing all the buildings with ...

Centennial Park - Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie WA, Australia travel blog

Centennial Park - Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by helena.campbell

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... faxed through. All ok now. The Orange grevilleas growing wildly were plentiful and particularly beautiful on side of road. Centennial Park in Kalgoorlie offers a 24 hr free camp so as it was fairly late in the day before we left Doctors decided to go ...

Paddington hello, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Paddington hello

A travel blog entry by petersheridan

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... completely disappeared into what is now a giant hole in the ground, the Paddington open cut gold mine. PM - we continued into Kalgoorlie, booked into the Prospector Caravan Park and had lunch. Went for a coffee and walk down the Main Street, very quiet ...

Super Pit Tour, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Super Pit Tour

A travel blog entry by wandarrah

Ray & I went for a tour today. It was amazing to go into the Super Pit. We were only taken down a few levels but it was very interesting to hear about all the statistic of the ...

Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by chrisandgraham

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Kalgoorlie has quite an impressive history so we did a walking tour around the main bit. Some quite impressive buildings over 100 years old. The museum was very good especially The Vault .. which actually was a vault and had displays (behind thick glass) ...

A man-made wonder, visible from space!, Kalgoorlie Boulder, Australia travel blog

A man-made wonder, visible from space!

A travel blog entry by carmenwerner1

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... was in the millions and billions.    This is some serious business, open 24/7, 365 days a year. All workers must live in Kalgoorlie (no fly-ins, fly-outs). They have 12 hour shifts, 7 days on 7 days off. The big machine drivers are 40% women ...

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 ...

Kalgoorlie town, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie town

A travel blog entry by maverick_sr71

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... the top of the street we found the mining museum. Not so much an ode to mining but rather a very well presented history of Kalgoorlie and WA, of which mining happens to be the underlying theme. We ventured to the top of the well head that sits astride ...

The Northern Gold Fields, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

The Northern Gold Fields

A travel blog entry by maverick_sr71

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... of the heat and the wind. I climbed the knoll on the lake for a few photos and once back down we headed back to Kalgoorlie, just 160km away. Dinner was a Macca's treat, the first time in golden aches in 3 years. Sadly their food is still ..... enough ...

Heading east hot  & windy, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Heading east hot & windy

A travel blog entry by powellz

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... ;Australia's worst earthquakes Oct. 1968), Cunderdin great museum detailing the water pipe line pumping stations between Perth and Kalgoorlie. Water pipe line one of worlds greatest engineering feats competed in 1903 at Kalgoorlie, water was so ...

Easter, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Easter

A travel blog entry by lizmac

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... Great Ocean Drive, along the cliff tops on the south coast of Esperance. Gloriously beautiful. We decided we couldn't be this close to Kalgoorlie & not see it, and made a run for Norseman (the actual west end of the trip across the Nullarbor, if we ...

Day 7 - Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Day 7 - Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by familytrip2010

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... cut mine absolutely breath-taking. 500mtrs deep and a couple of km’s wide. Upon reading some interesting facts on Kalgoorlie we have discovered there were at one time 25 brothels operating, now only one which welcomes tours from visitors to learn ...

Our first day in Kalgoorlie., Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Our first day in Kalgoorlie.

A travel blog entry by johnlesley

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... situated. From here you get a good view of the town and also an insight to the solving of water supply problems for Kalgoorlie. Since 1903 water for WA's Eastern Goldfields has been pumped to this reservoir from Mundaring weir in the Perth hills. This is ...

Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, Australia travel blog

Kalgoorlie

A travel blog entry by gregd999

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Our day to look around Kalgoorlie. We started by going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service base at the airport to get a photo for Brendan's hunt, then had a drive around Boulder.  Went to the lookout over the giant pit where they are blasting and ...

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