Ghost Towns

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During the gold rush in the 1890's a number of towns were established in the Goldfields. These towns boomed with gold miners. Many towns had at least 5 hotels, a number of pubs, and shops.

Coolgardie is a famed gold-mining town of yesteryear, located in the heart of Australia’s Golden Outback. This destination is rich in history and arguable on of the most significant destinations in Western Australia. Coolgardie is one of the most famed ghost towns in Australia, and in the world. The discovery of gold in 1982 transformed Coolgardie into a bustling Mecca of hope and prosperity. However, in 1985 the gold rush ended abruptly, as did Coolgardie’s population boom; reverting Coolgardie to a ghost town once more. Today, whilst visitors stand in the towns narrow streets they can often feel the eerie presence of history and catch a glimpse of life so many years ago.

Kalgoorlie is one of the few towns that survived when the gold miners left and is a great place to start off from to explore the ghost towns.

Ghost towns like Ora Banda, Broad Arrow and Kookynie are literally skeletons of their former glory days. Explore the remains of empty buildings and the few that still operate businesses.

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Best Western Hospitality Inn Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie has a rich history steeped in the romance, hard times and booming success of the gold mining industry. Located on historical Hannan Street, the Best Western Hospitality Inn Kalgoorlie offers quality, affordable accommodation and a host of on-site facilities, complemented by warm and friendly country hospitality provided by experienced management and staff.   more


Town Hall, Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Comfort Inn Midas Motel

“Experience the Midas Touch” Comfort Inn Midas is the closest Motel to the CBD of Kalgoorlie offering warm friendly home away from home style accommodation ranging from 3.5 to 4 star rating.   more


Quest Serviced Apartments
Quest Yelverton Kalgoorlie

Offering the finest accommodation in the Western Australian Goldfields region, Quest Yelverton Kalgoorlie is located conveniently within walking distance to Kalgoorlie's restaurants, entertainment and business district.  more


Town Hall, Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Ghost Towns

During the gold rush in the 1890's a number of towns were established in the Goldfields. These towns boomed with gold miners. Many towns had at least 5 hotels, a number of pubs, and shops.  more


Courthouse, Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Boulder Pharmacy Museum

The Boulder Pharmacy Museum has been continuously operating as a pharmacy since it opened in 1897, that’s more than 100 years!  more


Golden Quest Discovery Trail
Golden Quest Discovery Trail

Discover the history of the gold rush! This adventure encompasses Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie-Boulder, extending north to Menzies, Kookynie, Gwalia, Leonora and Laverton. The Trail represents a journey through a landscape resonant with the ghosts and stories of the past. It’s a journey rich with architectural and engineering gems, natural history, Aboriginal history and a host of remarkable characters. Kalgoorlie offers a great starting or ending point.  more


Super Pit, Kalgoorlie
Super Pit

Kalgoorlie is located 595 kilometres east of Perth; and is famed for producing a large portion of Australia’s gold bullion as well as being the home to one of the biggest open cut mines in the world. This immense operation is known as the ‘Super Pit’, part of the ‘Gold Mile’; it is famed for being the richest square mile of gold bearing in the world.  more


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