• Goldfields War Museum

    116 Burt St, Boulder WA 6432, Australia .

    The Goldfields region has a rich military history that is reflected in the Goldfields War Museum collection. As a result of an earthquake, the home of the Goldfields War Museum was badly damaged and on the 7th of January 2019, the museum was reopened to the Boulder Town Hall.

    Walk through the exhibition and discover the significant involvement residents of the town made during the Boer War, World Wars I and II, through to the 21st Century. Examine photographs, documents and original artefacts to gain an in-depth understanding of the wars and how it impacted on those enlisted and on the home-front.

    Guided tours are available every Thursday at 1.30pm, costs $5 per person.

    Call (08) 9021 9817 for more information or contact the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre

  • Hammond Park

    Memorial Drive, West Lamington WA, Australia .

    Hammond Park is the jewel in the crown of Kalgoorlie’s parks and reserves.

    Home to a lush green oasis in the middle of the outback, housing a diverse range of activities to suit the whole family.

    Including a native bird and animal collection that can be seen by those visiting the park and a variety of fish and birds using the pond area.

    Enjoy the walk through the park to the animal sanctuary, where you can get up close & personal to kangaroos, emus and peacocks.

    Children can also keep themselves entertained in the playground whilst the family enjoy a relaxing picnic under the trees or sit in the heritage listed rotunda.

    Hammond Park is also home to the Kalgoorlie's impressive miniature Bavarian Castle that is said to have 40,000 gemstones decorating the façade!

    A large number of groups and organisations utilise the park for functions, parties, BBQs, christenings, weddings and community days. It is a popular venue for family groups and children. There are two separate BBQ areas with sheltered seating for hire and a large gazebo area.

    Hammond Park is located at Memorial Drive, West Lamington & is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily

  • Prospecting and Fossicking

    Broadwood St & Hunter St, Broadwood WA 6430, Australia .

    The Kalgoorlie Boulder region is well renowned for Prospecting and Fossicking so if you are keen to enjoy some gold hunting for yourself here are some tips to start you on your adventures.

    To prospect in Western Australia, each person requires a Miner's Right. This permit can be obtained from any Mining Registrar's Office for a fee of $28.00 per person. This authorises the holder to carry out the following activities on Crown land, not the subject of a mining tenement:

    ▪️Prospect for minerals, including gold

    ▪️Fossick for rocks and gemstones

    ▪️Conduct tests for minerals

    ▪️Undertake limited sampling using hand held equipment and to remove samples up to 20 kilograms

    ▪️Take water and camp for the purposes of prospecting


    The Kalgoorlie Mining Registry is located at the corner of Hunter and Broadwood Streets, West Kalgoorlie and can be contacted on (08) 9021 9499.

    For further details on Miner's Rights and to download the application form visit www.dmp.wa.gov.au. While you are there make sure you check out the Seven Golden Rules for Prospecting.


    Interested in joining a guided prospecting tour?

    For less than the cost of buying a metal detector you can book with a guide and rent the equipment you need.

    Talk to our friends at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre on for some more information on local operators. They are located just down the road at 316 Hannan Street, phone: (08) 9021 1966 or email visitors@kalgoorlie.com

  • Heartwalk

    Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie WA, Australia .

    Heartwalk - Art in the Heart of the Kalgoorlie CBD is all about enlivening the Central Business District with vibrant and contemporary murals.  This grassroots public art project has come together with the installation of over 60 murals by Australian artists from the Goldfields and beyond. 

    This 4.5km self-guided walking trail can be completed in 3 hours but is best enjoyed over a full day (or two) to allow plenty of time for coffee breaks, food and retail therapy!
    Heartwalk gives the people of Kalgoorlie-Boulder a reason to come together and celebrate our city.  Take a stroll at your own pace around the CBD and visit each of these amazing murals by talented artists.  

    Walking trail maps can be collected from most businesses along Hannan Street as well as the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre. 

    Contact (08) 9021 1966 for more information or visit their website https://www.artgold.net.au/heartwalk

  • Hannans North Tourist Mine

    130 Goldfields Highway, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6430 .

    No visit to Kalgoorlie Boulder is complete without a visit to Hannans North Tourist Mine, where you will experience a vibrant mix of gold rush history and modern day mining. During your visit you can climb onto a giant 793C haul truck, stand in the shovel of a 994F loader, listen to Paddy Hannan tell his tale of discovery, pan for gold and try your hand at the legendary game of “Two-Up”.

    They offer FREE Super Pit Tours on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 9, 10 and 11am.

    After exploring you are welcome to make use of the free BBQ facilities or picnic in the Chinese Garden of Remembrance. Before leaving, pick up a unique souvenir in their gift shop.

    Opening Times

    Saturday: Closed
    Monday: 9am - 4pm
    Tuesday: 9am - 4pm
    Wednesday: 9am - 4pm
    Thursday: 9am - 4pm
    Friday: 9am - 4pm
    Sunday: 9am - 4pm


    Entry cost

    All tickets: $12.50 - $45
    Children: Free - $8

    For more information, contact (08) 9022 1664 or visit their Social Media pages.

  • Two Up School

    Mullingar WA 6430, Australia .

    Come in spinner!’ No trip to Kalgoorlie-Boulder is complete without visiting the only legalised Two-Up School in Western Australia.

    Experience the aura and excitement of the traditional Australian gambling game, which involves the spinner throwing two pennies, on a kip (wooden board), into the air.  Before the tossing of the coins, bets are made on whether they will land on heads or tails.

    The pennies must be thrown at least two metres over the spinner’s head. They cannot come into contact with a person and they must land within the ring. The ringkeeper controls the game.

    The Kalgoorlie Two Up Shed still sports its original corrugated iron shed and bush ring and is open 24 hours and you can to participate in games every Sunday from 2:30pm.

    Turn off the Goldfields Highway 7km north of Kalgoorlie and follow the signs.

  • Kalgoorlie Race Around

    Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club, Meldrum Avenue, Kalgoorlie WA, Australia .

    The Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club ‘Race Round’ is the highlight of the Kalgoorlie horse racing season. People arrive in droves from all over Australia to be a part of this national spectacle of style, colour and racing excitement that you don’t get anywhere else!

    Comprising of four rounds starting with the Boulder Cup Day and culminating with the iconic Kalgoorlie Cup Day each year in September and October.

    Whilst the Race Round began as a racing carnival, it has grown into so much more, with events for everyone and the whole community coming together to celebrate.

    For an unforgettable experience like no other, come to the heart of the Goldfields and discover the fantastic spectacle that is Race Round!

    2022 Kalgoorlie Cup – 1st of October. Other event dates TBC - stay tuned!

  • Super Pit Lookout

    Fimiston WA 6432 .

    The Fimiston Open Pit, colloquially known as the Super Pit, was Australia's largest open cut gold mine until 2016. The Super Pit is located off the Goldfields Highway on the south-east edge of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. 

  • Museum of the Goldfields

    17 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie WA 6430, Australia .

    Find out about the amazing rich history of the Eastern Goldfields and the city’s mining heritage at the Museum of the Goldfields.

    Discover the unique role the town has played in WA’s development, both as a centre of mining and its place at the edge of the Nullarbor Plain.

    The Museum started out in 1968 in the British Arms Hotel, believed to be the narrowest pub in Australia. The hotel was built in 1899 and operated as a hotel for around 25 years, after which it was used as a boarding house. It was vacant for some years until it was purchased and converted into a museum.

    During your visit explore the largest display of the State’s collection of gold bars and nuggets, step back in time to see how prospectors searched for this precious metal, and learn about the life and hardships faced by mining families during the early 1900s.

    Get a feel for life in this boomtown during the gold rush years by looking at the range of displays including the Woodline Office, Claude De Bernales’ jarrah-lined boardroom and office, the Miner’s Cottage and Woodline Police Wagon. Other displays include a large collection of objects used in the Goldfields region in the early 20th century and information on the wildlife and natural environment of the Goldfields.

    While you are there don’t miss their Dinosaur Explore: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition running until the 27th of February 2022.

    Enjoy a picnic lunch in the front gardens surrounded by a range of native plant species, or in the courtyard with its charming cottage garden beds.

    17 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, WA, 6430

    (08) 9021 8533

     Open Daily
    10.00am – 3.00pm
    ANZAC DAY 1.00pm – 3.00pm
    Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day & Good Friday

    Entry is free, donations are welcome

  • Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout

    Sutherland St, Williamstown WA 6430, Australia .

    The Mount Charlotte Reservoir is the original water storage reservoir for the town of Kalgoorlie and is now a lookout point with vistas over the town of Kalgoorlie.