Kalgoorlie Goldfields

Kalgoorlie Goldfields is a major gold producing region in Western Australia and was established in the late 19th century. In January 1893, prospectors Paddy Hannan, Tom Flanagan, and Dan O'Shea were travelling through the area when one of them noticed signs of gold and they decided to stay.
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Ora Banda Historical Inn

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The Ora Banda Historical Inn has gained a reputation for good food since re-opening in 2006. The Inn provides a caravan park and camping facility for travellers.
ToiletsShowersDrinking WaterShadeFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerPets WelcomeMealsTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold DrinksPhoto Opportunity
  • Caravan Park
  • Restaurant
  • Alcohol Licence
  • Fossicking Site
  • Takeaway Food

Karramindie Rest Area

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Karramindie Rest Area is a rest area on the southbound side of Coolgardie-Esperance Highway. Rubbish bins are provided and there is a Telstra mobile phone signal here.
Free Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinPublic Parking
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Yilkari Rest Area

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Yilkari Rest Area is a large gravel drive through rest area on Anzac Drive. There are sunny and shaded spots and some tracks that lead into the scrub. Plenty of room for any size rig.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Feysville South Camping Area

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Feysville South Camping Area is on the northbound side of the Goldfields Highway between Norseman and Kalgoorlie. There are a couple of bins at the entrance, but no other facilities.
Free Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansCamp TrailersTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Camping Area

Kalgoorlie Dump Point

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Kalgoorlie Dump Point is a Dump Ezy with a non drinking water tap (button hold down) and a bin. There is a drinking water tap few metres away.
Drinking WaterNon Drinking WaterBinDump Point
  • Public Dump Point

Centennial Park Kalgoorlie

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Centennial Park Kalgoorlie provides free overnight stop for caravans and motorhomes. There is plenty of room for any size rig and rows of trees provide some shade in the parking area.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Children's Play Facility

Lake Douglas Recreation Reserve

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Lake Douglas Recreation Reserve is away from the highway but close to Kalgoorlie. This free camping area makes an excellent base from which to explore the area.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area

Coolgardie East Rest Area

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Coolgardie East Rest Area is a large level rest area with bins and both shady and sunny camping spots.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadeBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Coolgardie Railway Station Museum & 24hr Stopover

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Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageBinCaravansLong RigDump PointPets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Place of Interest
  • Public Dump Point

Coolgardie Tourist Village

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Coolgardie Tourist Village provides clean facilities and easy access for all size rigs, conveniently located on the Great Eastern Highway. There is a 24hr Caltex service station across the road with a convenience store and takeaway food.
ToiletsShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQCamp KitchenBinCabinsCaravansLong RigDump PointCamp TrailersTent SitePowerPets WelcomeLPG Refills
  • Caravan Park
  • Cabins
  • Children's Play Facility

Discovery Holiday Park Kalgoorlie

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Experience both the outback’s charms from your base at Discovery Holiday Parks – Kalgoorlie. It’s a town rich in mining history with plenty of character.
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  • Caravan Park
  • Cabins
  • Children's Play Facility

Goldminer Caravan Park

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Goldminer Caravan Park caters for tourists seeking overnight accommodation in air conditioned chalets and cabins, as well as caravan and camping sites, including sites for large motorhomes.
ToiletsShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCabinsCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePowerPets WelcomeCold DrinksLPG RefillsLPG Swap
  • Caravan Park
  • Cabins
  • Kiosk

Prospector Holiday Park

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Prospector Holiday Park caters for families, couples and single travellers. There are caravan & camping sites for those on the road. Children are well catered for with a swimming pool and playground. The camp kitchen and BBQs are a social meeting point.
ToiletsShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneWiFi InternetShadePicnic TablesBBQCamp KitchenBinCabinsCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePowerPets WelcomeSwimming PoolCold DrinksLPG Refills
  • Caravan Park
  • Cabins
  • Kiosk
  • Children's Play Facility
  • Information

Kalgoorlie Tours & Charters

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The friendly team at Kalgoorlie Tours & Charters have been taking guests on tours for over ten years. They are experts in the gold mining scene and will ensure that your visit to Kalgoorlie is a memorable one.
AccreditationMobile Phone CoverageInformation Centre
  • Information
  • Gift & Souvenir Shop

Credo Station

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There are several rooms available in the old shearers quarters and bush camping is also available with permission from the caretakers. Camping fees apply and bookings can be made through the DEC Kalgoorlie office or to the caretakers on-site.
Dry Access OnlyCamping FeeToiletsHot ShowersPicnic TablesBBQLong RigCaravansTent SiteNo Pets
  • Campground
  • Fossicking Site

Rowles Lagoon Conservation Park

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Rowles Lagoon is a semi-permanent freshwater body that is a haven for birds and bird watchers. This is a free camping ground with many campsites and room for large rigs
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansTent SiteNo PetsInformation BoardBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Information

Discovery Holiday Park Boulder

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Discovery Holiday Parks, Boulder, is a golden spot in WA’s goldfields. Our pet-friendly accommodation is conveniently located at the southern entrance of the town.
AccreditationToiletsShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageInternet CafeShadePicnic TablesBBQCamp KitchenBinCabinsCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerPets WelcomeSwimming PoolCoffee & TeaCold DrinksInformation Centre
  • Caravan Park
  • Cabins
  • Information
  • Kiosk
  • Children's Play Facility

Burra Rock Camping Area

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Burra Rock is a free camping area located 55km south of Coolgardie in the Goldfields Woodland National Park. The park is a popular day trip offering visitors a great picnic spot with a pretty backdrop of granite rock which is surrounded by regrowth.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansTent SiteNo PetsBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area
  • National Park
  • Day Use Area

Banda Powell Mine Rest Area

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Banda Powell Mine Rest Area is a roadside rest area with free overnight camping and a drive through configuration. There is plenty of room for large rigs. A little shade from a few scattered trees between the road and the rest area.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
Today, the population of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is over 28,000 and is the largest urban centre in the Australian outback. At one stage in the 1890s, the population of the goldfields area was thought to have exceed 200,000 and was reputed to be a lawless wild place.

Not surprisingly, mining is the largest industry in the area while tourism is also important. The Super Pit consists of a large area 3.6km by 1.6km and over 500m deep. It was created by the amalgamation of a number of smaller mining leases and operates around the clock. All workers live in the area, there being no fly-in fly-out employment here.

When the ore is exhausted, probably around 2017, it is planned to allow the pit to fill with ground water to create a lake. It is estimated that this process will take about 50 years to complete.

While in Kalgoorlie you can enjoy a guided tour of the Super Pit. North of the city is the vast salt pan of Lake Ballard which hosts the largest outdoor gallery in the world. Here you can admire the works of Antony Gormley.

But don't forget to visit the smaller gold town of Coolgardie. It has a fascinating history and an interesting mining museum.
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