Kalgoorlie Goldfields Camping

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.

Feysville South Camping Area

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

Lake Douglas Recreation Reserve

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

Rowles Lagoon Conservation Park

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

Burra Rock Camping Area

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

Credo Station

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
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.