Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Kalgoorlie has much to offer the visitor including interesting places to explore and a range of affordable hotels in Kalgoorlie to kick back, relax and enjoy local hospitality. Begin your discovery tour of Kalgoorlie by exploring this website.

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia is Australia’s largest, and possibly most famous, outback cities. Located 600 km east of Perth, Kalgoorlie was built on the back of the Gold Rush of the late 1880’s. In fact Kalgoorlie is still an active mining region today, and is responsible for a tenth of the world’s total gold production.

In 1989 Kalgoorlie and its twin city, Boulder were amalgamated to form Kalgoorlie-Boulder, although the pair are widely referred to as Kalgoorlie these days. Kalgoorlie is flourishing and is said to be home to 30,000 people, who have come from all over the world to live and work here. The transient nature of the people who work here makes it difficult to accurately estimate the size of the population, but it is widely accepted that Kalgoorlie is Western Australia’s 5th largest township and the largest urban centre in the Goldfields region.

 Kalgoorlie Australia
 Kalgoorlie, Australia.

In its beginnings Kalgoorlie was a frontier town where men made fortunes overnight. But this was no easy life and success for most was forged through hardship and good fortune. One of the things that surprise visitors to this Kalgoorlie is the grandness of the architecture which emerges from the desert that surrounds the city. The historical buildings in Kalgoorlie have been lovingly preserved and are further enhanced by the wide streets of Kalgoorlie’s city centre. Today this outback city remains as a symbol of the prosperity of the region.

 

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Kalgoorlie, Western Australia is one of those places people are drawn to, whether as a tourist or as someone who will call this place home, there is a special warmth and a down-to-earth attitude here that entices you to stay.