If you are planning a trip in Kalgoorlie, don’t miss on these spots and activities our Kalgoorlie team recommends!
Looking for gold!
Famously known for the gold rush in the 1900’s, Kalgoorlie offers a number of prospecting and fossicking services allowing you to hunt for gold and more. Activities can include prospecting for minerals, fossicking rocks and gemstones, mineral testing, camping and sampling. To participate in prospecting or fossicking there are a few golden rules to follow you will also require a mining permit, a 40E permit and written permission from tenement holder. There are plenty of things to see around Kalgoorlie but it is high recommended that you try your luck searching for that buried treasure.
Museum of the Goldfields
For a trip back in time and to see where it all began, the Museum of the Goldfields is the place to be. The Museum showcases some of WA’s most prestigious heritage displaying the largest collection of gold bars and nuggets in the state, a unique range of historic buildings including Miners Cottage, Woodline Police Office and British Arms Hotel. Discover the life and hardships of what prospectors endured in search for this invaluable metal. The venue is open from 10am to 3pm daily and is perfect for an educational family day out.
Heartwalk Art Trail
Currently on display in the heart of the Kalgoorlie CBD are over 60 pieces of art that have been collated over the last 2 years by local and visiting artists in a bid to transform the CBD into a lively and cultural arts precinct. The walk is approximately 4km long and can take roughly 3 hours to complete with plenty of pit stops along the way including cafes and restaurants to reenergize. As we enter the warmer months, the Heartwalk Art Trail is the perfect time to soak up the sun’s rays and enjoy the outdoors.
Super Pit Tour
The Super Pit is Australia’s largest gold producing mine and is available to the public through their surreal Super Pit tours. Experience the mine up close and personal from the safety of a minibus as they take you through the Fimiston Milling Plant, viewing old mine shafts, modern mining machinery in action and a breath taking view of the entire pit. Approaching a 793C dump truck from the bus really puts it into perspective of just the sheer vastness and size of not only the pit but every cog that contributes to the operation of the mine. The tours are available Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 8:30am to 1:00pm.
Kalgoorlie Scenic Flights
This is not for the faint-hearted or those who are afraid of heights but if you are daring enough, then the Kalgoorlie scenic flights are sure to impress even the toughest of critics. Each flight is personalised and catered to you and can include breathtaking views of the Super Pit, Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, Hannan Street and Mount Charlotte. Contact Goldfields Air Services for more information on how to book flights.
If you like destinations that are off the beaten tracks, read on our activity guide for Newman. For Perth residents, we have a few spots for you to check out that do need you to fly out so are even day-trips.