Kalgoorlie - Boulder

Kalgoorlie – Boulder is a twin city built on the irresistible glitter of gold.

The heart of Western Australia’s Goldfields region is a city with a gilded history and grand old architecture trapped in amber. Buildings that sprung up in the boom time now house pubs, restaurants and cafés that offer the perfect vantage point for looking out across the surrounding red-dust deserts. Watch the daily gold-digging grind as you peer into the city’s cavernous open-cut mine. Museums and tours tell Kalgoorlie – Boulder’s story. Go for gold; there’s more below this city’s surface.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kalgoorlie - Boulder

How deep is the super pit in Kalgoorlie?

This gold mine is 400 metres deep-at the moment. Its owners continue to deepen the pit as necessary. While we don't recommend falling in, you can peer inside it and contemplate your own existence.

Are there magpies in Kalgoorlie?

Yes, your favourite swooping birds hang out here, too. Keep a sharp eye out from August to October, and consider investing in a helmet.