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Driving is the preferred method of choice for most visitors to our vast region. This is particularly great for those avid adventurers who enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Travelling by road is often the best way to see and experience our extensive outback regions and get the real flavour of the land the amazing people who live and work here.
As the City is the transport hub of the Goldfields there is a good network of sealed roads linking Kalgoorlie –Boulder with Perth, Esperance, Northern Goldfields, Murchison and Gascoyne regions. There is also an extensive range of unsealed roads, some are in better condition than others, so it is always a good idea to speak with your local visitor Centre to get up to date information on the status of the roads or alternatively contact main roads www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
Further to this if on your journey you will be travelling on Aboriginal Lands you will be required to obtain correct permits prior to departure. Applications can be made through www.dia.wa.gov.au
Flights from Perth
Qantas and Skywest Airlines operate daily flights between Perth and Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The flight takes approximately one hour and you will land at the modern Kalgoorlie-Boulder terminal. Qantas operate 21 services a week from Perth and every Tuesday and Sunday from Adelaide to Kalgoorlie so why not enjoy a stop in Kalgoorlie on your way to Perth?
By road from Perth
Kalgoorlie-Boulder can easily be accessed by road from Perth by using the Great Eastern Highway.However, there's a huge choice of alternative routes that will give you a more enriching experience of as you travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder. A full range of rental vehicles, ranging from motor homes to four wheel drives, is available in Perth. Search for Perth-based vehicle hire companies and see the Road safety section of our website to help you plan ahead for a safe trip.
By road from other Australian States
If you have a real hunger for adventure, why not travel to Western Australia's Golden Outback along one of the world's greatest roads, taking the Eyre Highway from South Australia across the vast Nullarbor Plain? Or, if you're a highly experienced four wheel drive enthusiast, you can embark on the journey of a lifetime, following the mighty Canning Stock Route or Outback Way into Western Australia's Golden Outback. See the Road safety section of this website to help you plan ahead for a safe trip.
TransWA operates coach services daily from Perth to Esperance and also offers services that connect with many of the towns within the Wheatbelt and Gascoyne- Murchison region. And if you're keen to explore the Goldfields region, Goldrush Tours' operates a regular coach service, linking Kalgoorlie Boulder, Menzies, Leonora and Laverton.
TransWA operates the Avonlink and Prospector train services, sometimes twice daily, from Perth to Kalgoorlie, stopping in towns including Cunderdin, Kellerberrin, Merredin and Southern Cross. The Indian Pacific also stops at Kalgoorlie twice a week on its journey between Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
Flights from overseas
There are daily flights to Perth Airport (Western Australia's capital city) from major international hubs. These flights connect with all domestic flights which travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The following international airlines operate flights to Perth:
Air New Zealand
Cathay Pacific Airways
South African Airways