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The range of tours on offer in Kalgoorlie Boulder is very extensive, and you are sure to find something to suit your tastes and interests! Bookings for tours can be made at the Visitor Centre.
Spend the day in the footsteps of our forefathers. The Kalgoorlie Walking Tour encompasses 35 different sites in and around the Kalgoorlie City Centre, including Heritage Buildings and Hotels, the WA School of Mines, Statues, WA Museum, Town Hall, and the Questa Casa bordello.
At only $12 per person, the Walking Tour is a fun and inexpensive way to experience all that the City of Kalgoorlie has to offer, and includes a take home Souvenir Map and Information booklet. Experience with your travelling group or by yourself, and all at your own pace. With plenty of photo opportunities along the way the Kalgoorlie Walking Tour is sure to be a highlight of your visit and an enlightening and educational experience! For bookings or to make an enquiry click here
If you have taken the Walking Tour, we would love to get your feedback here.
Kalgoorlie Town Hall Tour - FREE
The City of Kalgoorlie Boulder History and Heritage Unit run free guided tours of the Kalgoorlie Town Hall at 1:30pm on Wednesdays (excluding public holidays), allowing visitors to experience the magnificent municipal edifice for themselves.
The tour guides take participants on a historic journey through major parts of the building, including the luxurious dress circle, vast main hall and grand council chambers that are usually closed to the public. The tour reveals the story of Australia's richest gold mining town through the intertwined history of the Kalgoorlie Town Hall and discloses some fascinating tales associated with its unique past and the lives of those who have occupied it's many rooms. A lift is available to allow access to to the first floor of the building if required.
Boulder Town Hall Tour - FREE
The City of Kalgoorlie Boulder History and Heritage Unit run free guided tours of the Boulder Town Hall at 1:30pm on Tuesdays (excluding public holidays). On the tour visitors have the chance to wander through this splendid example of a turn of the century working class town hall. Step back into a time when theatre was a major form of entertainment by visiting backstage and hearing the stories of local, national and international performers who have signed the walls of the dressing rooms.
View the old council chambers upstairs and check out the acoustics of the main hall from the mostly intact dress circle. The town hall tour is also your only chance to catch a glimpse of the famous Goatcher curtain, believed the last surviving example of its kind of theatre curtain in the world.
Big Sky Red Earth
Let someone else do the driving whilst you enjoy your tours of the Goldfields outback. Choose from a range of day tours, or even longer - with station stays or a bush pub. There are lots to choose from!
All tours run all day: 8:00am - 5:00pm, $130 per person.
Minimum of 4 per tour. Tours and numbers can be negotiated / personalised.
Bush Fine Dining Tour
Enjoy quality fine dining in a unique Goldfields station bush setting. As the sun sets there canapés and refreshments to enjoy as a qualified chef prepares your starlit evening meal under the outback sky. This unique experience includes beer, fine aussie wines and non alcoholic drinks and transfers from your Kalgoorlie accommodation to and from the hallowed location approximately a 30 minute bus drive out of Kalgoorlie. This outing is subject to availability and weather conditions permitting.
Ghost Towns and Bush Cemeteries Tour
Visit, Kanowna where 12000 people once resided. Where did they go? They gold rushed on. Venture further out to Niagara, Broad Arrow, and Siberia mining sites where similar stories can be told. Abandoned bush cemeteries including lonely graves can also be found on this adventure (Many prospectors and families perished in their pursuit of gold).
Lake Ballard Sculptures Tour
The now famous Lake Ballard Anthony Gormley sculptures represent over 50 of the residents of the town of Menzies. These carbonised steel figures are stretched across a white salt lake and fitted out with plenty of water you can walk to some or all of them, while I prepare some billy tea and damper for you on return.
Round the Rocks Tour
The woodlands south of Coolgardie offer a natural eucalypt experience .Dissected by narrow gauge rail system from the 1900’s so that timber could be provided for the emerging gold rush. Now in regeneration mode it is returning to its former glory. Granite rock lined catchments were impressively engineered to divert water into dams for the locomotives. Burra Rock and Cave Hill are classic examples of this. The cave at Cave Hill is a registered indigenous site so care must be taken when viewing the rock art.
Trail Blazing Tour
Choices to be made here. How much time do you have?
Golden Quest Discovery Trail (GQDT) - This interpretive drive trail runs from Coolgardie to Laverton or you can do small sections at a time. As part of the original board to develop the trail, I can share my intimate knowledge of this outback way, including early explorer adventures, gold rushes and bush yarns.
Contact Barry Hooper (Baz)
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
ph: 0427 015 639
Upcoming Big Sky Red Earth Tour Dates:
|Wednesday 22 May||Trailblazing|
|Thursday 23 May||Ghost Towns & Bush Graves|
|Friday 24 May||Lake Ballard|
|Monday 27 May||Round The Rocks|
|Tuesday 28 May||Lake Ballard|
|Wednesday 29 May||Trailblazing|
|Thursday 30 May||Ghost Towns & Bush Graves|
|Friday 31 May||Lake Ballard|
|Sunday 16 June||Lake Ballard|
|Monday 17 June||Round The Rocks|
|Tuesday 18 June||Trailblazing|
|Wednesday 19 June||Ghost Towns & Bush Graves|
|Thursday 20 June||Trailblazing|
|Friday 21 June||Lake Ballard|
|Monday 15 July||Lake Ballard|
|Tuesday 16 July||Round The Rocks|
|Wednesday 17 July||Trailblazing|
|Thursday 18 July||Ghost Towns & Bush Graves|
|Friday 19 July||Lake Ballard|
|Saturday 20 July||Round The Rocks|
|Monday 22 July||Trailblazing|
|Tuesday 23 July||Ghost Towns & Bush Graves|
|Wednesday 24 July||Round The Rocks|
|Thursday 25 July||Lake Ballard|
|Friday 26 July||Trailblazing|
Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre & Working Base
Situated at the Kalgoorlie Boulder airport, the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Kalgoorlie is both a Visitor Centre and working base. Each year it provides approximately 6,500 visitors to the Goldfields with an extraordinary insight into the work of one of Australia's truly legendary organisations.
The recently refurbished Visitor Centre incorporates the Roger Waller Theatre, Doc Shop and great interactive and informative displays. Bookings are not necessary for daily tours, although if you have a large group of people, e.g. a tour coach group, club or school group, bookings are encouraged.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by a friendly and informative tour guide who will invite visitors into the Roger Waller Theatre for some fantastic footage and real life accounts of those who have used the Royal Flying Doctor Service, followed by an exclusive insight into the establishment and operations of the RFDS today. As a special treat where possible, the tour will extend to the heritage WWII hangar where visitors will be able to get up close and personal with state of the art aircraft.
The Kalgoorlie Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes visits from school groups, pre-primary through to tertiary. There is no better way to bring classroom studies to life than to experience first hand, a living tutorial. Students will leave the RFDS Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre with an understanding of our founder, John Flynn’s incredible accomplishment in bringing together radio, medicine and aviation to overcome the ‘tyranny of distance’ which the vast and remote outback presented its inhabitants early last century. School group tours also involve age appropriate activities.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre is located at the Kalgoorlie Airport (turn left at the roundabout). They are open Monday to Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm with regular tours taking place at 10:15am and 2:00pm. Entry is by gold coin donation.
Children under 4 are free.
If there is an aircraft in the hanger: $5 per pseon.
If no aircraft in the hanger $3.00 per person.
For more information or group bookings please contact (08) 9093 7595. Please note they are closed weekends, public holidays.
For bookings or to make an equiry click here
The RFDS Auxiliary Garden which was officially opened on the 125th birthday of founder Rev. John Flynn is located to the front of the Visitor Centre and is equipped with park benches and BBQ facilities.
Goldrush Tours has been part of the Goldfields since 1973. We offer not only tours, charters and bus hire; we also are responsible for transporting mining personnel safely and reliably to and from their workplaces on a daily basis 365 days a year. Being the first locally operated tourism business in Kalgoorlie/Boulder, we at Goldrush Tours have had plenty of time to get it right. We are committed to offering the highest quality service. Our tour guides are all long term goldfields residents with a combined knowledge and experience of the Goldfields way of life that adds up to over 100 years!
Being long time, local Kalgoorlie/Boulder residents gives us an advantage that is immeasurable when it comes to presenting a unique touring/travelling experience.
History & Heritage Full Day Guided Tour – Departs 10:00am - Returns 3:00pm, Tuesday - Friday (Jun-Jul) Monday – Friday (Aug-Sep) Tuesday – Thursday (Oct-Mar). Adult $90, Snr $85, Child $45. (Minimum 4 passengers required for departure). Tour includes Super Pit, RFDS Visitor Centre, KCGM Super Pit Shop and Loopline Railway Museum
Coolgardie Mother of the Goldfields - Departs 9.30am Tuesday and Thursday. Adult $80, Snr $75, Child $30 (Minimum of 6 passengers for departure)
Prospectors Golden Loop– Departs 8am Full Day Tuesday and Friday. Adult $180, Snr $160, Child $140 (Minimum of 6 passengers for departure)
Shady Dealings Wild West– Departs 10.30am Monday to Saturday Adult $120, Snr $105 (Minimum of 6 passengers for departure)
Lake Ballard “Inside Australia” – Departs 7.30am Full Day Wednesday and Saturday. Adult $150, Snr $140, Child $75 (Minimum of 6 passengers for departure)
Please note no tours operate on Sundays or Public Holidays but may be run on request for group bookings. We can also offer any tour subject to availability on alternate days for group bookings.
19 Epis Street
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
ph: 08 9092 6000
For bookings or to make an enquiry click here
Questa Casa Bordello Tours
This is a Historical-Cultural tour like no other! This tour is for those interested in the history of the red light district, or those just curious. Walk where the miners walked, where they emptied their wallets, and many left their hearts. Hear the funny side of life, the odd, the bizarre, and learn about the “Containment Policy”, that made this town “family friendly”, despite the number of sex workers in the town.
Questa Casa is the only original brothel remaining from Kalgoorlie’s golden past. An absolute age limit of 18+ applies for this light hearted tour. Starts 3:00pm Monday to Sunday. For all bookings, or to make an enquiry click here. Adult $20, Senior $18. (18+)
Kalgoorlie Tours and Charters
Kalgoorlie Tours and Charters are a locally owned business offering a range of different experiences throughout our region. They pride themselves in showcasing the Goldfields in a professional and safe manner at all times.
Super Pit Tour - Departs 9.30am & 1.30am Monday to Saturday. Adult- $70, Snr. $65, Child (16 & under) $45.
Beaten Track Brewery Tour - Departs 4.30pm returns 6pm $50 Adult, $45 Senior
Gold Fever Prospecting Self-Drive Adventure - Kalgoorlie Tours and Charters provide training, equipment and prospecting leases (access to land). You will receive a map pack which will enable you to drive directly to the leases, or take an adventure drive using GPS along an alternate route. This tour is proving very popular with families. The leases are close to town & close to a main road, so very safe. Best of all - they are in a good Gold Nugget area! $150 / day per prospecting pack. This includes all detecting equipment, map pack and training. GPS is also available to hire (with basic instructions to follow) if required for $10/day. Please book well ahead for this one as it is very popular!
NEW: Prospecting Training Day - This is a great way for people to spend a day with an experienced prospector, with the opportunity to ask questions about detectors, coils, GPS, mapping & any other prospecting enquiry. $150 per person - bring your partner along for the ride (no training provided) for $75. Departs every second Friday.
250 Hannan Street
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
For bookings or to make an enquiry click here
Binduli Wines of Kalgoorlie
Binduli Wines is a locally owned and operated winery within 5 kilometres of the Kalgoorlie City centre. Binduli Wines currently have a Shiraz processed in American Oak over several vintages. Also on offer is a unique product, "Gold in the Bottle", which consists of a local gold nugget (of varying weights) suspended in a bottle of Mistelle. These come packaged with the weight of the nugget indicated on the bottle.
Binduli Wines are available for tastings by appointment on weekends, when they are only too happy to show interested persons a selection of veteran cars whilst sipping a wine.
Phone Kathryn on 0418 914 269 for more information or to arrange a tasting session.