The following are some free things to do in the city of Kalgoorlie;
1. Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre
The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre, which is your guide to the Goldfields, is a must stop when you are in Kalgoorlie. The centre prides itself on great visitor-service and encouraging them to explore everything the Goldfields has to offer.
For more information, please visit; www.westernaustralia.com/en/VisitorCentre/Kalgoorlie_Boulder_Visitor_Centre
2. Hammond Park
Visit this lush green oasis in the middle of the outback, home to native birds, animals and fish. Get up close to kangaroos, emus and peacocks at the animal sanctuary. Hammond Park also houses the impressive miniature Bavarian Castle, believed to have 40,000 gemstones decorating the façade.
For further information, please visit; www.kalgoorlietourism.com/hammond-park
3. Karlkurla Bushland Park
This community park sits on 200 hectares of regrowth bushland just outside Kalgoorlie. Admire the abundant birdlife and animals along the walk tracks and the wildlife lookout. Cycle or jog through the bushland and finish with a most enjoyable barbeque or picnic.
For further information, please visit; www.kalgoorlietourism.com/karlkurla-kalgoorlie
4. The Super Pit Lookout
Gaze into one of the largest open-cut mines on Earth and the biggest gold mine of Australia in awe and wonder! The Super Pit, which measures 3.7 km in length, 1.5 km width and 480 m depth, sits just outside of Kalgoorlie.
For more information, please visit; www.westernaustralia.com/en/Attraction/Super_Pit/
5. Mount Charlotte Water Reservoir and Lookout
Visit the Mount Charlotte Water Reservoir that distributes water to 100,000 people in the Goldfields Region. Learn all about C.Y. O’ Connor who engineered the pipeline that was built in 1903.
For more information, please visit; www.goldenpipeline.com.au/place/mount-charlotte/
6. Lake Douglas Recreation Reserve
Enjoy picnicking and taking walks around the scenic Lake Douglas, situated 10 km from Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Camp at the Recreation Reserve that overlooks the scenic lake, with great birdlife around it.
For more information, please visit; planner.hemax.com/
7. Western Australian School of Mines Museum
The museum is home to a collection of approximately 3,000 mineral specimens. Also on display are replicas of famous gold nuggets. This museum is located on Curtin University’s Kalgoorlie Campus.
For more information, please visit; www.kalgoorlietourism.com/western-australian-school-of-mines-museum
8. Paddy Hannan Statue and Fountain
Visit the Paddy Hannan statue and fountain at the Mining Hall of Fame, Kalgoorlie. Learn the importance of Paddy Hannan’s contribution to the gold mining industry of Australia through his first discovery of gold.
For more information, please visit; monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/people/industry/display/60641-paddy-hannan
9. Kalgoorlie Arboretum
Explore the native flora along the leisurely interpretive walk trails of the Arboretum. Enjoy viewing the abundant bird species that call the parkland and small dam their home and complete your trip with a relaxing picnic.
For more information on this parkland, please visit; parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/kalgoorlie-arboretum
10. Museum of the Goldfields
Learn the rich history of the Goldfields and Kalgoorlie’s unique role in it. The artefacts cover the search for gold and the life of mining families in early 1900s. Admire the state’s largest display of gold bars and nuggets.
Ten Free Things to Do in Kalgoorlie
For more information, please visit; museum.wa.gov.au/museums/museum-of-the-goldfields
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