Top things to do

Viewpoint in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Super Pit Lookout

The view is staggering here, with building-sized trucks zigzagging up and down the huge hole and looking like kids' toys. The viewpoint is open to all, but you can get closer by taking a fascinating mine tour with K…
Museum in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museum of the Goldfields

The impressive Ivanhoe-mine head frame marks this excellent museum's entrance; take the lift to look over the city. An underground vault displays giant nuggets and gold bars, and there's also a fantastic collection …
Cafe in Kalgoorlie-Boulder


The best coffee in town along with interesting food such as lamb and feta frittata, vegetarian wraps, and sweet potato and chorizo tart. Check out local art in the adjacent whitewashed laneway.
Pub Food in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Hoover's Cafe

At the Palace Hotel, this pub dining room serves good-value, tasty food. Upstairs is the flash Balcony Bar & Restaurant serving steak and seafood.
Sports in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder 'Race Round'

Locals and a huge influx of visitors dress up to watch horses race over a week of festivities in September. Accommodation can be difficult to secure.
Visitor Centre in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre

See how the Flying Doctors look after the people of the outback. An additional 2pm tour is held from May to October.
Pub in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Palace Hotel

Watch the street life from the relatively demure Balcony Bar or descend to the Gold Bar for live bands and DJs.
Bistro in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Balcony Bar & Restaurant

Upstairs in the Palace Hotel is the flash Balcony Bar & Restaurant serving steak and seafood.
Pub Food in Kalgoorlie-Boulder


Classic counter meals including steaks, burgers, and bangers and mash. Last food orders at 9pm.
Fair in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Boulder Market Day

Held at Loopline Reserve Railway Park on the third Sunday of the month.