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 …
See how the Flying Doctors look after the outback.
Geology displays including replicas of big nuggets discovered locally.
Classic counter meals including steaks and bangers-and-mash and lots of live TV sport.
The view is staggering here, with building-sized trucks zig-zagging up and down the huge hole and looking like kids' toys. Take a fascinating tour with Kalgoorlie Tours & Charters.
See how the flying doctors look after the outback; tours at 10.15am and 2pm.
Locals and a huge influx of visitors dress up to watch horses race. Accommodation can be difficult to secure.
At the Palace Hotel, this pub dining room serves good-value, tasty food. Upstairs is the flash Balcony Bar & Restaurant serving steak and seafood.
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.
A healthy, lighter option in a town better known for robust pub grub.