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Museum in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder

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 …
Tour in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre

See how the Flying Doctors look after the outback.
Museum in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

School of Mines Mineral Museum

Geology displays including replicas of big nuggets discovered locally.
Pub Food in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Paddy's Ale House

Classic counter meals including steaks and bangers-and-mash and lots of live TV sport.
Viewpoint in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Super Pit

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.
Visitor Centre in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Royal Flying Doctor Service

See how the flying doctors look after the outback; tours at 10.15am and 2pm.
Racing in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Round

Locals and a huge influx of visitors dress up to watch horses race. Accommodation can be difficult to secure.
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.
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.
Thai in Kalgoorlie-Boulder


A healthy, lighter option in a town better known for robust pub grub.