Top things to do

Bird Sanctuary in Norseman to Eucla

Eyre Bird Observatory

Birds Australia’s Eyre Bird Observatory is housed in the remote and lovely 1897 former Eyre Telegraph Station, 50km south of Cocklebiddy on the Great Australian Bight. Day visitors are welcome, but the last 10km are…
Village in Leonora

Gwalia Historic Site

Just 4km south of town, Gwalia was occupied in 1896 and deserted in 1963, after the pit closed. With houses and household goods disintegrating intact, it's a strangely fascinating ghost town. The free museum (open 9…
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 …
Museum in Coolgardie

Goldfields Museum & Visitor Centre

Goldfields memorabilia including information about former US president Herbert Hoover's days on the goldfields in Gwalia, as well as the fascinating story of Modesto Varischetti, the 'Entombed Miner'.
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.
Gallery in Outback Way

Tjulyuru Cultural & Civic Centre

At Warburton take time to visit the Tjulyuru Cultural & Civic Centre, near the roadhouse; the art gallery contains an extensive collection of Ngaanyatjarra Aboriginal paintings.
Historic Building in Coolgardie

Warden Finnerty's Residence

Built in 1895 for Coolgardie's first mining warden and magistrate. Entry is free with a Goldfields Museum ticket.
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.