When Paddy Hannan discovered gold in Kalgoorlie in 1983, it started as a whisper but soon attracted fortune seekers from all over the globe. As prosperity was being discovered, more and more people descended upon the town. At first lonely clusters of tents were erected across the landscape but soon population explosions caused bustling gold rush towns to be formed.
Kalgoorlie is still Australia’s largest inland town and is at the heart of the gold mining industry; with the enormous Super pit mine still operational. The town itself still has the ambience of the old gold rush days, with broad streets and low buildings; many of which have railed balconies that reach out onto the streets.
Kalgoorlie has a rich history steeped in the romance, hard times and booming success of the Gold Mining Industry. more
Experience warm hospitality and delicious homestyle cooking on this outback working cattle and sheep station. A ideal base to see historic Cue, Walga Rock, Aboriginal drawings, beautiful wildflowers, birdlife and wildlife. more
Experience the friendly atmosphere and wonderful starlit nights on the 200 hectare Gunbarrel Grapes property. The vineyard is ideally situated for travellers planning to undertake the Canning Stock Route to Halls Creek, or the Gunbarrel Highway to Alice Springs. more
Community Telecentres can be used to access Telephone, Fax, Email and Internet services and are independent incorporated bodies owned by the community. They provides services which stimulate the creative use of telecommunications and computer technology for information access, education, employment, training and business enterprise. more
Coolgardie is an old gold-mining town in the Golden Outback, like many towns in the region they were booming during the gold rush of the 1890's but are now considerably reduced in size - Coolgardie now has a population of only 1,200. more