Goldfields tourism network Western Australia

Map of the Goldfields tourism network Wiluna Laverton Leonora Menzies Coolgardie kalgoorlie-Boulder Kambalda

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Boulder Market Days

Boulder Market Days

Third Sunday of Every Month

Held along historic Burt Street and in the Loopline Reserve Railway Park on the third Sunday of every mon...
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Kalgoorlie Fashion Week

Kalgoorlie Fashion Week

6th - 12th August 2016

Kalgoorlie Fashion Week 2016 Presented by Alcohol. Think Again tickets now on sale : www.kalfw.com
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Coolgardie Day

Coolgardie Day

Sunday 18th September 2016

Coolgardie Day is the celebration of Arthur Bayley registering his claim for himself and William Ford, kn...
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Kalgoorlie School Holidays Program

Kalgoorlie School Holidays Pro...

July 2016

Wow! What a jam packed school holiday program! There is always something to do this school holidays so ...
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School Holiday Program at Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre

School Holiday Program at Kalg...

4th July 2016

Starting Monday 4th July at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre, Hannan Street Kalgoorlie.
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Norseman Gold Fever Festival

Norseman Gold Fever Festival

4th - 6th November 2016

The annual Gold Fever Festival hosts the iconic State Rock Drill competition demonstrating a hands on und...
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The Goldfields region has a number of fabulous self-drive Trails that link the attractions and towns together. To complement your visit to the Outback, you can purchase Guidebooks that support these Trails. Contact local visitor centres for guide books purchases and stockists.
The Golden Quest Discovery Trail Guide book is now available for download from their website www.goldenquesttrail.com

Visit the Goldfields

This site provides your essential pathways to experiencing Western Australia’s remarkable Goldfields.

Late in the 19th century, fortune-seekers from all points of the globe descended upon Coolgardie, over 500 kilometres east of Perth, WA’s coastal capital. By the early 20th century, the region was a thriving network of new gold discoveries, from Kalgoorlie to Kanowna to Broad Arrow to Menzies to Kookynie to Laverton to Leonora, and all points in between.

With each successive discovery came a new wave of adventurers and, very soon, the region was one of the most cosmopolitan places on the Australian continent.

These intrepid gold-seekers came from the other Australian colonies, and direct from many other countries around the world. For the Aboriginal people who had inhabited the region for millennia, these exotic newcomers represented a threat to their very survival, and they were to have profound effect on their culture and lifestyle.

     
When touring the goldfields today, you’ll still encounter people from all parts of the globe. Some will be fellow visitors, others will be among the tens of thousands of residents who have chosen to call the Goldfields ‘home’.

The GOLDFIELDS TOURISM NETWORK is all about bringing people together in a rewarding exploration of a region that has contributed significantly to the fortunes of Australia as a nation. It is a region of surprisingly diverse landscapes, of remarkably rich history and heritage, and of great experiences for the contemporary traveler. Enjoy

Wiluna Tourism email reception@wiluna.wa.gov.au email visitors@coolgardie.wa.gov.au email visitors@kalgoorlie.com Kalgoorlie - Boulder Visitor Centre laverton visitor centres facebook email visitorcentre@menzies.wa.gov.au visitleonora@bigpond.com.au Leonora Information Centre email greatbeyond@westnet.com.au Menzies Visitor Centre

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Warri & Yatungku Statues

Warri & Yatungku Statues

Wiluna

In 1977, the 'last of the nomads' were brought in from the Western Desert. The statues commemora...
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The Super Pit Lookout

The Super Pit Lookout

Kalgoorlie-Boulder

The Super Pit is Australia’s largest open pit gold mine, producing around 850,000 ounces of the precious...
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Lake Ballard ‘Inside Australia’ sculptures

Lake Ballard ‘Inside Australia’ sculptures

by Sir Antony Gormley

Extending about 70 kilometres east-west, Lake Ballard is one of a number of interconnected salt lakes that str...
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Gwalia Historic Precinct

Gwalia Historic Precinct

Leonora

So many aspects of goldfields history suggest that truth is so much stranger than fiction. Take ‘Hoover ...
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Great Beyond Explorers Hall of Fame

Great Beyond Explorers Hall of Fame

Laverton

This 'Hall of Fame' celebrates the many explorers who traversed the Laverton region from the mid-19th to early...
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Goldfields Exhibition Museum

Goldfields Exhibition Museum

Coolgardie

Occupying the former Warden’s Court Building (1898), the grandest of Coolgardie’s surviving goldru...
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