Discover gold fields and ghost towns, history and high adventure in the heart of Western Australia's wild west.
If you love old westerns, you'll feel right in your element in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia's largest goldfields city. Its historic buildings and colourful pubs are the legacy of more than a hundred years of gold rush history.
Kalgoorlie was born in the gold rush of the 1880s, when hordes of fortunes-seekers from across the country descended on the region. It was a heady but tough period for the early diggers, with lawlessness and disease rife. By the 1960s the population had grown to more than 200,000 people, mainly prospectors, and the region had gained a reputation as a wild west with bandits and prostitutes.