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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

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  • Day21

    Kalgoorlie-Boulder

    January 26, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    Wie tausende vor uns begaben auch wir uns auf die Suche nach dem Gold von Kalgoorlie. Ausgerüstet mit Leuchtweste & Schutzbrille wagten wir uns in den mit Touristen besetzten Reisebus. Welcher uns durch den Tagegbau auf den Goldfields führte, wo wir sogar an einer Sprengung dabei sein durften.Read more

  • Day33

    Auf den Spuren der Goldgräber

    May 7, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Today we visited the Hannans North Mine, which is not an active mine anymore but a tourist attraction. We learned a lot about the gold rush and the risks of the former days mining. Unfortunately we didn't find any gold there anymore, but it was a fun day!

    Heute haben wir die Hannans North Mine besucht. Hier wird zwar kein Gold mehr abgebaut, aber es ist perfekt für uns Touristen. Hier konnten wir (nahezu alleine) die heutigen Minenfahrzeuge besichtigen aber auch einiges aus der Vergangenheit von Kalgoorlie und dem großen Goldrausch lernen. Australien ist übrigens das Land mit dem größten Goldvorkommen weltweit und 70% des australischen Goldes wird hier in der Region Western Australia abgebaut. Wir haben am Ende zwar kein Gold gefunden, aber es war trotzdem ein cooler Tag!
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  • Day7

    Kalgoolie

    May 14, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Arrived at 5 pm after 10 hrs on the road from Madura after leaving to a full moon and pink hue in the eastern sky. On roo alert , lots of eagles feasting on road kill - roos and a prime steer . Past three individual cyclists along the way. The Nullabor plain vegetation is mostly Acacia , Saltbush and Blue Bush. We started out on Australia's Longest Straight Road , 146 km. Angela at the wheel , immediately had 2 big red roo's jump across the road. Then encountered fog !
    At Baladonna Roadhouse saw a piece of Skylab found from space mission in 1979. Nearer Kalgoolie trees were bigger , some species with copper trunks showing beneath shedding bark.

    Big sleep and a sleep in ! Went the Big Pit look out. Doing a 1.5 hr Big Pit Tour tomorrow. Went to Gold Museum which we enjoyed and checked out Kalgoolie/Boulder.
    At the museum we were lucky to see a silver exhibition on loan from the national gallery- one item on display was the Currie cup , awarded in 1862 to Scottish born John Lang Currie , awarded for the best sample of Australian grown wool . After leaving Scotland he purchased a property called Larra in the Western district -I wonder if there is a connection with our present day Lara , where he produced some of the finest merino wool in the country -Pic of the ornate silver cup complete with a sheep on the top. We also viewed one of the original Cobb and Co coaches from the area -pic attached .
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  • Day68

    Kalgoorlie

    April 10, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Stayed 1 night in our tent at a caravan park. Visited the Super Pit which was awesome. Beautiful old buildings with a lot of history. Did a drive by of the oldest brothel still operating today at over 100 years ago-see picture below of a white building with pink doors.Read more

  • Day2

    Kalgoorlie Town Hall

    November 13, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    The former Town Hall is now the tourist information centre. I wandered and asked the chap who was vacuuming if there was any chance that we could look into the main hall. Les the caretaker was only too please open up the magnificent hall and council rooms for us. You can see the splendour in the photographs. Even with the dreadfully harsh lighting and lack of chandeliers the hall is spectacular. It would be wonderful if they could get a grant to restore it to its rightful glory.Read more

  • Day5

    All aboard

    November 16, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    To Kal station, dropped of the car and left the keys at the station office. A bright and early 07:05 departure for Perth, ETA 13:45.

    Later: running a bit late. Passenger challenges guard how could a train scheduled to arrive at 1:45 in fact arrive at 2:20? He says “if you remember we had to stop for a while outside Tammin (to wait for a freight train) and we can’t guarantee arrival time unfortunately”. “That’s appallingly”, says she. “Well if you think that’s bad, last week we had a service arrive 7 hours late”. “I know” she says, “I was on that one too”. “Well you’re the common denominator then” says the guard and walks off triumphant.Read more

  • Day131

    Kalgoorie

    March 15, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Besuch bei der Goldmiene “SuperPit“ in Kalgoorie

    3km lang und 220m tief! Ein rieeeeeeeßiges Loch mit rieeeeeeeßigen Trucks!! 😍👌
    Hätte auch gern so einen 🚛

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, كالغورلي, کالگورڵی, קלגורלי, कालगुर्ली, KGI, カルグーリー, კალგურლი, 캘굴리, کالگورلی, Калгурли, कल्गूर्ली-बौल्डर, Калгурли-Болдер, Калгурлі, کالگورلئی, 卡尔古利