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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

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  • Day132

    Kalgoorlie, Australia

    June 26, 2006 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    on our long trip to Perth you stop at this strange little place called 'Cook' hmmm, there is nothing but sand for miles until this and its the longest straight line of rail track in the world. This airstrip is for emergency use ... not sure what .. its looked after by two people year round !Read more

  • Day6

    The Superpit and the Brothel

    May 9, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today we had a look at the two most famous places in Kalgoorlie.

    The Goldmine.
    Each dump truck (worth $4.4 million each) carries 250 tons of rubble out of the pit. Only one out of every 7 trucks carries the high grade rock, which after crushing and processing will yield about a golf ball sized lump of pure gold. The mine owns and runs 40 trucks and various other mammoth machines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The tour was well worth it. The size and scale of the everything was huge.

    The Brothel
    Questa Casa or The Pink House. Back in its heydey it had ten working rooms and as many girls who were kept very busy and apparently they made pots of money. It’s still a working brothel and the girls start at 7pm.

    Now, the Questa Casa has just three rooms in use and there is only demand for two sex workers at a time. Prices are $150 for a half-hour and $280 for a full hour. (I thought you might like to know that vital piece of information).

    To keep the brothel afloat, Carmel and her daughter (the madams) run daily tours for travellers. There was 18 in our group and at $25 a head that’s pretty good money for an hour or so.
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    Kevin Mitchell

    Great to hear you guys are on the road again.That gold mine is amazing!! and the big hole in the ground is interesting too! I will have to save some pennies to visit that establishment🤣 Rae and I and Trina and Richard will start a road trip in Queensland from Brisbane on June 20th. Keep in touch Cheers Kev

    5/12/18Reply
    The Gypsies

    Hi Kevin, We will be in Brisbane around that time. We haven’t seen much of Brisbane and if you don’t mind a tag along, we think it would be fantastic to spend some time with you guys. Have you got an itinerary and a time frame in mind. We will ring you when we get into Queensland, and you can tell us your plans. 😄👋

    5/12/18Reply
    Kevin Mitchell

    That's sounds great. We will let you know our plans when we get closer to the time. Enjoy your travels. Love your photos😎

    5/13/18Reply
     
  • Day4

    Kalgoorlie

    May 7, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    We are in Kalgoorlie. Will be here for a few days while waiting for some stuff to arrive at the post office.

    Lesley Chennell

    Great to see you on the road again. Where to next? We’re on our way north.

    5/7/18Reply
    The Gypsies

    Hi Lesley. We are heading towards Uluru across the Great Central Rd, then towards Alice Springs. Then perhaps into Queensland. Great to hear from you. Enjoy your northern trip. 👋

    5/7/18Reply
    Kerry O'Shea

    Did you do the tour?

    5/8/18Reply
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  • Day61

    Kalgoolie Boulder.

    August 26, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Last one to leave by a long chalk....the rest were away about 8am!
    Lovely salmon gums line the roadside, and some of the gums have started flowering. I think we are probably a couple of weeks too early to see all the flowers in their glory. Apparently the season is late this year.
    We stopped for lunch just after one, at another 24hr stop, which had it's own 'pet' magpie. She would sit on the table and catch the crumbs that Ian would throw.
    We had another 200km to go, so we hit the road again after a pit stop.
    Kalgoolie Centenial park is the next stop. It has flushing toilets Yeh! It really is a very pleasant place with lots of green grass. The flags in the park were at half mast because the Rt Hon Tim Fisher was being buried today.
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