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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

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==Get in==
Kalgoorlie is located approximately 600km east of [[Perth (Western Australia)|Perth]], 397km north of [[Esperance]] and 235km south of [[Leonora]]. To the east is the endless desert. ===By bus===*'''From Esperance''' - TransWa runs 3 buses a week. The services on Wednesday and Friday leave Esperance's Dempster St Bus Station at 8:35AM arriving Kalgoorlie train station 5 hours later. The Sunday bus leaves at 2PM. It stops into a number of towns along the way including Norseman, Kambalda and Coolgardie.
===By car===
===By plane===
The small but modern airport ({{IATA|KGI}}) is about 7km from the center of town and has numerous daily flights to Perth, interstate and a few regional centers. The airport is small but modern. Parking can be a problem as it is often full with cars left while their owners are are away. '''Taxis''' wait for every arriving flight and cost around $10 to town. There isn't an airport bus service and the local bus doesn't pass anywhere near the airport.
====From Perth====
* <listing name="Daily '''Qantas" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="+61 2 9691 3636" email="" fax="" url="''' [http://www.qantas.com.au/" hours="" price="">Qantas ] flights to Kalgoorlie depart leave from Terminal 1 at Perth Domestic Airport, and arrive at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, which is well serviced by taxis. Flying time can be 50-70 minutes in duration, and return flights range from $160-$500'''Skywest''' [http://www.skywest. Qantas employs Boeing 737 & 717 aircraft on the Perth-Kalgoorlie routecom. Depending on au/] has less frequent flights throughout the aircraft, it is possible to fly Business Class between Perth and Kalgoorlieweek.</listing>
* <listing name="Skywest" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+61 1300660088" url="http://www.skywest.com.au/" hours="" priceFrom interstate="$137-397" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">One '''Skywest''' have a weekly flight on Monday from [[Melbourne]] and Thursday departs Perth at 9AM. On Friday there two departing at 9AM and 5PM. The flight takes about 90 minutes'''Qantas''' flys a similar amount from [[Adelaide]].</listing>
===By Train===
* <listing name="The Prospector" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="www.transwa.wa.gov.au" hours="" price="$81.55">The most popular way to get in. It takes 7 hours to reach Kalgoorlie from Perth. From Perth you can board at either the East Perth Rail Terminal or Midland Train Station. Snacks and drinks can be bought on board. Services leave on M-Sa at 7.10AM. An additional afternoon service only on Monday Friday leaves at 3:15PM. Sunday has only one train, departing at 2:15PM</listing>
* <listing name="The Indian Pacific" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.trainways.com.au" hours="" price="">Operates between Perth and Sydney via Adelaide, with a scheduled three-hour stop in Kalgoorlie.</listing>
==Get around==
* <see name="Boulder Pioneer Cemetery" alt="" address="Lynch St" directions="50m past the southern roundabout on the Goldfields Hwy" phone="" emailurl="" hours="" price="" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="" pricefax="">Headstones with a story. Graves of mining pioneers from the early 1900's.</see>
* <see name="Herbert Hoover Mirror" alt="" address="Cnr Hannan St and Maritana St" directions="In the Palace Hotel foyer." phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">An ornately framed mirror given to the hotel in 1898 by Herbert Hoover, later to become the US president. While working as a mine manager in nearby [[Leonora]] he frequented the hotel when in Kalgoorlie. He was said to be so smitten with a particular barmaid that on returning to the US he sent the mirror as a token of his affections.</see>
* <do name="Karkula Bushland Park" alt="" address="Paddington Dr" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Free">On the edge of town is an expansive nature reserve filled with Salmon Gums, Blackbutt and the silky pear that gives the park its name. A network of trails criss-cross the main 4km loop that leads uphill to a elevated viewing platform, allowing good views over surrounding plain. Infrequent information boards identify salient tree and plant species. Wildlife tend to stay out of sight, though the flies are annoyingly abundant on warm afternoons.</do>
 
* <do name="St Barbara's Festival" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.stbarbs.com.au" hours="1-3 December" price="">Various events in celebration of the semi-mythical St Barbara who hid in a mine from her murderous father. The main event is a parade down Hannan St of miners in their building sized dump trucks.</do>
==Buy==
* <buy name="The Little Boulder Sweet Shop" alt="" address="41 Burt St" directions="" phone="+61 8 9093 0011" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A bright pink shop with stacked with equally colourful old style lollies and other tasty oddments. If you don't have a sweet tooth, some say the bacon flavoured nuts are tasty.</buy>
 
===Markets===
* <buy name="Boulder Market Day" alt="Along Burt St & Loopline Park" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Every 3rd Sunday, 9:30AM-1:30PM" price="">Stalls of crafty items and a bit of fresh fruit and veg.</buy>
==Eat==
* <eat name="Danny's Bar & Grill" address="14 Wilson St" phone="+61 8 9022 7614">Owned by Danny Drummond, know to be one of the best chefs in town.</eat>
 
* <eat name="Golden India" alt="" address="2-3 Central Shopping centre, Wilson St" directions="Corner Wilson and Hannan St" phone="+61 8 90227703" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Daily. Lunch 11AM-2:30PM, Dinner 5PM-10:30PM" price="$16-24">Authentic tasting and well prepared dishes that tend toward subtle spices rather than a full on curry burn. Some might think it's a bit salty though. Quick service for both dine in and take away.</eat>
* <eat name="Krua Thai and Japanese" alt="" address="84 Hannan St" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="11:30AM-2PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM" price="$7-35">Authentic taste of both styles, though the Japanese menu wins for number of dishes you can't get anywhere else in town. The $8-15 lunch sets are popular.</eat>
* <drink name="Palace Hotel" address="137 Hannan St" phone="(08) 9021 2788" email="" price="" url="http://www.palacehotel.com.au"></drink>
 
===Coffee===
* <drink name="Dome" alt="" address="149 Hannan St" directions="" phone="+61 08 9022 2111" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Daily 7AM-6PM" price="Long black $3.40">Consistently decent coffee. It's generally packed with breakfasters on weekend mornings, so even if you can find a seat, expect a lengthy wait for your order to come.</drink>
==Sleep==
===Splurge===
* <sleep name="Rydges" alt="" address="21 Davidson St" directions="" phone="+61 8 9080 0800" email="" fax="" url="http://www.rydges.com/hotel/RWKALG/Rydges-Kalgoorlie.htm" checkin="" checkout="" price="$169-259">Stylish rooms a fair step away from the main drag.</sleep>
 
 
===Caravan parks===
* <sleep name="Discovery Holiday Park" alt="" address="286 Burt St" directions="" phone="+61 08 9039 4800" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/wa/burt_st_kalgoorlie-boulder/kalgoorlie" checkin="" checkout="" price="Powered site $34, tent site $18">Very neat grounds with gravel or concrete sites with a grassed area. The grassy tent sites have clean campers kitchen with a fridge and BBQ. Swimming pool.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Prospector Holiday Park" alt="" address="Great Eastern Hwy" directions="Near" phone="+61 08 9021 2524" url="http://www.familyparks.com.au/CaravanParkDetails.asp?ident=pbfhp" checkin="" checkout="" price="$36-$45 powered site" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">A fairly small park with tree shaded sites. Campers kitchen and swimming pool.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Golminer Caravan Park" alt="" address="40 Great Eastern Hwy" directions="" phone="+61 08 9021 3713" url="http://www.acclaimparks.com.au/goldminer/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Powered site $35, tent site $20" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">A neat looking set of large sites. Immaculate amenities, one block is a little old. Not a park for families but ideal for travelling couples.</sleep>
==Contact==
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