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Boulder, WA

Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamated in 1989. Up till then they were two towns lying side by side. Boulder’s main street, Burt Street, is five kilometres from Kalgoorlie’s main street, Hannan Street. Boulder was named after “The Great Boulder Mine”, the first mine on the Golden Mile.


A walk along Burt Street is a walk through living history. Beautiful reminders such as the Town Hall with the Goatcher Curtain, the Miners Monument, Goldfields War Museum and the Loopline Railway Station set amongst the shopping precinct makes for an enjoyable morning.

Boulder Market Day falls on the third Sunday of each month and is a busy mix of displays, stalls, entertainment and tours.

Tour the surrounds of the Golden Mile in the old train which once carried hundreds of miners to work each day. This busy railway has now been overtaken by the expanding Super Pit. Train departs daily from Boulder Station at 1000.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder is living history, with the past conspicuous in every part of the City. The architecture, the pubs, the pictures on the wall, the wide streets, the houses in the suburbs and the signs on the shop fronts all give glimpses of a glorious past.

Nearest Airport: Kalgoorlie

Where to stay?


  • Rural/Country
  • Historic/Heritage

Popular Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Outback

About Boulder

  • Locality: Major urban locality
  • Boulder Postcode: 6432
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Esperance & the Golden Outback
  • Latitude: -30.7819
  • Longitude: 121.48874
  • Elevation: 362m
  • Population: 4825
  • Median Income: $43316
  • Area (Sq/km): 4.399
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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