Coolgardie is located seven hours’ drive east of Perth and a forty minute drive south west of Kalgoorlie.
The Coolgardie of today has retained many aspects of its rich and colourful history. Its charm and friendliness make it a great town in which to discover the past.
Coolgardie is world renowned for two events, the birthplace of the great goldrush of 1892 and Varischetti’s amazing mine rescue after nine days trapped in a flooded mine underground.
It was once the third largest town in Western Australia with two stock exchanges, three breweries, seven newspapers and 26 hotels. Discover charming and historic Coolgardie with its wide main street and grand heritage buildings.
See Australia’s largest bottle and curio collection and fascinating recreated turn of the century pharmaceutical museum.
Explore nearby ghost towns and outback nature reserves such as the Department of Conservation and Land Management managed fresh water wetlands at Rowles Lagoon, swim, boat, canoe, bush walk, bird watch, picnic, camp overnight and star gaze.
Coolgardie Day, an annual event held in September, celebrates Coolgardie’s birthday with thousands of people from the Goldfields and visitors from across the state coming to town to experience the family fun and activities.
The Western Australian Metal Detecting Championships are also held annually in September.
Hotel, motel, bed and breakfast and caravan park accommodation is available.
Nearest Airport: Kalgoorlie
- Caravan and Camping
- Off Road Driving
- Bird Watching
- Gold prospecting
- Locality: Urban locality
- Coolgardie Postcode: 6429
- State: Western Australia
- Region: Esperance & the Golden Outback
- Latitude: -30.95463
- Longitude: 121.16584
- Elevation: 428m
- Population: 878
- Median Income: $29536
- Area (Sq/km): 124.981
- Timezone: Australia/Perth