Coolgardie

Coolgardie is a historic gold mining town and is a popular with tourists interested in seeing a major nineteenth century mining town. The Goldfields Exhibition Museum, the Railway Station Exhibition and Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum are good place to start your history lesson. Stroll around the town and you will see many markers on historic sites and buildings, along with photographs and information to explain the past life of the town. Take a tour of the State Battery and see gold being extracted and made into bullion bars.

For something different, visit Coolgardie Camel Farm and join a camel trek or visit Kurrawong Emu Farm. Some other attractions of note are the Goldfields Aboriginal Art Gallery, the Historical Markets and the Lions Bicentennial Lookout. Coolgardie has reasonably-priced accommodation in the local hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and caravan parks.

Locations

Coolgardie is located 558 km east of Perth.

Activities

Coolgardie is interesting for gold mining history, historic buildings, museums, aboriginal art and camel treks.