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Boulder- Kalgoorlie

Visitor Centre:
Loopline Railway and Information Centre
Cnr Burt and Hamilton Streets
Phone: 08 9093 3055
Visitor website:
Burt Street
Kalgoorlie-Boulder was rocked by a 5.0 magnitude earthquake at 8.17am on Tuesday 20th April 2010. Boulder’s Historic Burt Street with the two blocks from Hamilton to Brookman Street were cordoned off and buildings evacuated. Police, FESA and council worked through the day to clear the damage and secure Boulder buildings.
Initially it was thought that the earthquake occurred many km’s from the City, however after further data analysis the new position shows that it occurred in the centre of Boulder. This position also agrees with the aftershocks which were recorded in the months following the earthquake. (Data received from Geoscience Australia).
The upper stories of Boulder’s Historic Hotels were affected the most. The facades of the shops in Burt Street were also badly damaged. The City Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has spent in excess of $8,000,000 to restore the majority of shop fronts back to quaint Federation style shop fronts. Come and discover Boulder’s hidden secrets…
The Super Pit Lookout
See Australia’s largest gold mine from the KCGM Super Pit Lookout. Located on Outram Street, off the Goldfields Highway. Open 8am to 7pm every day. For blast times, contact the KCGM Public Interaction Line on 9022 1100.
1. Boulder Market Days
Held on the third Sunday of every month (rain, hail or shine) from 9am until 1pm along historic Burt Street and in Loopline Railway Park. A great day of family fun, loaded with local crafts, displays, food stalls and various entertainment.
2. Loopline Railway and Information Centre
(see advert page 289)
Once, one of the busiest railway lines in Australia with 100 trains a day passing through in the early years an interesting heritage display and an information centre located in the old Boulder Train Station building in Hamilton Street.
Work is under way to restore some of the carriages and locomotives so people can experience what it was like in the bygone era. Plans for a new railway line to the Super Pit Lookout are waiting approval from the government.
3. Miners Monument
Erected as a tribute to the Miners who worked the world famous ‘Golden Mile’. Take your photo alongside this life-size statue of an underground miner operating an air leg drill. Located corner Burt and Lane Streets, Boulder.
4.Boulder Town Hall
& Goatcher Curtain
This beautifully preserved historic town hall, with pressed tin ceilings and wrought iron balustrades was opened on the 23 June 1908.
The stage curtain, which depicts a scene of the Bay of Naples, is a unique and priceless work of art. Painted by one of the Victorian era’s greatest scenic painters, Englishman Phillip Goatcher, it was painted for the opening of the Boulder Town Hall in 1908. This particular curtain is the world’s last surviving example of a working Goatcher Curtain. The Boulder Town Hall has reopened to the public after undergoing extensive repairs following the April 2010 earthquake. For opening hours contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on (08) 9021 9600.
5.Palace Theatre Building
Built in 1937, this building is a fine example of the art deco style of the 1930’s and is one of only two such buildings remaining in the Goldfields region. In 1978, a group of concerned local business & community members felt the need for a ‘Drop-in-Centre’ for the Youth of Kalgoorlie and Boulder. The facility was gifted to Boulder Promotion & Development Association in 2002 and was renamed “Palace Theatre Recreation Centre”. The Centre is now a separate entity run by a management committee. There are skating sessions on every Sunday and the centre is also used for birthday parties and other functions. Steph Openshaw is the Manager and can be contacted on 0427 990 019.
Loopline Tram Company
Hop On Hop Off day tours offer all that is best about Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The all-day ticket flexibility allows you to explore the City at your leisure from any stop. Climb aboard
at any of the conveniently situated stops and see Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Your driver will provide an entertaining and informative commentary as you tour the city.