It was once the third largest town in Western Australia with 2 stock exchanges, 3 breweries, 7 newspapers and 26 hotels. Today, reminders of Coolgardie’s colourful gold rush history can be found in its charming grand heritage buildings and wide main street and is also the starting point for the Golden Quest Discovery Trail self drive adventure.
Kambalda was Australia’s first nickel town, built by Western Mining in the 1960s and designed by one of the country’s most innovative town planners. Today, it’s a booming mining hub made up of two separate towns that lay seven kilometres apart, Kambalda East and Kambalda West, and is surrounded by a diverse landscape of salt lakes and bushland.
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For further information about Coolgardie and Kambalda, visit the Shire of Coolgardie website www.coolgardie.wa.gov.au