Travel to Kalgoorlie in Australia Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a regional city (pop. 30,000) in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. Kalgoorlie is a mining town with a long history that contains much of interest to the adventurous traveller. Over a hundred years of mining wealth has produced some beautiful old buildings that house pubs, post offices and general shops.The largest open cut gold mine in Australia abuts the town, though you are unlikely to notice it except for the mountain of dirt along the mines edge or the reverberations of the daily blast.Kalgoorlie makes an ideal base to explore the other towns in the region that have an equally rich history.Kalgoorlie is located approximately 600km east of Perth, 397km north of Esperance and 235km south of Leonora. To the east is the endless desert.The Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy runs 397km north from Esperance to Coolgardie, from where you can drive the last 38km of the Great Eastern Hwy into Boulder. If you want go directly to Kalgoorlie, you can bypass Coolgardie by taking the Goldfields Hwy via Kambalda.The Great Eastern Hwy leaves the city and goes through numerous small Wheatbelt towns and ends in Kalgoorlie 596km later. The road is sealed and well serviced though there are some very empty stretches where it can be more than 100 kilometers until you reach the next fuel pump. Many people drive it in a single day (in 6 hours many claim) but doing it in two, stopping the night in Merredin, will afford you time to visit York, Meckering and some of the Golden Pipeline Trail spots on the way.Norseman sits at the western side of the Eyre Hwy ending the long drive across the Nullabor Plain. From here it’s 191km north on the Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy to Kalgoorlie. The small, but modern airport (IATA: KGI) is 7km from the center of town and has numerous daily flights to Perth, interstate and a few regional centers. Parking can be a problem as it is often full with cars left while their owners are are away. Taxis wait for every arriving flight and cost around $10 to town. There isn’t an airport bus service and the local bus doesn’t pass anywhere near the airport.Daily Qantas flights leave from Terminal 1 at Perth Domestic Airport. Skywest has less frequent flights throughout the week.Skywest have a weekly flight from Melbourne and Qantas flies a similar amount from Adelaide.Kalgoorlie is on the interstate line that sees regular passenger services. The train station is in the main part of town within walking distance of backpackers and some hotels. As it is a current mining centre, all the rental car companies are represented and have a large number of cars – except they can be all booked up and don’t expect too many sports cars or small compacts 

Airport: KGI Kalgoorlie Boulder Airport Cities in Australia

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