Excursion-At Kalgoorlie Boulder

Loopline Museum (NEW)

Time: 1 – 2 hours
Distance from Camp School: 4kms
Curriculum: History
Cost: $5.00

This museum features Kalgoorlie Boulders railway history museum.  The Boulder City Station was once part of the busiest railway network in Western Australia.  It is now the only surviving train station of the Loopline Railway, which began operating in 1897.

Guided Tour

Hannans North Tourist Mine (NEW)

Time 1 – 2 hours
Distance from Camp School: 4kms
Curriculum: History
Cost: $5.00

Take your time to explore above ground at Hannans North Tourist Mine and discover the secrets of gold rush history and modern day mining in the Goldfields. Watch the blast video, explore modern mining machinery and do some gold panning. 
Self-paced (except for the Blast video and gold panning)

Gold Panning – Lake Douglas (NEW)

Time: 2 – 3 hours
Distance from Camp School: 17kms
Curriculum: History
Cost: $3.50

Take a trip out to Lake Douglas where you can collect your own quartz to pound using a dolly pot. Then using gold pans you may find yourself some GOLD!
Guided Tour

Arboretum

Time: 1-2 Hours
Distance from Camp School: 4 kms
Cost: Free
Curriculum: Society & Environment

Admire and learn about the natural bush land of the Goldfields with interpretative displays, area for lunch, walking track and toilets. Self guided.

Kalgoorlie Consolidate Gold Mines (KCGM) Mine Tour

Time: 1 Hour
Distance from Camp School: 3 kms
Cost: Free – Afternoon only – Maximum 57 people
Curriculum: Science

A guided tour of KCGM’s operating mine (Super Pit).

Kalgoorlie Charters is sub-contracted by KCGM to provide bus and guide.

A manifest of all people attending the tour must be handed in and sent to KCGM before tour can commence. Schools must be on time or tour will be cancelled.

All visitors need to wear enclosed shoes and long pants and long sleeved shirt

KCGM Superpit viewing platform

Time: 15 Minutes
Distance from Camp School: 4 kms
Cost: Free
Curriculum: Science

Gaze in awe at the largest gold open cut mine in the Southern Hemisphere where dump trucks look like dinky toys. Pit blasts may be seen but will vary each day. Ring Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre to confirm the blast time on the day (9021 1966) Self guided.

Kalgoorlie Urban Land Care Group/Karlkula Park

Time: 1.5 Hours
Cost: $5.50/student – Maximum 35 Students
Curriculum: Society & Environment

A guided walk of Karlkurla Bush land Park offering specialized activities such as:

  • Guided tour of native plants
  • Tree planting dependent on weather

Activities can also be worked in with the students study theme.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Trail

Time: 1-2 Hours
Distance from Camp School: 3 kms
Cost: Free
Curriculum: Society & Environment

Imagine what Kalgoorlie-Boulder was like before the discovery of gold and soon after gold was discovered. Explore the streets of Kalgoorlie-Boulder that includes 2 trails:

  • Kalgoorlie Urban Trail: Town Hall, Paddy Hannan Statue, St Barbara’s Square and turn of the century buildings.
  • Boulder Urban Trail: Boulder Town Hall including the Goatcher Curtain, Metropole hotel and turn of the century buildings.

Goldfields Camp School to guide or self guided.

Kalgoorlie School of Mines Mineral Museum

Time: 1 Hour
Distance from Camp School: 3 kms
Cost: Free
Curriculum: Science

Excellent display of rocks and minerals. Open 9.00am to 12.00pm. Self guided.

Mt Charlotte Reservoir

Time: 30 Minutes
Distance from Camp School: 3 kms
Cost: Free
Curriculum: History

Visit Kalgoolie’s 100 year old water reservoir at Mt Charlotte, where permanent water is piped to the Goldfields. There is a great view of the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and surrounds. A Water Corporation guide may be arranged to describe to students current and past water usage and the history of the pipeline. Self guided.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Time: 1 Hour
Distance from Camp School: 4 kms
Cost: $3.00/student

While visiting the Royal Flying Doctor Service, groups first watch an eight minute video about the contemporary flying doctor followed by a short question and answer session, then out to the hangar and take a look at a medically fitted out aircraft. The newly furbished centre offers interactive displays and the tour finishes with a look at the memorabilia displays and a well stocked gift shop.

Bush two up

Time: 1.5 Hours
Distance from Camp School: 8 kms
Cost: Free
Curriculum: History

Students enjoy listening to the history of 2-up, playing a mock game and decide if it is worth gambling? Goldfields Camp School to guide.

Goldfields War Museum

Time: 1.5 Hours
Distance from Camp School: 4 kms
Cost: $3.00/student
Curriculum: History

This museum has a wide range of war memorabilia including many personal donated items. Program is available and can include: quiz sheets, drawing, making WWI and WWII posters or bookmarks and dressing up in full camouflage gear. Goldfields War Museum staff to guide.

Hammond Park

Time: 1-2 Hours
Distance from Camp School: 5 kms
Cost: Free
Curriculum: Society & Environment

Great place to have lunch, relax on the lawn, see the birds, kangaroos, emus, Miniature Bavarian Castle and Lake. It includes BBQ’s, play equipment, turn of the century gazebo. Self guided.

WA Museum Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Time: 1.5 Hours
Distance from Camp School: 4 kms
Cost: Assisted Educational program – $5.00 per student
Curriculum: History

Life has changed in Kalgoorlie since gold was found in 1893. Visit the museum to see and experience some of the innovation shown by people in their everyday life.