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Kalgoorlie Super Pit
Kalgoorlie is located at the heart of the Western Australian Goldfields. The area was put on the map when a gold rush began in 1893, and the Kalgoorlie Super Pit became one of its epicentres. Pay a visit to the Super Pit to experience one of the world’s richest gold deposits while holidaying on flights to Kalgoorlie. The Super Pit covers an unbelievable area of more than 26,000 hectares and is one of the world’s largest gold producers. Book onto a tour to see the Super Pit in action while visiting WA on cheap flights to Kalgoorlie,.
Goongarrie National Park
When you plan a WA holiday with airfare to Kalgoorlie, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the Outback. For one of the best Outback experiences in the region, plan a day trip to Goongarrie National Park in between your return flights to Kalgoorlie. There is a lot to see and do in Goongarrie, including hiking trails, the Goongarrie Homestead, and areas related to Indigenous culture and history. If you book plane tickets to Kalgoorlie for November or December, you’ll also be able to see the vibrant pink wildflowers that bloom throughout the park.
Museum of the Goldfields
The Goldfields is a region in southwest WA that makes up a huge portion of the state. The region has a fascinating history that makes it unique to other parts of WA, particularly the ongoing gold rush. While visiting the region on flights to Kalgoorlie, take some time to learn a bit more about the fascinating place you’re in. The Museum of the Goldfields is on the edge of Kalgoorlie’s CBD and is one of the five official locations of the Western Australia Museum. It showcases the region’s gold mining history, displays a large collection of gold bars, and allows visitors to discover what life was like for miners’ families in the early 20th century. Entry to the museum is free, and a free guided tour begins each morning at 10.30am.
When is the best time to book flights to Kalgoorlie?
If you’re hoping to spend the majority of your days outside, consider booking return flights to Kalgoorlie in the cooler months. Between May and September, daytime temperatures hit about 20°C – perfect for hiking in the Outback and exploring the nearby gold mines. However, while the days are warm, be sure to pack a warm jacket for your flights to Kalgoorlie. Since the city is in the heart of the desert, nighttime temperatures can regularly dip down to less than 5°C.
On the other hand, summers in Kalgoorlie can experience stifling heat. If you book cheap flights to Kalgoorlie for travel between November and March, expect temperatures to reach about 35°C during the day. Some days may see the mercury move above 40°C. If your flights to Kalgoorlie fall during the summer months, be sure to drink plenty of water and avoid spending too much time outdoors between midday and early afternoon when the sun is at its highest.
In late spring each year, the Kalgoorlie area experiences a natural phenomenon as brightly coloured wildflowers bloom around the region. Some of the best places for wildflower viewing are Goongarrie National Park, Boorabbin Rock, and Karlkurla Bushland Park. To see the pink and yellow wildflowers contrasting beautifully with the rust-red Outback landscapes, plan your return flights to Kalgoorlie in November or December.
What is the best way to get around Kalgoorlie?
While holidaying on cheap flights to Kalgoorlie, the best way to get around the area is by rental car. After booking your airfare to Kalgoorlie, browse the affordable rental cars that are available to book with Webjet. Once you arrive, you can pick up your rental car from Kalgoorlie Airport (KGI) and begin your explorations around the Goldfields region. A 2WD works well in the city and along major highways. Keep in mind that you may need to rent a 4WD if you’re hoping to venture down unsealed roads in the Outback and national parks.
If you’d prefer to explore the area without renting a car, three bus routes operate in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder area. Each route has stops in the CBD, then branches out into the suburbs around Kalgoorlie. The buses operate during the mornings and afternoons Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Tickets to Kalgoorlie buses cost between $2.20 and $4.70 AUD (between $2.28 and $4.87 NZD), depending on how far you travel. Outside of these hours, you can catch a taxi to get from one spot to the next.