Discover Car Hire in Kalgoorlie
With a rich history and miles of stunning scenery to explore, a car rental in Kalgoorlie will make your experience an unforgettable one! Kalgoorlie car rental with DriveAway is made easy with great rates and exceptional customer service. Our reputable supplier, Europcar is located at the Kalgoorlie Airport terminal for your convenience. Kalgoorlie airport is located just 8 kilometres from the city centre, approximately a 15 minutes drive in your car rental. DriveAway gives you the choice from a number of car categories including economy and compact through to full-size, SUV's and people movers.
Kalgoorlie was founded in 1893 when gold was discovered in the area. It then experienced a massive boom in population and wealth and became known as Australia’s equivalent to the Wild West. It may not be rough and wild town it once was, but Kalgoorlie is still a unique town with a rich history unlike anywhere else in Australia. To get an insight into the town's rich history and remoteness, start your visit to Kalgoorlie by checking out the Mining Hall of Fame. Drive a short distance out of the town centre along the Goldfields Highway. Here you will find collections of minerals from the area, as well as a gallery of the famous and prominent miners in the area.
During the gold rush in the area, Kalgoorlie experienced a great boom in wealth, and this is reflected on various buildings around the town. Park your rental car in the centre of town, and explore the historical buildings nearby. Highly recommended are Kalgoorlie Post Office, built in 1899, and the town hall, built in 1908. Both feature exquisite construction and detailing and are made of local stone. To see how mining is done in the 21st century, drive to the east edge of town and check out Fimiston Mine, also known as the Super Pit. It is the largest open cut mine in Australia. Be sure to check out the Super Pit Lookout, from where you can watch the mining in action, with daily blasts also taking place.
For an interesting comparison to another historic mining town, jump in your car rental and take a short drive north to Broad Arrow. Once a booming town home to over 15,000 people, Broad Arrow was abandoned when nearby gold was depleted and is now a ghost town, an interesting contrast to the still thriving Kalgoorlie. The Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Centre is located at Kalgoorlie airport and provides a great insight into the history of the service, as well as the life of flying doctors.
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|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Kalgoorlie to Broad Arrow||40||0.5|
|Kalgoorlie to Perth||600||6.5|
|Kalgoorlie to Fremantle||615||6.5|
|Kalgoorlie to Bunbury||760||8|
|Kalgoorlie to Albany||800||8.5|
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