Goldrush Tours

Full Day

Goldrush Tours commenced operation in 1973 and over the past four decades has grown to become a large privately owned luxury coach company in Western Australia.

Their coach captains/ tour guides are chosen for their love of people and commitment to being the best in the business. They are local area specialised and subject to ongoing training of the highest standard.

Goldrush Tours’ extensive fleet of five star luxury coaches and mid-sized tour busses can accommodate any sized gathering. They are happy to tailor itineraries to suit special interest groups or individuals and can mobilise a private charter Australia-wide on short notice. They can comfortably transport 1000 people at any one time.

At Goldrush Tours they are serious about safety and the duty of care to their passengers. A rigorous maintenance program ensures all of their vehicles are thoroughly maintained to the highest standard.

Facilities

Art & Culture Australian Tourism Accreditation Basic Caters for limited mobility Full Day History & Heritage Land - Motorised Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Sightseeing Tours

Services

From $75 to $80

See an old prospector’s humble bush shack, the “Entomed Miner” exhibition, a gold battery, Warden Finnerty’s 1895 residence and much more!

This fantastic day out will deepen your appreciation of the hardships overcome by our great ancestors – not all of our riches are in the gold!

Tour only available for group bookings of 10 or more.

From $140 to $150

Goldrush Tours is proud to offer you a unique opportunity to view Antony Gormley’s “Inside Australia” sculptures. Depart Kalgoorlie and drive through beautiful examples of Salmon Gums, Gimlets and Black Butts and many abandoned gold mining centres, with an intriguing commentary along the way.

Arrive mid-morning at Lake Ballard, enjoy a complimentary morning tea at Snake Hill, and take time out to view the 51 sculptures that express one of Antony Gormley’s most daring commissions.

Enjoy a brief tour of the historical town of Menzies followed by a lunch stop in the town’s centre; you may even meet up with a couple of the locals who bared it all for Gormley’s ‘Inside Australia’ sculptures. On your way back to Kalgoorlie call in for a refreshing drink at the Broad Arrow Tavern, home of the movie ‘The Nickel Queen’ starring Googie Withers. Affectionately known among locals as the ‘BAT’, it is one of the few buildings to have outlived the gold rush in the outback town of Broad Arrow.

Don’t forget your camera as this tour offers some surreal photo opportunities that you will not want to miss!

Tour only available for group bookings of 10 or more.

From $45 to $90

This is a great introduction to the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, exploring the magnificent architecture of the 1890s.

With your informative tour driver, discover the beautifully restored buildings and the fascinating history that only Kalgoorlie-Boulder can offer.

Visit the KCGM Super Pit Lookout which is the largest open-cut gold mining operation in Australia.

Pay tribute to the renowned Royal Flying Doctor Service with a guided tour of their Kalgoorlie Airport Operation on-site. (Open Monday to Friday.)

A visit to Kalgoorlie would not be complete without a drive along Hay Street past the infamous red light district with its unique ‘starting stalls’.

In the afternoon visit the Hannans North Tourist Mine where you can get up close to a dump truck and try gold panning. (Open Sunday to Friday.)

After lunch your day concludes with a tour at the Loopline Railway Museum.

Tour only available for group bookings of 10 or more.

From $160 to $180

Explore over 100 years of gold exploration with its successes and heartaches.

Depart Kalgoorlie travelling westward along the Great Eastern Highway to Jack Carins Camp. This humble dwelling may look like story book stuff, but even today you will find some old prospectors still living in these conditions.

Driving onto Coolgardie learn about Ernest Giles, documented as Western Australia’s last explorer and tour Warden Finnerty’s home, the man responsible for the signing of the Patrick Hannan claim in 1893.

At the Goldfields Exhibition in the Coolgardie Museum, learn about Modesto Varischetti who was trapped underground for nine days in a flooded mine and then enjoy an historical tour of the town.

Continue on to Ora Banda via the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, visiting the ghost town of Kunanalling along the way. At Ora Banda learn the history of the area including the bombing of the hotel that was notoriously followed by the car bombing murder of its owner.

Discover the history of the State Battery built in 1913 and then drive through Grant’s Patch on the way to the Broad Arrow Hotel.

Tour only available for group bookings of 10 or more.

From $105 to $120

Tour Hannan Street and the Museum of the Goldfields with its impressive gold vault; stand in Claude De Barnales boardroom and discover the shady dealings and rip off scams which conned major investors worldwide.

Visit the Super Pit Lookout, see the opening of the old mine shafts in the pit wall and learn from your personal tour guide the less publicised and untold tales of gold stealing and dodgy doings that are the dark side of our golden history.

Hear of the violent murder of Gold Stealing Detectives Pitman and Walsh and its gruesome association with the hotel. Hear about Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s famous skimpy barmaids, the controversy of their employment and the inventive ways publicans have devised to maximise their exposure.

Tour Burt Street, home of the Metropole Hotel, where miners ingeniously dug a shaft under the Hotel and up through the floor of the front bar.

Drive along Hay Street past the infamous red light district with its unique ‘starting stalls’ and an eye-opening tour of a real working brothel.

Tour only available for group bookings of 10 or more.

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