Follow the signs to the car rentals at the Kalgoorlie Airport, park in the allocated bays and return the keys to the desk in the arrivals area.
Where is the branch located?
Make your way to the booth in the arrivals terminal.
Kalgoorlie is a mining town with a rich history. Located in the south-central area of Western Australia, Kalgoorlie is miles from the coast and almost 600 kilometres from the state capital, Perth. Surrounded by classic Australian desert, national parks and wildflowers, Kalgoorlie is a unique travel destination. Famous as a mining town, Kalgoorlie sprung up from the desert in the late 1800s and quickly became mineral and gold-rich. This wealth can be seen in the buildings and architecture of the town, with many of the same buildings still standing. Drive around to all the heritage sites of Kalgoorlie; the Visitors Centre can provide a brochure and free audio track that details the history of the buildings. Interesting sites include the Kalgoorlie Courthouse, many historic hotels, the Kalgoorlie Town Hall and the Museum of the Goldfields.
The region is dotted with similar smaller towns that have great driving and cultural experiences. Just a 30-minute drive southwest, you will find the town of Coolgardie. Filled with its own activities and a museum, it makes for a fun day trip from Kalgoorlie. The Goldfields Exhibition Museum in Coolgardie offers an interesting insight into the history of the region, from photographs, mining equipment, antique bottles, and more. The museum is housed in the historic Warden's Court Building, built-in 1898. You can also see the Coolgardie Historic Railway Station, the Coolgardie Cemetery, and Coolgardie Gorge. All these locations are accessible by car and just a short driving distance for Kalgoorlie.
Kalgoorlie is full of history, and you can tell that from just looking at the buildings when you fly into Kalgoorlie Airport, which is located on the outskirts of the small city. Start with a visit to the Museum of the Goldfields, with free entry, but donations welcome, it can fit into any travel budget. Learn about the region's rich history and the mining sites before you visit the super pit, a mining pit so big it can be seen from space. It may just be a big hole in the ground, but its scale is impressive.
Kalgoorlie is rich in art and culture, with a number of art galleries to be found, including the Aboriginal Art Gallery offering unique artworks and exhibitions across town. Across the town, you will also find many boutique shops to find something special to take home in. Once you've taken all this in, finish the day at the Beaten Track Brewery. The outside might not look like much, but the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. This small microbrewery makes the perfect end to a day of sightseeing and shopping.
Around Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie, you will find a number of national parks and conservation parks. Right outside the city border, you will find Karlkurla Bushland Park, 200 hectares of natural bushland. The park is lined with a 4-kilometre walking trail to enjoy. On the walk, you might see one of the many species of animals that make their home in the park, including the western grey kangaroo or a number of different types of reptiles and birds. The pinnacle of the park is the sunset from Katunga Lookout, around 1.5 kilometres into the interior of the park. See a wide range of trees, wildflowers and shrubs. It is a relaxing walk that truly makes you feel like you could be the only person on earth, and it's just an 8-minute drive from the city centre.
Another great nature stop is Boorabbin National Park; with diverse eucalypt woodlands, it is a great place to experience the wildflowers of the region. You will find many more stop-offs and different types of parks in the region; it is up to you how much outback nature you want to experience in your rental car