Kalgoorlie-Boulder, colloquially known as Kalgoorlie, was originally called 'Hannan's Find' after the town's founder, Patrick "Paddy" Hannan. Hannan and his two mates, Tom Flanagan and Dan Shea, were travelling to Mount Youle in June 1893 when one of their horses cast a shoe. They found traces of gold, filed a claim and soon the countryside was swarming with prospectors hoping to strike it rich.
Kalgoorlie is located on the 'Golden Mile', 595 km east-northeast of the city of Perth. Home to the famous Super Pit and the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail, Kalgoorlie is the ultimate in goldrush experience.
The Kalgoorlie railway station is the most eastern attended station in all of Western Australia and was first opened in 1897. It boasts the longest platform in the state and serves both inter and intrastate train services.
GE3 Kalgoorlie to Esperance via Coolgardie/Kambalda