Category Archives: Golden Outback

Day 11 Leonora to The Middle of Nowhere (Davyhurst)

Looked around Leonora and then its twin town Gwalia this morning. Both were big mining towns in the late 1800s to mid 1900s. Leonora is still a reasonable size town servicing the still functioning mines and surrounding smaller (tiny) towns, … Continue reading

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Day 10 Kalgoorlie to Leonora

Off to Kalgoorlie Golf Course for the last two holes to finish the Nullarbor Links. These were quite a change from the last 16 – green and manicured. This golf course is ranked 27th in public golf courses in Australia. … Continue reading

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Day 9 Kalgoorlie

Today we went to a few look outs. Firstly, Mt Charlotte which is the old, and one of the current water reservoirs¬†of Kalgoorlie. It is fed by water being pumped from Mandaring Weir 563 kms away. The pipeline was built … Continue reading

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Day 8 Kalgoorlie – The Super Pit

Off to our morning tour of the Super Pit. Kitted up in our safety vests, glasses and helmets. Not to mention the compulsory long pants, long sleeves and enclosed shoes – not our clothing of choice in a 30+ degree … Continue reading

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Day 7 ‘Half Way along the Straightest Road in Australia’ to Kalgoolie

After breakfast and pack up we were back out on the Eyre Highway. But not before a major injury scare. Ben had taken the ‘pet rock’ Patrick found the night before (In reality 1/2 a cement brick which he had … Continue reading

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