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Today, the mining industry is still an important factor in Kal, as the locals call it. However, it also houses a busy tourist trade. From late August to the end of September, the town will be packed with visitors because of wildflower tours and horse races, making accomodation hard to find. The best time to visit is probably during the cool winter months.
Most of Kals attractions are somehow related to mining. You can visit Hannans North Tourist Mine (Broad Arrow Road, tel.:9091 4074), the Museum of the Goldfields (Hannan Street), and stand on the Super Pit Lookout (off the Eastern Bypass road) for a great insight in modern mining. Around Kalgoorlie are several (near) ghosttowns. Kanowna, for instance, 22 lm north-east of Kalgoorlie, had a population of 12,000 in 1905, but is now practically deserted. Broad Arrows population droppes from 2400 to 20 in the course of a century.