8.7 out of 10

Kambalda

-31.204651798097 121.64257768999
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  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"It hasn't let us down"

I moved to Kambalda as a single teacher and am leaving 8 years later as a married women with a two children family. My husband has lived in Kambalda for 20years he moved here with his family as a child. Kambalda has lots to offer a young family, great work opportunities, friendly people (expect a weekly shopping trip to take awhile once you have finished chatting with everyone), great facilities i.e. the new recreation centre and swimming pool. The schools and the child care are very warm and welcoming places that offer some great programs for children 0-16years. Kambalda is the gateway to the Goldfields and has some excellent camping and picnic spots in very close proximity. Esperance is only 3hours away if you need to have a swim at the beach! The East Club offers a cold beer and a great feed as does the Country Club. If you are in to Football the local team is always looking for members and also has a very friendly Vets Team for those whose footy career is not quite over.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Everything for the local and tourist."

Just south of Kalgoorlie is Kambalda which was once to be the tribal lands of the Galaagu Tribe. In 1897 a prospector named Percy Larkin found gold and sparked a major rush and over the next 10 year over 30,000 ounces of gold were found. Today Kambalda is a modern town today with a major shopping centres, banks, supermarkets and food shops. There are some good sporting facilities including swimming pools for those really hot days. The town has children’s playgrounds and parks and some offer coin operated barbecues. There is a pre school, primary and secondary schools. Recreation facilities include swimming pools, sports fields and an indoor recreation centre and there are many sporting clubs and associations available to suit most people's taste in sporting activities. The local bus service is very good and offers trips into kalgoorlie as well as servicing the local area and schools. Red Hill Lookout offers some great views and there are good walking tracks in the area. Whilst in town visit the Garden Memorial and Miners Memorial Wall. Visit the site of the old King’s Battery and have a picnic or bush walk in the area or nearby Lake Lefroy offers land sailing opportunities and cabins can be rented at Widgiemooltha. There is also a Roadhouse and motel caravan park here.
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  • Professionals
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  • Families with kids
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