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BOULDER, 5km south of Kalgoorlie, is quieter and smaller than its twin – a place to visit rather than stay in. It was originally set up as a separate settlement to serve the Golden Mile, but Boulder’s heyday passed as Kalgoorlie’s suburbs slowly absorbed the quaint little town. Boulder has a similar collection of grand old buildings and pubs that – like Kal’s – have received a face-lift. Most people do a lap of the main street on their way up the hill to the astonishing Super Pit Lookout, an absolute must. Phone or drop into the Super Pit Shop at 2 Burt St when you get to town to find out when a blast is scheduled – an experience you won’t forget easily.

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