Gwalia Ghost Town

A true ghost town in the middle of nowhere

photo of Gwalia Ghost Town
Australia, Western Australia
1-2 hours

Visiting Gwalia, once a thriving gold mining town, allows you to step back in time and appreciate the challenges faced by the early gold miners.

In 1963 the Sons of Gwalia gold mine which is next to Gwalia abruptly shut down, it made the whole town lose their job. Over night many residents left and Gwalia became an abandoned town.

Nowadays it is one of the most popular ghost towns of the Golden Outback.

Wander through the deserted streets and explore the remaining structures, including old homes, the mine manager's house, and remnants of the Sons of Gwalia Mine.


  • If you plan to visit Gwalia Ghost Town as a day trip we recommend you to base yourself in Kalgoorlie.
  • Begin your journey early as the drive usually takes 2,5 to 3 hours from Kalgoorlie to Gwalia.
  • Ensure you stay informed about current road conditions and plan your trip accordingly, taking into account variables such as weather conditions.