Kalgoorlie is traditionally known for its red dirt and mining history, but when you look closer, it’s a town that’s got a romantic side, too!
The next time you’re staying at our Kalgoorlie hotel to spend some quality time with your significant other, here are six romantic date ideas we recommend scheduling in.
Create your own walk trail in Kalgoorlie Arboretum
The Kalgoorlie Arboretum stands in contrast to the surrounding desert. Set on 26 hectares of land, it plays host to a rich array of striking plant life, stunning wildflowers, and over 60 types of eucalyptus trees that provide luxurious shade all year round.
Quiet and calming, it’s the perfect place for a romantic walk through the greenery. Or, you can lay down a picnic rug and relax under the shade of the river gum trees.
Enjoy a lazy picnic in Hammond Park
After wandering the Kalgoorlie Arboretum, take a break in the lush green oasis that is Hammond Park, which you can find right next door. It’s a gorgeous space to walk around, relax, and watch the world go by.
Pack a picnic and while away the hours under the trees. Or sit in the beautiful 100-year-old heritage-listed rotunda—one of the largest in Australia.
You can even get up close and personal with kangaroos, emus, and peacocks in the attached animal sanctuary.
Walk among the wildflowers
From July to October, during the cooler Kalgoorlie months, the Goldfields come alive with sparkling colour: it’s wildflower season.
Discover purple Mulla Mulla, the abundant pink and white of the whimsical Everlasting, or sneak a peek of the iconic Sturt’s Desert Pea.
Nearby Karlkurla Bushland Park, just eight minutes from the centre of town, transforms into a wildflower wonderland. Over 22 hectares of regrowth bushland comes alive, providing an array of walking tracks where you can spot a range of beautiful wildflowers.
At the Kalgoorlie Plaza Hotel, we can help you plan your walk. Speak with our staff about where their favourite flowers can be found, and which walking tracks provide a more secluded and intimate escape.
It doesn’t get more romantic than a walk among the wildflowers.
Take a day trip to visit Lake Ballard
Picture yourself standing on a stark white salt flat, stretching for miles around. And, in the distance, you see something. It looks like a figure, shimmering in the sun.
Welcome to Lake Ballard, the largest outdoor art gallery in the world.
Quiet and introspective, this salt flat is famous for its 51 steel sculptures by British artist Sir Antony Gormley. The abstract, haunting figures inhabit the lake, and are the perfect way to take in the best of the Goldfields’ arts and culture.
It’s a bucket list location for many international art explorers, and we’re lucky to have it nearby.
But be prepared: it’s around a two-hour drive from town, so you’d better have some food, a good playlist, and plenty of water with you.
Watch the sunset from Mt Charlotte… or from your hotel room
Just a short walk from the outskirts of town to the summit of Mt Charlotte, and you’re rewarded with panoramic views over the Goldfields.
From here you can look out over town as it’s bathed in warm orange light, and watch the buildings stand in relief against the sun as it dips over the horizon.
Then, head back into town to finish your night with a sumptuous dinner and drinks at the Plaza Hotel.
Or, take advantage of our Romance Package. You’ll be upgraded to a suite on our 4th floor, where you’ll get stunning views of the city—and you can watch the sunset from the comfort of your own balcony, with a glass of sparkling in hand.
Enjoy an indulgent dinner or breakfast at the Plaza Hotel
You don’t have to go far to find a Kalgoorlie restaurant where you can spend a quiet, intimate evening with just you and your partner, away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist strip.
The Plaza Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy fresh, seasonal food, with an extensive wine list and fully-stocked bar to match.
You can indulge in a sumptuous dinner, or relax and recharge after spending the night with us. Feeling like something even more intimate? You can choose to order food and drinks to be delivered to your hotel room—you don’t even have to get out of your dressing gown.
Experience the full romance package at Plaza Hotel Kalgoorlie
Our Romance Package is the perfect way to wrap up a special day in Kalgoorlie. You get a complimentary room upgrade to our 4th floor, where you’ll enjoy gorgeous sunset views, an in-room breakfast for just the two of you, and a bottle of Sandalford Sparkling on arrival.
You also get a 2pm checkout the next day, so there’s no rush to finish your time with us.
Get in touch with us today to discuss our packages, and add some romance to your next Kalgoorlie trip.