Five fun things to do in Kalgoorlie at night

Not sure what to do on a night out in Kalgoorlie? If you’re not feeling up for a crawl of all the different pubs in Kalgoorlie, there are many other ways that you can enjoy Kalgoorlie’s nightlife for a low-key evening out!

Make the most of your stay at our central Kalgoorlie hotel with our top five recommended things to do in Kalgoorlie at night.

Get dinner and drinks at the Plaza Restaurant

Espresso martini and mojito side by side

If you’re already staying at our Kalgoorlie accommodation, you’ll know that the Plaza Restaurant is the perfect place for an intimate dinner or drinks with friends. 

Our menu features home-cooked favourites like Traditional Spaghetti Bolognaise and Grilled Lamb Rack, as well as fancier plates such as our Duck Confit and Tiger Prawn Linguine. Finish your meal with one of our luscious dessert options, or keep the night going with our extensive wine and beer selection.

Book your table at the Plaza Restaurant here!

Catch a live performance at the Goldfields Arts Centre

A silhouette of three performers posing against a red stage curtain

The Goldfields Arts Centre (GAC) is the mainstay of Kalgoorlie’s arts and culture scene, and hosts a variety of events and functions including plays, dance performances, musicals, comedies, and concerts. 

The events calendar at GAC is always filled with a diverse mix of local and touring acts from around the world, so you’ll be sure to find a show to your liking. 

Check out the latest events here and secure some seats for a memorable night out.

Play some social sports at the Bowling Club or recreation centre

A group of men play a game of indoor basketball

Staying in Kalgoorlie during summer? Come down to the Kalgoorlie Bowling Club for a social game of lawn bowls, with evening games running during the summertime so you can enjoy the cool night air.

The club provides bowls for casual players, so all you need to do is rock up. We do recommend calling ahead to double check times for evening matches.

If tennis or badminton is more your game and you have a partner to play with, you can hire out one of the multi-purpose courts at the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre to play a few rounds. 

Open until 9PM on weeknights and 6PM on weekends, a stadium pass costs just $4.50 for children and $6.50 for adults.

Stargaze at Lake Ballard

The 51 steel sculptures that populate Lake Ballard are awe-inspiring during the day, with their striking silhouettes creating dramatic shadows across the white salt lake.

But for a really unique experience, you should see them by the light of the stars.

Stargazing at Lake Ballard provides unspoiled views of the clear Goldfields night sky, with nothing but the ceiling of the Milky Way above you.

If you do plan to go stargazing at Lake Ballard, be sure to pack the essentials.

It’s almost a 2-hour drive to get there, so ensure you have a full tank of fuel and plenty of water. And even though you’re in the desert, it gets cold out there. Pack thermals, a beanie, and a big, warm jacket to make sure you stay comfortable.

If you’re interested in photography bring a camera that has a long exposure setting, and a tripod to keep it steady. This will let you get a shot of the stars that are worthy of a postcard. And, if you have one—and some of you might—bring a telescope, to get a closer view of the stars and planets above you.

It’s well worth the trip to drive out there, set up, and get lost in the view above you.

And when your eyes adjust, you may even be able to see the Gormley statues joining you in gazing up at the heavens.

Have a movie night out at Orana Cinemas Kalgoorlie

A large group of people are seated in a cinema and watching a movie

Feeling like more of a relaxed night out? If you’re taking a family holiday in Kalgoorlie, a night at the cinemas is always a crowd pleaser. Just a 5-minute drive away from the Plaza is Orana Cinemas Kalgoorlie, with a fully-stocked candy bar and the latest films on show.

When you’re ready to retire for the night, your comfortable hotel room at the Plaza Kalgoorlie Hotel will be waiting for you just close by.

Stay at the Kalgoorlie Plaza Hotel

If you’d like more travel tips and information for your stay, check out more of our recommended things to do in Kalgoorlie. To book a room at the Plaza Kalgoorlie hotel, get in touch with our friendly hotel staff here.