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Interesting Experience Seeing Nothing

Was interesting seeing the signs left behind; there really is not much left at all. Everything has... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Anita R
Ghost town worth a wander.

Went looking for this ghost town, expecting to see signage of what places used to be where on the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Perth, Australia
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18 Jun 2018
“Ghost town”
29 Apr 2018
22 Kms North East of Kalgoorlie | Goldfields-Esperance Region, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia 6431, Australia
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 November 2011

What a unique place to visit! It is a shame that over the years people have scabbed bits of the ruins of this once thriving mining settlement! I would recommend visiting the site it gives a great insight into the harsh conditions that early settlers...More

2  Thank WaCal
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 March 2011

This ghost town does not exist at all; there is absolutely nothing to see other than the odd pile of stones. HOwever the nearby Kanowna Belle mine site has excellent viewing facilities and made up for the journey out of Kalgoorlie

6  Thank steveandmaggie4
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We took a drive to find the ghost town of Kanowna. We found the old cemetery which was both sad and yet interesting. The cemetery is quite unkempt and you would need to be mindful of snakes. We could not find the town of Kanowna...More

Thank cesquires
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Interesting place to drive to and see the area where over 15000 people had settled until the gold ran out. The palce is very run down now a lot of the sign posts are not able to be seen like before. The area needs to...More

Thank Mr. Mario C
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Been here before and wandered and drove along the old roads and visited the graves. Now nothing but warning signs of mining activities, poor tracks so did not risk a visit. Such a shame and a wasted 44 Km trip. Times change but----?

Thank dowerinwa
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Fallen into disrepair. We visited about 10 years ago with some semblance of what once was. Now it's atrocious. I wonder if it has anything to do with the nearby lessee. Not promoted locally and I understand why now.

1  Thank Rosiered94
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Was interesting seeing the signs left behind; there really is not much left at all. Everything has been flattened and turned into the earth, covered in vegetation. When you think "ghost town" don't think of some American western movie style ghost town because Kanowna is...More

Thank Anita R
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Went looking for this ghost town, expecting to see signage of what places used to be where on the old tracks. Unfortunately most of the signs erected several years ago have fallen into disrepair and are damaged or missing completely, which was disappointing, the old...More

Thank KazNgaz50s
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A great idea and a chance for me to see where my grandfather was born and where his family lived. Unfortunately vandals, termites and time have their toll on the townsite signage. Good to see both cemeteries are ok. Don't rely on Google to find...More

1  Thank Quokkaz
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Clearly once a thriving place and a cemetery that clearly has some sad memories for those living there 100 years ago!! No money, nor time, nor respect has been given to this old place - how disappointing!! It's been completely flattened and left alone!! Needs...More

Thank bwade1985
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great walking around the very old cemetery left there when the town closed down the old gravestones have suffered from erosion but you can still read a lot of them

Thank suzyblue11
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Visited to view a ghost town but there was nothing there apart from a sign telling us we were in Known, plus a few signs indicating what building used to sit on that spot. We had a bit of a walk and found it a...More

1  Thank ronp1954
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