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Ora Banda

Explore Ora Banda

Situated north west of Kalgoorlie, Ora Banda is a perfect example of the fickle nature of prosperity in the region. You may find it hard to believe that this town used to have a thriving population of over 2000 people in it’s heyday!

Ora Banda means ‘band of gold’ in Spanish. The name was given to the town in 1893 when the Western brothers established a goldmine there. What may surprise you is that the Ora Banda mine was still in operation into the mid 1970s and prospectors still search for gold in the area to this day.

Today the town’s tavern, The Ora Banda Historical Inn, is a welcome refuge for travellers and locals alike, who enjoy a hearty pub lunch in the traditional surroundings.

Visitors travel to Ora Banda specifically to see the old pub, with its stories of bikkies, gold and myths. It’s quaint and historical atmosphere give this place a unique outback experience.

Fast Facts

Distance from Perth (km): 663
Shire: Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire
Population: 8

Ora Banda Gallery

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