Ora Banda is located approximately 70km from Kalgoorlie. In 1906, a township site was established near newly discovered ore bodies North West of Kalgoorlie. The town took its name from a nearby mine which was worked by the Weston brothers. Ora Banda, translated in Spanish, means band of gold. By 1910, there were approximately 2,000 miners and their families living in the area.  The town had 2 stores, 2 butchers, 2 bakers, a town hall, dining halls, a post office, a police station, churches and billiards saloon.

Constructed of brick and stone, the Ora Banda Inn was originally built in 1911 by Alfred Garnett when Ora Banda's prosperity seemed assured and thanks to numerous gold strikes within the area. The hotel traded for 40 years riding the wave as the Ora Banda mining boom fluctuated. But, by the late 1950's the hotel closed. It was restored again in 1981 and is currently operating. It is a very popular day trip from Kalgoorlie and well worth the drive for the gorgeous scenery, ice cold beer and authentic pub grub. Relax in a choice of 2 beer gardens while watching spectacular sunsets. If you're especially lucky, you might meet thirstly prospectors and see and touch real gold nuggets!

The grounds have 7 motel units and a caravan park which is now open with a new ablution block, and there are both powered and un-powered sites. Located next to the Ora Banda Historical Inn grounds is the old Government Battery, which used to process ore for the local prospectors and will soon be turned into a museum.