QUESTA CASA - Australia's Oldest Brothel

Hay Street Kalgoorlie is the home to one of the world's oldest working brothels. Questa Casa has been in known operation for 116 years and is possibly the worlds oldest working brothel.

Also known as "THE PINK HOUSE", Questa Casa is the only remaining brothel from Kalgoorlie's gold rush era, built in the 1890's. The historical brothel offers tourists the unique opportunity to glimpse life from a bygone era.

Questa Casa is the only brothel remaining operating brothel on Hay Street and has the famous "STARTING STALLS" which used to be world famous for the scantily clad ladies standing in the doorways. Still operating, the girls throw open these infamous doors nightly.

The guided tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and takes you through the historical working areas of the house; through the starting stalls at the front where the ladies first talk to the gentleman (sometimes they are caught doing other things!!), and through the rooms which the ladies use every night, the same rooms that have been used since this house was established. The cramped rooms, which are freezing in winter and stifling hot in summer, give a unique insight into the life of those who frequented these world famous illegal houses.

Hear stories of how it was in "old" Kalgoorlie, for the ladies and those often lonely miners who visited them. Discover why, despite complaining bitterly about the working conditions, the ladies flocked here and kept coming back time and time again.

******* Tickets are $30 Adult or $25 senior concession (60+) and can be purchased direct from Questa Casa on 08 9021 4897, or purchased from Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre.

Tour time is 3PM (arrival is 2.50PM). Group bookings (8+) may be available at other times by calling 08 90214 897

*****AGE LIMITATION! Due to the fact that Questa Casa is an operating brothel, it is a government regulation that nobody under the age of 18 is allowed on the premises.

Description

This guided tour takes you through one of the oldest bordellos in the world. Questa Casa is the only remaining brothel from Kalgoorlie's gold rush era and is at least 120 years old (and still working). Entry is via the infamous 'starting stalls'.

Learn the history of this industry in Kalgoorlie, from the start of the gold rush to modern times. Learn why these houses flourished and why out of 18 in Hay Street, only 1 is left.

AGE LIMITATION! Due to the fact that Questa Casa is an operating brothel, it is a government regulation that nobody under the age of 18 is allowed on the premises.

The only concession we give is for people 60+

Directions

Questa Casa is right at the top of Hay Street, near Woolworths and McDonalds. You can't miss us, just look for the 11 pink doors!

GPS: Lat -30.7504342 Long 121.4676079

Cancellation Policy

Questa Casa has a NO REFUND policy but a change of tour date is available in limited circumstances.

ALL requests for a change of tour MUST be made directly to Questa Casa on 08 9021 4897. It is SOLELY at Questa Casa's discretion for a change of tour. Age for senior concession has been raised to 60

Hours: Tours are at 3pm daily (please arrive at 2.50pm). Tickets available DIRECT from Questa Casa on 9021 4897. Walk-ins may be unavailable due to distancing requirements.