The area surrounding Kalgoorlie is part of the Goldfields-Esperance region of WA. Kalgoorlie, founded in 1893 as part of the Gold Rush, is around 595km from Perth.
This is a fascinating area of the country, with a dynamic and diverse cultural scene, and high participation in sports.
If you thought the region was nothing more than desert, think again. This is a stunning part of the country, full of beautiful gorges and oases of vibrant green.
The Goldfields-Esperance region is the largest of Western Australia's regions, with an area of 770,488sqm.