About Goldfields-EsperanceThe Goldfields-Esperance is a region of historic townships, brilliant, starry nights and wide open spaces. This is the place for true adventure where driving becomes an activity in itself rather than a means to an end. Kalgoorlie-Boulder lies at the heart. Still a thriving mining town, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a living museum where sightseers can visit the world’s largest open-cut goldmine, explore an old mine shaft or try their hand at gold-panning. When gold was struck in 1893, Kalgoorlie found itself sitting on the richest square mile of gold-bearing ground in the world. Even today there remains an estimated 30 million ounces to be dug up. To the south on the coast, you’ll find Esperance. In extreme contrast to the interior, the rugged coastline and sandy coves around Esperance make an ideal location for lovers of sun and spectacular beaches. People flock to this small coastal town from far and wide for world class windsurfing, diving, rugged scenery and challenging coastal walks.