East of Perth – country WA

Goldfields/Esperance

Kalgoorlie was the site of WA’s first mining boom, when gold was discovered in the 1890s. The outback town remains a major mining centre. Esperance is located on the stunning white beaches of the Southern Ocean. This friendly small town has some of the best views in the country!

The Goldfields - Esperance region is located in the south eastern corner of WA, bordering the Southern Ocean to the south and South Australia to the east.

Geography

The area covers 770,488 square kilometres (including offshore islands). It is the largest of the state’s nine regions and over three times the size of the state of Victoria. The gold mines and deserts of the north contrast the white sandy beaches of the south.

Major towns

The major population centres are the towns of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Esperance.

Other important towns are Coolgardie, Kambalda, Laverton, Leonora, Norseman and Ravensthorpe.

Wheatbelt

Home to quaint old pubs, and natural wonders like Wave Rock near Hyden. The town of Northam on the scenic Avon River is just 100km from Perth.

The Wheatbelt region partially surrounds the northern and eastern parts of the Perth metropolitan area.

Geography

The area contains 44 local government authorities with hundreds of unique towns. It contains the majority of the state’s grain growing areas.

Major towns

The major population centres are the towns of Narrogin and Northam.

Other important towns are Merredin, Moora, Merredin, Southern Cross and York.

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