Goldfields-Esperance

On July 12, 1979, NASA’s space station Skylab re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and crashed over the Goldfields-Esperance region, causing a worldwide sensation and putting Western Australia on the map.
Kangaroo Esperance
Image credit: Tourism Western Australia

From kangaroos basking on the white sand beaches of Esperance to the red-earthed outback of Kalgoorlie, the Goldfields-Esperance region boasts stunning natural wonders and a relaxed lifestyle.

Explore turquoise waters surrounding 110 islands of the Recherche Archipelago, see what’s left of the crashed NASA space station Skylab, go on gem collecting tours, visit ghost towns, The Superpit (an open cut mine), and a replica of Stonehenge (connecting to the region’s druid history) made from 137 stones of Esperance pink granite.

Lake Ballard is home to the world’s largest outdoor gallery called ‘Inside Australia’. This salt lake is also associated with the ‘Seven Sisters’ Aboriginal dreaming story which connects to the Pleiades star cluster.

For more information, visit the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission

Goldfields Esperance Map
Page reviewed 7 July 2022