Located in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia, Kalgoorlie Boulder is situated 590 kilometres inland of Perth. The name Kalgoorlie is derived from the Wangai word Karlkurla, meaning “Place of the silky pears”.  Kalgoorlie Boulder is Australia’s largest Outback City with a population of more than 30,000 people. It is the largest urban centre in the Goldfields region and the fifth largest in Western Australia.  As Australia’s largest outback town it has a fascinating past and present, from the region’s gold rush era to the modern-day Super Pit mine. A visit to the whimsical outdoor art gallery set against the spectacular backdrop of Lake Ballard is a hauntingly beautiful way to round out a visit.