We drove four hours to see the super pit! … And an explosion. It was totally worth it. And I am not being sarcastic. Kalgoorlie is famous for its gold mining and we decided that before we headed south we would drive the 188kms from Norseman to check it out. The super pit covers an enormous area, with tracks cutting into the sides where huge trucks haul their loads out to the top. Whilst we were at the viewing platform an explosion was set off, which was impressive to see and totally unexpected. After viewing the explosion and the pit, we had a picnic lunch before driving towards Esperance, setting up camp along the way. Looking back we did drive four hours just to view a pit and an explosion. But it was definitely worth it.