Hit the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail on an adventure into the wild west, journeying from Perth to Kalgoorlie.
Day 1: Perth – Merredin
(260 kilometres/3.5 hours)
The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail begins in the town of Mundaring in the Perth Hills and follows the route of the Golden Pipeline - built more than 100 years ago it is still the longest fresh water pipeline on Earth. Take in the rolling farm scapes, explore historic water pump stations, enjoy scenic nature trails and cross the Meckering Earthquake faultline on the journey to Merredin.
Accommodation options: Motels, caravan park, camping, backpackers
Day 2: Merredin – Kalgoorlie
(340 kilometres/3.5 hours)
Head east to the Goldfields, stopping at Southern Cross where gold was first discovered in the late 1800s. Along the way to Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie you'll see gold rush ruins, interpretive displays and stunning spring wildflowers. Spend the night or a few days in Kalgoorlie, the hub of Western Australia’s gold mining industry with plenty of historic tales, magnificent architecture and lively nightlife.
Accommodation options: Hotels, motels, outback pubs, apartments, caravan parks, camping, backpackers
Day 3: Kalgoorlie – Perth
(600 kilometres/6 hours)
Return to Perth along the Great Eastern Highway, or perhaps travel down to Norseman and take the Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail back to Perth, via Wave Rock.
To ensure you enjoy a safe and well-planned journey, take a look at Travel times and distances, Road safety and Important travel tips.If you have your camping gear or caravan in tow, check out the range of caravan parks and camping sites available in Australia’s Golden Outback. For additional information about the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail, check out the following useful links.