Travel around the Golden Outback

Travel around Western Australia’s Golden Outback and you’ll experience a real Australian outback adventure. Hit the open roads, tracks and four wheel drive trails of this diverse region and enjoy an incredible journey through vast plains, eerie ghost towns of the gold rush era and wild coastal landscapes.

Travel by road

The two main routes to travel around Western Australia’s Golden Outback are the Great Eastern Highway to Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Great Northern Highway to Meekatharra. Esperance can be reached via the Albany Highway and along the South Coast Highway.

However, there’s a huge choice of alternative routes that will give you a more enriching experience of this amazing Australian outback region. Why not take the ever-popular Golden Quest Discovery Trail or tackle the adventurous Outback Way. Check out the Outback drive routes section for more details, and see the Road safety and Important travel tips sections of this site to help you plan ahead for a safe trip.

Vehicle hire

Rental vehicles are available at major towns throughout Australia's Golden Outback.

Search for hire companies.

Travel by coach

TransWA operates coach services daily from Perth to Esperance and also offers services that connect with many of the towns within the Wheatbelt and Gascoyne- Murchison region. And if you’re keen to explore the Goldfields region, Goldrush Tours'  operates a regular coach service, linking Kalgoorlie-Boulder to  Menzies, Leonora and Laverton.

Transfers, taxis and buses

The main hubs of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Esperance are serviced by a range of taxis and town buses. Transfers between townships and local areas are also available. Check Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre or Esperance Visitor Centre for more details.

Guided tours

There are a number of companies offering one day and extended tours that travel around Western Australia’s Golden Outback regions.

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