Springtime in the Golden Outback is a fantastic time to pack up the car and head out into Road Trip Country. The wildflowers are in full bloom, especially towards the southern part of the region, the temperature is starting to warm up, and the rains are starting to ease. Whether you are wanting a school holidays Spring road trip, a couple’s trip away or a last-minute adventure, here are a few of the best Spring road trips for you to start planning!
Golden Quest Discovery Trail
The Goldfields is a great place to visit in Spring, while the temperate is not too warm before the Summer months roll in. Although you may not see many wildflowers around this part of the region, it is a great time to hit the road and explore the extensive and extraordinary history and heritage of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the rest of the Goldfields. Explore the gold rush history, open-cut gold mines, outback pubs, ghost towns and salt lakes along this 6 day adventure loop known as the Golden Quest Discovery Trail. Check out our itinerary and purchase the guidebook from a local visitor centre en route to help plan your trip.
Norseman Heritage Trail
If you are heading to Norseman or nearby, put the Norseman Heritage Trail on your road trip list! The Dundas Coach Road Heritage Trail is a historic and fascinating loop trail, spread over 50km around Norseman. You’ll see 10 places of interest and each site features stories that help to build a picture of life in the early years of Norseman. The town is home to the world’s longest golf course, the Nullarbor Links, so make sure to play a few holes while you’re there!
Leonora Loop Trails
If you’re touring around the Goldfields, or even heading out on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, why not add on the Leonora Loop Trails to your trip. The loop trails begin in Leonora towards the top of the Goldfields, which is rich in history and amazing stories of the gold rush era. Throw in some incredible natural attractions and you’ve got a pretty amazing outback location to explore! There are two trails which make up the loops, both with different themes. Purchase the guidebook from the Leonora Visitor Centre to find out more!