Rich in history, dripping with charisma

Set off on an adventure along the Golden Quest Discovery Trail to discover the unique prospecting heritage of the Goldfields. Learn about times gone by and the early pioneers of the gold rush era and their discoveries while meeting local outback characters, discovering ghost towns, visiting charming pubs, exploring wide open spaces, incredible starry night skies, and so much more. Get back to nature and explore the red, rugged earth of the Goldfields region like you’ve never seen it before along this historic 965km self-drive adventure.

This bucket-list journey takes you through 25 interpretive sites where you’ll learn the history and significance of each location along the way.

From ghost towns to massive outdoor art installations - taking you on a loop from Coolgardie to Laverton and back, passing exquisite gold rush era towns and finishing in one of Australia’s greatest outback cities, Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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Outback Tours


Circle H Helicopters

The Goldfields is known for its vast, rugged beauty, and there is no better way to see it than from the sky. From above, you'll be able to witness…


Thunderstruck Goldfields Trike Tours

Embark on an exclusive journey with Thunderstruck Trike Tours, showcasing the captivating Goldfields area's hidden gems and legendary landmarks.…


Goldrush Tours

Goldrush Tours commenced operation in 1973 and over the past four decades has grown to become a large privately owned luxury coach company in Western…


Hannans North Tourist Mine

No visit to Kalgoorlie is complete without a visit to Hannans North Tourist Mine, where you will experience a vibrant mix of gold rush history and…


Museum of the Goldfields

The Museum of the Goldfields showcases the rich history of the Eastern Goldfields and the city’s mining heritage.Discover the unique role the town…


What to See & Do

Trail Towns

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Coolgardie & Kambalda

Coolgardie is world-famous for two major events in Western Australia’s mining history. It’s the birthplace of the great gold rush of 1892 and the…

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Menzies is small historic mining town north of Kalgoorlie in the Western Australian Goldfields. To the west, theAntony Gormley Sculptures stand…

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Laverton, with over 100 years of fascinating gold rush history, is the starting point of the Outback Way which links Kalgoorlie and the Northern…

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Leonora & Gwalia

A real gem from the gold mining era is Gwalia Museum, one of the most fascinating places in the Western Australian Northern Goldfields.

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder, or Kalgoorlie as it is more commonly known, is the hub of the Western Australian Goldfields and the largest city in the…


Download the Free Golden Quest Discovery Trail app and be guided through some of the historic and remote regions of the Western Australian Goldfields. The app is functional off-line allowing you to use it while you're out on the road. It features real time GPS to show where you are on the trail, notes describing the road journey between each site, stories at each site, services available along the way and so much more.

If you prefer a hard copy, the The Golden Quest Discovery Trail Guidebook is available to purchase as your own official guide, enhancing your trail adventure. The guide is available via e-book, audio tracks, and hardcopy.


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