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.

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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.




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…