• Suggested Time: 3 - 8 Days.
  • The Goldfields

From quirky outback pubs dripping with charisma, to wide open landscapes that’ll steal away your breath, the Golden Quest Discovery Trail shows off some of the best outback landscapes of Australia’s Golden Outback.

This road trip takes you on an adventurous loop from Coolgardie to Laverton and back, past exquisite gold rush era towns and finishing in one of Australia’s greatest outback cities, Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Itinerary can be altered and done in 3, 4 or 5 days to suit your travel style. Scroll down for detailed information on the stops.

Please note: this is our full version of the itinerary. This trail covers both sealed and unsealed roads, so please consider the road conditions and your vehicle before setting off. The trip can be done in 3, 4, or 5 days by altering the route to take out the unsealed roads, certain towns and sites. We do recommend seeing everything there is to see along the Golden Quest Discovery Trail to ensure you get the most out of it and visit all 25 sites along the way. Grab your copy of the Golden Quest Discovery Trail Guide Book for further information and download the free audio book to accompany the drive here.

Events along the way


Coolgardie Makers Market

The historic Warden Finnerty's Residence plays host to talented local artisans and crafters who create beautiful, unique handmade products.Browse the…

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Coolgardie Day

Family fun day out in the park, lots of free entertainment, food stalls, side show alley, live music, street parade, market stalls, dump truck…

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Coolgardie Rodeo 2024

Yee-haa, Cowboys and Cowgirls! Saddle up and dust off your boots because the wildest shindig this side of the big red rock is rollin' into town –…

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Goldfields Cyclassic

The Goldfields Cyclassic is a two-stage handicap race (the Menzies Classic and the Leonora Golden Wheels) across the Goldfields from…

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Kalgoorlie Cup

Join Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club for their iconic XXX Kalgoorlie Cup! Please note this is an 18+ event only. Kalgoorlie Racing Club’s first…

Pipeline Challenge

Pipeline Challenge

Whether you're looking for your next challenge, the chance to ride some private trails, or a great excuse to get your mates together, we've got you…

Lorna Mitchell Spring Festival

Lorna Mitchell Spring Festival 2024

The Lorna Mitchell Spring Festival is a fantastic event with over 150 stalls! With art and craft stalls, live entertainment and activities for the…

Red Dust Revival

Red Dust Revival

From 1914 to 1939, an isolated claypan 23km from Kalgoorlie hosted an annual motor racing meeting which became legendary. Lake Perkolilli is a…

Kalgoorlie Multicultural Festival

Kalgoorlie Boulder Multicultural Festival 2024

Celebrate our City's diversity with street markets, international cuisine and live performances! The Multicultural Festival is the Kalgoorlie…