The Golden Plains Run provides a real taste of life on the land, exploring the rural history, gold rush heritage and breathtaking landscapes of the northern Wheatbelt.
Explore gold mining history along the Golden Plains Run, starting in Southern Cross, named after the star constellation that guided the prospectors who first discovered gold here in the late 1800s. Head north-west to the mining town of Bullfinch, where you’ll see glorious wildflower displays in spring. The landscape transforms to wheat and sheep farms as you make your way to Mukinbudin. Pack a picnic and visit Elachbutting Rock, a massive granite outcrop that looks like a wave. Colourful spring wildflowers and bush walk trails make this a popular place for camping.
Accommodation options: Camp under the stars at Elachbutting Rock, or continue to Beacon and check into the local caravan park.
Granite outcrops and seasonal wildflowers dot the farming landscape from Beacon to the small township of Cleary. Mulgas, eucalyptus woodlands and rolling hills make the journey to Kalannie a scenic one. During spring, dense wattle and wildflower displays colour the landscape around Dalwallinu.
Accommodation options: Check into the local hotel, bed and breakfast or caravan park for a serve of country-style hospitality.