Goldfields Tourism Network

The Goldfields Tourism Network is all about bringing people together in a rewarding exploration of a region that has contributed significantly to the fortunes of Australia as a nation. It is a region of surprisingly diverse landscapes, of remarkably rich history and heritage, and of great experiences for the contemporary traveller. “Drive Yourself Wild” on this award winning self-drive adventure in Western Australia’s Goldfields. The Golden Quest Discovery Trail is a 965 kilometre self-drive adventure through the Goldfields, and can be enjoyed in parts or as a whole. The numerous self-drive adventure tracks and trails are well signposted, have numerous interpretive sites to explore and a guidebook to ensure you have a safe journey.

For more information, contact 0408 511 969.

Description

Western Australia’s Goldfields is a region of surprisingly diverse landscapes, of remarkably rich history and heritage, and of memorable experiences for the contemporary traveller. Whilst the scenery in the Goldfields is always magical, it is particularly spectacular in early spring when Mother Nature provides blankets of colourful wildflowers across the rugged landscape.

Visit some of the regions iconic attractions such as the eerie statues at Lake Ballard via Menzies where English Sculptor Anthony Gormley placed 51 metal Sculptures of the residents of the Menzies community in a remote salt lake setting, or the Ghost town of Gwalia, where the 31st President of America, Herbert Hoover lived and worked as a Mine Manager in the late 1890’s. Embark on a day trip covering some of the old mining town sites and cemeteries around Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie, take two days and see a little more, or spend a comfortable week on the trail. It’s up to you.

The comprehensive Golden Quest Discovery Trail guide book has just been thoroughly updated, and is available for purchase right here at our centre, which includes full colour sections on each of the 25 sites, plus times and distances between sites, and detailed maps.