Unearth the riches of the Goldfield’s 120-year gold rush history – from the mind blowing buzz of one of the largest open-cut mines on Earth, to eerie ghost towns and the striking Antony Gormley statues on Lake Ballard.
We recommend taking at least 6 days to complete this adventure, making it the best start or finish to your road trip!
Leg 1: Perth to Kalgoorlie 593 kms 7 hours
Follow the path of the original pipeline that brought water to the Goldfields at the turn of the century.
Stop to view the spring flowers.
Coolgardie, the birthplace of the 1892 gold rush, with pioneering heritage proudly presented in its architecture and museums.
Take your 4WD with roof top tent to Goongarrie Homestead, Yeo Lake, Lake Mason Homestead, Credo Homestead, Jaurdi Station or camp within the Great Western Woodlands (Wallaroo Rock, Cave Hill, Burra Rock).
Put on a hardhat for a guided tour of the Super Pit – this 6km hole in the ground is one for the largest open cut mines on Earth.
Discover and admire the grandeur of Kalgoorlie’s gold rush history and architecture. Get a taste of life today in the lively pubs, clubs and cafes and restaurants of Australia’s largest outback town.
Play a hole on the world’s longest golf course, the Nullarbor Links.
Leg 2: Kalgoorlie to Menzies and Lake Ballard 207 kms 2 hours
Pass the ghost towns of Broad Arrow, Ora Banda, Siberia and Good darri to reach the historic gold mining town of Menzies.
View one of the largest and most remarkable outdoor galleries on Earth at Lake Ballard, where fifty-one Antony Gormley sculptures stand against the stark white salt bed.
Leg 3: Menzies to Kookynie, Leonora and Gwalia 286 kms 4 hours
Explore the ruins of Kookynie’s industrious past.
Explore the historic gold rush precinct of Gwalia, including the museum and historic Hoover House – once home to the former American President Herbert Hoover.
Leg 4: Leonora to Laverton and Kalgoorlie 473 kms 5 hours
Pass the old nickel mines of Murrin Murrin and Windarra and the sites of Hawkes Nest, Mount Morgans and Old Rail Bridges.
Leg 5: Kalgoorlie to Perth 593 kms 6 hours
Follow the golden pipeline from Kalgoorlie back to its source in the Perth Hills.