Self Drive Trails
The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail
Discover the inner workings of CY O’Connor’s famed pipeline, engineered in the 1890’s. The trail stretches 560 kilometres east of Mundaring Weir, to the dry lands of Kalgoorlie. The Golden Pipeline, a National Trust of Australia (WA) initiative, is a heritage trail with great historical significance.
Those with interest in the rich culture of the gold-rush era will be amazed, entertained, educated, and in awe of the many stories told along the trail. Along the trail be delighted to gain knowledge on aboriginal and natural history, architectural and engineered gems, and an array of quirky characters along the way. Extending from Coolgardie to Laverton, the trail encompasses beautiful surrounds, fascinating history, and an emotional journey; as visitors set on a voyage of discovery.
To view an example itinerary for the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, Click Here.
The Pioneers Pathway is a fantastic alternative to the Great Eastern Highway direct route. The pathway explores the captivating expanse of wheatbelt farmland; meandering through the small towns of Dowerin, Goomalling, Wyalkatchem, Trayning, Kununoppin, and Nungarin. The trip adds a mere 44 kilometres to the traditional Great Eastern Highway route and adds a great historical element to any journey.
The pathway provides visitors with breathtaking scenery, especially during the colourful exquisiteness of wildflower season. Architecture and museums compliment the culture and history of the pathway and provide great educational value to visitors. For nature lovers, the pathway offers a number of stimulating nature walks to break up the drive. The Pioneers Pathway is a fantastic self drive option; whether it be for the weekend or extended travel.
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To view an example itinerary for the Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail, Click Here.
Kalgoorlie has a rich history steeped in the romance, hard times and booming success of the Gold Mining Industry. more
Experience warm hospitality and delicious homestyle cooking on this outback working cattle and sheep station. A ideal base to see historic Cue, Walga Rock, Aboriginal drawings, beautiful wildflowers, birdlife and wildlife. more
Experience the friendly atmosphere and wonderful starlit nights on the 200 hectare Gunbarrel Grapes property. The vineyard is ideally situated for travellers planning to undertake the Canning Stock Route to Halls Creek, or the Gunbarrel Highway to Alice Springs. more
Community Telecentres can be used to access Telephone, Fax, Email and Internet services and are independent incorporated bodies owned by the community. They provides services which stimulate the creative use of telecommunications and computer technology for information access, education, employment, training and business enterprise. more
Please note: No Camping or shooting. more
The Heritage Trail is located 28km from Laverton, for directions and information please visit the Laverton Tourist Centre. more
The Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre is located in the heart of Merredin, a thriving regional town a pleasant three hours drive from Perth and Kalgoorlie along the Great Eastern Highway. It also is situated on the railway routes; Avon Link and Prospector Trans WA. more
Paynes Find is an interesting historic town in the Golden Outback. more