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Unearth the riches of the Goldfield’s 120-year god rush history – from the mind blowing buzz of one of the largest open-cut gold mines on Earth, to eerie ghost towns and the striking Antony Gormley statues on Lake Ballard. We recommended taking at least 6 days to complete this journey.

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 a rich pioneering heritage proudly presented in its architecture and museums.

Where to stay with your Safari Camper Trailer: Goongarrie Homestead, Yeo Lake, Lake Mason, Homestead, Credo Homestead, Jaurdi Station or Great Western Woodlands (Wallaroo Rock, Cave Hill, Burra Rock)

Where to stay with your caravan: Kalgoorlie Caravan Park, Discovery Parks – Boulder or Kalgoorlie, Acclaim Goldminer Caravan Park or Acclaim Big4 Prospector Holiday Park

Explore Kalgoorlie

Pull on a hardhat for a guided tour of the Super Pit – this 6km hole in the ground is one of 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, 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 town of Broad Arrow, Ora Banda, Siberia and Goondarri 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 51 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 Hawks 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.

Total Kilometres: 2,152
Total Travel Hours: 24
Travel times are estimated based on an average speed of 80km p/h,, the maximum legal speed while towing is 100km p/h and should be adjusted to suit road conditions and weather. The travel times indicated should allow for delays due to road works, traffic, fuel, food and bathroom stops. Travel times and distances are approximate and we recommend using as a guide only, along with a published book or GPS navigational system.
Images & itinerary: Courtesy of Tourism Western Australia 

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