Escape the ordinary and explore this epic self-drive adventure in the beautiful Goldfields.

Escape the ordinary and set off on an adventure along the Golden Quest Discovery Trail to discover the unique prospecting heritage of the Goldfields. Learn about times gone by and the early pioneers of the gold rush era and their discoveries while meeting local outback characters, discovering ghost towns, visiting charming pubs, exploring wide open spaces, incredible starry night skies, and so much more. Get back to nature and explore the red, rugged earth of the Goldfields region like you’ve never seen it before along this historic 965km self-drive adventure.

This bucket-list journey will take you through 25 interpretive sites where you’ll learn the history and significance of each location along the way. From ghost towns to massive outdoor art installations – this trip has it all! This epic self drive trail takes you on a loop from Coolgardie to Laverton and back, passing exquisite gold rush era towns and finishing in one of Australia’s greatest outback cities, Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Purchase The Golden Quest Discovery Trail Guidebook to have your own official guide, and to enhance your trail adventure. The guide takes you through the interpretive sites and stopping points of the journey, available via e-book, audio tracks, and hardcopy.

Ready to embark on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail?

We’ve created a full itinerary, including accommodation options, food and drink recommendations, what you’ll see along the way and travel distances, so you can further plan your travels and get ready to set out on this epic adventure. The self-drive can be done in 3, 4 or 5 days depending on how many sites you want to visit, but of course we recommend seeing them all!

Ready to start planning? Head to the links below to learn more about the region and the epic road trip. The Goldfields is a fascinating part of the Golden Outback that boasts so much character, history, and wide-open spaces, you’ll want to be prepared for this one!

Lake Ballard

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Free Camping Spots In The Goldfields

If you’re heading from Perth to the Goldfields for an outback adventure, here are our favourite places to set up camp for the night!

Tracing Your Family History

If you think you’ve got a connection to Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields, why not find out more and trace your own family history.

14 Things To Do In The Goldfields

The Goldfields has so much to offer, from historic goldrush tales to a vibrant arts scene. We’ve rounded up the top 14 things so you don’t miss a thing!

Golden Quest Guidebook

Purchase your copy of the Golden Quest Discovery Trail guidebook and start planning your adventure through the Goldfields. It’s packed with information, historical stories and detailed maps to make your trip even more memorable.

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