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Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail

Urban Walk inPerth & Surrounds

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Perth Metro,

  • 1-3 hours
  • 2.5 km

Embark on a virtual gold journey of discovery from Elizabeth Quay to The Perth Mint, and discover the rich history of a city built on gold and its importance to Western Australia’s development and future.

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Trail Start

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Golden Eagle nugget replica on the east promenade of Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Trail End

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The Perth Mint, 310 Hay St, East Perth

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The #heartofgold Discovery Trail will take you back to the early gold rushes with augmented reality, remarkable audio stories, fun widgets, vivid videos, timeless photos and interactive games via the free Heart of Gold Australia app.

The interactive, self-guided trail will take you to 12 locations of signifiance in Perth city as you learn its golden story and how gold changed the cityscape and secured the economic future of Western Australia and the nation. 

Trailblazers will receive a commemorative #heartofgold medallion and go in the draw to win a real gold nugget from Ramelius Resources.* 

The Heart of Gold Australia App is available to download from your iTunes or Google Play app store. 

Tip: Stop for lunch at the State Buildings, Stirling Gardens or Government House on the trail and why not see a live gold pour when you complete the trail at The Perth Mint.

*See terms and conditions on website: www.goldindustrygroup/heartofgoldtrail

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

1.5 hours

Length

2.5 kms one way

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Golden Eagle nugget replica on the east promenade of Elizabeth Quay, Perth

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Trail End

The Perth Mint, 310 Hay St, East Perth

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Hazards & Warnings

Bring a hat, sunscreen and water. Be aware of traffic, cross at lights and keep your eyes up. When referring to the app/map stop somewhere safe.

Facilities

  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • Bicycle Path
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

Anytime

Fees

App and access is free

Trail Access

Elizabeth Quay is on the river in Perth city and can be accessed by car or public transport. Elizabeth Quay train station is nearby.

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