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About Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail
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
Be trail ready for Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
2.5 kms one way
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Additional Useful Items- Allow up to 2 hours to walk the trail
- Download the Heart of Gold app and trail bundle before you arrive and turn on your location and Bluetooth services
- Bring a hat, sunscreen and water
- Make sure your device has full battery and bring headphones
- Be aware of traffic, cross at lights and keep your eyes up. When referring to the app/map stop somewhere safe
- Save your photos to your camera roll to share later, tag @heartofgoldaus and use #heartofgold
Hazards & WarningsBring 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.
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- Visitor Information Centre
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
App and access is free
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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