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Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trail Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trail

  • 1-3 hours
  • 2 km

Embark on a virtual gold journey of discovery from outside Market Arcade to the Museum of the Goldfields, 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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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 11 locations of signifiance in the 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.

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

Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre

(08) 9021 1966

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

Time / Duration

1 hour


2kms one way

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Gold bar replica outside Market Arcade, Hannan St, Kalgoorlie which is 6 h 22 min (595 km) East of Perth via Grea

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Trail End

Museum of the Goldfields, 17 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie

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Hazards & Warnings

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


  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • All accessible toilet facilities
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year



App and access is free.

Trail Access

Air, rail or bus to Kalgoorlie city centre.

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