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Australia’s Golden Outback

 

Visit Western Australia's Golden Outback

A stunning visual tapestry of rolling farmlands, booming mining towns, vast open plains and stunning fields of wildflowers.

Western Australia’s Golden Heartlands offers the traveller an opportunity to pan for gold in the world’s richest goldfields around the town of Kalgoorlie. Spend a night in one of the many popular working farmstay properties or take bed and breakfast in one of the beautifully restored historic homes of the Avon Valley – one of the most beautiful farming districts of the State.

Here are some more options to explore in Australia’s Golden Outback.

Places of Interest …

Beacon

Beacon
On the northern outskirts of the wheatbelt about 330km or so north-east of Perth, many of Beacon’s locals are involved in rearing sheep and cattle and trying to cultivate crops on marginal and sometimes harsh hectares, which all too soon give way to semi-arid and then full-blown, uninhabited desert country. .. More Info More info on Beacon

Beverley

Beverley
Located in the western central Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, Beverley is a vibrant rural community with a population of 1600 located on the banks of the famous Avon River less than 140km southwest of Perth... More Info More info on Beverley

Boddington

Boddington
Boddington is just under two hours’ drive from Perth, nestled on the banks of the picturesque Hotham River and surrounded by undulating hills. It is the ideal location for a day drive or a pleasant overnight stay... More Info More info on Boddington

Coolgardie

Coolgardie
Just 39km west of Kalgoorlie was the site of the region’s first discovery of payable gold when three prospectors Paddy Hannan, Tom Flanagan and Dan Shea set out from Kalgoorlie to try their luck, by sheer chance one of their horses lost a shoe and they made camp. .. More Info More info on Coolgardie

Cunderdin

Cunderdin
A wheat-belt town on the Great Eastern Highway about 157km east of Perth, Cunderdin lies in the lush Avon Valley and harbours one of the pumping stations that move water along the quite extraordinary Goldfields Water Scheme pipeline all the way from near Perth out to Kalgoorlie... More Info More info on Cunderdin

Esperance

Esperance
Surrounded by six of Western Australia’s finest National Parks Esperance and the Bay of Isles is renowned as one of the states most impressive holiday destinations... More Info More info on Esperance

Eucla

Eucla
Eucla is the First town and main Eastern gateway in Western Australia for visitors travelling west on the Eyre Highway (Highway 1) Situated close to the south Australian border and 1436km from Perth. Eucla marks the beginning of the Nullabor Plain... More Info More info on Eucla

Gingin

Gingin
Located 83km north of Perth, Gingin is one of the oldest towns in Western Australia. Today it retains much of its antiquity being an absolutely delightful and quaint township with a substantial number of historical buildings, a excellent old pub, and the lazy, tree-lined Gingin Brook running through the heart of the settlement. .. More Info More info on Gingin

Glen Forrest

Glen Forrest
A pleasant 40 minute drive east of Perth, through the Darling Ranges, will take you to the town of Glen Forrest. Glen Forrest, originally called Smiths Mill, was one of the first ‘villages’ in the Hills... More Info More info on Glen Forrest

Hyden

Hyden
Near the wheatbelt town of Hyden some 340 km south east of Perth can be found one of the States most recognisable Icons... More Info More info on Hyden

Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie
Described as the Gold Capital of the world Kalgoorlie and the surrounding regions of Boulder and Coolgardie were the site of one of Australia’s great gold rushes when Paddy Hannan first discovered payable gold near Coolgardie in 1893... More Info More info on Kalgoorlie

Meekatharra

Meekatharra
Situated on the Great Northern Highway 760km north of Perth, the town of Meekatharra is an important service town for the mining and pastoral industries. Travellers also find the town a convenient stopping place as an alternate to Cue 116km to the south... More Info More info on Meekatharra

Moora

Moora
Moora is a thriving wheatbelt town in the heart of Western Australia’s most prolific wildflower country and each spring many thousands of visitors arrive on escorted tour and by self-drive car to see the annual burst of colour for which the surrounding sand plain country has become famous... More Info More info on Moora

New Norcia

New Norcia
Just one and a half hours drive north of Perth on the great northern highway is the Monastery of New Norcia. Founded by Dom Rosendo Salvardo in 1846 New Norcia is today the home of 19 Benedictine monks... More Info More info on New Norcia

Norseman

Norseman
The town of Noresman is the Eastern gateway to Western Australia for visitors driving into the state across the Nullarbor Plain from the eastern states... More Info More info on Norseman

Northam

Northam
The important wheatbelt town of Northam straddles the Avon River 97km east of Perth, from its humble beginnings in 1836 the town has grown to become one of the largest agricultural townships in the state and a popular stop for visitors heading east for the Goldfields or Australia’s eastern states... More Info More info on Northam

Ravensthorpe

Ravensthorpe
The Ravensthorpe-Hopetoun district is 530 Km. south east of Perth and 290km east of Albany. First settled as a pastoral lease in 1868 the region soon boomed with the discovery of gold. First Gazetted in 1901 Ravensthorpe was declared the town site and Hopetoun the port... More Info More info on Ravensthorpe

Toodyay

Toodyay
The old town of Toodyay is 85km northeast of Perth on the banks of the Avon River was founded in 1836, the original townsite was prone to flooding and moved to the present location in 1860... More Info More info on Toodyay

York

York
97km east of Perth, the historical town of York was first settled in 1831. Today it is an excellent example of a town where traditional architectural values are carefully preserved... More Info More info on York