TrailTales

Golden Quest Discovery Trail Blog

We are delighted to bring you Trail Tales, our ‘What’s Happening’ on the Trail. We will be constantly updating the information on these pages, so make sure you keep updated with posts from our guest travellers, events and famils, and with some enticers from the Guidebook.

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Credo Homestead

Published 12th April 2016

Credo Homestead, on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, is a former pastoral station and is now a Conservation Reserve which was purchased as water catchment for Rowles Lagoon, site 23 on the trail.

See the history of Credo Station in the updated onl… Read More

Not Just a Presidents Wife – Lou Henry Hoover

Published 23rd August 2015 Lou Henry Hoover in Kalgoorlie 1902

Lou Henry Hoover was the wife of Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st president of the United States of America. There has been a great deal written about … Read More

Hooshtah! The Afghans and their camels

Published 17th August 2015

Between 1860 and the early 1920’s, it’s estimated that some 2,000 Muslim camel-drivers were plying their trade within Australia’s vast interior. Having inherited centuries of experience in their homelands, they were expert in traversing desert terrain by… Read More

John Aspinall

Published 17th August 2015

In February 1895, at the age of 21, John Aspinall set off from his home at Skippers Point on New Zealand’s South island, bound for far-distant Coolgardie. Before he boarded ship at Dunedin, he was warned ‘not to go on any account’. One old man ‘who h… Read More

USA Travel blogger Matt Logan

Published 17th August 2015

Tourism WA recently invited American travel blogger Matt Logan to visit the Goldfields of Western Australia. Mandi Warry, Manager of Goldfields Tourism Network, recently spent two days escorting Matt on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail from Coolgardie to Leonora. Read More

Mega Famil

Published 17th August 2015

Goldfields Tourism Network recently hosted over 60 travel agents and travel managers from across Germany and Austria on a four day visit to the Goldfields region of Western Australia.

Sponsored by Tourism WA and Australia’s Golden Outback, our internation… Read More

Outback Parks and Lodges

Published 1st July 2015

Outback Parks and Lodges provide accommodation for tourists travelling through remote areas. Their Lodge and Park style accommodation complexes offer comfortable, clean, and affordable accommodations to suit a variety of traveller needs in the Goldfields Regio… Read More

Menzies Railway comes to town

Published 1st July 2015

The biggest day of celebration in the history of Menzies took place on 22 March 1898. A crowd of some 3,000 people had gathered for the official opening of the Kalgoorlie-Menzies railway. Two trains steamed into town within an hour of each other. The first was… Read More

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