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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Golden Questers – Alex Garner

Published 18th November 2020

Since its launch in 2003, tens of thousands of adventurers have embarked upon the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, making it one of Australia’s most popular self-drive trails.

With so much to do and to explore, we asked some ‘Golden Questers’ about the highl… Read More

Golden Quester – Marion Halliday

Published 12th November 2020

Since its launch in 2003, tens of thousands of adventurers have embarked upon the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, making it one of Australia’s most popular self-drive trails.

With so much to do and to explore, we asked some of our golden questers about the … Read More

Golden Questers – Jo and Paul Cox

Published 4th November 2020

Since its launch in 2003, tens of thousands of adventurers have embarked upon the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, making it one of Australia’s most popular self-drive trails.

With so much to do and to explore, we asked some of our golden questers about the … Read More

Genealogy and the Goldfields – A family history Mecca

Published 15th September 2020

Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the wider Goldfields region is Wongatha Country and home to many Aboriginal family groups with a sacred connection to the land. Since the discovery of Gold in Coolgardie in 1892, the region became a beacon for prospectors and pastoralist… Read More

Genealogy in the Goldfields of Western Australia blog header for the Golden Quest Discovery Trail

Golden Quest Companion Road Trips through Outback Australia

Published 26th February 2020

Western Australia is the Road Trip State! Whether you’re passing through or here to explore the region for a while, we’ve got a list of itineraries to make your travels throughout the outback of Western Australia just like having your own tour guide in the car… Read More

Photographers can’t go past this pub in Coolgardie, Western Australia

Published 16th December 2019

 

Built in 1898, the two-storied brick and iron Marvel Bar hotel is a classic example of early Federation Free Classical architecture in Australia and has got to be Coolgardie’s most photographed pub.

The pity is, it hasn’t been licensed since 1… Read More

Feature image - Coolgardie Marvel Bar Hotel c.1898

A History of ‘The Round’

Published 18th September 2017 Entrants in the Fashions on the Field competition

It is without doubt one of the biggest, most colourful and successful racing carnivals to be staged anywhere in Australia. It is steep… Read More

Fashions on the field entrants at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club

Niagara Dam – Site 8 Golden Quest Discovery Trail

Published 26th April 2017

What a surprising sight Niagara Dam is ! And what a folly it was to build it !

Constructed in 1897 – 98, the intention was that the dam would provide plentiful water for the locomotives along the new rail link between Kalgoorlie and Menzies. By the time the… Read More

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