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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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

Titanic Sinks – How the Goldfields Heard!!!

Published 26th April 2017

Titanic Sinks – How the Goldfields Heard!!!

April 14, 2017 By Moya Sharp

On  the 14th April 1912, 103 yrs ago today the SS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. The following is a copy of the newspaper article from the 16th April 1912 from the Kalgoo… Read More

Download The Golden Quest Trail app

Published 21st April 2017

The new Golden Quest Trail App is available in the iPhone app store. Download it today.

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Sanitary Carter’s End

Published 30th January 2017

Sanitary Carter’s Tragic End
January 22, 2017 By Moya Sharp

Kalgoorlie Western Argus Tuesday 11 March 1902.
A carter named Charles Noell, an employee of Mr O Sloss, met with a terrible death, yesterday morning through being jolted off his cart on … Read More

Drive Yourself Wild on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail

Published 3rd January 2017


Goldfields Tourism Manager, Neil McGilp, escorted Tourism WA European Marketing Manager, Stefanie Bischof, around the Goldfields .

Stefanie promotes WA to travellers in Germany and Switzerland, both great tourism markets for the Goldfields region. It … Read More

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