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Holland Way & Golden Quest Discovery Trail Tour Package
- Wave Rock & Hippos Yawn
- Hannans North Tourist Mine
- Goldfields Museum
- Niagara Dam
- Gwalia Museum and Ghost Town
- Great Beyond Explorers Hall of Fame*
- Lake Ballard Art Installation
- Motel Accommodation
- 7 evening meals, 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Western Australia Golden Outback
7 Nights Motel
26 October 2022 - Waitlist Only
22 March 2023
Departure from Perth 2021
Single Tent Only
(MD, Motel) Travel via Pumphreys Bridge and the Dryandra Forest to Narrogin for lunch then the Tin Horse Highway through Kulin. In the afternoon we settle into the motel in Hyden. With an afternoon visit to Wave Rock and Hippo’s Yawn.
(FB, MD, Motel) Passing Dumbleyung we visit Donald Campbell’s replica 1964 Bluebird K7 444km/h jet boat. Starting the Holland Way in Broomehill we discover the rich history of the John Holland Track, cut in 1893. Then we start off following the footsteps of the pioneering John Holland as we retrace the route he cut to the goldfields. You’ll pass by Nyabing and Lake Grace, with its shallow salt lake and a superb lookout. Continue through rich farmland before reaching Newdegate and Hyden.
(FB, PL, MD, Motel) Passing through the State Barrier Fence and on to the Breakaways, McDermid Rock and past Lake Johnston along the John Holland Way. Re-joining the John Holland Track, we continue on to Victoria Rocks for a stop before arriving at Coolgardie, ‘The Mother of the Goldfields.’ Overnight in Kalgoorlie.
(CB, MD, Basic Motel) We begin the Golden Quest Discovery Trail with the Ghost Town of Kununalling via Siberia and Goongarrie to Menzies. Leaving the highway, we detour to Niagara Dam and the ‘Living Ghost Town’ of Kookynie and the historic Grand Hotel before continuing on to Leonora.
(CB, MD, Basic Motel) This morning we explore the restored mining town of Gwalia with the museum and historic Hoover House, built by former US President Herbert Hoover. We return to the Golden Quest Discovery Trail and pass a number of historic sites, including Mt Morgans, Hawks Nest, and John Aspinall’s Grave. Arriving in Laverton, we explore The Great Beyond Explorers Hall of Fame before returning to our Leonora accommodation.
(CB, PL, MD, Motel) We complete our trek along the Golden Quest Discovery Trail through the old gold mining towns before arriving at the ‘Inside Australia’ Installation at Lake Ballard, featuring 51 sculptures by renowned English Sculptor Sir Antony Gormley. We continue south to the site of Davyhurst before passing Credo Station and exploring the old station buildings. After a stop at Rowles Lagoon, an unexpected body of fresh water, we return to the sealed road and complete our circuit of the Golden Quest Discovery Trail.
(CB, RD, Motel) Today we explore the historic streetscape of Kalgoorlie and its pioneering gold-rush history. A visit to Hannans North Tourist Mine, the WA Kalgoorlie Boulder Museum and the Superpit lookout overlooking the immense open cut mine. We wander town in the afternoon before dinner at one of Kalgoorlie’s many hotels.
(CB) Following the Golden Pipeline back to Perth. The pipe provides the essential water supply to allow the Goldfields to flourish, this ambitious feat was an engineering masterpiece with tragic outcomes. We arrive back in Perth having retraced the footsteps of John Holland, the Goldfields Pioneers and the engineers that brought life-giving water to the goldfields.
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