• The Golden Outback

How to get to the Goldfields

The Goldfields are located around 700kms east of Perth, but don’t let the distance put you off! The adventure of getting there is half the fun, and there are a few ways to do it – by rail, air or land!

As travel restrictions are still in place, we can't encourage you to travel just yet, but now's the perfect time to plan, research and get excited. For up to date travel advice, please visit this page on our website. 


Holiday Packages


To make things as easy as possible, the Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre has put together some inclusive packages to make your holiday planning as simple as one phone call. There are four packages to choose from and all are sure to be the perfect escape!

There’s even a package that includes discovering your family ties to the Goldfields! This would include 2 hours with the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society.

For more information and bookings, please contact Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre on (08) 9021 1966 or email fohcoordinator@kalgoorlie.com




Car


Hit the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail on an adventure into the wild west. This self-drive trail takes you to Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields, rich in gold, goldrush history, and scenery, revealing the story of a unique feat – the Golden Pipeline! You’ll be driving alongside this history-making engineering feat learning how this pipe that supplies Kalgoorlie with all its water was built over 100 years ago. The drive to Kalgoorlie Boulder is approximately 7 hours, so get a playlist downloaded and don’t forget to pack a picnic!

Once in Kalgoorlie Boulder, you can continue exploring the Golden Quest Discovery Trail which is a true Australian outback adventure. Follow along with the guidebook and discover ghost towns, explore rugged landscapes, meet local characters and visit the famous sculptures at Lake Ballard.




Train


The Prospector is a train that has connected Perth to Kalgoorlie since 1971! It has had many upgrades since then – now a high speed, state of the art train that accomplishes the 653km journey in less than 7 hours. Luckily, the passage has stayed the same. Sit back and enjoy the rolling landscapes as you venture through the Wheatbelt and into the Goldfields. If you are a pensioner, you get your tickets for free! Read our blog on how to claim your free ticket.


Airplane


Virgin Airways and Qantas both offer flights to Kalgoorlie. In 1 hour and 5 minutes, you’ll be officially on holiday exploring the Goldfields. Can’t get any simpler than that! You can pick up a hire car at the airport, and off you go!