Australia's Golden Outback Holiday Planner 2022/23


CY O’Connor Pipeline

GOLDEN PIPELINE HERITAGE TRAIL 3 days | Sealed roads Go with the flow and discover the story of an audacious goldfields water supply scheme and its engineer, CY O’Connor. The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail celebrates one of the world’s greatest engineering marvels – a pipeline built 120 years ago to carry water from Mundaring Weir just outside Perth to the remote and semi-arid goldfields of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The trail is punctuated with stops, most centred around pump stations and historic points of interest. You can see the many engineering points from the pipeline’s construction, the Meckering earthquake fault line, Cunderdin No.3 Pump Station Museum, true blue Aussie country pubs, and one of the giant silo artworks that’s part of the PUBLIC Silo Trail west of Merredin. There are a number of beautiful camping and picnic places along this road trip which finishes at Kalgoorlie- Boulder, a destination steeped in stories of the heady gold rush days.

Elachbutting Rock, Westonia

WHEATBELT WAY 4 days | Sealed roads

onto charming places like Bencubbin, Mukinbudin and Westonia where you’ll find towering granite outcrops perfect for exploring. Highlights include Wyalkatchem CBH Museum, Nungarin Markets and Mangowine Homestead. Throughout this self-drive route you’ll be treated to stunning natural surrounds, sites of historical significance, and the laidback country atmosphere of the Wheatbelt. There are lots of campsites along the trail as well as walk trails and pretty picnic spots.

Follow the bright skies and big horizons along the Northern Wheatbelt on a star-gazing, bird watching road trip that delivers all the history and charm of this laidback region. Be sure to check on upcoming events and weave these cultural gems into your plans, too. The Wheatbelt Way takes you from cute country towns like Dowerin, Koorda and Beacon through to the Hood-Penn museum at historic Westonia and

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