Join us for the launch of Perth's virtual #heartofgold Discovery Trail at a free community event in Elizabeth Quay on Saturday 7 October from 10am-3pm.

Embark on a virtual gold trail of discovery with us from Elizabeth Quay to The Perth Mint and discover the rich history of a city built on gold and its vital importance to Western Australia’s development and future.

The #heartofgold Discovery Trail will take you back to the early gold rushes with augmented reality, remarkable audio stories, fun widgets, vivid videos, timeless photos and interactive games via the Heart of Gold app.

Elizabeth Quay will be a hub of free golden activity throughout the launch day, with trailblazers having the chance to win an array of prizes including real nuggets from the Ramelius Resources’ gold mine when they pan for gold with The Perth Mint or complete the trail on the day!

To mark the opening and the commencement of the trail, we will unveil a replica of the largest gold nugget found in WA, the Golden Eagle, followed by a special Welcome to Country ceremony at 10am.

Trailblazers will receive a commemorative #heartofgold medallion and go in the draw to win a Ramelius Resources gold nugget on completion of the trail. During the month of October, The Perth Mint is offering a 25% discount on admissions to their Gold Exhibition. 

Launch event attractions in Elizabeth Quay will also include the opportunity to see inside a gold mine using virtual reality with Mining Education Australia, face painting, a virtual scavenger hunt and #heartofgold social media competitions. You will also get VIP access to the gold panning and virtual reality experience by unlocking the clues on the virtual scavenger hunt in Elizabeth Quay.

Your chance to win!

  • MINI IPAD: Share your photo on social media holding the Golden Eagle nugget replica in Elizabeth Quay, use #heartofgold and follow us on Facebook at Heart of Gold Australia for your chance to win a mini iPad!
  • REAL GOLD, MEDALLION & DISCOUNT: Complete the #heartofgold Discovery Trail to claim your commemorative #heartofgold medallion, 25% discount on admission to The Perth Mint Gold Exhibition and go into the draw to win a Ramelius Resources gold nugget!
  • NUGGETS & PRIZES: Pan for real gold with The Perth Mint in Elizabeth Quay for your chance to win many great prizes!

The Heart of Gold App is free and will be available to download from 30 September 2017.

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