Kalgoorlie's Heart of Gold Discovery Trail will be launched at a free community event on Saturday 9 June 2018, adding weight to Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s 125th anniversary celebrations as we remember one of the biggest gold rushes in Australia’s history.  

It will be the nation’s second virtual gold trail to feature on the free Heart of Gold Australia app, providing an interactive and engaging experience for students, tourists and the wider community to connect with the Goldfields’ gold story, revealing its significance to the development of Australia.

The self-guided walking trail will immerse trailblazers in a unique and fun way via the app using interactive widgets, augmented reality, images, video and audio as they explore the town. Points of interest in the region will also feature on the Heart of Gold Australia app.

A local schools program will also be launched in conjunction with the trail and aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

Perth’s Heart of Gold Discovery Trail will also provide a strong link to Kalgoorlie, enticing visitors to visit the region.  

Event activities

  • See the opening ceremony at the Kalgoorlie Town Hall at 9.30am
  • Watch the unveiling of a gold bar replica at the start of the trail outside Market Arcade at 10am
  • Enter our photo competition with the Gold Bar replica to win an iPad Mini
  • Be the first to walk Kalgoorlie’s Heart of Gold Discovery Trail from 10am
  • Claim your #heartofgold medallion
  • The first 250 trailblazers will receive a #heartofgold hat and Perth Mint gold iPhone cover
  • Meet famous sports personalities including Hockeyroos player Madonna Blyth
  • Participate in interactive gold activities
  • See inside a gold mine using virtual reality
  • Have your face painted and more

More details will be announced soon! Download the event flyer.

You can download the Heart of Gold Australia app from your iTunes or Google Play store.

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THANK YOU TO MAJOR SPONSOR SARACEN MINERAL HOLDINGS, REPLICA SPONSOR THE PERTH MINT, SCHOOL PROGRAM SPONSORS NORTHERN STAR RESOURCESSILVER LAKE RESOURCES, Gold Fields Australia, St Barbara LimitedGOLD ROAD RESOURCES AND AUSDRILL AND TRAIL SPONSORS MINING EDUCATION AUSTRALIA and City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Email info@goldindustrygroup.com.au for a sponsorship prospectus. 

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