Perth #heartofgold Discovery Trail

Embark on a virtual gold trail of discovery through Perth city and discover the story of a city built on gold and its importance to Western Australia’s development and future.

The #heartofgold Discovery Trail will take you on an interactive, golden adventure with augmented reality, remarkable audio stories, fun widgets, vivid videos, timeless photos and interactive games via the free Heart of Gold Australia app. 

Starting at Elizabeth Quay and ending at The Perth Mint, the gold treasure trail will take you on a journey of discovery – from today back to the early gold rushes at 12 locations of significance throughout the city.  

The self-guided trail will excite and entertain people of all ages who visit the city, as they learn its golden story and how gold changed the cityscape and secured the economic future of Western Australia and the nation. 

Trailblazers will receive a commemorative #heartofgold medallion on completion of the trail at the Perth Mint and you could strike it lucky and win a real Ramelius Resources gold nugget!* 

For more information on the #heartofgold Discovery Trail and sponsorship opportunities email 

Download the free Heart of Gold Australia App from your iTunes or Google play store now!

Teacher Resources

The #heartofgold Discovery Trail provides a fun, interactive and educational experience for school students to learn about the rich history and importance of gold to the development of Perth and the State.

We encourage teachers from year 5 to take their students on the trail as it combines learning with technology and the outdoors, offering a great option for a class excursion. 

Lesson plans linked to Australian Curriculum for Year 5 and 9 students have been developed in addition to the trail and are available here.

Teachers can book a gold trail demonstration, get trail and excursion tips, download resources and find out about our latest events and competitions on our teacher resources page.

Thanks to Perth gold trail sponsors

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Gold Trail - coming soon!

Perth’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail is the first of many digital journeys that will share Australia’s gold story via the Heart of Gold Australia app.

In June 2018 we will launch a second gold trail in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to tell its important gold story and celebrate 125 years since Paddy Hannan, Thomas Flanagan and Dan O’Shea found gold at the base of Mt Charlotte, sparking the biggest gold rush in Western Australia’s history.

We are currently seeking community feedback before we commence development. Complete our community survey and email if you'd like to be involved.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Email for a sponsorship prospectus. 

Thanks to major sponsor Saracen Mineral Holdings and trail sponsors