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!

Zoe Graham was our launch day social media competition winner of an iPad Mini! The Golden Eagle nugget is in Elizabeth Quay, the first stop on the gold trail. The more you touch it, the more gold it will become!

what do our trailblazers say?

More than 1 500 Western Australians and tourists attended the launch of Perth's Heart of Gold Discovery Trail at Elizabeth Quay to celebrate the significant role of gold in the development of WA. Here is what some of our trailblazers has to say.

“The launch event was fantastic, the whole family had a fabulous time! We thoroughly enjoyed the trail and learnt something new or explored a new place. It was engaging, interesting and fun!”  

- Zoe, Parent

“Great idea and fantastic learning experience.”

- Nathan, Parent

“I think this is a great initiative that is a fantastic recognition of gold and WA's history.”

– Liza, GIG Member

“Excellent idea. I learnt so much about Perth and WA that was not in the guides.”

– Graeme, Tourist

"Fantastic experience. Great way to see Perth."

- William, Local

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 June 9 

Kalgoorlie's Heart of Gold Discovery Trail will be launched at a 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 Australia’s gold story, revealing the regions significance to the development of Western Australia.

Kalgoorlie’s Heart of Gold Discovery Trail will be a self-guided walking trail through the town that will foster a sense of place and enhance visitor enjoyment. Points of interest in the region will also feature on the Heart of Gold Australia app.

Details of the community launch event will be announced soon. 

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

Thank you to major sponsor Saracen Mineral Holdings, Replica Sponsor The Perth Mint, School program sponsors Northern Star Resources, Silver Lake resources, Gold Road Resources and  Ausdrill and trail sponsor Mining education Australia.