Unearth Australia’s gold experiences via our free Heart of Gold Australia app!
Interactive gold adventures
The free Heart of Gold Australia app offers over 20+ fun and interactive gold experiences, from around the country.
Download the app onto your mobile or tablet device to explore in-app, self-guided and guided gold experiences across Australia. Discover a range of tours, attractions, historic landmarks, virtual games and more, including the Heart of Gold Discovery Trails and Goldfields Drive Trail.
Learn about the gold industry’s importance to the development of our nation using augmented reality games, fascinating audio/visual tales, fun widgets and timeless photos to unlock the nation’s golden secrets.
Perfect for locals, families, students and visitors alike, anyone can experience gold in any location via the app.
The app brings interactive gold experiences into the classroom and teachers can also access free resources, including lesson plans, excursion options and school competitions.
Download the app and select your state or territory to locate the nearest gold experiences to you, or choose from the list to embark on your next golden adventure!
Download tHE HEART OF GOLD AUSTRALIA APP from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
A rich history
Australia’s rich history of gold mining dates back to the 1840s, with the first discoveries taking place across New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria. What followed, were a series of gold rushes across multiple states that saw migrant gold-seekers from around the world pour into the new colony.
Occurring simultaneously with other gold rushes around the world, Australia’s gold discoveries continued to make international headlines, including the finding of the largest alluvial gold nugget ever unearthed, the “Welcome Stranger”, near the small Victorian town of Moliagul.
Unearthing gold near what would soon become WA’s largest remote city, Kalgoorlie, in 1893 kicked off more than 3,000 kilometres of underground workings along reputedly the richest square mile on earth.
The rapid expansion of population forever transformed Australia’s identity, boosting the economy and paving the way for an industry which has significantly contributed to the growth and development of our nation.
Today, Australia is the world’s second largest gold producer, with a thriving sector that employs more than 55,000 workers, making the precious metal a vital part of both our country’s history and our future.
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A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
The Heart of Gold Australia app is a Gold Industry Group community initiative, championed by: The Perth Mint, Gold Fields, Northern Star Resources, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Saracen Mineral Holdings, Gold Road Resources, Ausdrill, St Barbara Limited, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Ramelius Resources and Mining Education Australia.