Embark on a virtual adventure as you unearth a nation built on gold while walking one of Australia's #heartofgold Discovery Trails.
Travel through time from the operations of today and some of the nation's biggest gold rushes as you delve into augmented reality games, watch exclusive videos, explore fun widgets and uncover untold audio visual stories via the free Heart of Gold Australia app.
#heartofgold Discovery Trail Events
Following the launch of Perth's first virtual gold trail in 2017, we will again be celebrating Australia’s heart of gold at a free community event and launch of the reverse Heart of Gold Discovery Trail at The Perth Mint on Saturday 20 October.
Embark on a virtual golden adventure with us as you discover Perth’s golden secrets on the #heartofgold Discovery Trail. With new interactive widgets and treasures to collect along the journey, you can now start your adventure at The Perth Mint and finish in Elizabeth Quay.
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 last year, and nearly 1,000 came out for the launch of Kalgoorlie’s Heart of Gold Discovery Trail last month, to celebrate 125 years since gold was first discovered there. Here is what some of our trailblazers have said.
“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 [Perth]
"Really fantastic idea to celebrate Kalgoorlie's 125th birthday."
- Jayde, Student [Kalgoorlie]
“Great idea and fantastic learning experience.”
- Nathan, Parent [Perth]
"The app and the trail is amazing, tells you everything there is to know about local history. What a wonderful experience. I loved it, thank you."
- Susan, Local [Kalgoorlie]
“I think this is a great initiative that is a fantastic recognition of gold and WA's history.”
– Liza, GIG Member [Perth]
“Excellent idea. I learnt so much about Perth and WA that was not in the guides.”
– Graeme, Tourist [Perth]
"Fantastic experience. Great way to see Perth."
- William, Local [Perth]