Following the successful launch of Perth’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail in 2017, the Gold Industry Group will next week continue their annual celebration of Australia’s gold industry with the launch of a reverse option at a free community event.

Previously, the Perth trail began at the iconic Golden Eagle nugget replica in Elizabeth Quay and finished in the forecourt of The Perth Mint. Trailblazers will now be able to choose their starting point, with the reverse trail also featuring new and exciting content to uncover.

Coinciding with the City’s Heritage Weekend, the free community event will kick off from 10am at The Perth Mint on Saturday 20 October 2018, where a host of fun family-friendly activities will be available, including: a virtual reality experience, themed photo booth, music and face painting.

Taking trailblazers on a journey through time, the self-guided #heartofgold Discovery Trail explores the nation’s gold mining story from the days of the early gold rushes to modern operations, with augmented reality, fascinating audio tales, fun widgets, vivid videos, timeless photos and interactive games via the free Heart of Gold Australia app.

Walkers then collect a free eco-tote and begin their journey of discovery along 11 golden sites, gathering gifts and hunting down the elusive ‘gold prospector’. All trailblazers will also receive reap rewards at the finish line and may win a gold nugget at the finish line!

Part of a long-term community engagement program aimed at educating and engaging the wider public on the importance of Australia's gold industry, with a strong focus on educating at a grass roots level, the trail is one of two virtual gold adventures now available in Western Australia.

Kalgoorlie’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail was launched in June 2018 and further gold trails are planned for the east coast in 2019 and 2020.