The Gold Industry Group’s (GIG) free Heart of Gold Australia app has expanded to include gold tourism experiences from around the country, highlighting and educating the community of gold’s significance to the nation.

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With the first national release now live, the new gold tourism experiences join the app’s existing Perth and Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trails and Goldfields Drive Trail.

Two year’s since the app launched, it now offers a wide variety of guided and self-guided tours, attractions and historic landmarks, from across Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Australia’s Capital Territory.

GIG Executive Officer Rebecca Johnston said the free app is offering the community a fun and interactive way to explore the nation’s golden story, putting its gold experiences at your fingertips.

“The Heart of Gold Australia app now provides locals, students and visitors the opportunity to experience gold from anywhere in Australia.

“Gold tourism is one way we are connecting the wider community to the importance and relevance of gold in our country,” Ms Johnston said.

“The second release will include a dozen more gold tourism experiences over the coming months, hailing from across Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia.

“In addition, an in-app uses of gold game and virtual reality gold mine experience is also in development,” Ms Johnston concluded.

With the first release now live, users can explore:

  • Battery Hill Mining Centre

  • Central Deborah Gold Mine

  • Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill

  • Golden Quest Discovery Trail

  • Gulgong Gold

  • Hannans North Tourist Mine

  • Lambing Flat Folk Museum

  • Mine to Mint Day Tour

  • Mount Charlotte

  • Mountain Maid Gold Mine

  • Museum of the Goldfields

  • National Museum of Australia

  • National Trust Museum, Pine Creek

  • Old Treasury Building

  • Royal Australian Mint

  • Sovereign Hill

  • Super Pit

  • The Perth Mint

Available for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play, the Heart of Gold Australia app can be downloaded onto either a mobile or tablet device.

Utilising a number of virtual interactive features to tell the tales of a nation built on gold, the app’s content is filled with fun augmented reality games, fascinating audio-visual stories, fun widgets and timeless photos.

The new gold tourism sites can be explored either by proximity to the user, or by selecting a state or territory, with the list featuring some of the nation’s most impressive locations and one-of-a-kind gold experiences.

The app is further supplemented by the GIG’s gold education program, which encourages primary and secondary teachers to utilise the free app as an educational tool for the classroom, along with its associated lesson plans.

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Download the free Heart of Gold Australia app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

The free Heart of Gold Australia app is a Gold Industry Group community initiative, proudly sponsored by The Perth Mint, Gold Fields, Ramelius Resources, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Northern Star Resources, Gold Road Resources, Ausdrill, St Barbara Limited, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Saracen Mineral Holdings and Mining Education Australia.