Plan a Gold Trail Class Excursion

Australia's #heartofgold Discovery Trails combine learning with technology and the outdoors, offering a great option for a unique class excursion or an activity to enjoy on the weekend with family and friends.

The virtual gold trails in Perth and Kalgoorlie are the first of their kind in Western Australia, providing fun, interactive and educational experiences for primary and secondary school students to learn about the rich history and importance of gold to the development of the State and the rest of the nation, via the free Heart of Gold Australia app.


Lesson Plans and Resources

Lessons plans linked to the Australian Curriculum have been developed by Earth Science WA and Educated by Nature in addition to the trails for years 4, 5, 7, 8 and year 9 students, however the trails will appeal to students from the age of 8 years. 

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* HASS lesson plans are comprised of multiple lessons and include: Humanities and Social Sciences, English and Mathematics. 

Gold Trail Demonstration or Event Requests

If you would like the Gold Industry Group to provide a demonstration or attend a Professional Development Day, event or conference, please contact Executive Officer Rebecca Johnston on (08) 6314 6333 or email

You can find more gold educational tools on Heritage Perth’s learning portal.

Gold Trail School Competitions

The Gold Industry Group demonstrated the#heartofgold Discovery Trail at the AISWA Humanities and Social Sciences Conference to around 100 history and geology teachers recently, donating an all expenses paid class excursion.

The lucky winner was Swan Valley Anglican Community School whose year 5 students had the opportunity to walk the Heart of Gold Discovery Trail and experience The Perth Mint’s live gold pour on Thursday 24 November.

Another all expenses school excursion was also won by Gibbs Street Primary School via the trail launch competition on Hit 92.9.  Their year 6 students walked the Heart of Gold Discovery Trail on Friday 1 December.

Read the story and watch the video!

Gold Trail Feature Stories