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Road Trip Country: 21 Epic Road Trips through WA’s Golden Outback

June 22, 2020 Visit STH Pacific & Oceania No Comments Email Email

There’s never been a better time take an epic road trip and explore Western Australia’s Golden Outback, a vast and diverse region that covers 54 per cent of the State.It stretches from the rugged red earth of Mt Augustus in the Gascoyne-Murchison region, the world’s largest monolith twice the size of Uluru, to the sweeping snow-white beaches of Esperance, Fitzgerald Coast and the South Coast with captivating scenery that bursts with colour during wildflower season in spring.

At the very heart of Western Australia’s Golden Outback lies the modern mining hub of Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields, offering fascinating insights into the history and heritage of the wild gold rush days. To the west in the Wheatbelt, be rewarded with views of picturesque rolling farmland dotted with rural townships and a giant public art trail of colourful silos, and the famous Wave Rock.

Launching the Road Trip Country campaign, Marcus Falconer, CEO of Australia’s Golden Outback, believes that coronavirus has completely changed our travel habits.

“The road trip has never been more popular and with so many diverse roads trips for travellers to choose from, the Golden Outback really is Road Trip Country,” Mr Falconer said.

“There are 21 different itineraries from one-hour road trips to 15-day adventures and everything in between. It’s an exciting prospect to jump in the car with family or friends to explore somewhere new – there’s a fantastic feeling of freedom that you only get on an epic road trip.

“Not only does it support our tourism businesses, but a road trip through WA’s Golden Outback is a really awesome holiday – there are things you’ll experience that you can’t experience anywhere else in the world.

“There’s the world’s largest open air gallery featuring 51 sculptures by Anthony Gormley on the salt flats of Lake Ballard, the striking bubble gum pink coloured Lake Hillier near Esperance, the history and heritage of the 1800s gold rush era from Meekathara to Norseman and of course, simply the untouched rugged beauty of the vast outback.

Mr Falconer said that tourism operators are looking forward to welcoming holiday-makers from WA as well as from interstate once the state border reopens.

The 21 Epic Road Trips booklet can be found here, they consist of:

  1. Road to the Rock
  2. Canning Stock Route
  3. Kingsford Smith Mail Run
  4. Wool Wagon Pathway
  5. Miners Pathway
  6. Golden Quest Discovery Trail
  7. The Outback Way
  8. Norseman Heritage Trail
  9. Gunbarrel Highway
  10. Anne Beadell Highway
  11. Leonora Loop Trails
  12. Public Silo Trail
  13. Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail
  14. Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail
  15. Wheatbelt Way
  16. Wildflower Way
  17. Pathways to Wave Rock
  18. The Holland Way and the John Holland Track
  19. Road to Esperance
  20. Ravensthorpe Ranges
  21. Great Ocean Drive

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