Goldfields and The Prospector Rail Journey October Departure
Goldfields and The Prospector Rail Journey October Departure
5 days

Featuring return trip on The Prospector

Overview

This relaxing Goldfields getaway will take you through regional heritage buildings, museums and the historic towns of one of the world’s greatest gold rushes. We will follow the route of CY O’Connor’s pipeline on The Prospector train, travel to the historic ghost town of Gwalia where we tour the significant precinct and house that was commissioned by Herbert Hoover.

Australian Destination Western Australia
International Destination
Tour Date 11 to 15 October 2021
Number Of Days 5 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $1,520
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $0
Prospector free pass: $1,520
Prospector Pension/Seniors Card $1,630
Prospector adult: $1,740
Single option: $240

Holiday Activity Level

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highlights
  • Return journey on The Prospector train - Perth to Kalgoorlie
  • KCGM Super Pit tour
  • Museum of the Goldfields
  • Golden Quest Discovery Trail
  • Kookynie
  • Leonora
  • Coolgardie
  • Use your Transwa free pass to save

 

Pre/post tour transfers (ex Perth, WA)

9 meals

4 nights’ accommodation

Tours and attractions

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Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
 
Day 1. The Prospector train journey to Kalgoorlie (D)
Your holiday begins with courtesy collection from home and a transfer to the East Perth Terminal to board the high-speed Prospector train. Along the journey, forests of the Darling Escarpment give way to the vast Wheatbelt and rugged scrubland. Arriving in Kalgoorlie, after your smooth train journey, you will transfer to your central accommodation. Overnight each night: Quality Inn Railway Motel, Kalgoorlie
 
Day 2. Golden Mile (BD)
See firsthand the operations of Australia’s largest gold mine on a tour of the KCGM Super Pit, and view the mining and milling operations through the Fimiston Milling Plant. You will be amazed by the size of the dump trucks and the view of the Super Pit from Harvey Hut. The Museum of the Goldfields then highlights the area’s rich history and showcases the State’s largest collection of gold bars and nuggets.
 
Day 3. Golden Quest Discovery Trail (BLD)
This morning we will explore part of the Golden Quest Discovery Trail. The trail runs 965 kilometres from Coolgardie to Laverton. Along the way there are classic pubs, changing landscapes, nature reserves and campsites. We will stop in at Menzies for morning tea, then make our way to the preserved ghost town of Gwalia to tour the historic precinct and the house that was commissioned by Herbert Hoover, before commencing our journey back to Kalgoorlie. We will stop along the way at Kookynie to enjoy a beer or an ice cream at the Grand Hotel.
 
Day 4. Coolgardie and surrounds (BD)
Today, Jack Cairns Camp is a brief stop before we make our way to Warden Finnerty’s Residence, which has been restored by the National Trust of Australia. At the Goldfields Exhibition Museum, occupying the former Warden’s Court Building, we re-live the heady days of yesteryear. There is time to purchase lunch at your leisure in Kalgoorlie.
 
Day 5. The Prospector train journey to Perth (B)
Today you will experience part of Western Australia’s rail heritage on your journey back to Perth aboard the Prospector train. Upon arrival at the East Perth Terminal, you will be met by a courtesy small charter vehicle and transferred safely to your home.
 
Itinerary is subject to change. Terms and conditions apply. FreeCall 1800 066 272 for details.
 
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