Enter the technicolour dreamscape that is the Golden Outback. Red earth, white sands and rainbow-hued wildflowers. Covering 54% of Western Australia, the Golden Outback is home to Australia’s modern mining hub, goldfields history and picturesque farmlands.
Golden Outback hot spots
Surf the famous Wave Rock at Hyden and marvel at the might that is Mount Augustus. Discover ancient rock paintings and pan for gold in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Have a beer with a horse named Willie and add your name to the walls of Broad Arrow Pub. Visit the world's most isolated art gallery. Snap a selfie at the Kalgoorlie Super Pit, Stonehenge or lazing in the crystal clear waters of Esperance on Western Australia's south coast.
The Golden Outback with kids
Keeping the kids occupied is not difficult in WA's Golden Outback. With plenty of unique experiences and fun places to stop, your kids will get the chance to really experience all the region has to offer. Sweets and skateparks, water playgrounds and a classic drive-in cinema, giant rocks to climb and an art gallery they can run laps around, literally. Encounter some of Australia's unique fauna and check out a haunted ghost town.
Adventures in the Golden Outback
Strike gold or explore haunted homesteads. Hire a 4WD and bush bash your way around world-class trails. Learn how Jack and Jillaroos—Australia's answer to cowboys and cowgirls—rope cattle and try your hand and sheering a sheep. Explore Mulka Cave, hike the national parks and snorkel and dive your way around crystal blue waters.
Get romantic in the Golden Outback
Carpets of everlasting flowers as far as the eye can see. The magnificent rugged outlines of Mount Augustus and Kennedy Range. Stroll through pioneering towns like Northam, rich with heritage, or along golden beaches lapped by jade waters. Chill with the kangaroos on Lucky Bay beach, snap a romantic selfie at the Esperance pink lake and enjoy warm-hued sunsets as you stroll through the world's largest outdoor gallery.
Culture in the Golden Outback
History fans rejoice. In the Golden Outback, you can experience a fascinating mixture of Indigenous and pioneering culture and history. Explore old mining towns and learn how the first European colonists survived in the harsh Australian outback. View ancient rock art, listen to the stories of the Dreamtime and sample real, local bush tucker. On Lake Ballard, you can visit Australia's largest art site—7 km2 of salt lake dotted with mirage-like sculptures. You can even stay the night on a local farmstead or cattle station for something a little different.