A project from the National Trust of WA
A self-guided drive trail between the Perth Hills and Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields. Go with the Flow. Follow the water to discover more about the audacious goldfields water supply scheme and Engineer CY O’Connor.
“Future generations, I am quite certain will think of us and bless us for our far seeing patriotism, and it will be said of us, as Isaiah said of old, ‘They made a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert”
The Golden Pipeline. Golden fields or sheaves of wheat, newly shorn or sheep with woolly jackets. Whatever state in which you find them, depending on the time of year when you travel, you will see reminders of why the pipeline that delivers water to the goldfields is called the Golden Pipeline.
It sustains the people who live in the Wheatbelt as well as the animals that provide the ‘Golden Fleece’. The landscape is an attraction in itself with its vast skies and endless horizons, but there are cultural attractions too.
At several designated sites along the Golden Pipeline Trail you will find National Trust walks.
View Walks, Parks, National Reserves
Granite outcrops rise above the horizon in the Wheatbelt and Goldfields adding interest and diversity to the landscape for the traveller.
View Life Giving Rocks
The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail includes a number of fascinating museums along its length which will give travellers an insight into Wheatbelt and Goldfields communities.
Prospectors rushing to the goldfields in the 1890s relied on wells built in the 1860s by convict working parties under the supervision of Charles Hunt.
View Hunt's Well
If you choose to take the old Goldfields Road from Kellerberrin to Doodlakine, you cross Mission Road. The name is a reflection of changes ...
Baandee Lakes Lookout A short drive south of Doodlakine on the Bruce Rock – Doodlakine Road will take you to a lookout site that gives you ...
Lovers of wildflowers should not miss the memorial to Charles Gardner, the Government Botanist, which lies at the western entrance of Tammin. It ...
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