Golden Pipeline

National Trust of WA

Explore The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail

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.

Discover The people and the Scheme

“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” – Sir John Forrest

Mundaring to Cunderdin

GPHT Sites

Three magnificent elegant brick pumping stations were built in this section – two of them remain standing and have historic displays.

Both of those remaining are worth visiting because they tell different stories: the need for the scheme and its components are covered in No 1 and at No 3 the broader story of agriculture plus  Cunderdin’s history are told. You can take a signposted walk to the site of No 2 Pump Station, now demolished.

A shorter walk takes you around the Mundaring Weir precinct.

At Meckering learn about the strong earthquake that destroyed the town and burst the pipeline.

In Northam’s West End see Poole Street Bridge that once carried the pipeline across the Avon River and the old railway station through which hopeful prospectors passed on their way to find fortunes.

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