Golden Quest Discovery Trail

The Green Trail

Linking in with the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, The Green Trail highlights sites in the Coolgardie bioregion with outstanding Environmental, Historical and Cultural values. At each of these sites you will discover different landscapes, become aware of unique flora and fauna and learn about ancient aboriginal culture and European practices of the area.

The Coolgardie bioregion is a significant part of the Great Western Woodlands.

The Green Trail Sites

Karlkurla Bushland Park - Kalgoorlie-Boulder

This park is 200 hectares of natural regrowth bushland located 4km's north-west of Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie-Boulder. At Karlkurla you can discover a variety of Goldfields plants and animals. Interpretive signs and picnic tables can be found along the 4km walk trail as well as a great view from Katunga Lookout.

For more information about Karlkurla Bushland Park, visit the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group web site.

Red Hill - Kambalda

Kambalda's best attraction is the Red Hill Lookout. Accessed via Gordon Adams Road, Red Hill will give travelers a spectacular view of Lake Lefroy, part of an ancient river system in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.

Cave Hill Nature Reserve

Cave Hill is one of the largest and highest granite outcrops in the Goldfields Region. At this site, you can explore the spectacular ancient cave formations and historic woodline dams on the granite outcrop. You will discover a myriad of sights and sounds in the surrounding woodlands on the bushwalking trails. Picnic and camping facilities are provided at several sites around the edge of the rock.

Read Department of Environment and Conservation information about Cave Hill (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Burra Rock Conservation Park

Explore the historical dam and water catchment on Burra Rock.

A short climb to the summit of the rock rewards you with a great view over regrowth woodlands. Amongst the woodlands of salmon gum, gimlet and redwood look for evidence of the timber cutters' camps and bush railways. Burra Rock is an important cultural site. The indigenous traditional owners of this area, welcome you to their country.

Read Department of Environment and Conservation information about Burra Rock (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Victoria Rock Nature Reserve

Victoria Rock Nature Reserve is dominated by a large granite outcrop that offers panoramic views of the surrounding woodlands. Here you will learn about geological rock formations and aboriginal rock holes or "gnammas" and their cultural significance in the region.

Read Department of Environment and Conservation information about Victoria Rock (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Rowles Lagoon Conservation Park

Rowles Lagoon Conservation Park contains a semi permanent freshwater wetland, unusual in this arid environment. It has been a popular recreation site for many years and provides a special opportunity for birdwatching.

Read Department of Environment and Conservation information about Rowles Lagoon (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Green Trail activity sheets