The essential travel companion
Your quest for adventure will come alive as you travel the Golden Quest Discovery Trail with the comprehensive Guide Book, complete with audio accompaniment (2 compact discs).
We encourage you to purchase the book before embarking on your journey. You can purchase the guide through WA Visitor Centres and RAC centres in Perth and the Goldfields region.
The Guide Book is your key to the 25 sites and surrounding areas. The eye witness accounts, tragic and quirky stories and interesting facts provide you with a rich and complete Trail experience.
The Guide Book will also aid in planning your journey on the Trail. It has a wealth of information about:
- each location, including comprehensive maps;
- travel distances between each site; and
- associated safety guidelines.
Site by site guide to the discovery trail
There are 25 official sites (or stopping points) along the 965-kilometre trail route. These are arranged in sequence from Coolgardie (Site 1) through to Kalgoorlie-Boulder's Super Pit (Site 25).
The following are features of the Guide Book that will assist your journey:
- Complete trail map is located at the back of the guide.
- Trail Notes that describe the road journey as you approach each site. These 'between sites' pages provide distances, estimated travel times and details of what to watch for along the way. These pages also indicate when it is recommended that you listen to particular tracks on the CD Audio Tracks that accompany the guide. If your vehicle doesn't have a CD player, don't panic as the CDs are 'infotainment', designed to enhance your trail experience rather than to guide you along the Discovery Trail.
- A Feature Story that is relevant to the site you are approaching or the country through which the trail is passing. While intended to be read during the journey, they can be read at leisure. Some sites have two feature stories associated with them.
- A page or pages dealing directly with the site itself. These Site Pages provide details of the stopping point, what's at the site and how much time to allow. There is a variety of historical and other information related to the site, and in most instances a set of 'Fast Facts' and/or an 'Eyewitness' account. If the site is a town, there is a map showing the stopping point. At each of the stopping points along the way there are information panels.
In addition, there are four sectional Trail Maps, each detailing a particular section of the trail journey.