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(SJ) Holland Way & Golden Quest Discovery Trail Tour – 26 October 2022

8- Day Holland Way & Golden Quest Discovery Trail Tour

Celebrating the achievements and endurance of the Goldfields Pioneers


Departing on:
26 October 2022

 Tour Details:

Day 1

(MD, Motel) Travel via Pumphreys Bridge and the Dryandra Forest to Narrogin for lunch then the Tin Horse Highway through Kulin. In the afternoon we settle into the motel in Hyden. With an afternoon visit to Wave Rock and Hippos Yawn.

Day 2

(FB, MD, Motel) Passing Dumbleyung we visit Donald Campbell’s replica 1964 Bluebird K7 444km/h jet boat. Starting the Holland Way in Broomehill we discover the rich history of the John Holland Track, cut in 1893. Then we start off following the footsteps of the pioneering John Holland as we retrace the route he cut to the goldfields. You’ll pass by Nyabing and Lake Grace, with its shallow salt lake and a superb lookout. Continue through rich farmland before reaching Newdegate and Hyden.

Day 3

(FB, PL, MD, Motel) Passing through the State Barrier Fence and on to the Breakaways, McDermid Rock and past Lake Johnston along the John Holland Way. Re-joining the John Holland Track, we continue on to Victoria Rocks for a stop before arriving at Coolgardie, ‘The Mother of the Goldfields.’ Overnight in Kalgoorlie.

Day 4

(CB, MD, Basic Motel) We begin the Golden Quest Discovery Trail with the Ghost Town of Kununalling via Siberia and Goongarrie to Menzies. Leaving the highway, we detour to Niagara Dam and the ‘Living Ghost Town’ of Kookynie and the historic Grand Hotel before continuing on to Leonora.

Day 5

(CB, MD, Basic Motel) This morning we explore the restored mining town of Gwalia with the museum and historic Hoover House, built by former US President Herbert Hoover. We return to the Golden Quest Discovery Trail and pass a number of historic sites, including Mt Morgans, Hawks Nest, and John Aspinall’s Grave. Arriving in Laverton, we explore The Great Beyond Explorers Hall of Fame before returning to our Leonora accommodation.

Day 6

(CB, PL, MD, Motel) We complete our trek along the Golden Quest Discovery Trail through the old gold mining towns before arriving at the ‘Inside Australia’ Installation at Lake Ballard, featuring 51 sculptures by renowned English Sculpture Sir Antony Gormley. We continue south to the site of Davyhurst before passing Credo Station and exploring the old station buildings. After a stop at Rowles Lagoon, an unexpected body of fresh water, we return to the sealed road and complete our circuit of the Golden Quest Discovery Trail.

Day 7

(CB, RD, Motel) Today we explore the historic streetscape of Kalgoorlie and its pioneering gold-rush history. A visit to Hannans North Tourist Mine, the WA Kalgoorlie Boulder Museum and the Superpit lookout overlooking the immense open cut mine. We wander town in the afternoon before dinner at one of Kalgoorlie’s many hotels.

Day 8

(CB) Following the Golden Pipeline back to Perth. The pipe provides the essential water supply to allow the Goldfields to flourish, this ambitious feat was an engineering masterpiece with tragic outcomes. We arrive back in Perth having retraced the footsteps of John Holland, the Goldfields Pioneers and the engineers that brought life-giving water to the goldfields.


  • Wave Rock & Hippos Yawn
  • Hannans North Tourist Mine
  • Goldfields Museum
  • Niagara Dam
  • Gwalia Museum and Ghost Town
  • Great Beyond Explorers Hall of Fame*
  • Lake Ballard Art Installation
  • Motel Accommodation
  • 7 evening meals, 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches

FB – Fully Cooked Breakfast; Provided by motel or attraction.
MD – Motel Dinner; Two or three-course evening meal. Provided at the motel.


Tour Price:

$2550 per person double / twin Share
$2490 per SENIOR for double/twin share

Private accommodation additional $620


Terms and Conditions:

  • a minimum number of passengers to guarantee a tour departure
  • a non-refundable deposit of $350 per person at the time of booking
  • We recommend Travel Insurance or Fare Protection Plan as protection
    against this risk.
  • All tickets and vouchers are issued and all travel and accommodation arrangements are made by the Firm upon the express condition that it shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or inconvenience either by reason of any defect in any vehicle or building or through the act or defaults whether negligent or otherwise, of the Firm or its servants or any company, firm or person engaged in providing transport, refreshment, accommodation or other facilities or services in connection with the Tour, nor shall the Firm be liable for any damage, losses or additional expenses suffered by the passenger as the result of delay or changes on road, rail, sea, air or other services or as a result of sickness, quarantine, weather, war, strikes, riot or any other cause whatsoever.
  • The Firm, in its absolute discretion, reserves the right to modify any tour or holiday itinerary, route, timetable, excursion or accommodation and shall not be liable to the passenger for any loss, damage or inconvenience resulting therefrom.
  • The balance of the fare is due one month prior to departure,
  • If a passenger wishes to cancel his or her booking, the fare will only be refunded as follows:(a) 28 days or more prior to designated departure date 100%
    Less monies held by any third parties for cancellation.
    (b) 27 to 16 days prior to designated departure date 90%
    Less monies held by any third parties for cancellation.
    (c) 15 to 6 days prior to designated departure date 80%
    Less monies held by any third parties for cancellation.
    (d) 5 to 1 days prior to designated departure date 0%
    (e) Day of departure or during tour 0%.
  • SPECIAL COVID CANCELLATION RULES: The Firm reserves the right without previous notice to the passenger to cancel or withdraw any tour and in such event the full sum paid by the passenger shall be returned to the passenger and upon tendering the same all liability of the firm to the passenger shall cease.  If we must cancel a tour due to COVID- 19,  passengers have will receive a full refund or by their choice kept the money on file for another tour.