3. Escape with the Gold! Perth-Kalgoorlie-Esperance-Perth!
This great escape takes you through many of the wonderful inconic experiences that are Australia's Golden Outback - the Jailors will never find you here and there is a goldmine full of experiences to enrich your life and reinvigorate you.
You will marvel at the richness and beauty of the natural landforms as you drive (in airconditioned comfort in your Getaway car) through the harsh conditions experienced by the gold miners as they trudged around Australia's Golden Outback in search of their fortunes.
And every now and then in the most unlikely of places you will find a beautful wildflower display at the right time of year or watch a mighty wedge-tailed eagles soar.
The miners pushed their belongings in wheelbarrows around the Goldfields in many cases - very different to our modern methods of transport - but the stories of the mighty engineers and workers did who built the mighty "Golden Pipeline" from Mundaring to Kalgoorlie, and solved the problems associated with living and working in this harsh but magnificent environment show they were tough, smart, innovative and hard-working souls filled with courage and optimism for the future of this great land.
From the Golden Mile this itinerary takes you to the south coast where you will marvel at the beautiful white sandy beaches that go on for ever, the mighty Southern Ocean and the fish and birdlife that live in and around the Bay of Isles and the town of Esperance and then this escape plan will take you to the mighty Wave Rock.
Australia's Golden Outback offers carloads of great places to visit and things to do - it is is a stunningly beautiful place and the variety of landforms and flora and fauna you will see will astound you! It is alive with stories of intrigue and this great drive through history provides a great escape from the modern world into another era and better places
The Escape with the Gold can be made in either direction - clockwise or anticlockwise - this escape plan is written clockwise but if the Jailors are watching that route you can always go the other way!
Kalgoorlie has a rich history steeped in the romance, hard times and booming success of the Gold Mining Industry. more
Experience warm hospitality and delicious homestyle cooking on this outback working cattle and sheep station. A ideal base to see historic Cue, Walga Rock, Aboriginal drawings, beautiful wildflowers, birdlife and wildlife. more
Experience the friendly atmosphere and wonderful starlit nights on the 200 hectare Gunbarrel Grapes property. The vineyard is ideally situated for travellers planning to undertake the Canning Stock Route to Halls Creek, or the Gunbarrel Highway to Alice Springs. more
Community Telecentres can be used to access Telephone, Fax, Email and Internet services and are independent incorporated bodies owned by the community. more
Paynes Find is an interesting historic town in the Golden Outback. more
Kulin is a sheep and cereal grain farming district located 285km south-east of Perth. Kulin has a population of 346. more
Step back into yesteryear and visit one of Western Australia's outstanding regional museums. more
Kalgoorlie is located 595 kilometres east of Perth; and is famed for producing a large portion of Australia’s gold bullion as well as being the home to one of the biggest open cut mines in the world. This immense operation is known as the ‘Super Pit’, part of the ‘Gold Mile’; it is famed for being the richest square mile of gold bearing in the world. more