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Goldfields Woodlands National Park

Goldfields Woodlands National Park has attractive low-key campgrounds, spring wildflower displays, is traversed by the four-wheel-drive Holland Track and is a stop on the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail.

Details

  • Park Entry Fees:No
  • Feature:Toilet,Info Shelter
  • Activity:Off-roading,Bush Walking

Description

Goldfields Woodlands National Park and its associated conservation reserves provide visitors travelling by road from the east with their first views of the state's spectacular spring and summer wildflower displays of the kwongan sandplain heaths. The park lies within the Great Western Woodlands, which is the largest remaining area of intact Mediterranean climate woodland left on Earth.

The Holland Track

The historic Holland Track from Broomehill to Coolgardie crosses the park from Diamond Rock through to Thursday Rock and Victoria Rock to Coolgardie. This route is now a popular outback four-wheel-drive track.

History and culture

The park’s interesting history includes railways, woodlines and the Goldfields water pipeline. Several sites within the park interpret these features and the Aboriginal culture, history and ecology of the area. The Boondi Campground was originally one of numerous rock catchments in the Great Western Woodlands developed for railway water supplies in the days of steam engines.

Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail

The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail, which highlights features of the historic Goldfields railway and pipeline running parallel to the Great Eastern Highway, passes through the park with a site at Woolgangie Rock.

Historic woodlines

Remnants of the historic Kalgoorlie woodlines, in the eastern part of the park, generate much interest. These woodlines were narrow gauge railway lines used to haul timber into Kalgoorlie-Boulder for the mines and fuel for industry. They were developed following the discovery of gold in Coolgardie in 1892 and in Kalgoorlie the following year and operated until the 1960s.

Getting There

The park is adjacent to the Great Eastern Highway. Boondi Campground and Woolgangie Rock are along the highway. A four-wheel-drive is required to access the park’s other recreation sites, which may be inaccessible following wet weather.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

Related

Woolgangie Rock
Victoria Rock Campground
Thursday Rock Campground
Holland Track
Diamond Rock
Boondi Rock Campground

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